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Shopping News: Phoenix Market city opens in Kurla, but will we see new brands?

December 3, 2011

The mall Mumbai shopaholics have been waiting for is now open! Phoenix Market City had a quiet inauguration last week, and our fashion radar tells us that a few stores and restaurants are open (no specifics yet, but I’ll update you as soon as I know more).

Here’s an early-stage visualisation of the mall:

Phoenix Markey City Mumbai

Phoenix Market City is technically not located in a “prime” shopping area—it’s in Kurla, but it’s huge. With retail area of over 16 lakh square feet, wonderful atrium for special events, and an Adlabs multiplex, this mini-city is bound to get shoppers from all over Mumbai.

As for the fashion brands that will open at Phoenix Market City, I expect the usual suspects like Zara, Mango, Benetton, and the rest of the gang to open there. After all, there will be plenty of room for everyone. BTW, we have confirmation that Vero Moda and AND  have opened at Phoenix Market City.

Could be a lovely mall, but…

While a new mall is always good news, I really wonder if Mumbai needs another one. Especially if it’s going to be like any other mall.

What would really excite me is if we get some new brands, concept stores or a new whole new look. Things we haven’t seen before, stores we haven’t explored before. And of course, the mall’s layout would play a huge role in deciding whether Phoenix Market City will be a comfortable place to shop and hang around. I don’t want this mall to be yet another giant structure that looks like every other mall, only larger.

What say, shopping lovers and mall rats? Anyone been to Mumbai’s Phoenix Market City yet?

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Flo permalink
    December 4, 2011 10:12 am

    This mall is now on my to-do list. Hope it really does have something new. Too many malls with the same merchandise could be boring otherwise. 😦

  2. December 4, 2011 11:18 pm

    Exactly my grouse against malls in Bombay. They all have the SAME brands! Everywhere!

  3. jimson permalink
    December 25, 2011 7:14 pm

    is there a music store in there ????????

  4. Baljit permalink
    December 31, 2011 3:28 pm

    I’ve been to PMC and I must say that it is very European in its layout plan, which is really impressive. Huge and spacious. A great place to shop and hangout. There’s GANT, DG, Luxury Boulevard(first time in India),Café Pico (first time in India),CEX (first time in India),BEBE (biggest Store in India),Reliance Mart (biggest in India) and I believe a lot of other “firsts” for Mumbai. Must visit.

  5. shika Krish permalink
    January 18, 2012 9:34 am

    I shopped at this mall, and this place is huge . Once all the shops open up it will be buzzing. Loads of space for parking and very stylish.

  6. telseara permalink
    February 7, 2012 7:46 pm

    its really huge + N no. of Brands !!!!!!!!!!!!!! unveil PHOENIX!!!

  7. February 24, 2012 6:52 pm

    I have heard there is a new eatery opening called world of waffles coming Monday. Should be interesting to try out.

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