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On A Shopping Spree At Mumbai Airport: Luxe Brands, Duty-Free, Relaxing Spas Await

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Whether you have a layover at the Mumbai International Airport or a few extra hours to kill before boarding the flight, the airport’s vast array of fashion stores, beauty boutiques, liquor outlets, and soul-soothing spas promise a shopping spree unlike any other. At the international terminal, T2, in Sahar, get set to indulge in some TLC at every step.

Best shopping stores & shops in Mumbai airport

Mumbai International Airport, Terminal 2 | Image Credit: ssray/Shutterstock

Terminal 2 (Departures) ups the ante on the luxury quotient with globally loved brands that make us all want to dish out some moolah. Our favourite stores in the international departures section include:

  • Fabindia for traditional handcrafted finds
  • Forest Essentials for luxury Ayurveda products
  • Shazé for ethereal figurines, bracelets, and barware
  • Krishna Pearls and Jewellers, Tanishq, Swarovski, Isharya, and Amrapali for elegant ornaments
  • Hush Puppies, Crocs, and Pavers Shoes for all things footwear
  • Da Milano for luxury leather accessories
  • Lacoste for sportive sophistication
  • SCENTIDO Niche Perfumery for experiential fragrance shopping
  • Kimirica for exclusive bath and wellness products
  • Steve Madden for shoes by the iconic American shoemaker
  • Zoot for mobile phone accessories
  • Mont Blanc for chic apparel and accessories
  • Go Colors! for leggings, palazzos, leggings, joggers, and culottes
  • Hidesign for high-quality leather handbags
  • Mach 9 for aviation-inspired clothing, crew tags, posters, merchandise
  • Mufti, Scarves & Glitters, Raymond, and Shoppers Stop for all things fashion
  • Crossword for bestselling books, magazines, and board games
  • House of Candy, and LEGO if you’re shopping for kids
Mumbai International Airport, Terminal 2 | Image Credit: ssray/Shutterstock

For domestic departures, here’s the list of stores that await you:

  • TOSCEÉ for voguish apparel, accessories, scarves, and more
  • William Penn for luce writing instruments and time-honoured gifts
  • Zoot and Reliance Digital for mobile phone accessories among other electronics
  • Tresmode, Crocs, Skechers, Steve Madden, and Hush Puppies for footwear that blend style and comfort
  • BIBA, Go Colors!, Manyavar, W, and Fabindia for all your Indian wear needs
  • Hidesign and KOMPANERO for exquisite leather office bags, handbags, wallets, and more
  • Mach 9 for aviation-related merchandise (think posters, crew tags, and clothing)
  • M&S, Mufti, Scarves & Glitters, Superdry, Lacoste, Shoppers Stop, and Balenzia for Western outfits and accessories
  • Sunglass Hut for the season’s newest shades and specs
  • Titan for elegant watches
  • Clinique, Colorbar, Lakme, MAC, The Body Shop, and Nykaa Luxe for the ultimate make-up arsenal upgrade
  • Forest Essentials and Kama Ayurveda for luxury skincare and beauty inspired by ancient Ayurveda
  • Shazé for rare figurines, showpieces, and bracelets
  • Krishna Pearls and Jewellers, Tanishq, Isharya for those looking to splurge on scintillating jewels
  • Hamleys, House of Candy, Tynimo, Coco Cart, and LEGO to shop for children
  • Relay and Bookscetra for the season’s latest magazines, best-selling books, and candies
  • Gute Reise for unmatched travel baggage

If you’re at the Terminal 2 international arrivals section, check out the expansive Hamleys store stocked with soft toys and sweet treats: enticing enough to attract passengers of all age groups. Next, check out Relay for books, stationery, trendy tech must-haves, and magazines. Lastly, visit the Living Liquidz store, which lures travellers with its gilded facade and striking collection of liquors.

On similar lines, travellers on the Domestic Arrivals section can explore Hamleys for the best toy shop experience, Relay to stock up on books, mags, a brand new headset, or even a last-minute gift, Opium for vibrant sunglasses, Nykaa for a quick make-up haul, and lastly Living Liquidz which is a one-stop-shop for your home-bar needs.

Duty-free items to buy from Mumbai airport

Duty-Free, Mumbai International Airport, Terminal 2 | Image Credit: ssray/Shutterstock

Get ready to feel like a kid in a candy store because Mumbai Airport’s duty-free has a host of goodies across categories. If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to bag the Lindt Lindor Assorted Gold Tube, Godiva Naps, Anthon Berg Baileys Treat Dark, Nestle Swiss Cran Hazeltab, and Whittaker’s Almond & Cranberry.

Next, spritz up your home bar with crowd favourites like Ardmore Tradition, Chivas Regal 18 YO, Jacob’s Creek Reserve Chardonnay, Whispering Angel Rose, Baronne Pauline Sauternes, The Glenlivet Master Distiller’s Reserve, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, and GLENMORANGIE THE ORG.

Mumbai International Airport, Terminal 2 | Image Credit: ssray/Shutterstock

Mumbai airport’s duty-free flair extends to global favourite cosmetic brands such as Lancome and Victoria’s Secret. Skincare products like Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, Kiehl’s CFace Fuel, and Lancome’s Absolue Precious Cells Duo Eyes come highly recommended. Fragrance fanatics will also be spoilt for choice with the wide array of perfumes on display. Our all-time-favoured recommendations include Bvlgari Rose Goldea EDP, Burberry My Burberry Black Eau De Parfum, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique EDT, and Armani Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme EDT.

This is also a good chance to get your hands on the season’s leading handbags with brands like Guess, TUMI, and Victoria’s Secret.

Mumbai Airport’s duty-free is also a great place to pick up LEGO toys, electronics such as speakers, cables, mobiles, cameras, and health supplements. Here, you can also avail of White Glove Services to enhance your shopping experience with perks like personalised assistance and access to limited edition products.

Sit back and luxuriate: Spas and salons at Mumbai Airport Terminal 2

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Another way to maximise your time at the airport is to treat your body, mind, and soul to relaxation. Head to the Ode Spa for dedicated jet-lag packages, aromatherapy, and Swedish Massage. You can also check out the spa at Nirantara Airport Transit Hotel & Lounge – it has a dedicated space for private therapy and reflexology that delights with Asian spa treatments, steam facilities, and massages that promise to calm your senses and energise your body.

The airport also houses Mumbai’s widely-loved NS Style Salon – the ideal destination for freshly manicured gel nails, pedicures, permanent makeup, and more!


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Liquor shopping at Mumbai airport

Mumbai International Airport, Terminal 2 | Image Credit: Ketkar/Shutterstock

Whether you’re seeking the Don Julio 1942 or Hibiki Master Select, trust that you’ll find the most exclusive liquor at Mumbai airport. The best option is to hit up Duty-Free, where the sheer variety of bottles, each more alluring than the other, will leave you suffused with options. From The Glenlivet 12 YO and Monkey Shoulder to Montes Sauvignon, the creme de la creme of the liquor world is readily available. Another option is to shop from Living Liquidz at the international and domestic arrivals section, a brand that lets you unleash the spirit of indulgence with its varied liquor offerings. According to the Maharashtra government, travellers over 25 can buy a maximum of 2 litres of liquor.

Beyond retail therapy: Where to treat your tastebuds

Mumbai International Airport | Image Credit: Paulose NK/Shutterstock

In addition to a string of shopping boutiques and spas, Mumbai airport delights with a sea of restaurants enticing with their simmering aromas. If you’re in the mood to grab a cuppa joe and a quick snack at Terminal 2 (international departures), consider McDonald’s, Bikaji, Costa Coffee, Starbucks, Baker Street, Gourmet Baklava, and The Caffé Ritazza. Additionally, you can check out restaurants and bars like The Irish House, Meeso Kitchen & Bar, The Beer Café, and Street Foods by Punjab Grill.

For outbound travellers at the domestic departures section, we suggest McDonald’s and KFC for the nostalgia of their burgers and chicken popcorn; Baker Street, Theobroma, Gourmet Baklava, and Coco Cart for addictive sweet treats; and All Good Deli, Naashto, Vaango, Street Foods by Punjab Grill, and Meeso Kitchen & Bar for wholesome delicacies that promise flavours from around the country. You’ll also find Starbucks and Subway here for a trusty sandwich and sweet cream brew. Beer Cafe and Clink Bar also rise to the occasion with their chilled aerated offerings.

Now if you’ve just landed and are craving a sumptuous bite before braving Mumbai’s traffic, we recommend Costa Coffee, Haldiram’s, Baker Street, Starbucks, and Street Foods by Punjab Grill at international arrivals. Those at the domestic arrivals gate can enjoy delicious meals and frothy brews at Coco Cart, Haldiram’s, Chai Point, Baker Street, Street Foods by Punjab Grill, Starbucks, and Costa Coffee.


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Tips to follow while shopping at Mumbai International Airport

Mumbai International Airport, Terminal 2 | Image Credit: Harsh – S/Shutterstock

Amidst a sea of brands and glistening offers, we recommend following these tips for the best experience:

  • Reach the airport a little early to explore various stores and bag the best deals
  • You can shop to the hilt, keep your bags at the Mumbai airport for up to 72 hours, and collect them on your homebound journey. Learn more about this offering here.
  • Make sure to pick up your choicest perfumes and take some back for friends and family too, owing to the significant discounts
  • Keep your boarding pass handy as you’ll be asked for it at most stores

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

– What is the liquor allowance and age limit at the Mumbai Airport?
According to the Maharashtra government, travellers over 25 can buy a maximum of 2 litres of liquor.

– What are the opening hours of shopping stores at Mumbai airport?
Duty-Free stores are open 24×7 at Mumbai Airport’s Terminal 2 for international departures and arrivals.

– What modes of payment are accepted when shopping duty-free?
Payments at Mumbai International Airport’s Duty-Free are made online via cards, wallets, UPI transactions, or net banking.

– How to pre-order duty-free items at Mumbai Airport?
You can pre-order duty-free items via Mumbai International Airport’s official website.

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