One of my friends recently remarked that Mumbai seems like a fun city — and it is! There’s always something going on. The flea market concept has been gaining popularity lately, especially as it gives emerging designers and small retailers a platform to showcase their goods. These markets are randomly held at venues across the city, with Bonobo being the latest place.
One of the effects of the raids on Mumbai’s nightlife is that it’s meant that bar owners have had to become a bit more creative in attracting patrons. Bonobo has started operating from midday and offering free WiFi for the arty, freelancing crowd that go there.
It’s uncertain whether Bonobo plans to host another flea market, but I really enjoyed this one. It was a groovy combination of fashion, handicrafts, party items, jewellery, food, drinks, and music. A superb way to spend a lazy monsoon Sunday!
The jewellery and handicraft stalls were my weaknesses. I ended up buying some silver junk jewellery (a necklace and earrings) as well as the tall solid wood candlestick in the picture below. A bargain for only 500 rupees!
Just for a change… no fake moustaches!