09/08/2016 2:19 PM IST | Updated 01/03/2018 5:23 PM IST

8 Mumbai Toy Stores That Make Shopping For Presents A Pleasure


By Priya Fonseca

Invariably, when it's time to shop for birthday presents, the neighbourhood toy store has all kinds of board games and doodads but not that one particular toy that your child wants to get his or her friend. For that toy you know you have to head to one of the large "I will never let you down" stores. Some of these are large format chain shops, typically within malls, while others are stand-alone stores that are the ultimate go-to for every parent. Here are some of our Mumbai favourites.

1. Hamleys

(Image courtesy: Hamleys India from their Facebook page)

Where: High Street Phoenix (Lower Parel), Infiniti (Malad), Phoenix Market City (Kurla), Viviana (Thane), RCity Mall (Ghatkopar)

Touted as "The world's finest toy shop from the UK," Hamleys is almost every child's favourite place to browse. The stores are bright and colourful, with eye-catching displays, games and toys waiting to be tried out and friendly assistants who can locate any product you require under three minutes. Hamleys stocks big name brands, traditional toys and also quirky and unusual treasures. Adding to the in-store experience is a daily dose of toy demonstrations, magicians, soap bubbles, song and dance by the store assistants, music, and other exciting events and activities.

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2. Landmark

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Where: Inorbit (Vashi)

Landmark is a Tata-owned lifestyle retail chain that sells books, toys, games, music, movies, stationery, gifts and tech gadgets. The store is large and well designed with a huge range of books for all ages. Their toy section is vast with almost everything a child desires available on their shelves. There is also a section devoted to children's books and stationery. This store often has exciting in-store promotions and events and their annual sale is extremely popular for amazing deals.

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3. Souvenirs

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Locality: Colaba

This premium toy store has been around since 1960 and has always had a super range of products. Souvenirs has evolved with the times and caters to choices that are current and relevant. Several schools, playschools and activity centres also source their products from this store.

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4. Sona The Party Shop

Where: Bandra

This tiny store is packed with every item that makes up kiddie dreams. They tend to have the latest and trendiest products out sooner than your child even knows they exist. This store is the go-to place for party favours too. They also sell party decorations and other bits and bobs. In fact, they'll even organize the birthday party for you.

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5. Sayonara

(Image courtesy: Sayonara from their Facebook page)

Where: Bandra

Sayonara has been around since 1971, and loyal customers swear by their range of exclusive collectibles, toys, educational games, edutainment and much more. They also offer home delivery of products and you can pre-order games as well.

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6. Simba

(Image courtesy: Simba from their website)

Where: RCity Mall (Ghatkopar)

Simba is an international brand with a solid collection of toys and games. Leading properties like Cars2, Squap and Steffi Love are licensed to Simba. They also are the leaders for back-to-school products featuring poplar characters such as Dora, Spider-Man, the Avengers, Mr. Men and Little Miss and more.

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7. Barbie Store

Where: RCity Mall (Ghatkopar), Infiniti Mall (Malad), Oberoi Mall (Goregaon), Horum Mall (Thane), Growel's 101 (Kandivali), Viviana Mall (Thane)

Primarily catering to the apparel whims of girls aged 2-12 years, this chain also also offers toys, dolls, back-to-school gear and accessories.

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8. Crosswords

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Where: Kemps Corner, Shivaji Park, Sion, Bandra, Juhu, Malad, Wadala, Goregaon, Kandivali, Ghatkopar, Powai, Andheri, Kurla, Mulund

The popular bookstore also stocks a good range of toys. Crosswords is invariably the store that families turn to for a great range of Lego, Barbie, Fisher Price and board games.

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Other stores to consider include:

Kamdhenu, Nepean Sea Road

Toy Kingdom, Malabar Hill

Baby Bell and Green Bell, Juhu

Tital Waves, Bandra

Design Touch, Bandra

Tini Mini, Bandra

Nice Collection, Bandra

Soham Collection, Matunga

Ronak Toy Emporium, Chembur

Bombay Toys, Chembur

Early Learning Centre, Kurla

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