Literally translated, the name Chor Bazaar means The 'Thieves’ Market and also referred to as Mutton Street.  Originating as a place where stolen goods were bought and sold, the market now has more of an antique/flea market feel to it. Rummaging through jostling crowds and chaotic streets, you may find antiques at throwaway prices. However, the shopkeepers are pretty street-smart and can take the unsuspecting tourist for a ride.

The bazaar also has different streets, each with its own specialty (antiques, clothes, woolens etc).

On Friday afternoons the regular antique memorabilia and furniture shops shut and the lanes are thrown open for the Juma bazaar. This Juma bazaar attracts vendors from as far as Virar and gives them a chance to put up their stuff for sale.