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“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades”

When was the last time you went saree shopping? When you wear a beautiful saree, you wrap yourself in a timeless piece of art and you can experience the feminine elegance and grace of the drape. No wonder then that new age heroines Anushka Sharma & Deepika Padukone chose to wear a gorgeous saree at their respective wedding .

From Kanjeevaram silk to Banarasi, Maheshwari, Chanderi and Patola silk, the yarn and the texture of  each saree is different. Therein lies its beauty and complexity. The touch,  the weave,  the shades and the composition of a saree are totally distinct in a Kanjivaram saree from that of a Banarasi saree.Let us check out the most popular Saree Shops in Chennai.

Saree Shops in Chennai

Chennai is a cosmopolitan city with exciting saree shops for both traditional silk sarees and modern zardozdi worked sarees. It also happens to be a city in which a saree is worn by most number of women everyday: at home, at work, and on special occasions. Not only that, the South Indian bride prefers to drape a Kanjivaram silk saree on her wedding day.

Let us see what the city of Chennai has to offer to both the conventional as well as modern day brides.

Shopkhoj.com criss-crosses the city of Chennai  & Kanchipuram to find the  best places to go for bridal saree shopping. Take a look…

1. Prakash Silks 

Prakash silk & sarees

This amazing shop is in the town of Kanchipuram ,70 kms from Chennai. They have been in business for the last 35 years. Prakash Silks is a large shop with 3 floors. The best thing about this Prakash Silks is the sheer variety & range of sarees that you can shop for.

The colours, designs & zari motifs on some of the sarees are absolutely exquisite. You will be unable to walk out of the store without picking a few of their stunning sarees. The colours will captivate  & enchant you . The salespeople sit on the floor display the sarees. You will have a dedicated salesperosn attending to you.

You can shop for silk ( also known as pattu sarees in Tamil language) sarees for as little as Rs 700/saree to Rs 35000 +/saree .

The staff is ever so polite &  will inform you about the machine made variety of sarees and the handmade variety. Similarly, they will share information on the purity of the zari (gold thread )on the saree as well.

The drive to Kanchipuram from Chennai is worth it if you are purchasing at least 5-10 sarees. The prices of sarees are usually more  in Chennai & the variety is also much less. This is because the sarees are woven in the town of Kanchipuram.

In addition to pattu sarees,you can also shop for soft silk sarees, Kanchi cotton sarees and other  varieties of non silk sarees as well. Prakash Silks is must visit shop for saree lovers around the world.

It is in fact, always crowded with people. However, the shop is large,it can hold many shoppers at one go.

2. Kanakavalli 

Kanakvalli

Kanakavali sarees

Image Courtsey: Kanakavali

Kanakavali is a luxury store for silk sarees in Chennai. This shop houses a spectacular collection of Kanjivaram silk sarees that were popular in the 50s and the 60s. Most noteworthy is the fact that they specialise in reviving traditional weaves. In fact, the store is housed in a renovated old and traditional home surrounded by gardens, reminiscent of a bygone era. The store is spacious and is never crowded. Time stands still and one can leisurely and deliberately view the limited collection. They focus on weaving unique sarees rather than focus on volume for mass consumption. Therefore, you can be assured that the sarees you buy here will be exclusive and the premium you pay will be for the quality and the offbeat deisgn. The silk and more importantly the zari is authentic. They also stock stylish saree blouses.

Look out for 

Pure Kanjivaram Silk in very traditional colours and designs.

TIMINGS: 10 AM to 8 PM

BRANCHES:

  1. Adyar –  93/45, 1st Avenue, Indira Nagar,  Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020
  2. Coimbatore –  1, GD Naidu Street Race Course Road Coimbatore – 641018
  3. Bengaluru -2nd floor, Saanchi, #5, Setlur Street, Langford Town, Bengaluru – 560025.
  4. Hyderabad- Plot No. 782, Road No. 44, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana – 500 033

ONLINE SHOPPING FACILITY: AVAILABLE

3. Sundari Silks Saree Shops in Chennai

Saree Shops in Chennai

Sundari Silks

Located at Usman Road, Sundari Silks offers you a magnificent collection of silk sarees in innovative designs. They stock hand-woven silk sarees in beautiful designs. Most noteworthy, the designs are fresh and trendy. The ground floor has an extensive collection of silk sarees, Pochampally sarees, Gadwal sarees and so on. On the first floor, they stock simple cotton sarees and garments for children and men. Moreover, the store is spacious and the courtyard in the center of the store makes for a great ambience.

Look out for 

Kanjivaram silk sarees, Arni silk sarees and Kanchi cotton sarees

VENUE: 36, N Usman Road, Postal Colony, Parthasarathi Puram, T. Nagar, Chennai 600017

TIMINGS: 9.00 am to 9.00 pm

BRANCHES: No Branches

ONLINE SHOPPING FACILITY: AVAILABLE

4. Tulsi Silks-Saree Shops in Chennai

Saree Shops in Chennai

Best saree shops in Chennai

Discover the stunning varieties of sarees in this splendid store in the heart of Chennai. It is a three-storeyed shop in Mylapore. It was first started in 1993. Tulsi Silks enjoys a huge fan following due to its eclectic collection of beautiful sarees. What makes the store popular is the availability of both traditional and modern sarees and heavy & light weight sarees. It is a store  that is popular with the old & the young. There is a floor dedicated to exquisite Kanjivaram silks and Banarasi silks. The store is spacious and the customer service is excellent. It is one of the best Saree Shops in Chennai

Look out for

Tussar, crepe, bridal georgette, Banarsi and Kanjivaram silk sarees

VENUE: 68, Luz Church Road, CIT Colony, Mylapore, Chennai-600004

TIMINGS: 9.30 am to 7.30 pm

BRANCHES: No branches.

ONLINE SHOPPING FACILITY: AVAILABLE

5. Nalli Silks- Saree Shops in Chennai

Saree Shops in Chennai

Nalli is one of the trusted brands for bridal wear Kanjivaram silk sarees. They opened their first store in 1928. The iconic shop in T.Nagar is situated on three floors and stocks nearly 20 distinct varieties of sarees. It is rather quaint to walk into a store that is 90 years old. Hence, it is interesting and is certainly a unique experience. When you walk into the old style establishment, you will notice that the interiors have been remodelled to house the ever increasing collection of sarees in the store. There is a good selection of traditional bridal wear sarees.

Further, they stock an extensive range of textiles such as Banarasi silk, ikaat, crepe and printed cotton. There is a large sales force to assist you in your decisions.

Look out for

Kanjivaram Silks, Kanchi cotton, Bengal cotton, Gadwal,maheshwari Sarees Pochampally and polyester sarees.

VENUE: 9, Nageswaran road, panagal park, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017

TIMINGS: 9.30 am to 8:00 pm

BRANCHES: Many Branches across India and Abroad

ONLINE SHOPPING FACILITY: AVAILABLE

6. Kumaran Silks Store

Saree Shops in Chennai

Kumaran Silks
Image Courtsey:- Sri Kumaran Stores

Kumaran Stores is another iconic store in Chennai for bridal wear Kanjivaram silks as they have been around for more than 5 decades. The quality of the silk and the introduction of new designs and colours have ensured a loyal following of customers through the years. It is a fairly large store with several varieties of ethnic sarees in addition to the traditional Kanjivaram silks. The range of sarees is extensive from simple cotton to expensive bridal wear sarees.

They also stock ready made salwar kameez and dresses for children & men.

VENUE: -61, Usman Road, Parthasarathi Puram, Thiyagaraya Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu- 600017

TIMINGS: 9 AM to 9PM

BRANCHES: No branches.

Look Out for

Kanjivaram silk sarees, kanchi cotton sarees, Gadwal sarees ,ikaat sarees.

ONLINE SHOPPING FACILITY: AVAILABLE

7.Pothys’

Saree Shops in Chennai

Saree shops in Chennai

Pothys is housed in a 10 storied building and is popular for Clothing in Chennai  for the entire family. Firstly,the ground floor is exclusively given over to cotton sarees from the different Indian States. There is an entire floor dedicated to Kanjivaram sarees, also known as pattu silk sarees, ranging from very reasonably priced ones to very expensive ones. The pattu sarees are from the well known weavers of Kanchipuram the hometown for silk looms for silk sarees.

In fact ,this Chennai shop has a huge collection of wedding sarees and bridal wear sarees. Pothys has also pioneered the trend of customized bridal sarees where they would weave the names of the bride and bride groom on the pallu of the saree or weave the images of the couple on the saree.

There are separate floors for georgette, chiffon and silk cotton sarees and a separate floor for sequined, embroidered and zardosi worked sarees from the North.

Look Out for

wedding sarees and bridal wear sarees

VENUE:–No.15, Nageswara Rao Road, Opp, Duraiswamy Subway, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017

TIMINGS :9.30am-9.30pm

The North Indian Saree Shops in Chennai

While Chennai is popular for grand Kanjivaram silk sarees, the recent trends indicate that young women prefer  georgette sarees and or bridal lehengas for one of their wedding functions.

8.Mokshaa

Saree Shops in Chennai

 Chennai Shop -Moksha

Mokshaa is located in Cathedral Road in Chennai. There are four floors dedicated to clothing for men & women in this store and it  is a spacious store. The first floor has clothes for men. Sherwani and jackets for men in ethnic styles are beautifully displayed here. The other floors are dedicated to womens wear. You can spot traditional bridal lehengas on one floor, heavily embellished sarees can be found in another floor and salwar kameez in yet another. Indo-western dresses such as gowns that are popular with today’s brides are available here.

Look out for

Heavily embroidered salwar kameez and sarees as well as bridal lehengas

VENUE: No. 44, Cathedral Road Opp. Stella Maris College Chennai 600086

TIMINGS: 9.30 am to 7.30 pm

ONLINE SHOPPING FACILITY: AVAILABLE

9. Kay Fashions

Saree Shops in Chennai

 Chennai Shop- KAY

Kay is an all-time favourite shop for women’s wear and children’s wear in Cathedral Road near Moksha.

They stock a great variety of sarees in georgette and chiffon that are ideal for the bride as well as the besties of the bride. Further, there is a separate floor dedicated to bridal lehengas costing upwards of Rs 35,000/piece. The lehengas in traditional red and pink colours with plenty of beads, sequins and embroidery work in them are perhaps the best sellers. Additionally, a range of heavily embellished western style gowns are also available here.

Likewise, silk and tussar sarees are quite popular in this store. Georgette and crepe with thread work and stone work are also available here.

Look out for

Gowns, Bridal lehengas & bridal wear sarees.

It is one of the most popular stores for brides.

VENUE: 99/49, Cathedral Road, Chennai-86

TIMINGS: 9.30 am to 7.30 pm

10. Manmandir

Saree Shops in Chennai

 Chennai Shop Manmandir

ManMandir on KNK Road, Nungambakam is a popular store for the non Kanjivaram silk sarees. They stock the traditional North Indian lehengas, bridal wear sarees with sequins, zardozi, embroideryand gotta patti work. These varieties of sarees are very different from the traditional South Indian Kanjivaram silk sarees that are woven with silk threads and silver dipped in gold zari borders. North Indian sarees are in georgette, crepe and satin. They are typical bridal sarees in Chennai

Look out for 

Georgette with zardozdi work and bridal lehengas

VENUE: 32, Platinum, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600006

TIMINGS: 10 am to 8:30 pm

ONLINE SHOPPING FACILITY: AVAILABLE

As is evident, the saree never went out of style. No outside invasion or influence in India has dislodged the iconic saree from its preeminent position. The way a saree showcases the beauties of the diverse Indian culture is incredible. You go to any State in India and you will be amazed at the rich textures and the many stunning avatars of this six-yard wonder. Moreover, each Indian state is popular for its distinct varieties of sarees.

Wedding round the corner? Let us start shopping for bridal sarees in Chennai!        

[Banner Image : Kanakavalli]

Also Read

 7 things to know before buying a bridal lehenga

 Best Chennai Saree shops 

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