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Chennai Market: Sarees
One of the original silk shops in Chennai, RASI was established in the early 1900s. Rasi Silks is a well known and trusted brand. Situated near the famous Kapalishwara temple, the shop is all peace and quiet. The ground floor has a beautiful collection of Kanjivaram silk saris in the latest designs and colours and a price range to suit every pocket. In addition, you can also find silk cotton saris and pure crepe saris. Besides, silk scarves and stoles, letter holders and wall hangings, all in silk are also available and can make for ideal gifts. In the basement, they have saris in georgette, crepe and chiffon as also saris with heavy sequins and embroidery work which are famous in the North. There is also a section for costume jewellery in silver and gold plated jewellery. The top floor is the ready to wear section for men, women and children. Like many other shops in Chennai, they cater to men, women and children’s clothing. However, they are well known through the world for their exclusive and exquisite Kanjivaram silk collection.
+91 44 2464 1906/ 49007300
Vara Mahalaxmi Silks
Vara Mahalaxmi Silks shop is also well known for silk saris. Like several other stores in this town, they have their own weaving units and a team of specialized weavers. The contemporary designs and the reasonable prices make this shop worth the visit. Recently, they have opened their first store in Mylapore , Chennai. It is a first for Kanchipuram shops. So if you do not want to make the long journey to Kanchipuram and would still like to buy saris at wholesale prices, visit this store.
044 4720 3030
Rangoli has a good collection of saris and salwar suits. Cotton, Kanjivaram silk, tussar silk , pure crepe, semi crepe, georgette, and chiffons saris are available. From casual office wear saris to party wear and bridal wear, there is a wide range of saris on offer .In addition, they also stock ready to wear salwar suits and material for salwar suits in cotton, raw silk, pure silk, tussar ,georgette and chiffon. They have branches in a few other cities in India as well.
+91 44-28220284,+91 44-28220287
RMKV has been in existence since 1924 and is a very well known and reputed store. They have the entire range of saris from Kanjivaram silk to raw silk, Mysore silk, and several other varieties. Their bridal collection of silk saris is well known. They also stock a variety of cotton saris from various Indian States. Other saris include georgette, chiffon and crepe saris with embroidery and fancy work on them. In addition to saris, they have a huge selection of salwar kameez, children’s dresses and men’s clothing, jeans, T shirts and more. RMKV is one of the best saree shops in Chennai.
+91 44 28144445
Signoraa has a selection of Tussar , georgette ,Kota, chiffon ,silk , organza, Banarsi and Bengal cotton saris . When you are shopping in Chennai for exclusive silk organza sarees or attractive fabrics or textiles , head straight to the Signoraa shop. There are two Signoraa shops. One is on the main Nungambakkam High Road and the other, the Signoraa fabric shop , is in the lane adjacent to the main road. There are cotton sarees from many Indian states , Bengal cotton sarees , cotton Kota sarees , silk Kota sarees from Rajasthan and simple silk cotton sarees too. There are some distinct and expensive cotton sarees that are available in the Signoraa shop. On the first floor are a collection of chiffon, georgette, organza , tussar and Banarasi silk sarees. Signoraa is particularly known for their silk organza designer sarees . While the collection is limited, the selection is very good and again very distinct . The silk organza sarees are in the Rs 5000 to Rs 10000/piece price range . Some of their silk sarees cost upwards of Rs 15000/piece. The Signoraa fabric store is a treasure house for fabrics . The fabrics can be used for salwar kameez, kaftans , blouses, gowns and whatever. Gone are the days when women wore plain cotton blouses or the blouses that came attached with the sarees . There is growing trend to wear distinctly attractive blouses now. It is not the saree alone, the saree blouse is also an important piece of garment that has to carefully planned and tailored. The Signora fabric store is quite a large store . Plain cotton fabrics , ekat fabrics, tie & die fabrics , Banarsi fabrics and fabrics with shiny sequins are all available here. The range is vast and collection is very good. The Banarsi silk and cutwork gold Banarsi fabrics are in the Rs 1000/meter price range
+91 44 2823 2351/ 28232352/28232353
Sri Palam Silks was set up in 2003 by Ms. Jeyasree Ravi ,daughter of Dr. Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetty , the owner of Nalli Silk stores and wife of Mr. P J Ravi, scion of the Sri Kumaran Silk Stores family. Nalli Silks and Kumaran Silks are the two most celebrated Chennai silk sari stores. So ,the next generation has started a new brand of silk stores that would appeal predominantly to the young. They have introduced light weight silks and moved away from traditional dark colours and brought in a variety of new shades.
Kumaran Silks is another legendary shop in Chennai. Located adjacent to Nalli, this store is a landmark. SriKumaran Stores was started in 1955. It is spread over 3 floors. Kanjivaram silk ,silk cotton, chiffon,georgette, and specialized cotton saris are all available . In addition , there are blouses and fabric for blouses. Sri Kumaran Silks, the adjacent store , stocks some exclusive and high end traditional silk saris . The bridal wear range of saris starts well above Rs 25000 for a sari. Kumaran Silks is one of the best silk saree shops in Chennai.
+91 44- 24343727/ 2434 8844
Sri Kumaran Weavers
Sri Kumaran Weavers is the newest of the silk sari shops . Their first store is in Panagal Park in Chennai several decades ago. They have now opened an outlet in Kanchipuram for tourists and visitors who come to this town and would like to avoid the crowds in Chennai They have an exclusive range of wedding saris as also saris in soft silk and silk cottons.
044- 67273333/ 67274444
Prakash Silks and Sarees
Prakash Silks and Saris is one of the leading names for silk saris in Kanchipuram. Mr. K. Thulasi Sah & Mr. K. Nagoo Sah established the store in 1989. There are several family members who are actively engaged in running the business today. The showroom/store is quite spacious and the staff is willing to spend time and show the saris. Prices range from Rs 3000 to a lakh of rupees per sari. Apart from traditional silks, they also stock rich brocade saris, soft silk saris, and silk cotton saris . Prakash Silks and Saris is one of the best silk saree shops in Chennai.
Rupkali offers saris for all occasions. They are one of the few shops in Chennai where you can find varieties other than traditional South Indian saris. So, when shopping in Chennai in the Nungambaka area, pop into Rupkali for some beautiful sarees . You can get a Kota sari with beautiful borders,Tussar silk saris and georgette saris with a lot of sequin and stonework. If there is a wedding in the family and you are interested to take a look at the lehanga pieces and salwar suit materials that are heavy with embroidery and stone work do visit this Chennai store. The prices are reasonable .
+91 44 4214 4424
Kanchi Weavers is a small shop and you may wonder why we have written about it. Here is why . Kanchi Weavers have their traditional weaving unit in Kanjivaram and it is the thirdrd generation which is currently engaged in running the business. So there is a lot of tradition , quality and pride that is evident in the store . As the space is restricted, there are limited stocks on display . Kanchi cotton, silk cottons and Kanjvaram silk sarees are all available here. Kanchi cotton sarees come in beautiful contemporary patterns as do the silk cotton sarees. The Kanjivaram silk sarees come in very unique designs. To coincide with the beginning of the music season in Chennai, they have some interesting musical notes and musical instruments themes on the sarees. If you have limited time to shop for sarees, this is the best place to visit. You can swiftly look at the available collection and make quick decisions. They have a great online presence as well. They have a sale period twice a year , during which time they dispose off the old stock and bring in fresh designs. Do not miss that if you are in Chennai.
Gaurang is an old traditional residence that has been converted into an exclusive saree store for the well heeled. It is very spacious .There are beautiful kalamakari paintings on the walls, adding to the sense of aesthetics and beauty. The sarees are well displayed on hangers , making it easy to touch and feel . Kota silk sarees with zari borders, tussar silk sarees with kalamkari work, Uppada and Maheswari sarees with silk borders are some of the distinctive sarees on display . You have to ask to be shown the Kanjivaram silk sarees. They are rich ,exclusive and expensive. They also stock the gadchola sarees, Benares silk sarees , blouse material and a few salwar sets. This is a shop for women searching for some unusual saree combinations and where price is not a consideration. Gaurang has stores in Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kolkata.
Kanakavalli is a luxury store for bespoke Kanchivaram silk sarees. Ahalya, the owner is a seasoned curator of Kanjivaram sarees and designer jewellery. The store in spurtank road, chetpet, Chennai is the flagship store . This is an old style Chennai house that has been converted to a boutique store .It has high ceilings, mosaic floors and teak wood doors. As you drive in through the garden, you can get a glimpse of the stately home and the surrounding garden. You can shop in serene and spacious surroundings for Kanjivaram saris and gold jewellery in this Chennai shop. The lounge has exquisite designer jewellery in gold ,set with precious stones. The experience is very different as the attendants walk around the rooms,showing you the special pieces and explaining their uniqueness.As you walk into the main showroom , you are greeted by another set of attendants. Again, it is an unhurried atmosphere, with the attendants explaining the various weaves and origin of the saris. Kanjivaram sarees are woven silk saris with intricate patterns and rich gold borders . They are 6 yards in length . The collection includes, high end designer saris in traditional designs. The colours and colour combinations are contemporary. The saris can cost up to Rs 75000/piece. They have a section for Kanjivaram sarees which cost around Rs 30000/piece. They also have a collection of Kanjivaram sarees which cost less than Rs10000/piece. Some of the sarees are sourced from outside. In an adjoining room , they have fabrics for blouses .They undertake the custom tailoring for blouses. Next time when you are wedding shopping for Kanjivaram sarees in Chennai , do stop by at Kanakavali. Ahalya ,the founder is the main designer for the store.
Rangachari Cloth Store
Grandmothers and great grandmothers were familiar with the Rangachari Cloth Store. It was the store next door for Madurai sungudi cotton saris . Madurai Sungudi is a cotton fabric of Madurai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which is an exclusive textile product traditionally produced using tie and dye (using natural dyes) method by people from Saurashtra, Gujarat who migrated to Madurai in the 16th century. This 70 year old store has the same store front that it had 40 years ago. There is no modern steel & glass interior here . It maintains the same facade and same look & feel. You have to remove your footwear before you enter the store. There are floor mats on which you sit and select the saris. The saris are stacked from the ground up and are neatly organized in various sections. The ground floor has a selection of cotton sungudi saris. They stock both the 6 yards and 9 yards saris variety. They also stock Mangalgiri saris, Venkatagiri saris, silk cotton & Kanchi cotton saris . The saris are in the Rs 2000 to Rs 6000 range In one separate section, they stock dhotis for men. Bowing to popular demand ,they stock salwar kameez sets in the Rs 2000 to Rs 3000 range on the first floor. There are also unstitched salwar kameez fabrics that are available. Fabrics in Kalamkari prints are available in beautiful prints. Kalamkari is the latest craze for blouses, kurtis and kameez. Readymade lehengas,known as pavadais are available for little girls here. If you are shopping in Chennai for traditional South Indian (Madurai) cotton saris and Kalamkari fabrics, do visit this Chennai shop.
044 2499 4343
Varsidhi North Indian sarees&dresses in Chennai Varsidhi is a new addition to the Chennai shopping scene . It is a small shop and does not specialize in Kanjivaram silk sarees . On the contrary, they specialize in Benares chiffons , georgette and tussar from Kolkata. They have a very wide selection of sarees – […]
+91 44-28159431/32, +91 44-28159433/34
Ritu Kumar, is a leading designer for Indian Wear ethnic clothes . This retail store in Nungamabakam has recently added a designer flavor to Chennai shopping . This is in keeping with the need for designer wear & North Indian sarees , salwar Kameez & lehenga cholis in Chennai. It is a large store on the ground floor. On display are saris, blouses,lehengas, tunics & skirts. Some are pure ethnic dresses using traditional Benarsi fabrics & Benarsi weaves. Heavy bridal lehengas are available in stylish designs. They can customize a costume for more than one lac rupees. They also stock the non bridal variety of sarees, lehengas , salwar kameez and the party wear dresses. Palazzos and tunics with scarves & bags can be purchased here. Stylish & sophisticated with understated appeal is the best way to describe this Chennai shop. The staff is very friendly . Ritu Kumar is one of the best stores for bridal lehengas in Chennai
+91 44 2833 0833/ 28330834
Sundari Silks -Best silk saree shop in Chennai Firstly,Sundari Silks -Best silk saree shop in Chennai,is housed in a large showroom where you can shop at a leisurely pace for exquisite Kanjivaram saris. The square shape of the building with a small atrium in the centre allows for easy movement in the shop. There are not many shops in chennai which can boast of this kind of ambience . Sundari silks is a highly recommended shop in the Chennai shopping list. They have a great selection of pure Kanjivaram silk saris which come in traditional designs with a contemporary touch. Since they introduce new designs and styles often, these are very suitable for the modern day woman. Kanjivaram sarees are typically in 2 contrast colours . The body is in a single colour and the border and the pallu are in a separate colour . The gold zari on the Kanjivaram silk saree is gorgeous and attractive. Temple borders, borders with peacock designs and Mango designs, jacquard designs and a variety of other designs are all woven beautifully. They have a new set of Kanjivaram silk sarees that are introduced often.The colour combinations are unique and the designs are different . The prices start from Rs6000/piece and can go upto Rs60000/piece on an average. Ina ddition,there is a section for grand Bridal wear sarees.They are heavy and really grand sarees suitable for the bride.Typically, South Indian brides from a particular community wear a red saree for the wedding . Therefore, these grand sarees are ideally worn at the wedding reception. No wonder that Sundari Silks -Best silk saree shop in Chennai is always crowded. Gadwal sarees and Patola sarees Further, apart from Kanjivaram silk saris, they have a large variety of other saris , such as the Patola, Gadwal, Uppada and soft silk sarees. The ground floor is given over to this vast saree section. Walk around and check all the varieties . Some of the sarees are silk based while some other sarees are cotton based. Children’s wear They have a separate section for children’s wear and casual salwar suits for women the first floor. You can also shop for traditional dhotis for men here. Consequently,it is a shop for the entire family. Sundari Silks has a loyal clientele in Chennai.
+91 44 2814 3469/ 2814 9999/2814 3093
Shrinivas Silks Why are people always shopping in Chennai for silk sarees ? Well, that is because Kanjivaram silk saree (Pattu saree) is known all over the world . Chennai is a popular destination for silk sarees . Furthermore , Shrinivas Silks is a local favourite for silk sarees in Chennai . It is located in a market popularly known as Luz Bazar in the Luz Market area. luz Market in Chenna Luz ,originally known as Lutz, was named by the Portuguese . Lutz means light in the Portuguese language .There is a Luz church built by the Portuguese in the luz shopping market. As you enter the Luz Bazar market, you will notice the shops selling paper plates, cups, baskets, utensils and other knick knacks . Just do not mind the mess and walk straight ahead . As you hit a dead end, you will notice Shrinivas Silks. This is a small shop. Let that not mislead you. Kanjivaram Silk Sarees Leave your footwear outside and enter the shop. You can first check out the pure silk sarees. There are two types of Kanjivaram silk sarees.There is a heavy silk saree as well as a soft silk saree . The older generation still prefers the heavy silk sarees. The youngsters prefer the soft silk sarees. Soft silk sarees are lighter. There are Kanjivaram silk sarees with gold zari borders on two sides or gold zari border one side alone .There are silk sarees without any zari also . The varieties of silk, silk cottons and cotton sarees are amazing . You will be captivated by the designs and more importantly by the prices. Rich Kanjivaram silk sarees with real zari borders for less than Rs 10000 a piece are a steal. They stock both traditional and contemporary designs. As the range is reasonable , it gives you the luxury to choose the very best from among the good. While there are other shops who sell silk sarees, Shrinivas Silks is known for its quality, new designs and reasonable prices . Shrinivas Silks is very popular with the locals.
Manmandir Shopping in Chennai for bridal wear , party wear sarees & salwar kameez? Firstly, the locals will surely suggest that you visit Man Mandir in Khadar Nawaz Khan Road (KNK) shopping market in Chennai.KNK Shopping Market, Chennai The manMandir showroom is on the first floor . Furthermore, it is right at the beginning on KNK Road. KNK Road is a quiet road .There are several high end shops selling luxury products and designer wear dresses in this road. Ritu Kumar showroom and Evoluzione are designer wear shops closeby. As a result ,local shoppers visit KNK Road for wedding shopping in Chennai. Party Wear sarees in Georgette & Chiffon ManMandir is another favourite Chennai shop for North Indian sarees, lehangas and salwar suits . The North Indian sarees are very distinct as compared to the Kanjivaram silks that are popular in South India . Tussar silk, Banarsi silk,chiffons & georgette are all available this Chennai shop. The designs and styles are especially exclusive . Banarsi silk saris with gold borders are coveted by young brides and older women alike. The light weight chiffons & georgettes have heavy zari & zardozi work on them. The store has built a reputation for storing stylish and trendy saees. You will have to patiently and carefully sift through the sarees because the selection is very good. You will have a choice of reasonably prized saris to very expensive saris. There are Kota sarees , lighter chiffon and georgette sarees as well. There are sarees with embroidery and probably some printed ones too. Lehengas Cholis In addition, they also have a huge selection of lehanga cholis and trendy salwar suit sets. Lehenga cholis are long skirts & blouses that are typically worn with dupattas. The lehenga is made of silk with a lot of embellishments . It is very heavy and worn by the North Indian bride.ManMandir has a good selection of lehengas cholis. The lehenga has become very popular today and they are available in many Chennai shopping markets. Therefore, Shopkhoj would like to recommend Man Mandir as one of the best Chennai shops for party wear sarees and lehengas.
+91 44-28333350/ 28333360/28333370
A.S. Babu Sah
Trousseau shopping in Chennai will invariably include a quick trip to Kanchipuram, 70 km form Chennai . Kanchipuram is the silk saree weaving center. The sarees woven in Kanchipuram are known as Kanjivaram silk sarees or pattu sarees. A S Babu Sah is one of the best Kanjivaram silk saree shop in Kanchipuram. They have been in this trade for more than six decades. Two generations of entrepreneurs are currently running the business. They are known for the finest silk quality. The saree itself is six yards of pure magic. Colourful sarees in pink, peacock blue, green, magenta, orange & yellows with contrasting borders come with a lot of gold zari work . Some of the more expensive sarees could have gold work designs on the entire saree. All their products are designed and manufactured in house. Needless to say , the designs are unique & exclusive .In addition to pure Kanjivaram silk, they also stock tussar silk, soft silk and silk skirts for children as well. The interesting fact is they do not have any branches anywhere else in the country and their main outlet also does not appear to be a traditional store. It is an old style home converted to look like a store. A S Babu Sah has been rated as one of the best shops for Kanjivaram silk saree in Kanchipuram.
Moksha for Party wear dresses and Saris in Chennai Mokshaa is right opposite the Stella Maris College in Cathedral Road, Chennai. This is a four story building that caters to both men’s and women’s apparel. They have party wear and wedding wear clothes on display . Each floor is dedicated to a separate category of clothing and therefore the choice is exclusive . Mens Wear in Moksha Firstly, There is a floor dedicated to mens wear like sherwanis and kurtas. Wedding wear with all the finery is available . There is a section for boys and girls dresses in Moksha. Party wear sarees in Moksha One floor exclusively stocks saris like silk sarees , georgette sarees , chiffon sarees and crepe sarees . Many of the sarees have heavy work on them; embroidery work, zardosi work and stone work and they all look very grand. These sarees look lighter as compared to the Kanjivaram silk saris .Pastel and brightly coloured sarees are both available. The prices would range from Rs15000 to Rs 35000/piece on average . Consequently, women in Chennai prefer the stylish sarees for a wedding reception. The Kanjivaram silk sarees and the Benarsi silk sarees in Moksha are all beautiful because some of the Kanjivaram silk saris have very unique colour combinations and borders. They have a selection of ready made blouses that can be altered as required. Anarkali Salwar suits in Moksha In addition, another floor is exclusively dedicated to heavily embellished salwar suits, both readymade and semi stitched suits. The floor length Anarkali salwar suits are in fashion once again. The come with embellishments on the neck and sleeves while some others have work done on the body with small stones or sequins. Some others have Zardozi embroidery all over. Dark blue and dark greens with contrast dupattas are popular despite the pastels being in vogue. Moksha introduces new designs often. Hence, they have a new collection every season. Lehengas and gowns One floor has lehengas and gowns,that are typically bridal wear dresses .Lehengas in satin and with a lot of flare and some with A line cuts are available . Gowns with embroidered capes are some stand out pieces. Floral motifs with a bit of embellishment is the order of the day because Bollywood actresses wear these designs . They set the fashion trends for bridal lehengas. The lehenga colours have moved from the typical red and pink colours. Today they come in light green ,light blue colours and in pastel colours. We wish to emphasise that the lehengas available here are some of the best in Chennai. Casual wear kurtis in Moksha There is a collection of casual wear kurtis and unstitched casual wear salwar suit fabrics that are available in Moksha.the average price would be Rs2500 to Rs3000/piece . Moksha is one of the best Chennai shops for evening wear saris & bridal lehengas and salwar suits. Therfore, you will make a good choice by visiting this shop.
+91 44 4400 4300
Kay for party wear Dresses & Saris in Chennai Where does one buy a stylish salwar kameez set when you go shopping in Chennai ? Kay, which has been rebranded , has a swank outlet on Cathedral Road. It is just the shop for fashionable party wear and wedding wear outfits. They have three floors and a basement . There are Moksha and Signora shops closeby selling similar dresses.It is a good idea to see check out all the shops. Anarkali Dresses & Party Wear salwar Kameez They have a good selection of ready to wear salwar kameez and anarkali suits. The dresses are all heavily worked ones with sequins, stones, zardosi and embroidery work. They look very festive and dressy. The Anarkali dresses never went out of fashion. In addition, you can shop for semi stitched salwar kameez fabrics, ready made casual wear kurtis , both long and short ones. The average cost is around Rs 20000/piece. The casual wear dresses would be in the Rs2500/piece on an average. There are plenty of designs and colours to choose from. Lehengas cholis & Saris The wedding wear lehenga cholis are available in a variety of designs. Heavy Lehengas,ideal for the bride have heavy gotta, zardozi or stone work . Each could weigh 20 kgs. There are some lighter ones that are available. The one piece gown is also in fashion. There are several designs to choose from . Sleeveless dresses, dresses with three quarter sleeves and full sleeves in some of the most beautiful colours and gold or silver thread work are available in Kay. The average cost would be Rs 30000/piece. Saris with heavy embroidery and sequins work are also available in georgette, chiffon and crepe. The ground floor has a stock of Tussar and silk sarees. They have a good collection of Ready made blouses in silk and grand Benasri fabrics Kay is a popular shop for Indian party wear dresses in Chennai. children’s Dresses at Kay Kay has several branches in Chennai. Some of the branches stock ethnic clothes for children and men as well. There is separate shop for Kids wear , nearby on Cathedral Road . They have branches in Triplicane, Pursaiwalkam and in the Vijaya Mall
Nalli Silks in Chennai Nalli, the world famous silk store ,has been in existence since 1928 . They started the shop in T Nagar and have been expanding their business in the last 84 years . The trust and loyalty placed on them is unmatched and their prices are unbeatable.This Chennai shop is in the same location for the past several years . The old style Madras (Chennai)house is well worth a visit. While they are world renowned for their Kanjivaram silks, saris from other States are also available in this huge store. Kanchi Cottons ,Madurai cottons Patola Silks & Gadwal Sarees The ground floor has saris of the following varieties; Benares cotton,Kanchi cotton,Madurai cotton, Bengal cotton sarees , Patola, Gadwal sarees and some other varieties of sarees as well. Each saree is available in a distinct section. There are several salespeople who will help you around. Pattu sarees/pure Silk sarees Silk sarees are woven in towns such as Arni ,Dharmavaram towns in addition to Kanjivaram . They have come to be known as Arni & Dharmavaram Silk sarees. The silk saris come with real zaris borders that are woven with gold thread borders.You can also look out for saris that have just one side borders.In addition ,there are saris in soft silks ,polyester ,georgette and crepe. The saree variety is endless and there are sarees to suit every pocket for every occasion. Fabrics in Chennai There is a section for blouse materials and ready made blouses too. The ground floor has a good selection of fabrics .Cotton,polyester,silk ,IKAAT, -You can mix & match to have a very different kind of blouse. You can also shop around for dhotis and shirts for men. Nalli was the original silk saree shop in Chennai. Shopping in Chennai for silk sarees meant visiting the Nalli stores. There are several other shops that have come up in the last 10 years.
+91 4424344115, 42604567
Tulsi Silks First of all, Tulsi Silks is a leading store for Kanjivaram silk saris in Chennai . They have been around for eighteen odd years This is a stand alone shop with several floors dedicated to exclusive sarees. The hustle & bustle of other markets is missing in this quiet corner of the city. Located in Mylapore in the heart of the city , this Chennai shop is a go to place for Kanjivaram silk sarees , silk cottons, Kota ,Gadwal and Tussar silk sarees. Cotton sarees ,Kota sarees and more Silk sarees with cotton embroidery in the borders are available , in addition to the cotton sarees with similar borders. Tulsi silks is probably one of the few stores that stocks such unusual saris. In the non silk variety ,they stock ikkat and Kota sarees with a good choice of colors and designs. You can request for Kerala type sarees ( cream colour with red border ) palum pazham sarees ( checked designs in the body of the saree) or for any latest saree trends . They stock all of them in plenty. The store has three floors.The ground floor has silk cotton, tussar and cotton embroidered sarees.. The second floor has fancy sarees for daily wear and the third floor has silk sarees. Kanjivaram Silk sarees The pure Kanjivaram Silk sarees are in cardboard boxes.The colours designs and Zari borders are especially elegant. The selection includes simple sarees to very grand silk sarees.The choice is exceptional.They stock both heavy silk sarees and the soft silk sarees as well. We recommend that you visit Tulsi Silks when you are shopping in Chennai for Kanjivaram silk sarees. Benarsi Georgette & party wear sarees Gadwal sarees Tussar sarees Mysore crep silk sarees Benarsi georgette sarees Prices start from Rs.800 /piece for cotton saress and Rs 1200/piece for silk cotton sarees. Silk sarees prices start from Rs. 8000/piece The store is very popular and crowded especially during wedding seasons and festival days.Hence it is a good idea to visit Tulsi Silks in the off peak hours. It should be noted the store sells only sarees and silk blouse materials. They do not sell dress materials, men’s wear or children’s clothes.
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Bandhej in Nungambakam
Bandhej in Nungambakam, Chennai This store is in Khadar Nawaz Khan Road in Nungambakkam and is located just above the Amrapali showroom in Buva House. The greenery , as you walk into the building , is very inviting At first, Archana Shah started Bandhej in 1985.They have a chain of stores in Ahmedabad, Mumbai , Bangalore & Chennai. Bandhej is a generic term used for one of the traditional textiles or fabrics from the States of Rajasthan & Gujarat . It refers to the tie & dye technique that is used in these fabrics . Small strings are tied in predefined places on a white fabric. The fabric is then dyed in deep dark colours . The strings are opened and the fabric is left to dry .What happens is that the colourful fabrics in bright pinks, blues and yellow have non uniform white dots on them . Therefore,that is Bandhej. Dresses and sarees in Bhandhej This Chennai shop specializes in dresses and sarees made of Bandhej fabric. It is noteworthy that they work with handloom or handcrafted textiles. The textiles are created by traditional crafts people in Gujarat. In addition, Bandhej stocks traditional dupattas in the bandhej design. Colurful dupattas in pink , red or blue can be paired with a white salwar kameez to make it a striking and stylish dress. Finally,they also stock Bandhej skirts, tops , long tunics and salwar kameez sets . . The coloured background and the white dots look stylish.Therefore ,they work well as casual wear and evening wear dresses. Bandhej sarees in cotton, chiffon and satin are popular in the saree section. It is one of the few places in Chennai where one can shop for such kind of fabrics