Alwarpet was a quiet residential neighborhood in central Chennai until a few years ago. There were hardly any shops apart from grocery stores and chemists. Not so any more. Today, it is an upscale residential neighbourhood and has the best jewellery shops and apparel shops. All the shops can be found on either side of C.P Ramswamy Iyer road.
Shopping for jewellery in Chennai? Kirtilal Jewelers, Mehta Jewellery and Jugal Kishore are some of the highly regarded jewellery stores in this road.Kirtilal and Mehta stores stock gold & diamond jewellery.
Jugal Kishore is popular for beads, silver jewellery & Imitation Jewellery.
The boutique shops in Alwarpet have an interesting and eclectic range of salwar suits and Indo western wear. Brass Tacks, Samasta, Avarna, Amaara & Azurina are some of them.
Samasat & Shilpi are popular shops for sarees. You can buy Chanderi silk & tussar sarees.
Chamiers shopping complex close to Alwarpet has Anokhi and chambers gift shop & cafe. Anokhi is a retail chain for comfortable Indo western dresses, jackets & salwar suits in cotton. They also stock soft furnishings and dining accessories such as table mats and dining table covers.
The Chamiers gift shop has attractive jewellery sets, painted wooden dining sets and home decor pieces as well. The chambers cafe is a popular restaurant here.
Parking is available on the main road. See which are the best shops in this Chennai Market and Chamiers Road with our shopping guide on famous markets in Chennai.
As you go along the road towards Mount Road, there are several other shops for apparel, jewellery & handicrafts.