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.