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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.
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Tanishq

Tanishq is a jewellery shop with a Tata brand name . They are recognized as one of the trusted jewellery houses . Traditionally, Jewellery in India has largely been a family oriented business and most of the businesses are privately held. Tanishq is one of the few jewellery houses that is operated by a large & prominent house in India . The Tanishq jewellery store deals in diamond & gold jewelley . The Chennai branch is located in the busy Cathedral Road . Jaipur Gems, Bapalal & Co Jewelers , Prince Jewelery House and Khazana are some of the popular jewellery shops that are in close proximity to the Tanishq shop. . The Vummudi Bangaru shop is towards Nungambakam High Road. As jewellery is not a common item that is purchased everyday , it is advisable to visit a few jewelery shops to compare the deisgns , the prices and the suitability of the jewellery pieces before any purchase is done. The Tanishq showroom in Chennai is a small one. There is however a good collection of diamond bangles, earrings, rings & necklaces. There are several shops in Chennai which stock diamond sets that have traditional designs. However, in Tanishq, you can find diamond necklaces and bracelets in modern designs . There are both short necklaces and long necklaces with pendants that are available. The quality of jewellery is assured as they are jewellery certified as being made of the best quality. Hallmark verification is available as well There is also a section for gold jewellery pieces such as gold bangles, gold necklaces gold bracelets and gold earrings. They stock some delicate gold jewellery pieces as well as heavy gold jewellery necklaces. When shopping in Chennai for gold or diamond jewellery, make sure you take a look at Tanishq . It is one of the best shops for jewellery in Chennai.
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Nalli Silk Sarees- Chennai

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.
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Tulsi silks

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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VTI

The Victoria Technical Institute VTI Handicrafts ,Chennai The Victoria Technical Institute was established in 1887 as a charitable trust and was the first of its kind to nurture the abundant talent available in the rural areas of South India. Today ,it has grown to become a world-renowned store for Tamil Nadu handicrafts. A first time visitor who is shopping in Chennai for handicrafts, would be struck by the sheer size and grandeur of display in the showroom. They have 3 floors of handicrafts and other South Indian crafts on display . The staff is courteous and willing to help at all times. Life-like stone sculptures, celestial figures in bronze, brass lamps, rosewood carvings, sandalwood carvings, Tanjore Art plates, and picture paintings and more are all stocked. Each is a masterpiece crafted by a gifted artisan. The magnificent bronze figures for example are made in the temple town of Kumbakonam. The prices for these pieces are fixed in concurrence with the artists . Tanjore Paintings The specialty of Tanjore paintings lies in their ornamentation with gold leaf, gilded metal pieces and semi-precious stones. VTI has a great collection of Tanjore Paintings.VTI also has tablecloth,cushion covers and napkins with the finest embroidery work. Frocks with smocking for children are also part of the display. All this is available in the ground floor. You will definitely be tempted to buy a souvenir from here. They courier the items to both domestic and international destinations. This is one of the best handicrafts shop in Chennai. They are centrally located on Mount Road in Chennai.
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Chennai shops

Shops for traditional items, such as silk sarees & gold jewellery are always popular.in the city. However, Chennai shopping is certainly more modern today. Firstly, Chennai has embraced new fashion. For example,with the opening up of the shopping malls and the introduction of international fashion, the shops stock both the  fashionable & ethnic garments. 

Best shops for Kanjivaram Sarees

However, let us take a look at popular  shops for traditional sarees. Kanchi Weavers ,Rangachari Stores ,Nalli, Kumaran Silks and Rmkv  are certainly iconic shops. They are some of the  best shops for sarees. Shop for Kanjivaram Silk sarees, Kanchi cotton sarees and other varieties  in these shops. Several of the stores have Banarsi sarees, Chanderi sarees and Tussar sarees as well. Chennai shopping for sarees is an enriching experience.

Designer Shops in Chennai 

Above all, Chennai shopping has evolved to include designer shops in an important way. Ritu Kumar and Evoluzione are well known designer shops for sarees, lehengas and salwar kameez. Manmandir, Kay & Moksha are popular for their bridal lehengas, salwar suits,gowns and georgette sarees.

Best shops for Salwar Kameez 

In addition, Anokhi and Fab India are best known  for ethnic fashions for salwar suits,kurtis & jackets.Ritu Kumar & Good Earth, are some other fashionable stores for ethnic wear.

Chennai Shopping for Jewellery

When you think of gold & diamond jewellery stores, you will be spoilt for choice. Check out  Tanishq,Vummudi, Prince jewellery and Khazana . They are well known for both traditional & contemporary jewellery. However,all things modern & contemporary are available  at Amethyst ,in Whites road. They,have a branch in Chamiers road as well.  Also, Amrapali is a new store that has opened up in KNK road Nungambakkam Market. They have exquisite traditional jewellery in both gold & silver .KNK Road is also the go to shopping market for modern & contemporary clothes & accessories.

Auroville Aroma Products- 

Finally Aroma products from Auroville ,such as incense sticks, candles, perfumed body care and hair care products are popular.

 Chennai Handicrafts 

 Brass & bronze handicrafts  Shop in VTI, Poompuhar, Cottage Industries,
Srushti . While Chennai is not the best place in India for carpet shopping ,nevertheless there are a handful shops selling beautiful Kashmiri Carpets .

Check out the Best Chennai Shops here and see what you wish to buy.

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