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