Chennai (Madras) shopping

Top Choice Textiles in Chennai (Madras)

Nalli Silks

Set up in 1928, the enormous, supercolourful granddaddy of Chennai silk shops sparkles with wedding saris and rainbows of Kanchipuram silks, as well as silk dhotis (long loincloths) for men.
Top Choice Books in Chennai (Madras)

Higginbothams

Open since 1844, this grand white building is reckoned to be India's oldest bookshop. It has a brilliant English-language selection, including travel and fiction books, and a good range of maps.
Clothing in Chennai (Madras)

Fabindia

This fair-trade, nationwide chain sells stylishly contemporary village-made clothes and crafts. Perfect for picking up a kurta (long shirt with short/no collar) to throw over trousers. This branch is the brand new, …
Clothing in Chennai (Madras)

Chamiers

On the ground floor of this popular cafe-and-boutique-complex, Anokhi has wonderful, East-meets-West, hand-block-printed clothes, bedding, bags and accessories in floaty fabrics, at good prices. Elegant Amethyst Roo…
Shopping Centre in Chennai (Madras)

Phoenix Market City

Chennai's newest, most luxurious shopping mall hosts all the big-name Indian and international brands and chains, from Chanel and Zara to Bata, Lifestyle, and Global Desi (plus the city's original Starbucks). The mu…
Fashion & Accessories in Chennai (Madras)

Amethyst

Hidden away in a revamped warehouse surrounded by tropical greenery, Amethyst stocks luxury Indian fashion with ultracolourful contemporary flair. Downstairs, there's a dreamy flower shop and an insanely popular caf…
Clothing in Chennai (Madras)

Fabindia

Founded in support of traditional village crafts, the nationwide Fabindia chain stocks elegant textiles, fabrics, linens and clothes in all kinds of colourful Indian prints. This branch also sells the more modern wo…
Clothing in Chennai (Madras)

Fabindia

In a beautiful old building, this popular outpost of the fair-trade, India-wide Fabindia chain sells all the usual attractively contemporary, village-made crafts and clothing, plus homewares, accessories and natural…
Fashion & Accessories in Chennai (Madras)

Anokhi

Tucked inside the ever-popular Chamiers shopping-and-coffee complex, Anokhi deals in gorgeous, well-priced, East-meets-West, hand-block-printed clothes and accessories.
Clothing in Chennai (Madras)

Amethyst Room

Elegant Amethyst Room brings a colourful upmarket twist to the Chamiers-complex shopping scene with its beautiful Indian-design couture.