Tamil Nadu shopping

Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Puducherry (Pondicherry)


Dazzling, jewel-coloured silk and cotton fashion, as well as accessories, incense, oils, scented candles, handmade-paper trinkets and more, mostly made at Auroville, where there's another branch.
Top Choice Textiles in Chennai

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


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


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 Room…
Clothing in Puducherry (Pondicherry)


Going strong since 1960, the Fabindia chain stocks stunning handmade, fair-trade products made by villagers using traditional craft techniques, and promotes rural employment. This branch has wonderful cotton and sil…
Fashion & Accessories in Chennai


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


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 w…
Handicrafts in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Green Shop

Run by Kotagiri's Keystone Foundation, this fair-trade, organic-oriented shop sells gorgeous tribal crafts and clothes (including Toda embroidery) and wild honey harvested by local indigenous farmers.
Clothing in Chennai


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 Puducherry (Pondicherry)


A sophisticated Jaipur-born boutique popular for its beautiful, bold block-printed garments with a traditional-turns-modern twist, and gorgeous colourful bedspreads, tablecloths, scarves, bags, homewares and accesso…