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12 Best Places To Shop In Chennai

Chennai is one of the best cities to travel and is the most happening commercial hub in India. The trip to the heartwarming city is incomplete without shopping for the trending goods in Chennai. It is a paradise for every Shopaholic with endless options to explore. Being a city with a diverse culture, you can find things from every corner of our country in Chennai. You can plan a shopping spree even with a shoe-string budget and the results will be definitely satisfactory.

Here’s the list of some of the best places to shop in Chennai

Thyagaraya Nagar

Thyagaraya Nagar

Commonly known as T Nagar, Thyagaraya Nagar is the key shopping district in the Chennai city in terms of revenue. It houses the largest gold markets in South India. From street-side vendors to luxury boutique shops, there are a lot to explore in T Nagar. It is also the busiest shopping spot in Chennai. You can buy the best goods by using your bargaining skills. Other than shopping, you can also relish authentic Chennai cuisine in the local eateries.

What to buy?

Jewelry, Silk Sarees, Bags, Cosmetics, Footwear, Accessories & Household Commodities

Where to buy?

Saravana Stores, Pandian Bangles, Pothys, RMKV Silks, Kumaran Silks, Shoba & Nalli Silks

Pondy Bazaar

Pondy Bazaar

Another famous shopping center in Chennai is Pondy Bazaar. It is a haven for folks who like to shop chic modern dresses, mobile phones, accessories, and footwear. It is filled with modest as well as large shops where you can do your complete shopping. You can buy everything on your shopping list at modest prices.  Along with it, you can also taste your favorite street food at street-side eateries.

What to buy?

Footwear, Clothes, Toys, Watches, Perfumes, Electronics, Accessories & Mobile Phones

Where to buy?

Palam Silks, Instore, Bobby & Fastrack

Sowcarpet

Sowcarpet

Situated in the northern part of Chennai, Sowcarpet houses folks from North India. It is popular for its wholesale bazaars where you can everything at economical prices. Unlike T Nagar, it is not generally filled with shoppers. The main reason is that it does not have well-connected road and rail routes. But once you buy things from here you will never shop from any other place in Chennai. You can find everything in Sowcarpet from trendy modern clothes to traditional cholis and lehengas.

What to buy?

Bridal Lehengas, Cholis, Chudithars, Sweets, Fashion Accessories, Electronics, Fabrics & Designer Sarees

Where to buy?

Vijay Tex, Morni Dziners Look Book, Mahalakshmi Bangle Store & Kakada Ramprasad

Also Read: Best Places For Street Shopping In India

Parry’s Corner

Parrys Corner

Parry’s Corner is the King of wholesale bazaars in Chennai city. Situated on Godown Street, it is a complete wholesale bazaar where you can buy everything at cheaper prices. You can buy your daily needs at discounted prices. They also sell imported items from Taiwan and Japan.

What to buy?

Decorative Handicrafts, Steel Utensils & Shoes

Where to buy?

Tamil Nadu Sports Emporium, Favorite Shop, Kutti & Nathan

Mylapore

Mylapore

Mylapore is not only famous for temples, but also for shopping. It is most frequented by classical dancers to buy traditional clothes and ornaments. Other than this, you can buy imported Silk Saree from Kancheepuram. It also houses many handicraft showrooms that are loved by foreign vacationers.

What to buy?

Silk, Accessories, Books, Herbs, Handicrafts & Ornaments

Where to buy?

Bouncing Baby, Sarangi, Vijaya Stores & Dabba Chetty Shop

Ritchie Street

Ritchie Street

Ritchie Street is the hub for electronic goods in Chennai. It sells all imported electronics at cheap rates. You can buy good products if you bring along a local with you. It is a crowded shopping center where you can buy all the required electronic spare parts. You can buy anything and everything at a good price.

What to buy?

Computer, TVs, Mobile Phones & Laptops

Where to buy?

You can buy in any store after bargaining

Nungambakkam

Nungambakkam

Nungambakkam is popular for its luxurious shops with high priced products. From unique handicrafts to branded clothes, it satiates all the needs of regional and international tourists. it is famous for posh restaurants, multinational commercial establishments, cultural centre, and shopping malls. You can buy interesting items from street side shops at budget-friendly prices.

What to buy?

Clothes, Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, Paintings & Handicrafts

Where to buy?

Monza’s Fashion Studio, Nugambakkam Chatt Corner, Bergamo Mall & Tifara Designer Boutique

Kottivakkam

Kottivakkam

Kottivakkam is another residential neighborhood in Chennai, which is usually bustling with shopping lovers. It has shopping avenues ranging from small retail shops to big showrooms. Other than this, it houses numerous restaurants and sweet shops where you can savor scrumptious food.

What to buy?

Clothes & Sweets

Where to buy?

Re-store, The Arvind Store, Europa Discount Store & Louis Philippe Store

Pantheon Road

Pantheon-Road

Cotton Street in Pantheon road is a small lane which houses nearly 60 stalls. If you are looking for budget shopping, you have come to the right place. You can load your wardrobe with pocket-friendly clothes without having to spend a fortune. Shop eye-catching clothes in the market using your bargaining skills.

What to buy?

Cotton Clothes, Chudidhar Fabrics & Trendy Sarees

Where to buy?

Anmol Dress Materials, Sale Super Sale, Rohit Chikan Palace & Golden needle Apparels

George Town

george town chennai shopping

George Town is one of the busiest markets in Chennai. A stroll through the Burma Bazaar will entice every shopping lover. It is one of the most liked shopping spots in Chennai. It is famous for silk clothes and household commodities. It is a one point stop for all your shopping needs.

What to buy?

Mulberry Silk, Toys, Perfumes, Fabric, Electronic Items, Stationery Goods, Clothes, Handicrafts, Mobile Accessories, Shoes & Junk Accessories.

Where to buy?

Rangeela Textiles Shop, Hindustan Shop & The Raymonds Second Shop

Moore Market

Moore Market

Moore Market is the best place in Chennai for bookworms. The entire street is filled with book shops selling used novels and educational books (medical and engineering books). Other than books you can buy electronic goods at a decent price. It is one of the best places in the city to buy books at economical rates.

What to buy?

Books, Mobile Cases & Electronic Spare Parts

Where to buy?

NVS Book Stall, Praveen Book Stall & Baskar Book House

Anna Salai

Spencer Plaza

Initially a residential area, Anna Nagar is one of the important shopping hubs of Chennai. It became a pivotal shopping centre after the development of World Trade Fair in the 1970’s. It houses some of the brand and posh stores in Chennai. It is most famous for handmade goods.

What to buy?

Handicrafts, Sports Accessories, Lehengas & Silk Sarees

Where to buy?

Old Curiosity Shops, Spencer Plaza, Lots of Helmet Shop & Habicco Sports