From colourful ethnic markets to bustling wholesale stores, Chennai has many options for any kind of shopaholic. Whether you are a street shopper or a luxury-loving kind, you need to accustom yourself with this ultimate guide to shopping in Chennai:
1. T. Nagar
This is the first place to go to in Chennai if you need to feel like a local. Saravana stores, one of the biggest retail stores, has everything you would need to set up your home. Also, if you want to buy any clothing for your relatives, check out the exclusive saree outlets like Pothy’s or Nallis.
If you are looking for street shopping with a North Indian essence, then head straight to Sowcarpet. You can buy some awesome lehenga cholis or jazzy salwar suits at wholesale prices. And this is one of the best places in Chennai to enjoy some mouth-watering chaat while shopping.
3. Ritchie Street
This is like Palika Bazar in Delhi (if one has been there). You can buy all these electronic goods for some really cheap prices, but they come without a warranty. So if you are little sceptical on the experience, we suggest going with a local so that you are not fooled.
4. Spencer Plaza
One of the oldest malls in Chennai is Spencer Plaza. Even though it might have a lot of shops, you will still enjoy walking through it until you find what you are looking for. The third floor has a wide range of shops selling everything from pashminas to curtains and art that are totally worth the price.
5. Pondy Bazaar
Very close to the T. Nagar shopping area is Pondy Bazaar. This is also the rightful place to go to for some street shopping. Especially if you are looking to not to travel to the other end of the city for some cheap yet everyday clothing and footwear, try this area.