Top Places for Bridal Shopping in Chennai
Chennai will charm brides-to-be with its impressive list of clothes, couture, and jewelry stores. We bring you a checklist of the city's must-visit stores and designers if you are planning to shop there for your wedding
If you are a bride-to-be in Chennai, or planning to head there for a portion of your wedding trousseau, we have just the thing for you! Check out our checklist of bridal shopping options in this charming city in South India which is rich in heritage textiles, beautiful jewellery, and innovative multi-designer outlets. Bookmark this page before you hop on your flight to the capital of Tamil Nadu so you can avail of the best buys there.
Kataria’s is one of the most respected and oldest establishments in Chennai. Go there if you are looking for traditional sarees, embroidered lehengas or textured fabrics. All their designs are made keeping current trends in mind, and you can have the option of customizing outfits as per your liking.
Location – 12, Elephant Gate Street, Sowcarpet
Rangeela is a one-stop-shop for all your bridal requirements and places emphasis on current designs and colors that are in vogue. Brides can choose from a range of unique lehengas and designer sarees, apart from the choicest tissue, Italian crepe, georgette and raw silk fabrics that are very famous at the store.
Location – City Centre Complex, 66 Thirumalai Pillai Road
If you want classic and elegant heritage silk sarees, then let Sarangi be your ultimate saree stop. The store is a recipient of Assocham-IMC Women Heritage Award 2010 for its role in the promotion of the popular Kanjeevaram silk sarees. It offers a wide range of the most exquisite Kanjeevarams that embody luxury and sophistication.
Location – 138 Luz Church Road, Alwarpet
If you love a blend of tradition and modernity, then head straight to Vani Polavaram’s store to sift through the best of handloom sarees. She offers a long list of prints and fabrics, including heirloom Banarasi, Chanderi, South Silks, Ikat, Ajrakh prints and Khadi sarees, and you can get a glimpse of what’s on offer at their comprehensive website. Her contemporary touch to traditional designs is what makes this store a must-visit one.
Location – 18 Seethammal Road, Alwarpet
Aavaranaa houses everything from designer sarees in Kalamkari, Kanjeevaram, crepes and georgette fabrics, apart from colorfully embroidered salwar kameezes and lehengas. They also have a customizable service where you could get your plain saree embroidered or block printed by hand.
Location – 27/14, C.V.Raman Road, Alwarpet
6. Amethyst Boutique
Step into a mix of a flower shop, café, and a designer boutique when you enter Amethyst. It is an exquisite boutique which houses the best of both vintage and contemporary designer apparel, antique homeware, jewellery and footwear which is specially curated in-house by the talented team.
Location – Amethyst, Next to Corporation Bank, Whites Road, Royapettah
7. Chaitanya Rao
Fashion designer and stylist Chaitanya Rao is a known for adorning celebrities with the best couture wear. His designs are very famous among the Tamil film industry superstars who love his unique minimalistic designs with a raw ethnic touch.
If you are confused about your final trousseau pick and want to skim through the best bridal designers under one roof then Evoluzione is the store for you. The multi-label store houses creations by top designers such as Abraham & Thakore, AM:PM by Ankur & Priyanka Modi, Anamika Khanna, Anand Kabra, Balance by Rohit Bal, Cue by Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna, Gaurav Gupta and Gauri & Nainika among others so that you can definitely take your time to choose the best ones as per your preferences.
Location – 3, Khader Nawaz Khan Road
9. Sundari Silks
If you are looking for an ethnic pick at your wedding or related functions, then definitely check out Sundari Silks boutique in T Nagar. The store has been the most loved one in Chennai for its beautiful Bridal Collection range in traditional and modern designs in contemporary printed silks, soft silks, crepes, and georgettes, among others. We are sure you would be spoilt for choice in this traditional Chettinadu-style boutique.
Location – 38, North Usman Road, T.Nagar
10. Hangar Atelier Bridal Wear
Siddharth Shashankan’s boutique is all about color, class, and sophistication. His designs are based on immaculate looking lines, cuts and silhouettes that offer nothing but perfection. Go there if you are looking for a minimalist upgrade for your bridal lehenga.
Location – 77/7 Gulmohar Avenue, Velachery Road, Guindy
11. Studio Saks
Studio Saks is a premier fashion boutique in Chennai which seamlessly blends modern elements with traditional design. Apart from housing some of the well-known designers such as Falguni & Shane Peacock, Shantanu & Nikhil, Narendra Kumar Ahmed and Kavita Bhartia, the boutique also showcases some of the best next generation Indian designers. The color palettes reflect the seasons, and you are assured of luxurious fabrics that are best suited for a bridal trousseau.
Location – 17/9, Jeypore Colony, Padmavathi Road, Gopalapuram
12. Anita Designer Studio
Fancy a lehenga-inspired by the royal era – then definitely check out Anita Designer Studio. They house everything from ready-to-wear, western-style and lehenga sarees, apart from concept sarees that beautifully showcase grandeur and master craftsmanship in each of its designs.
Location – Kilpauk Garden Road, Kilpauk
13. Nazia Sayed
Nazia Sayed’s boutique is everything that a bride-to-be wishes from of a boutique. She offers bespoke services, and a Pret range, bridal trousseau options, sarees and lehengas upon the recommendation of her talented team. We love her lehenga collection which is a gorgeous mix of eccentricity and color – so this label is a must visit for brides who like to experiment with style.
Location – 13/1, 3rd Canal Cross Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar
14. Jeyachandran Gold House
The expansive 15,000 sq ft establishment is a gold jewellery paradise that was established in 2001 by Mr. Jeyachandran. It is one of the leading jewellery brands in South India with a beautiful selection of gold, silver and platinum collections in the necklace, chain, bangles, earrings among others for to-be-brides.
Location – Jeyachandran Gold House, 25, Ranganathan Street, T-Nagar
15. Bapalal Jewelers
Bapalal is one of the traditional and most respected establishments for both gold and diamond jewellery in Chennai. Their craftsmanship and sophisticated designs make them a great choice for bridal jewellery. Their forte lies in beautiful and minimalistic jewellery patterns which come handy especially if you like your billing to be simple yet elegant.
Location – 37, Cathedral Road
16. Vummidi Bangaru Jewelers
Vummidi Bangaru Jewelers is much more than a jewellery shop, it is a perfectly curated jewellery boutique that is a perfect mix of tradition and art. The boutique is very well-known in Chennai and houses the best bridal and celebration jewellery. They also have a special feature wherein the desired product can be fully customized by their team as per specifications.
Location #1 – Rani Seethai Hall, Parallel to Gemini Flyover, 603 Anna Salai
Location #2 – AB 149, 3rd Main Road, Anna Nagar
Go to Kirtilal’s if you want to showcase the inner glamor on your big day through jewellery that is timeless. The Maharaja Collection is the perfect example of classic designs that also look like pieces of art.
Location – No.76, C.P. Ramasamy Road, Alwarpet
Can there be anything more auspicious than traditional gold South Indian jewellery in a wedding? Joyalukkas has some of the best diamonds, gems, and gold jewellery ranges, but it is their special gold necklace, bangles, and jhumkas that they are most famous for. Their showroom is usually packed during wedding seasons.
Location – 39, North Usman Road, Thiyagaraya Nagar
19. G R Thanga Maligai
It has been more than four decades that GRT jewelers (as it is popularly called) was founded by G Rajendran. Ever since, the store is best known for jewellery selection, immaculate design, and widespread customer satisfaction. Their diverse range includes traditional gold jhumkas and necklaces which are counted among the best in the city.
Location #1 – 136, Usman Road, T. Nagar
Location #2 – 21, Coats Road (North Usman Road), T. Nagar
20. NAC jewelers
NAC is a trusted jewellery brand that specializes in best artisanal, vintage, antique, trendy and contemporary jewellery. Each of its design exemplifies quality and artisanal craftsmanship, and their bridal jewellery collection will leave you mesmerized.
Location – 20, North Usman Road, Thiyagaraya Nagar