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:

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.

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.

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.

Parry's Corner

Known to be the wholesale central in Chennai, Parry’s corner is the one stop shop for all those who want reasonably priced yet ethnic goods to decorate their homes. Also, if you are tired of shopping at Saravana stores, we suggest you go here to buy all those steel utensils or lamps.

Mylapore Luz Corner

This place is not for buying any goods, rather for getting your clothes or footwear serviced. For most of us finding a tailor who is ready to do alterations is quite difficult, and that’s why a visit to Luz corner is mandatory.


With the rise of the Mall culture in every metropolitan city, one can check out the various shops and brands at malls like Phoenix or Express Avenue.