Chennai is one of the most beautiful cities in India. Steeped in tradition, the city is most known for its beautiful temples, sambar and filter coffee, it is slowly emerging as a leading fashion capital with the establishment of some of the most beautiful boutiques in the country with a comprehensive collection of some of the biggest names in fashion. No longer just associated with zari sarees and Kanjeevaram silk, these boutiques are definitely transforming the fashion front of Chennai with their stunning collections of clothing and lifestyle items. If you are looking for the best boutiques the city has to offer, here is a list to help you out!
Top 8 fashion and lifestyle boutiques in Chennai
Established by a NIFT Chennai graduate, Vivek Karunakaran has taken the fashion industry by storm and his clothing is in high demand throughout India. He has put together collections for some of the biggest European and American labels including Faconnable, Brookfield and Zara and has launched a line of luxury clothing items called ‘Viia’. He has dressed some of the biggest names in Tollywood and Bollywood and has been selected by Westside which frequently showcases his collections in multi-brand stores, malls, boutiques in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi. This is his own boutique which features some of the best designs of the creator and specializes in both Indian and western wear.
Anokhi is definitely a brand that has established itself. They have a huge customer base pan-india and globally and has stores all over India in most of the metropolitan cities. With a focus on maintaining the tradition and nuances of the art of craftsmanship and a focus on environmentally sustainable clothing, they attempt to make handloom clothing items both accessible and affordable and more catered to the style of the youth of the country.
If you want to truly experience a shopping experience like no other, head to Amethyst. This beautiful and exquisite boutique by Kiran Rao was once a sprawling bungalow. Meticulously restored and turned into a boutique that houses some of the most beautiful collection of antique furniture, home décor, clothing items as well as a garden café where you can just relax and read a book. If you are on the hunt for some beautiful and unique items of jewelry or clothing, definitely check this boutique out for a once in a lifetime shopping experience that you will never forget.
If you want to know who the elites of Chennai are wearing, it is very likely for the answer to be Studio Saks. With a collection of some of the best couture ensembles, western garments, diffusion clothing and bridal wear and everything in the interim, Studio Saks provides diverse options to the fashionista who likes to make a statement wherever she goes and wants to incorporate some couture in her closet.
Chaitanya Rao is associated with some of the biggest names in fashion like Cosmo, Vogue and other couture brands and has brought his experience in the form of couture collection to his boutique. He has worked as a costume designer for Telugu and Tamil movies. The boutique is perfect for someone who is looking for couture bridal wear and offers some of the grandest designs you can ever dream of.
If you are looking for the perfect bridal attire for your wedding or the perfect bridesmaids dresses for your entourage, this is the boutique you need to visit. With gorgeous lehengas, Pakistani attire, anarkali, mirrored suits, linen and handloom designs and salwar suits, this is the place you need to hit up when you need some breathtaking traditional attire with amazing attention to detail.
This multi-designer store in Chennai is a best friend for fashionistas looking for traditional clothing with a twist. With works of some of the best designers in the industry like Nikasah Agarwal, Anushree Reddy to Premal Badlani, this is the best place to find the bridal wear of your dreams.
KalpaDruma is one of the biggest and the most trending boutiques that has taken Chennai’s fashionable youth’s clothing dreams and converted them into a tangible reality. With a boho-chic vibe, it offers beautiful rustic, rooted and stylish clothing. KalpaDruma designs are for the urban woman with an established sense of style and offer a mix of clothing and décor items.