Traditionally, Chennai is known for its love for silk sarees. But millennials in the city are willing to experiment and more often than not, they love to adorn a lehenga for atleast one of the ceremonies. Here we give you a run through a few great places to shop for lehengas. Happy shopping!
Rangeela, T Nagar
This is a one-stop-shop for all your lehenga needs and places emphasis on current designs and colours, that are in vogue. One can choose from a range of unique lehengas apart from the choicest tissue, Italian crepe, georgette and raw silk fabrics that are very famous at the store. Located right opposite Manyavaar, this two-storeyed shop is a treasure trove of lehengas.
Rangoli, Nungambakkam High Road
Over the years, Rangoli has become synonymous with redefined tradition and contemporary high fashion. It has mastered the art of textile intricacies, impeccable tailoring and the sheer brilliance of draping a lady. The journey started in the year 1990 with nurturing excellence in a wide range of sarees from Benarasi, Silk, Gadwal to Kota, Khadi, embroidery etc. Now they have a great collection of lehengas, Indo-westerns and gowns as well. They are present across five cities of India and yes, the Chennai store has a fabulous chaat shop just outside, that is immensely popular. Another incentive to shop here.
Kataria’s, Sowcarpet and Cathedral Garden Road
Kataria’s offers a wide range of traditional and authentic designs. It is a great place to shop for those looking for fancy, traditional and embroidered lehengas as well as salwar suits. They have a team of highly talented designers, who are continuously coming out with exquisite designs, magnificent cuts and fabulous colours to appeal to all kind of clientele.
Evoluzione, KNK Road, Nungambakkam
This is the place to be if you intend to buy designer lehengas. 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. But of course, be prepared to burn some hole in your pocket.
Studio Saks, Gopalapuram
Studio Saks is again a premier fashion boutique in Chennai which blends modern elements with traditional design. It houses well-known designers such as Falguni & Shane Peacock, Shantanu & Nikhil, Narendra Kumar Ahmed and Kavita Bhartia. The boutique also showcases some of the best creations by young and upcoming Indian designers. The colour palettes reflect the seasons, and you are assured of luxurious fabrics that are best suited for a bridal trousseau.
Mokshaa, Cathedral Garden Road
Be it the Bride or the Groom or their families they have something appropriate for everyone. The store has built a reputation for stylish and trendy collections for men and women. Mokshaa is a perfect blend of trend and tradition. They have an elite collection of beautiful, designer lehengas. Their store is ideally located on Cathedral Garden Road.