It is time to revamp your summer wardrobe since it is pretty hot outside already. The summers in Chennai are supposed to be hotter than usual, if weather forecasters are to be believed. No harm in getting prepped for the season. For all those looking to get new clothes without feeling guilty about the price paid for the same, please do try out these stores in town:
Find shirts, pants, and trousers for men priced from INR 600 at One Style. They have a decent collection from brands like Gap and Zara. You can get formal shirts in button-down style or classic collared ones; casual crew necks and polo T-shirts starting at INR 500 and even linen stuff starting at INR 900.
Location : No-22-23, 25, 26, Opposite To Holyangels School, T Nagar
Skirts, shorts, skirts, denims and Bohemian stuff- find fashionable clothes for men and women at this cool store in Bessie. Quite a lot of their stock is branded too. For instance, you might find a denim pair from Lee, a shirt from Zara or Arrow. They have an amazing collection of T-shirts, many of them being unisex. Looking out for girly stuff? Just head to the first floor and find yourself amid a colourful collection of shorts, skirts, cargos and easy breezy cotton tops and spaghettis. In case, you are wondering why they are easy on pocket, well, most of them are export surpluses.
Location : No. 8/3, 4th Main Rd, Besant Nagar
Sri Sainath Garments
The store has been in existence for over two decades and has been attracting a steady clientele tiding over generations. They stock shirts, pants and tees for men and women as well as skirts and palazzos. Many trendy stuff you will find for below INR 500 and be pleasantly surprised. Do keep an eye out on their T-shirt dresses. They also have printed palazzos, harem pants and wrap-around skirts. However, be quick to shop for what you want and move off as the owner of the store might appear snarky.
Location : Cison Complex, Opp. Govt. Museum, Egmore
Easy 2 Wear
Easy 2 Wear has clothes for kids, men and women. The ground floor has cute clothes for children aged 2 to 16 years. You can find cartoon-theme T-shirts, dresses, frocks, socks and jackets for little girls and boys starting as low as INR 250. The first floor has skirts, tops and T-shirts for women as well as leggings and denims. Just walk along the first floor and you will hit the men’s section which has shorts, formal shirts, polo T-shirts, formal pants, and jeans. You might find clothes in brands like Armani, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, and Paul Smith starting INR 750.
Location : 31, Next To HP Petrol Bunk, Nungambakkam
As the name would suggest, this one is an exclusive menswear store, popular across locations for budget shoppers. They stock on reasonably priced yet quality stuff of branded misprints and export surpluses. Do not be surprised to find Nike track pants for INR 750, SuperDry tees for INR 600, collared Van Heusen t-shirts for INR 850 or Zara shirts for INR 750. They have a whole collection of jeans, undergarments, and accessories for men too. Again, you probably might end up checking the price-tag quite a few times for many items. But it is indeed reasonably priced. Imagine a pair of branded denim jeans starting from INR 1,200. They replenish the stock on monthly basis and are strictly against any form of haggling.
Location : 3/23, 5th Avenue, Thiruvalluvar Nagar, Besant Nagar and 30/2, I block , Dr. C.M. Complex, 1st Main Road, Anna Nagar East