Embrace The Chennaite In You With Quirky Madras-Themed Merch From These Brands
If you’re a true born “Madrasi” or a Chennaite at heart, you’re going to love these vibrant keepsakes that scream our unanimous love for this city.
Guys, it’s pretty obvious. We Chennaites loves our cinema and Fully Filmy caters to just that. From Tamil tees and t-shirts with prints like Thalapathi legacy, Tyrion Lakshmipathi (our favourite dwarf from Casterly Rock?) and there’s even one that says Neenga Shut Up Pannunga for the ‘Oviya Army’ that’s obsessed with Oviya from Big Boss Tamil. But we picked up tees for women in bright yellow and purple with the words Aiyo and Moodu across them at their store in Phoenix Marketcity, Velachery. They even have phone cases, collectibles and official merch from Marvel, Disney, FC Barcelona and more!
Price: INR 499 upwards
You’ve probably seen many Straight Outta Madras t-shirts floating around. That’s a hotseller here at Angi. The t-shirts here are made from scratch (the design and the t-shirt itself) and they also have magnetic badges, phone cases and printed coffee mugs (we found one that said Aiyayo!). If you’re from the city, then you’ll love the prints with phrases in Tamil on them. And they even have a standalone store in T Nagar.
Price: INR 399 upwards
From Adults and Kids Unisex T-shirts that say Madrasi Hoon, Kaapi Keeps Me Going and 100% Chennaiite, you can even pick out cloth bags and fridge magnets (one says Keep calm and eat thayir sadham). A popular pick here is the I Love Chennai t-shirt (printed in Tamil) and it’s even been worn by celebrities (Vanakkam Milind Soman). They have more options (choose from 80-90 prints) at their store on TTK Road. So you might want to check that out.
Price: INR 150 upwards
Doodle Monk has a very quirky style when it comes to illustrations so you’d want to have a look at their Namma Madras collection. Frames, bookmarks, magnets, and posters — you’ll find prints of famous places like Anna University, Santhome Church, Mount Road, Spencer Plaza, Elliot’s Beach. If you feel strongly connected to a Chennai favourite they’ve probably got it here. They have an online store and some of their products can be found at Odyssey and Chamier’s Café.
Price: INR 30 upwards
MadCap designs and retails notebooks, coasters, posters, tote bags, wallets,and wall clocks. The products here are colourful and quirky. Their Traditional Collection has some funky prints that caught our eye. Check out The Lotus tote bag, The Degree Coffee Mug (with a print of a literal filter coffee graduate on it) and the posters with pop prints of traditional women who seem to be very expressive.
Price: 125 upwards