Intricate Embroidery Or Classic Pattu, Shop For The Best Saris This Pongal Here

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Pongal is right around the corner (January 14 to January 16) and while the sugarcane goodness is yet to come, we’re thinking about our #OOTD goals. It’s great to jazz up your style with chic lehengas and salwars, but if sari is bae, hit up these stores to get yours this Pongal. 


If you’re looking for pocket-friendly handloom saris, Co-Optex is a one-stop-shop. This is the best store to shop saris made from fabrics like Chettinadu cotton, Koorainadu silk cotton, Coimbatore organic cotton, and Madurai Sungudi cotton. For Pongal, they even have saris with iconic sugar cane designs, yay! 

Nalli Silks

Think festive and it’s impossible to leave out Nalli - people have gone gaga over this iconic sari store since it’s debut in 1928. Hit up their store in Panagal Park for their massive selection of saris in fabrics like silk, cotton, velvet, and tulle. From printed to embroidered designs, you’ll find all-things-awesome here.

The Chennai Silks

This label, (which apparently holds the Guinness World Record for the World’s Most Expensive Silk Saree) has a great collection of saris made from Tirupur silk. For Pongal, they’ve got authentic Vipanji silk saris with Madras checks which will definitely grab everyone's attention. 

Palam Silks

For the love of pure Kanchipuram silk saris, visit Palam - they stock an exquisite collection of festive saris. The designs are unique and out-of-the-box too; think Indian folklore art and motifs from Indian villages. Drape one of their saris and we bet you’ll be the centre of attention.

Kumaran Silks

This store may not be as popular as the Nallis and Pothys of Chennai, but it houses a collection of rich, silk saris. From dancing peacocks to gopikas, you’ll find a hoard of saris with traditional designs here. Drape one of these beauties while you sing the Pongal O Pongal song! 


This legendary store houses gorgeous Kancheepuram, Kalamkari, Pochampally, and Mysore Silk sarees. Gawk at their beautiful saris and you’ll probably shed some tears for having to pick just one (but if you can have ‘em all, go for it). With rich sari borders and intricate embroidery, these saris will make your Pongal unforgettable. 

Sundari Silks

To get your whole Pongal look sorted, Sundari Silks is your destination. They’ve got saris, of course, but they also have accessories like earrings and necklaces along with readymade blouses. Their ethnic outfit collection is lit, and they also have a sale during Pongal.

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