Nalli (wardrobe store)
|Founder||Nalli Chinnasamy Chetti|
Number of locations
|Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkatta, Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Kanchipuram, U. S. A., Singapore|
Nalli was established in T. Nagar in 1928 by Nalli Chinnasamy Chetti, a weaver who belonged to the Padmasaliyar community. Chinnasamy Chetti was a famous weaver of Kanchipuram sarees who had been weaving silk sarees since 1900 and gifted a Kanchipuram saree, the Durbar Pet, as a souvenir to George V during his visit to India in 1911. In 1928, he moved to the then Madras city and became one of the first to open a shop in the neighbourhood of T. Nagar which was founded in the early 1920s. The shop initially functioned from a house until Nalli established his own showroom in 1935. Nalli Chinnasamy Chetti died in 1958 and was succeeded by his grandson Nalli Kuppusamy Chetti.
- "The 'soft' corner for silks". The Hindu. Chennai, India. March 20, 2000.
- "T.Nagar: Shop till you drop, and then shop some more". August 29, 2006.
- Nalli plans lifestyle stores
- All in the FAMILY
Nalli silks opening a new shop in Chrompet, Chennai
- Chrompet, Nalli. "Nalli Chrompet". local newspaper. local newspaper. Retrieved 30 March 2015.