Nalli (wardrobe store)

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Silk sarees
Genre Wardrobe store
Founded 1928
Founder Nalli Chinnasamy Chetti
Headquarters Chennai, India
Number of locations
Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkatta, Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Kanchipuram, U. S. A., Singapore
Area served

Nalli is an Indian wardrobe store and silk saree emporium based in Chennai. It is one of the oldest saree shops in the Chennai's commercial neighbourhood of T. Nagar.


The main store of Nalli in Panagal Park, Chennai

Nalli was established in T. Nagar in 1928 by Nalli Chinnasamy Chetti, a weaver who belonged to the Padmasaliyar community.[1] 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.[2] The shop initially functioned from a house until Nalli established his own showroom in 1935.[2] Nalli Chinnasamy Chetti died in 1958 and was succeeded by his grandson Nalli Kuppusamy Chetti.[3][4]


Nalli silks opening a new shop in Chrompet, Chennai[1]

External links[edit]

  • ^ Chrompet, Nalli. "Nalli Chrompet". local newspaper. local newspaper. Retrieved 30 March 2015.