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5 Best Shopping Malls in Chennai!

Written by Team Urban Tree

When you live in Chennai, obviously an afternoon of shopping is a part of your weekend.The shopping malls in Chennai are have a unique theme and charm to themselves, however old or new. What are the malls that offer the best experience? Read on! We’ve rounded up to the top 5 shopping malls in Chennai, so make that extra space in your wardrobe or your suitcase!

1. Phoenix Market City, Velachery

Phoenix is not just a mall, it’s an experience. If you think Velachery is too far to travel, you won’t regret once you step into the mall for it’s totally worth it! The city’s largest mall – Phoenix Market city is a must visit if you’re a shopaholic! A house to several luxury brands like Charles and Keith, Mango, Steve Madden, Zara and many more, it is also the most expensive mall in the city. The vast collection is something you should not miss and so are the numerous brands spread across the. The mall also has an amazing 11 screen multiplex, events being conducted every weekend and an extra ordinarily large food court! You can also find the renowned Starbucks and Hard Rock Cafe in If you’re looking for a place to chill out during the weekend and splurge happily, head over to Phoenix!

If you’re a Freddie Mercury, you might want to head over to the mall on the 18th of April to catch the biggest tribute ever to Queen!

Must Visit Places: Nando’s, Noodle House, California Pizza Kitchen, Hard Rock Cafe

2. Express Avenue Mall, Royapettah


Express Avenue, fondly called as EA is a sacred place for every shopaholic in the city. Situated in the junction of Whites road, Woods road and the Patullas road, Express Avenue is a sprawling four story complex with a three level basement parking for visitors. The mall is house to around 150+ popular national and International brands like Mango, Only, Vero Moda, Biba and so on, making you spoilt for choice. Nah, not really. For the shopaholic in you, this is a treat! Head straight here for a quick retail therapy. You can go crazy in the mall trying to decide between which stores to look at first! Arrived 30 minutes early for a movie you’re watching? Take a walk and look at the colourful display of clothes, bags and accessories or enjoy a good coffee at Starbucks! But you can come back after the movie to buy those svelte bags that simply appeal to you.

Must Visit Places: Gangotree, Rajdhani, Sangeetha, Kobe Sizzlers, Entrée, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

3. Forum Vijaya Mall, Vadapalani


If lesser crowd while shopping is your forte, step into the Forum Vijaya Mall at Vadapalani. Also for the desi in you, Forum Vijaya is the right place to shop for! Prominent local brands in Chennai including RMKV silks and Kay Fashions await you with their fabulous collection of ethnic and casual wear! Treat yourself to a good mix of Chennai’s signature brands and world-renowned brands a well!

Must Visit Places – Arab Kitchen, Dhishoom, Cream Centre, iD, Kailash Parbat

4. Citi Centre, Mylapore


Synonymous with the one of the most ‘happening’ places in Chennai (next to the beach), Citi Centre hosts brands like Lifestyle, Giordano, Wills Lifestyle, etc! The bonus stalls here are the strategically placed booths for accessories & gadgets that lend you a hand with your shopping! If you’re planning for an evening out for shopping and movie, head straight to Citi Centre and catch that movie at INOX! It is Chennai’s only open food court that allows the tourists to capture a view of the Marina Beach!

Must Visit Place: McDonalds’s, Atomic Donuts, Crepe N Waves, Chai Café

5. Spencer Plaza, Anna Salai

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One of the oldest mall in India, Spencer Plaza is a name synonymous with budget shopping at Chennai. Located on Anna Salai, Spencer plaza is a modern landmark of the city. The shopping complex is house to several popular brands like Adidas, Nike, FILA, Van Heusen, Proline, Allen Solly, Florsheim shoes, Lipton, Puma, Louis Philippe, Titan, Levi’s and Casio. You will also find to your delight that there are sundry stores that cater to your needs right from casual kurtas to western wear! There is a food court where you can stop, take a break, eat and re-energize yourself and then continue on with your shopping spree! After all, who doesn’t snack when they eat, right? 😉

Must Places to Visit: Shree Mithai, Subway, Madras Coffee House, Hotel Saravana Bhavan

Going shopping this weekend? Make the best use out of these malls 😉

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Urban Tree are the creators of magnificent homes in Chennai. Urban Tree is committed to creating world-class homes featuring innovative new styles that are meticulously integrated into every aspect of modern day living.

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