Going to Kanchipuram is a dream for any south Indian bride. Ofcourse, what better place than the silk city to start your wedding shopping. Everyone must have come across families who have been going to Kanchipuram for generations together to do their wedding shopping to that one trusted store.
But if you are a first timer, we understand your concern and fear. Finding a trusted merchant, estimating the weaving quality of the cloth and paying the right price for what you buy are very importan. Also, Wedding shopping involves a huge amount of money and not just the bridal sarees, we also get other sarees for our close relatives. So one would never want to compromise on anything when you travel so long to buy Sarees.
So here is our list of the trusted stores that we suggest you if you are going to Kanchipuram for your wedding shopping.
Prakash Silks and Sarees, it is known as an Institution for Kanchipuram sarees and the price is definitely the best in town. Infact, I purchased my first Kanchipuram Saree here, and had such a hard time choosing, since they had such an extensive collection of silk saris. I ended up buying 2 saris there .If you ask me about pricing, a typical 10000 rupee saree at Prakash silks usually costs you at least 13-14k outside Kanchipuram and this is something I experienced it myself via a leading online merchant.
However,make sure you go to the store before the opening time, otherwise it’s really hard to get a place incase you are in for a wedding shopping.
A.S Babu Sah, well this is name is the oldest as far as even Grandmom’s know. Their expertise is Bridal Kanchivarams is unmatched. Ask them the type and style you want, they would never disappoint you. They literally have all the designs which every Bride wants. As a matter of fact I found my Muhurtham saree at A.S Babu Sah. They quality of the Sarees can never be questioned. What the salesperson says is what goes into the weaving of the Saree. As mentioned above , you need to come prepared for a mad rush you are going to experience. So you better come as early as possible to make sure you get a place and a Salesperson assigned to you.
Pachaiyappa’s silks: Last but not the least is Pachaiyappa’s silks, they have been in Kanchipuram since a long time and you could even notice some schools and colleges named after its founder. Such is their legacy, so make sure you visit them too when you are at Kanchipuram. They have a vast collection which would be amazed it and its so hard to pick just one.
And to make the most out of your buck, if your bill exceeds one lakh, make sure you ask them for a lil’ discount. Usually all the merchants in Kanchipuram give 5% discount on purchases above 1 lakh. So, don’t forget.