The platform kadais & shops of Luz Corner

If Pondy Bazaar and T Nagar were synonymous with Sarees and Jewellery then Luz Corner is with its road-side shops. So much so that they occupy so much space that result in pedestrians walking on the road. These small shops sell everything from footwear to cosmetics to shirts to plastic novelty items. Come rain or shine these shops are right there braving all odds. Obviously you do not get branded stuff but what you get here is worth every penny. Shopping here and bargaining is in itself a pleasure. If you are looking for something better in terms of quality, all you have to do is step into one of the stores. I don’t know who came up with the idea, but the stores are funnily named, ‘Crores & Crores’, ‘Lakhs & Lakhs’, Millions & Millions’ & ‘Trillions & Trillions’. But, with the advent of big format retail stores like Saravana, Rathna Stores these shops are losing out and soon might be history. Just like ‘Petaling Jeya Street’ of Kuala Lumpur or a ‘Fashion Street’ in Mumbai these must be preserved as they are an integral part of the city.

3 Comments so far

  1. pooja (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 8:03 am

    post pics post pics! im salivating for pics of chennai!

  2. vinod (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 10:24 am

    gimme sumtime… will psot them soon..

  3. Lavanya (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 12:38 pm

    Ah Crores & Crores :D Vinod, my family swears by the store. Lakhs & Lakhs and others of that kind are also patronized, but C & C comes fusht…

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