The pearl-shaped, island country, Sri Lanka is a delight for families as well as honeymooners. Among the many terrific experiences on offer here, shopping could be one of the most exciting one for the visitors as it enables them to learn more about the country. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular shopping spots in Sri Lanka. Take a look!
The first fashion retailer in Sri Lanka, Odel is a mansion turned shopping store and is considered the best shopping spot in the country. Boasting of 20 unique stores including the iconic department store at Alexandra Place, it offers an unrivalled choice of fashion and lifestyle products for all age groups, ranging from clothing and footwear to accessories, perfumes and cosmetics. The stores are strategically situated in fashion and commercial hubs around the country and present a distinctive shopping experience in a stylish and cosy ambience.
A multi-storey shopping and commercial complex in Bambalapitiya, Majestic City is a unique spot offering wonderful shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. The most popular pick for luxury products, it is one of the oldest shopping malls in Sri Lanka and still remains the most sought-after shopping place in the country. You can find everything here, ranging from clothing and electronic items to various handicrafts and furniture items. Besides a diverse range of shopping outlets, the combination of a food zone, supermarket, the popular Majestic Cineplex and children’s amusement park ensures a wonderful experience for visitors.
The Pettah Market
The largest and busiest shopping district of Colombo, the Pettah Market is an open market where visitors can experience the local vibe of the country. It is a terrific street market, selling everything from clothes to electronics to fruits at wholesale prices. You can take a taxi to reach to the edge of the market and take a stroll through the streets to explore the little shops.
The largest state-owned gift, handicraft and souvenir shop in Sri Lanka, Laksala is a top-notch shopping destination appealing to shopaholics from all corners of the world. It is an ideal place for a cheap shopping experience in Colombo and is known for selling good quality products. This multi-storied boutique houses a wide spectrum of Sri Lankan products; and each floor displays a particular category, ranging from handmade jewellery, ornaments, handicrafts, Ceylon tea to locally designed and stitched clothes.
House of Fashions
A fashion centre of Southeast Asia, House of Fashions is an absolute shopper’s paradise, offering exciting shopping experiences for all. It is a premier fashion landmark of Sri Lanka consisting of some world-renowned brands of clothing for all age groups, fashion accessories, household items and gift items.