Shopping

The ultimate Sri Lankan shopping guide – for jewellery, clothing, handicrafts and more...

Festive time shopping
Shopping

Festive time shopping

Have you ever wondered how enchanting it would be to have your own customised attire for an event? Choosing from the finest fabrics, mix and match for a stunning look. These outlets feature an exquisite range of fabrics such as lace with intricate embellishments, which creates simplistic, timeless elegance. If you want to be a showstopper, selections of sophisticated ethnic wear can be found at any of these outlets. From intricately hand-woven pieces to dazzling assembles; do not miss the chance to pick up your favourites. Also available are graceful collections of bridal wear for celebrating your momentous big day in. From plush and classy to simple ethnic wear, you can find your personal touch here. For trending statements, choose from fine bespoke tailoring and get your customised attire ready. Rithihi, Kamsins, Pallu and Fabric Gallery cater to their clientele with quality ethnic wear for both men and women. Adorn your attire with jewellery by jewelers such as Vogue and Lalitha, who never fail to disappoint in meeting your standards. Gentlemen can find suits from renowned designers, at Hameedia and Navavi who produce a statement looks catering to all.

Arcade Independence Square
Shopping

Arcade Independence Square

A complex of colonial style buildings housing a host of outlets and facilities for shopping, dining and entertainment. It’s the latest prominent landmark in the city with outdoor sitting areas, promenades, fountains and flowerbeds while inside are 24 retail stores ranging from clothing to electronics. Both local and international brands are represented here, including Nike, Levis, Giordano, Samsung, TITAN, Parfumerie, Kookaburra, Stone ‘N’ String and Amante. Sri Lankan, Indian, Thai, Japanese and fast food restaurants are among the dining options and there is a Cineplex for 3D movies.

Charles & Keith
Shopping

Charles & Keith

Charles & Keith is a brand synonymous with quality, style and elegance by translating latest runway trends into wearable fashion. The Charles & Keith store in Colombo 03 spans over 1104 square feet, offering shoppers an enjoyable shopping experience in a completely new destination. The store beckons shoppers with its modern façade that is in line with the sophisticated style of brand. The contemporary interior is accentuated with elements in sleek glass and is brightly lit to illuminate the store, bringing a sense of modern minimalism. The sleek architecture finishing brilliantly showcases Charles & Keith’s extensive range of stylish products ranging from ladies footwear, bags, belts, sunglasses to bracelets. 

Paradise Road • Colombo
Shopping

Paradise Road • Colombo

Paradise Road is not only an exquisite homeware store, but over the years it has risen to the status of a tourist attraction, deservedly so. Paradise Road houses truly unique one-of-a-kind products, from rustic furniture pieces, to elegant porcelain, Paradise Road is an absolute delight to wander in and explore. The store’s interior channels a grunge Mediterranean atmosphere with dark corners, stone walls and seductive scents. The second floor has an extensive collection of linen products. Take note however that the prices here tend to be on the higher end of the spectrum.

Envoy Mansion
Shopping

Envoy Mansion

Statements are made. Some are worn. So states the adage to the Envoy mansion, an elegant colonial-style mansion turned store that showcases the finest in men’s clothing. It is a luxurious men’s fashion and lifestyle destination, where quality and discernment are top on the list. It pampers the man with the best brands; Envoy, the premier brand of Hameedia with Envoy Bespoke, Platinum, Ceremonial, Luxury and Sports making the range of men’s wear, the FH Studio, named after the creator of Hameedia is an icon himself for redefining men’s wear and men’s fashion and becoming a legend in the process; and the International range of global brands include Adidas, Allen Solly, Lee, Louis Philippe and Van Heusen. The customised tailoring done at the Envoy Mansion is made to measure with the finest world class fabrics.

see more

Colombo gem and jewellery stores

Colombo Jewellery Stores
Shopping

Colombo Jewellery Stores

Guided by its founder’s visionary belief in fabulous precious gems and a keen eye for fashion, backed by enviable craftsmanship, CJS stands today as a hallmark of luxury, style and quality.

Coveted and desired by local and international customers, CJS is one of the most respected, revered and influential brands in Sri Lanka. Personified by the store’s globally recognised ambassador, Jacqueline Fernandez, Colombo Jewellery Stores is the very epitome of luxury and glamorous trinkets. 

Additionally, CJS is also a home to some of the world's most luxurious brands of watches such as HUBLOT, Tag Heuer and Raymond Weil.

Vogue Jewellers
Shopping

Vogue Jewellers

Stepping inside the three storey building located next to the hustle and bustle of the Galle Road, one is at once transported to a world of glamour as the eyes feast on the beautifully designed masterpieces assembled deftly around the first floor. Passing by eager clients sorting through the variety of jewels that are available, and ascending a glass staircase, one encounters the second floor where most of the precious, semi precious as well as coloured stone jewellery is displayed. The third floor is dedicated to bridal jewellery. It is a spacious area decked in white interior and wooden tones to accentuate the gold jewellery. The staff at Vogue Jewellers is well groomed with etiquette and discipline at the core of their customer care. They are all trained to provide the ultimate jewellery experience and act more as consultants with pleasing personalities imparting undivided attention. The design team at Vogue Jewellers are famed for their mastery in jewellery designs both locally and internationally.

Zam Gems
Shopping

Zam Gems

Zam Gems offers you unique and modern jewellery made from genuine materials at affordable prices. The collection includes pendants, rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets made of precious and semi precious gemstones with a range of vibrant hues. The sparkle in each stone and jewellery reflects the skill of the craftsman. Zam Gems also makes personalised jewellery designs manufactured from finest gems that create an effect of elegance. Such high quality crafted jewellery pieces and precious gemstones display the innovative combination of traditional techniques and new technologies.

Careems Jewellers
Shopping

Careems Jewellers

With more than 100 years of industry expertise, when it comes to jewellery making, Careems knows it all and does it all. Their products are modern, contemporary and are elegantly handcrafted using precious gems and metals. You can get anything from necklaces and bracelets to rings and earrings for both men and women, and what is more, you can even give them an idea of the desired design and get them to make it for you. 

see more

Clothes shopping in Colombo

Odel
Shopping

Odel

A name that’s now synonymous with Colombo, Odel is an integral part of the city’s shopping scene.  Boasting 33,000 square feet of sheer retail bliss, Odel has steadily grown from humble beginnings to a department store worthy of international acclaim. Odel’s exterior presence follows a traditional formula; tall arched entrances, brilliant white walls and rich wooden interiors, Odel is a homage to colonial architectural establishments in the city. 
Odel has a rich collection of clothes, from basic tees to exquisite designer wear, Odel is one of the few stores in Colombo that manages to appeal to both a mass and niche audience. Like any department store, apparel is just one of Odel’s product offerings. Designer time pieces, exotic sarees, an extravagant perfume collection, a cosy book store, an eclectic assortment of jewellery and a playful kids’ department truly makes Odel your go-to shopping destination. Though the very essence of Odel is shopping, you will be amazed by the number of things one can do within its richly adorned interior. From a Japanese sushi bar, to a French delicatessen, to a well stocked bar and even a foot spa.

Kamsins
Shopping

Kamsins

An elegant clothes store situated in Colombo 06, Kamsins is for the man and the woman and the young and the old with an inimitable range of designer saris, lehengas and shalwars, suits, sherwanis and kurthis. The accessories to glamorise the outfits are antique and hefty and blend well with the heavily embellished saris and other ladies’ wear. Kamsins specialises in wedding attire for the bride and the groom and every piece is intricately worked and embroidered with beautiful threads of gold, silver and bronze and a multitude of stones and sequins. Kamsins is also popular and frequented for being trendy by those knowing what’s in vogue in sari and men’s wear. Kamsins is a must-visit fashion store for Indian outfits selected only from the finest and cutting-edge designers of India.

Romafour
Shopping

Romafour

Stretching up six levels, Romafour caters to all fashion needs. Their collections are contemporary as well as timeless. Their pieces are created with quality materials to ensure a longlasting and unique purchase. The store’s massive shopping space overflows with colourful and very stylish clothing. The ground floor and the first and second floors of the store has women’s wear. Walking in, one would feel as though they have entered an oasis of tailor-made designs. From detailed kurthas to evening dresses, the ground floor showcases utmost elegance, while also providing the customer with homeware. There is a separate section for watches, cosmetics and stunning accessories to choose from. Romafour also offers an interesting range of teas and wood ornaments that make ideal Sri Lankan souvenirs. The first floor is dedicated for special occasion wear; be it a grand wedding ceremony, graduation ball or birthday party. In this floor, ladies can avail themselves to a countless number of dresses in every colour imaginable. From lengthy flowing dresses to short playful dresses, Romafour has a range topleasemanypreferences. The saree station too keeps up with Romafour’s identity of providing customers a wide choice. There are also shoes, sandals and bags that will complement your look. The second floor has casual and office wear. Embroidered and neatly executed jackets are some of the exciting options here. Pencil skirts as well as various minimally embellished off

Cotton Collection
Shopping

Cotton Collection

With a slew of branches dotted across Colombo, Cotton Collection has quickly morphed to an eclectic fashion destination. Housing mostly local brands, the store itself can be described as a hybrid of bohemian chic and urban elegance. To a certain degree, Cotton Collection represents the very essence of Sri Lanka; laid-back, tropical and mysterious the stores offerings will tickle almost every consumer’s fancy. Ethnic skirts, quality leather loafers and crisp linen shirts are just a few of the items that Cotton Collection has in store. Cotton Collection has ample parking and, as an added bonus, the property is just adjacent to a delightful little strawberry desert parlour. 

House of Fashions
Shopping

House of Fashions

A fashion centre of Southeast Asia replete with fabulous fashion, spread out across 250,000 square feet is a veritable shoppers’ paradise comprising some of the most well-known brands of clothing for men, women and kids, household items, fashion accessories and loads of gift items for any occasion. Seventeen escalators operate for ease of access for shoppers as well as a 350 car park for customer convenience. The ground floor has a vast lobby, information centre and ample cashier counters. Cosmetics, perfumes, and jewellery will capture the attention of any discerning shopper as they enter the first floor whilst women will be kept busy on the second floor dedicated solely to women’s wear. The fourth floor has a range of men’s wear and accessories including shoes, belts, ties and casual, office and high-end wear. An entire floor of this mega store is dedicated to kids ranging from infants to teenagers. Clothes, toys and accessories. The home ware section comprises a huge array of items designed to enhance the bedroom and the elegance of bathrooms. 

see more

Colombo: essential shopping destinations

Majestic City
Shopping

Majestic City

Majestic City is one of oldest malls in Sri Lanka and still remains the country’s most sought after shopping destination. It is a seven-storied building with 96 shops. The basement has a kids’ play area and a decent food court. After a major renovation in 2008, MC as it is widely known, got its own cineplex with four cinemas. These are the MC Platinum, Gold, Ultra and Superior cinemas. Platinum is the largest. There are few showrooms of international brands and perhaps MC lacks the glamour of shopping malls elsewhere but by international standards it qualifies as a fine shopping complex. MC has also become “THE” place for a hangout with youngsters strolling its corridors window shopping or lounging on its galleries.

Liberty Plaza
Shopping

Liberty Plaza

This is the country’s first shopping complex and dates back to the late 1980s. If Liberty Plaza seems staid, on closer inspection it will delight you with some rarities. It is home to some of the quaintest shops in the city. There are plenty of outlets which offer good deals on mobile phones, electronic goods etc. The “Photo Technica” is the city’s abode for all photographers - it sells the latest variety of digital cams and other electronic accessories. The mall is slightly old fashioned with its timings as it closes at 7pm on weekdays. Also it’s closed on Sundays, making it difficult for weekend shoppers.

Odel
Shopping

Odel

A name that’s now synonymous with Colombo, Odel is an integral part of the city’s shopping scene.  Boasting 33,000 square feet of sheer retail bliss, Odel has steadily grown from humble beginnings to a department store worthy of international acclaim. Odel’s exterior presence follows a traditional formula; tall arched entrances, brilliant white walls and rich wooden interiors, Odel is a homage to colonial architectural establishments in the city. 
Odel has a rich collection of clothes, from basic tees to exquisite designer wear, Odel is one of the few stores in Colombo that manages to appeal to both a mass and niche audience. Like any department store, apparel is just one of Odel’s product offerings. Designer time pieces, exotic sarees, an extravagant perfume collection, a cosy book store, an eclectic assortment of jewellery and a playful kids’ department truly makes Odel your go-to shopping destination. Though the very essence of Odel is shopping, you will be amazed by the number of things one can do within its richly adorned interior. From a Japanese sushi bar, to a French delicatessen, to a well stocked bar and even a foot spa.

Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
Restaurants

Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct

see more