Festive time shopping

Whatever the function, find the perfect attire, all at your convenience.
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By Swetha |
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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.

Shopping, Fashion

Fabric Gallery

Located at the heart of the Duplication Road in Bambalapitiya, Fabric Gallery is a paradise for fabrics. The five story building is renowned for its vast fabric collection and this building incorporates both fashion as well as fabric items. The ground floor displays a vast variety of fabrics, imported from countries such as Korea and Indonesia. They have a plethora of material varieties from silk to cotton, georgette and linen. Printed and striped patterns of fabric with subtle and striking bold colours are also available. Shoppers will be spellbound by the materials on display at Fabric Gallery, which includes brocade, raw silk and satin, and also a variety of colours to choose from. Alongside the array of materials was a display of ready-made shalwar tops embellished with fancy stones as well as sequins. The one-piece unique designs of shalwar tops were available in chiffon and cotton materials. The floor also has a separate section featuring a variety of embroidered lace, beaded lace and plain lace that come in a variety of soft colours such as pearl white, light pink and white. On the second floor, one is greeted by large antique mirrors in the shape of the sun. Also displayed were mirrors of contemporary design, delicately studded with fashion stones. The floor also showcases accessories, handbags, shoes and cosmetics. From modern to traditional jewellery, the separate sections have been designed to cater to the various needs of the customers. Cosmetic products such

Rithihi is a clothing shop in Colombo
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Shopping, Womenswear

Rithihi

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An elegant façade down Alfred House Gardens, shaded by serene temple trees, is a paradise for those who seek an ethnic or traditional style. Rithihi is not an everyday retail experience. Rithihi’s hallmark is their wide range of vibrant saris. With saris from all the regions of India, the collection caters to all tastes. Intricately hand embroidered, or daintily worked saris makes Rithihi an oasis of six- yard pleasure. Many of these saris have taken at least 6 months to complete and thus boast of detailed artistry. Simple cotton saris that let its modesty speak for itself too are available. Exclusive and one-of-a-kind Indian and Sri Lankan designer saris are also available at Rithihi. The store also provides traditional clothing including kurthas, jackets, pants, shawls and jewellery. The top floor has a colourful collection of dupattas (shawls) and stoles that would make the perfect tasteful and delicate accessory to both Western and ethnic outfits. A wide collection of kurthas designed to perfection exudes grace and opulence with a hint of lavishness. Compliments are guaranteed for the wearer of these works of art at any special function. Unique accessories such as earrings, necklaces, bangles and rings can also be purchased here. Natural soaps, body salts, lotions and oils that are organic products of Sri Lanka are also available here. Rithihi is a colourful paradise of style that has stood the test of time. 

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Kamsins is a clothing store in Colombo
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Shopping, Designer

Kamsins

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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.

Shopping, Fashion

Pallu

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Pallu is an exclusive retail boutique with an extensive collection of shalwars, kurtis, lehengas and sarees. The two storeys of Pallu are a rainbow of colour, glamour and style. It caters to those searching for both simple or grand ethnic wear that is unique, fashionable and traditional. The jewellery section holds your attention as you enter. Traditional costume jewellery including chokers, long necklaces, earrings and bangles will dazzle the shopper. The footwear collection ranges from fancy heels to cute flats. There is also a range of handbags to match. The ground floor has a area specially allocated for the one-of-a-kind as well as limited edition designer shalwars. These readymade shalwars are of the ‘anarkali’ style and in eye-catching hues suited for important events. They have a selected few multi-layered net shalwars with velvet, satin and brocade layers; a stunning piece for a wedding. These shalwars are exquisitely embellished with intricate designs and are detailed with stones and sequins. If it’s a saree you seek, Pallu will cater to your requirements. Their readymade anarkali frocks are stylish and come in eye-catching hues suited for important events. The six yards of the delicate frabics feature either attractive solid colours, rich floral prints or elegant motifs; a saree to suit every occasion. For a charming choice for everyday wear, the collections on the upper floor will be more apt. There is an extensive selection of readymade shalwars, ku

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Shopping, Jewellery

Vogue Jewellers

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A name that resonates with elegance and trusted quality, Vogue Jewellers is synonymous for timeless jewellery. The stylish flagship outlet of Vogue Jewellers, located along Galle Road in Colpetty, exemplifies sheer luxury. The spacious three-story building with a gleaming white façade, opens its doors to an exquisite world of dazzling jewellery. The interior is decked in pale white with wooden touches to accentuate the jewellery. Upon entering, one can browse through display upon display of exotic jewellery including earrings, necklaces, rings and bangles. Each piece is designed with great attention to detail, demonstrating brilliant craftsmanship, a quality Vogue Jewellers is known for. Apart from the classic 18K gold collection, a charming range of white gold and rose gold is displayed on the first floor. The exclusive diamond collection with delicate cuts reflects the epitome of luxury. The second floor is dedicated to sophisticated bridal collection that features designs inspired by Kandyan, Hindu and Western traditions. Inspired by these classics and customs, bridal jewellery in contemporary designs is also showcased. Vogue Jewellers also offers a 22K solid gold range precise in design and quality that is an unstinted promise to last forever. The aesthetically designed limited edition Tusker Collection is a trove of iconic statement pieces. Every unique piece of the Tusker collection is a treasured heirloom, to be handed down from one generation to another. 

Hameedia is a clothing store in Colombo
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Shopping, Menswear

Hameedia

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Hameedias was established in 1949. Since then, the store has achieved phenomenal growth to become one of the household names in Sri Lanka. Hameedias today is a name synonymous with high quality custom tailoring and ready-made clothes for gents. Men of distinction – be they corporate executives or the outdoor adventure zealots, bridegrooms, sports personalities and film stars – have all shared the Hameedia excellence. They also stock global quality ready-made brands of clothes with Le Bond, Envoy and Signature having made many a satisfied customer in Sri Lanka. For the complete man these brands carry a full range of fashion from clothing to footwear to accessories.

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Navavi
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Shopping, Tailors

Navavi

Conveniently located along Galle Road, Bambalapitiya, Navavi is a trusted name for men’s tailoring and suits. The flagship outlet specialising in suits and tailoring was established 55 years ago and now continuing with the third generation is catering to the sartorial needs of their loyal clientele. Navavi accepts orders for the tailoring of shirts, trousers, suits and specially designed wedding suits including for the groomsmen as well as pageboys. They also take orders for the tailoring of uni- forms for staff such as in the hospitality and aviation sectors of Sri Lanka. From leading hotels to the Parliament of Sri Lanka, Navavi has a reputation for maintaining a good quality and finesse. The tailors at the outlet are experts of the trade and are constantly updated on the latest trends in design, colours and fabric on the world stage. In fact, Navavi imports fabrics from countries such as England, Italy, Bangkok and India and further ensure that the stocks are available if an urgent order is given. While their prices are competitive, they always guarantee the best product and service for customers. One of the most renowned services offered by Navavi is bespoke tailoring, where tailors discuss with customers about the latest styles and the design most suited for their individual taste and occasion. Bulk orders are also accepted with the assurance to deliver consistent quality. Generally, Navavi requires a minimum of ten days to provide the final product. Yet, in keeping

Lalitha Jewellers is a shop in Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Shopping, Jewellery

Lalitha Jewellers

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Lalitha Jewellers sells lovely jewellery made with gems, white and yellow gold. It also offers a bespoke service. 

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