The list of trendy clothing stores in Sri Lanka is vast affording one many options in terms of style, shape and design. Check out some of these fabulous stores and unleash your inner fashionista.
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.
The Factory Outlet specialises in casualwear for the whole family, from jeans to t-shirts. It also sells a range of accessories for all ages, from belts to bags. The shop stocks US and European brands but also offers its own quality range of t-shirts and shoes. Open 365 days a year, it offers the perfect opportunity to stock your wardrobe with the latest trends. You'll find fashionable clothing for men, women and children. The other good thing about what's on offer is it is all affordable, which means you don't have to panic when you look at the price tag. The store launched in 2011 and already has three Colombo branches.
Meaning 'sensuality' in Sanskrit, Aviraté, Sri Lanka's pioneer high-street fashion label, embodies the essence of the stylish woman in its exotic range of every day and evening wear, gowns, lingerie, shoes and accessories. Having launched in June, 2010, during the IIFA Film Festival, of which it was the proud sponsor, Aviraté today is fast becoming a legend in the global fashion platform with major expansion plans in India and other Asian countries as well as the Middle East and Far East. In today's competitive global fashion market, Aviraté has managed to hold its own, with its exclusive designs being featured in prominent Indian fashion magazines such as Elle, Vogue and Femina. The immense success the brand has enjoyed is due to the high quality of the designs and reasonable pricing with mid-range as well as high-range choices.
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.
Easily one of the most celebrated stores in Colombo, Beverly Street has a massive collection of clothing for women, men and kids, they also have a large collection of home linen. The store itself is spread over two floors and is quite extensive. Products are of high quality and are generally fashion forward with a lot of attention paid to detail. Prices are reasonable and their staff members are incredibly attentive and helpful. Parking can get slightly chaotic when the store is busy.
Slender Fashion Store is centrally located, on Vajira Road in Colombo 4. It stocks a wide variety of smart and casualwear, from dresses to trousers. Its daily opening times from 10am to 8pm mean you can head down to the shop even after work and browse their latest line of goods. Some of the clothing is pretty, other things are plain and suitable for formal occasions. The shop also stocks some accessories.
Vonel is a brilliant addition to Colombo’s shopping scene. With a reasonably large shopping space, the store is jam packed with various fashionable pieces of clothing. Upon entering Vonel, you realisethe range is truly quite extensive. What’s more, they have a decent selection of men’s clothing and also have a few branded items. Prices are quite reasonable for get quality products. Staff members are extremely helpful and make frequent recommendations having assessed your personal choice.
The Pepe Jeans flagship store on the second floor of the New Wing, Liberty Plaza, Colombo, 3 is a landmark in concept store design. The creative ambience of the store is in accordance with the brand’s international store layout. Pepe Jeans London, is an iconic brand loved by discerning fashion enthusiasts worldwide for its effortlessly cool approach to style. The store is stocked with men and women’s wear from the Pepe Jeans Spring Summer ‘15 Collection. The collection is a mix of denim wear, lightweight t-shirts and casual shirts for men, and stylish tops and dresses for women. The store also has accessories such as belts and bags amongst others, whilst channelling the vintage spirit of Pepe Jeans.
Galleria, the multi-brand mini department store has a product range that features style, quality and the latest international trends that appeals to all age groups with a complete line-up of international fashion and technology brands. Located in Havelock Road, Colombo 5, the spacious 8,000sq.ft area with ample parking space offers unique and exclusive shopping on par with international standards. The store contains a wide selection of branded names such as Levi's, Nike and Giordano, with ladies and gents clothing in Levi’s and Giordano including tops, blouses, T-shirts, shirts, pants, jeans, shorts, bags and more. The Nike range features an unparalleled sporting collection comprising clothing for professional sportspersons as well as for sports and fitness enthusiasts with style inbuilt with utility. Over a third of the floor area of the mall features world famous consumer electronics from LED, LCD TV, Air Conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, kitchen appliances, Mobile phones and Smart phones, Notebooks to PCs from Panasonic, Samsung, Nokia, Dell, Apple, Candy, Kelvinator, Russell Hobbs, and Xerox. A watch station, 'International Watches' offers a wide selection of timeless classics from Fossil, DKNY, Diesel, Skagen and Adidas, while a Parfumarie outlet has the latest fragrances and cosmetics.
The elegant MANGO store features a range of women’s wear, from trendy casual wear and smart wear to glamourous evening wear. The single floor at street level has excellent visibility, ample access and parking facilities. The MANGO flagship store in Colombo has a range of accessories for the fashion tourists in town. MANGO epitomises style, convenience and versatility and is a must-stop for all ladies especially during the festive season. The interior design of this store combines functionality with aesthetics, an ambience characterised by its rustic simplicity, combined with a minimalist make-up with the warmth of objects originating from nature. Brand MANGO is Spain’s second largest exporter of women’s fashion, that embraces a concept that is based on an alliance between a quality product in accordance with the latest fashion trends, at an affordable price.
Chic designs inspired by Sri Lanka PR is the fashion wing of the Paradise Road franchise, which comprises chic clothing, trendy jewellery, accessories, natural bath products and gift and homeware items from Paradise Road. The store showcases exclusive and limited edition designs from local and Indian designers with items handpicked by owner, curator and designer Annika Fernando. Prices are on the high side but you will be assured of originality and quality. The store also operated an online platform and facebook page that keeps patrons informed on new designs and collections.
Splash, Middle East’s largest high street fashion retailer’s store in Colombo is a beautifully designed “boutique” concept store with the trendiest collections catering to various age groups of chic and stylish audiences. The store has an interesting mix of clothing for men, women and youth, and denims for men and women, including jeans, shorts and jackets, smart wear and accessories. The women’s wear is colourful and extensive, with some very original designs and shades to pick from. The emphasis seems to be on cottons and soft material ideal for the tropical climate. The store has a large collection of t-shirts. The interesting mix of clothing include the tuxedo, sequin dresses, evening jackets, leather pants and leather jackets in luxurious fabrics like wool, silk, leather and velvet. Extravagant pieces like military inspired jackets, lace gowns and dresses and punk inspired youthful tartan checks are also on display. With a cosmopolitan look and feel, the interior and ambience of the store is trendy.
The branch of the Glitz store chain in Hyde Park Corner offers a range of clothing and footwear with glamour and sophistication, and a relaxed shopping experience. Glitz is a mega store that provides ample parking space for its customers. It features ladies’, gents’ and kids’ clothing items, belonging to different brand categories as well as catering for high demand clients. Its ambience is customer friendly and leaves one with an impression of calmness to continue the shopping spree in a relaxed manner. The staff are eager to help and will come quickly to your side should you require their attention.
An haute couture range of clothing for women in a choice of casual, evening, formal, business and office wear in linen tastefully accessorised with elegant embroidery, delicate lace, silk, satin and mesh is displayed in the chic ambience at Linen and I Designer Collection. The selection of exclusive clothing is tastefully designed and unassumingly elegant with dainty skirts and dresses with daring plunging necklines, the array of linen clothing is undeniably sophisticated.
The Tommy Hilfiger collection at the Arcade Independence Square Mall has a wide selection of menswear, ladies wear, footwear and accessories. As the first store in Colombo to offer the prestigious international brand, the elegantly designed interior matches the global standards followed by the clothing and accessory line, that reflects the brand’s style and impeccable international image as a chic brand for a ‘preppy’ lifestyle.