Shopping in Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Major shopping sites in Colombo

House of Fashion, Colombo

Not to say that the shopping in Colombo is above all praise, but it is impossible not to mention the multitude available here are shopping centers and markets. If you want you can find things pretty decent quality at really competitive prices. But you need to be able to find such shops as in normal shops they are sold sometimes at prices even higher than in Russia. But if you find the right place you can buy things brand quality at unrealistically low prices but without brand labels. In a large quantity, you can find consumer goods at absolutely bargain prices.

Electronics stores in Colombo is very small. Find something electronic in Liberty Plaza or Majestic City, but the prices do not please you. Some electronics you can buy from street stalls in Pettah district.

    Торговля в районе Петтах, Коломбо
  • The Pettah District (Pettah). The whole area is Pettah, the largest and most colorful market in Colombo. This place is not really tourist oriented, but it will certainly be interesting to them. The products are varied and you can buy absolutely anything. There are on each square centimeter, so that sometimes even can not pass. The quality of the product leaves much to be desired, but the prices on the goods very low (even lower after bargaining). Some shops are wholesale only, so don't be surprised that you can refuse to serve.

  • Odel – a famous chain of stores was widespread in Sri Lanka. Here you can buy men's, women's, children's clothing local brands, shoes, accessories, sportswear, toys, home goods. There is a small selection of Souvenirs and tea. A huge selection of products not mentioned, but the quality is acceptable and prices are reasonable. At Colombo airport there is a branch of Odel.

    Address in Colombo: Kurunduwatta, No. 5, Alexandra Place, Colombo 7

  • House of Fashion – a large shopping centre in Colombo. Not so long ago has replaced the former location and is now located in the district of Borella (Colombo 8). Pretty good concentration in one place clothing, shoes, home items, toys, bags, Souvenirs, cosmetics. Six floors with spacious rooms and a large range of different goods at low prices.

    Keep in mind that this store used to be located elsewhere, and many sources indicate his previous address. We indicate the current location of the store.

    Address: 101, D S Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo 8

  • Liberty Plaza is another large Metropolitan shopping centre. In many parts you can buy clothes and shoes, sports clothes, photographic equipment, jewellery and tea production, Souvenirs, accessories. Products of varying quality, but the prices sometimes are not inferior to the Russian boutiques. There is also a supermarket and food court.

    Address: 250/1/22, R A De Mel Mawatha, Kollupitiya, Colombo

  • Majestic City
  • Majestic City – a large shopping center offering a wide range of goods from clothing to electronics and household items, children's goods, jewelry. Many departments with brand and local production of clothes of different quality. The building houses a supermarket, a Department with alcoholic beverages, there is a food court, a cinema, Playground with attractions for children, departments of local tea.

    Address: Galle Rd, Colombo 04

  • Nolimit – shop with a large selection of clothing for men, women and children shoes. The quality is average, prices are low. Its branches are situated all over Sri Lanka.

  • Food City – widespread in Sri Lanka trade network, offering a huge range of food products. Branches Food City can be found in all cities of the country.

  • Keells Super shopping food network Sri Lanka, competing with Food City and offering a similar range of food and Essentials.

  • Arpico supermarket network foodstuffs and basic necessities in Sri Lanka.

Where to buy Souvenirs in Colombo?

Магазин Lakpahana

Souvenirs in Colombo to find not so easy. There is no such collapse of the Souvenirs at every step, as for example in Bangkok. Really, to buy run-down a magnet, you may have to bypass half the city. Therefore, in order not to lose time, for Souvenirs it is best to go immediately to one of the large souvenir shops.

  • Lakpahana Handicrafts , a small shop focused on the sale of Souvenirs. Large selection of Handicrafts made of wood, textiles, straw, porcelain, jewelry, etc., bizarre shapes and sizes. High quality and inexpensive.

    Address: No. 14, Phillip Gunawardena Mawatha, (Reid Avenue) Colombo 7

  • Laksala is a huge two-story shop Packed with a variety of Souvenirs and objects reflecting traditional Sri Lankan crafts. The choice is striking for its diversity and ingenuity. Everything looks very high quality and pleasantly surprised by low prices.

    Сувениры в Laksala

    Address: No. 215, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Thummulla, Colombo 7

  • Lankahands. Some guides suggest this store as a great place to buy Souvenirs, but in fact, this store is long gone, in its place left only a wasteland.

🕒 October 16, 2018

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viola September 23, 2018
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viola 24 September, 2018
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