Shopping in Colombo

odelFor the first-time traveller, Colombo has much to offer as Sri Lanka premier metropolis. Drawing together a combination of culture, modernity and tradition, this city presents guests an unforgettable experience - one that captures the heart, character and spirit of the country. From a patchwork of local markets to never-ending stretches of golden coasts, prepare to catch a glimpse of stunning attractions when you visit this city, each with a story to tell.

When it comes to shopping, Colombo has a wide range of options to choose from including high-end shops, shopping arcades and boutique shops. Among the leading shopping centres in Sri Lanka is ODEL, a definite highlight for the international traveller. A must-visit shopping attraction, ODEL is designed to offer tourists a range of items, from international to local designer clothing to souvenirs, electronics and household items. Affordable priced, ODEL is one of the up-scale shopping destinations in Colombo and is located in the heart of the city, with a number of on-site venues for refreshments, snacks and meals.

For those in search of handmade fabrics, Barefoot is the ideal shopping venue. Known for its timeless designs, Eco-friendly products, Barefoot is located in three rustic-inspired settings - two of them in Colombo. Find a number of vibrant fabric at this shop, all woven by hand and in remarkable quality. Other popular shopping destinations include Paradise Road, Dutch Hospital Precinct, House Fashions, Crescat Boulevard, Beverly Street, Majestic City and Liberty Plaza.

Bordering the west coast of Sri Lanka, this city may not be teeming with skyscrapers, but its demure, yet pulsating lifestyle is something that should be discovered and explored when visiting this charming island.





This mall is a haven for fashionistas as it has the best-known branded garment factory outlet. You'll find clothes, accessories, shoes, bags, cosmetics, home d├ęcor, chocolates and toiletries from international labels such as Gap, DKNY etc. You can't miss this one!

No 5, Alexandra Place, Colombo 7

Majestic City

The mall has a variety of branded shops which sell everything from clothes, linen, books, stationary and more. Majestic City also has a cinema and internet cafes.

10, Station Road, Colombo 04

House of Fashions

This mall is for serious shoppers as the three-storey outlet offers branded clothes at a hugely discounted price.

101, D.S Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo 08,

Barefoot Gallery

You can pick up toys, notebooks bound in hand-loom fabrics, hand-painted boxes, tote bags, clothes, costume jewellery, linens in vibrant colours and designs.

706, Galle Rd, Colombo 03