Colombo is Sri Lanka’s biggest city and was once the administrative centre of the country. A modern lively city, Colombo is situated on the western coast of this stunning island.
Colombo is also well known to offer some memorable shopping experiences. Travellers can do some shopping in few of the most up to date shopping malls and specialty stores. These shopping malls are much loved for its affordable prices and high quality products.
However the best bargains are offered in the outdoor markets of the city and this too is a great way of shopping in Colombo. Most of these markets are found in areas like Pettah and near the Fort Railway Station. Although, the quality of products is ensured in the larger shopping malls, products that are on sale at the outdoor markets do not provide such assurance, therefore it is up to the buyers’ judgement and instinct that matters the most in this case.
Colombo is a great place to shop for jewellery, shoes, Ceylon tea and of course clothes! Sri Lanka is a world renowned manufacturer of designer clothes and travellers from all across the globe will have the chance to purchase such clothes for a very low price. In other words, the price tag will simply surprise you.
Places like Beverly Street, House of Fashion and Odel offers a wide array of fashionable clothes and accessories. Odel is a unique upmarket store that features designer clothes, accessories, shoes, bags and so much more.
Paradise Road is an interesting and posh boutique that sells top quality home furnishings and unique local crafts. For the gem and jewellery aficionado, the Colombo Jewellery Store and Zam Gems are ideal places to visit.
Sri Lanka is also famous for its world-class produce of tea, thereby Colombo offers its visitors both local and international the real taste of Ceylon tea at places such as Mlesna Tea and Tea Tang.
Colombo’s renowned shopping arcades include Crescat Boulevard, Liberty Plaza and Majestic city. Featuring, in house supermarkets, theatre and a vast number of retail shops, these shopping complexes are known to be convenient, modern and so much fun for the shopaholic.