When shopping in Colombo, your options are anything but limiting. From modern, air conditioned malls to the famously buzzing street markets, there's something for everyone. Knowing where to go is the key to getting the best out of Sri Lanka's shopping haven.
Colombo itself has a fair share of shopping malls and department stores. With everything from the latest pair of shoes & designer jewelry to mobile phones and electronic items, Colombo has an exhaustive variety of things to buy.
No matter how much of shopping you do in Colombo, your shopping isn't complete without experiencing the hustle and bustle of Pettah. With almost anything being available in the many narrow streets, you will have plenty of shops to choose from that will satisfy your retail needs. Shops are located in clusters, with specific types of items being sold in each cluster. Although driving through, and parking maybe problematic, the entire stretch of shops are located within a "walkable" distance. Whatever you choose to purchase, be sure to polish your bargaining skills, which is important to fetch the best prices.
"Clothing maketh man" goes the saying. Colombo stands strongly by this quote and offers the best of clothes shops and boutiques to suit every conceivable style. Be it office, casual, designer, sports or party wear, Colombo's got it covered. You can shop till you drop.
"Avid readers will find a number of bookshops which offer the latest bestsellers, magazines etc. Maradana, boasts a string of second hand bookshops, which are renowned for their vast collection of old and rare books at bargain prices.
Well, what are you waiting for? Browse through our directory and find the best places to shop in Colombo!