Colombo, the commercial capital of the country is rapidly developing with new business ventures, international hotel chains, improvements to the retail industry, upscale high end restaurants and not to forget entertainment. In a city that never sleeps, Colombo and greater Colombo is fast being filled up with retail clothing stores. In a country where manufactured export garments is one of the highest GDP contributors, it is a small wonder for the city to have high quality clothing stores.
So here are a few go to list for clothes and accessory shopping stores in Colombo.
Odel Department Store at Alexander place
Odel stores have populated to most main cities in but the one at Alexander Place is more or less a like mini mall. They are working towards expanding to a bigger lifestyle store in Colombo (a bigger mall, rumour has it by 2020!) so we will soon have our own Lafayette Gallery or Bloomingdales in the heart of Colombo for all our shopping needs. Odel has their own label, a range of international labels such as Mango, Levis, Peter England etc under one roof, accessories, souvenirs and much more.
House of Fashion
As a large scale garment manufacturing and exporting country when it comes to purchasing international labels at affordable prices, is has to be House of Fashion. Some of the clothes sold here might come with slight defects as they are rejected by quality control at factory level but in turn the stock is sold to retailers to at a very low rate and us consumers get to purchase these high quality clothes for a reasonable rate.
The Colombo sister of the Kadawatha favourite, Uptown Kandy is located in the newly constructed wing at Liberty Plaza. Consisting of two floors they have clothes for any occasion at very affordable prices. The store also promotes a few local brands such as Avirate, Embark etc. It’s a one stop family haul for clothes and accessories so be sure to go there after pay day.
The Factory Outlet
Located in most commercialised cities in the country, The Factory Outlet, as the name suggests has clothes that are either made in Sri Lanka or factory rejects sold at a very reasonable rate. With clothing options for both adults and children, head there to get some great deals on international label cut off export garments as they are value for money.
A fashion retail store located in Colombo and greater Colombo areas with affordable and high quality clothes, accessories, footwear, toys and home appliances, Cool Planet literally has everything (except for groceries!) under one roof. The store caters to all types of people and has wide variety of choice to suit most budgets.
If all this shopping till you drop has left you tired to head home, spend the night in the comfort of Yoho 05th Lane and if your energy levels are high, resume again the next day!