Sri Lanka has a number of modern shopping malls, and some 5-star hotels in Colombo also have shopping arcades. Many modernized and facilitated shopping centers are located all over the island. Some of that are mentioned below.
Nebula Supermarket – Bentota
Bentota is a great place for shopping. When visiting Bentota you will find many Jewelers, Handicraft and Gift Shops as well as tailors and clothing. The spacious , well stocked Nebula Supermarket caters for the foreign visitor and local clientele alike. You can fulfill all your daily requirements such as food items specially imported and locally produced .
Majestic City – Bambalapitiya
Majestic City located at Bambalapitiya , Galle Rd Colombo provides an excellent shopping destination for visitors to Sri Lanka offering every thing just like clothes, electronic items, various handicrafts and furniture items. The visitors to Majestic City are sure to find everything that they could possibly seek.
Located on the prominent Galle Road in Colombo , visitors to the country will have no problem accessing this destination. Variety of food items from different countries are available such as selection of local cuisine to foreign dishes from countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and other destinations.
Majestic City is an ideal shopping destination for clothes since it offers a comprehensive range including children’s wear, casual wear, seasonal clothes and high-end fashion labels for all ages, shapes and sizes. Few of renowned stores include Cotton Collection, Hameedias, Odel, Bathik, Kaksmi, Leather collection and much more. There are also heaps of retail outlets selling other fashionable items from shoes, watches, cosmetics to various kinds of other accessories.
Majestic city is also a great place to shop for books and greeting cards during seasonal times, many locals and tourists head to this extensive shopping mall just to purchase greeting cards The reason why Majestic City is called a convenient store is that it features supermarket on the ground floor , pool hall, and a food court. You can also catch up on your e-mails at the various internet cafes that are located here. In addition, Majestic Cinema can accommodate a total number of 450 people which has earned an important and unique status among movie enthusiasts in the country.
Liberty Plaza is a shopping complex located in Colombo 03, which offers a range of retail stores selling some attractive products at affordable process. A large number of stores sell goods that are targeted at women and sell ladies products such as clothes, bags, shoes, cosmetics, and other accessories. There are idle separated stores for gents and children where they can conveniently choose their choice.
In addition, latest music albums and movies can be bought in affordable prices which attract many customers. Handicrafts and batik shops like Prasanna Batiks are also available. Flavorsome pack of well-known Ceylontea can also be purchased and great shoe shopping with retail stores like Bettans, Lakshmi, Pearirich and many fashionable shoes for gents , ladies and children are also available. Liberty Plaza also has its own well-equipped cinema showing the latest in the movie world that is located nearby , thus providing customers with more than just a shopping experience.
Other facilities that Liberty Plaza provides include Internet Café, A Supermarket selling some of the luxury imported and local items with an in-house bakery.
Odel is the premier shopping destination for people in Sri Lanka when looking for cutting edge fashions with the best fabrics. It provides all the needy items at the prices that are significantly lower than what one would expect to see in foreign countries that has also made this a popular destination with visitors to Sri Lanka as well.
This is the Sri Lanka’s first department store which caters to its customers whilst keeping the global context in mind. Due to this reason, The ODEL has spread out its style and sophistication to many other cities in Sri Lanka such as Kohuwala and Ja-Ela. . Other branches are located at the Majestic City, Crescat, ODEL warehouse on Dickmans Road.It also has a special branch at the Bandaranayake International Air Port specially for the convenience of the Tourists. Odel provides an extensive range of clothes,accessories, bags, perfumes, cosmetics, and shoes for ladies and shirts, casual wear, sportswear, suits watches, and shoes for gents. There are also special sections for winter clothes and swimwear for children and gents.
Odel strives to offer its customers more than just a shopping experience. It aims to offer both its local and international clientele a hassle free, sophisticated and memorable shopping experience.
Crescat Boulevard is one of the finest shopping malls in Colombo , Sri Lanka and it specially provides a convenient service for foreigners as it is located in an outstanding location just adjacent to the Cinnamon Grand which is a contemporary and chic hotel situated in the heart of Colombo. This shopping mall is connected to the hotel and is positioned a mere 35 kilometers from the Bandaranayake International Airport. The Crecat Boulevard is in possession of retail shops which are high –end offering visitors the shopping complex the choice of some of the best products that are on offer in the market.
The extensive range of retail stores housed at Crescat Boulevard feature jewellery, designer wear, watches, cosmetics, and much more. It is one of the best places in Colombo to shop for some of the world’s most leading brands.
House of Fashion
Popular with both foreigners and locals of every class of society , offering an enormous selection at very affordable prices. Besides clothing, it offers a large range of other items such as toys, sports goods, baby items, bath towels, and mats , and even a greater choice for teenagers and adults. It is always a busy place but checkout is very fast and you cannot find a more affordable place.
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