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Shopping in Western Province

Top shops

Clothes Shop
“Odel is a public retail company, the first in Sri Lanka. Starting out as a single company focusing on the retail garment trade, Odel developed over the years to become the first department store in the country.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
“Excellent souvenir shopping and one's of Colombo's most vibrant and relaxed cafe's. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Souvenir Shop
“When it comes down to souvenirs and gifts for special occasions, Laksala is a great outlet to visit in Colombo. Established in 1982, this is the only devoted government franchise in the country. Committed to produce and provide visitors with a collection of different products, quality is always reassured. Laksala relies heavily on showing off local heritage and culture through arts and crafts and over the years, it has grown from selling handcrafts to precious gems and jewelry. Inside the store, you will find numerous items on sale, from stylish handbags made from rush and reed ware to intricate wood work products that will look fabulous on display in any living room. Paintings that express opulent historic events and even furniture made from local raw materials. If none of these products suit your taste, then do not fail to look through the garment section. There you might find yourself the perfect batik top and vibrant accessories that will suit your complexion. The store isn’t just confined to these departments, with a food section available for visitors you can browse through different bottled food products, exquisite spices (It is recommended if you plan on cooking a local dish at home, as all the spices sold are of premium quality and rich in flavour) and last but not least high quality tea.Find all of this and much more when you visit any of Laksala showrooms.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“Amongst selling contemporary home ware, local handicrafts, antiques, clothing, giftware and crockery the Paradise Road brand has become the leading local design brand in Sri Lanka.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“You can walk to Paan Paan in less than a minute. Local grill, short-eats & breads”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“You need to bread, pastries, breakfast, lunch, dinner or a coffee, then try this place. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The Pettah market is the heartbeat of the Colombo trading scene and informal economy. Loads of wholesale and retail traders - but worth a visit to feel the energy of the city. Also home to lots of historic and iconic buildings such as the Dutch Museum, Old Town Hall, Kayman’s gate, and lots of kovils and the iconic Jami Ul Alfar mosque. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Shopping malls

Clothes Shop
“Odel is a public retail company, the first in Sri Lanka. Starting out as a single company focusing on the retail garment trade, Odel developed over the years to become the first department store in the country.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Got a good bunch of places to get yourself a nice drink amidst the colonial architecture. There's a few bars and an Asia's 50 Best Restaurant called "Ministry of Crab". ( Ask me more details)”
  • 33 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“phones, Phone SIMS, stationary, tea, essentials , clothes, shoes, jewellery, sports, games, gifts”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great Movie theatre in the Arcade Independence Square compound, showcases all the new releases in Holywood and some releases in Bollywood and Kollywood!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“stacks upon stacks of clothes on a budget. find the good stuff if you look around”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Good for gadgets and shopping. Cotton Collection, Odel and Triumph as well as other less known brands have smaller versions of their larger outlets here so it might be good to pay a visit if you are stressed for time but still want to do some quick shopping. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Mall at Colombo City Centre is Sri Lanka’s largest shopping destination, housing the best local and international brands alongside world-class restaurants and entertainment.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Their new wing has some very nice stores like Avirate and Uptown Kandy. Branded stores like Nike and Coffee Shops like Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf as well as fast food restaurants like Burger King are also located here. Their food court is also one of the better food courts with a good selection of food at reasonable prices. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Markets

Market
“Waterfront park with a food court Landscaped waterfront park with a playground, colorful fountains, aquarium & open-air food court. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Market
“Economic center where you can busy all things at a cheap price from direct producers and wholesale suppliers”
  • 1 local recommends
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