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Top 05 Shopping Malls in Colombo – Let Loose That Shopping Monster

Nothing beats the thrill of holiday shopping and when in Colombo there are plenty of malls to indulge in retail therapy. Enjoy shopping for branded goods, handicrafts and fabulous discounted deals.


Crescat Boulevard

Crescat Boulevard is located in Colombo 3; and is renowned as one of the city's most stylish malls. There you can shop for a number of branded labels, proffering the latest designs in the fashion world. Clothes, shoes, accessories, jewellery and local designer labels are some of the lures this mall is renowned for. Crescat is home to top salons and nail spa for a quick 'spruce up' while shopping, besides, the place has an extensive food court, where you can indulge your taste-buds to varied cuisine or sit back with a fresh juice and watch the busy shoppers rush by.


Majestic City

Continuing along the Galle Road, you can check out Majestic City, located in Colombo 4. One of Colombo's premier malls, Majestic City is a favoured hang out amongst the young and old. The place has a large collection of shops, offering a range of imported clothes, shoes, accessories, ornamental objects, Sri Lankan products and much more. There too, is a large food court that gets pretty busy during peak hours. Enjoy a wide range of choice when it comes to ordering food and drinks there. Majestic City is also well known for its entertainment; home to a multi-cinema theatre and children's play area, the shopping mall holds within its folds a large gaming arcade. The kind of place you go, to spend a good half of A day at, this mall is ideal for the family to explore and end with maybe, catching the latest blockbuster, at one of the cinemas.


Independence Arcade

This mall is easy to reach from any well located hotel. Colombo, Sri Lanka received a mega facelift during the last regime, and this mall is testimony of that. The place is a fresh experience from its artistic exteriors that have fish swimming beneath your feet and majestic stone lions making up the central point. This mall has a large number of up market branded stores, as well as classy restaurants that offer a gourmet take on local cuisine. You can hang around after dark, and enjoy a couple of relaxing drinks at the chic bar located at Independence Arcade.


ODEL Department Store

Well worth the journey from your Colombo beachside resort, the main ODEL Department Store is a perennial favourite for shopaholics. The stylish store has it all, the latest season in fashion, top brands as well as garments and accessories designed under the popular house label. At ODEL, one can shop for the trendiest outfits, buy the best international brands in cosmetics and perfumes, indulge the homemaker in you with chic products, purchase classy designer handbags and shoes, and browse through a wide variety of kiddies clothing and branded toys. Apart from the main store at Alexandra Place, ODEL also has several branches including at Mount Lavinia, within a 10 minute walk from Berjaya Hotel Colombo.


House Of Fashion

House of Fashion is Colombo's budget department store. Located in Colombo 8, the huge store has a wide range of bargains on branded clothes, winter wear, accessories, shoes, swimwear, electronics and gadgets, as well as, home-ware and much more. Separated by floor the department store consists of a men's, women's, children's, home-ware and electronics departments.

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