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Best Places to Shop in Colombo – A Holistic Dose of Shopping in the Commercial Capital

If you want a selection of items of all varieties, Colombo is probably the best place to shop in Sri Lanka. To discover all that this place has to offer don't miss out the big names below.

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Majestic City

Majestic City

One of the oldest shopping malls in Sri Lanka, Majestic City still retains just as much popularity as it had when it was first established. Equipped with a Cineplex, a food court and a play area, Majestic City offers plenty of fun for visitors of all ages. The best part about this shopping destination is that it caters to middle class shoppers and constantly enjoys a good crowd. Located in the heart of Colombo, it is an ideal place to hang out with friends while checking out the large variety of products this mall has in store.

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Crescat Boulevard

Crescat Boulevard

Crescat of course is hands down the finest up market shopping mall in Colombo. Its strategic location in close proximity to some of the biggest hotels in Colombo has made this a highly sought out mall among tourists visiting this city. Crescat has a myriad of big names when it comes to watches, jewelry, make up and fashion. The ground floor of this mall is made up of a diverse food court where one can find everything from the spicy to the sweet. Even the Keells Supermarket found here is well stocked with lots of imported items that really come in handy if you are looking for rare ingredients.

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House of Fashion

House of Fashion

For years House of Fashion has been considered the best place to shop in Colombo especially among those looking for some amazing rock bottom prices. It really is remarkable how low priced some items can be here but best part is the quality of the items is hardly an issue despite the price tag. If you want to experience a nonstop shopping expedition, House of Fashion is just the right place for you.

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Odel Department Store

Odel Department Store

A mansion like building that has been converted to a mall, Odel is yet another shopping complex that specially caters to the tourist. Big brands and good quality clothing is what you will find at Odel. Prices are not cheap per se but you can always be assured of quality when you choose to purchase from here. A place that draws shoppers from Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo and many other big hotels in the city, this department store has been considered 'the' outlet for tourists. Souvenirs are also found in abundance here and it is so wonderful that it feels as though you are taking a piece of Sri Lanka back home with you.

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Pettah Market

Pettah Market

Finally there is the Pettah Market; the hub for wholesale shopping in Sri Lanka. It may be cramped and crowded but it is the place where you can find pretty much every single thing under the sun. Pettah of course is good if you are looking to buy things in bulk, however make sure your haggling is up to standard for you will need it in this part of Colombo.

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