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Top 5 shopping destinations in Colombo - Shop till you Drop

Colombo is without doubt Sri Lanka's biggest shopping hub. From malls to markets to boutique stores and more, there is a diverse shopping scene in this city which appeals to all tastes and budgets.


House of Fashion

No matter where in the world you come from if you visit Sri Lanka you probably will always end up in a place like House of Fashion. For years House of Fashion has been considered one of the best shopping hotspots in the city. Best part is you can enjoy a comfortable shopping experience with the added advantage of favorable price tags. In fact you might even find the prices surprising but the best part is despite the rock bottom prices quality is always guaranteed. If you want to go on a non stop shopping spree, House of Fashion is the perfect place.


Odel Department Store

This is a shopping hotspot for the elite and undoubtedly the most popular place to shop if you are looking for a place that maintains international standards. You get it all in Odel; clothes, shoes, home ware, books and lots more. Some of the most popular international brands are also found here and the best part is they are all 100 perfect genuine. The building is also interesting by itself for it is a mansion that has been converted to a mall. Prices however are not cheap per se but you can always be assured of quality when you choose to purchase from here. Souvenirs are also found here in abundance making it a perfect place to pick up a Sri Lankan memorabilia that you love.


Pettah Market

For those of you keen on an authentic market experience here in Colombo nothing beats the famous Pettah market. Pettah beats the heart of Colombo's commerce and you literally get it all here. It is also the wholesaler's paradise so if you are looking to buy things in bulk this is where you can get the best deals. It may be cramped and crowded but it is the place where you get those rock bottom prices; however make sure your haggling is up to standard for you will need it in this part of Colombo.


Arpico Supercenter

Grocery shopping is best experienced in a place like Arpico Supercenter which also happens to be the most popular supermarket in the whole island. In Colombo Arpico's has a branch in every major suburb. The biggest Arpico branch is located in Wattala. If you are staying at Pegasus Reef Hotel or any other hotel in Wattala, you would find the Wattala Arpico very convenient to access. The best part is this particular branch has everything that Arpico is known for including a couple of rare brands when it comes to food products.


Majestic City

This is one of the oldest and most popular malls in the all of Sri Lanka. Home to 3 floors of retail therapy this mall appeals above all to the middle class shopper. Equipped with a number of cinemas, a food court and a play area, the Majestic City offers plenty of fun for visitors of all ages.

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