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5 Best Places for Shopping in Colombo – Highlights for the Shopaholic

The vibrant city of Colombo offers a host of attractions for the visitor. Amongst these are a number of outstanding shopping options that are sure to capture the imagination of the avid shopper.


Paradise Road

You will find that the city of Colombo boasts a fine selection of shops featuring products for the home. One of these outstanding shops is Paradise Road, which contains an excellent collection of products, including simple yet splendid house linen as well as plates and mugs that have been painted by hand. Other highlights include a selection of canvas bags imprinted with the letters of the Sinhalese alphabet and the exquisitely created pillow covers. Another interesting attraction at this store is a room that only contains bowls and dinner plates.


Good Market

If you appreciate genuine organic products the place to go in Colombo would be Good Market. At this shop in the city, you will find an excellent range of many different kinds of organic products, including everything from produce to snacks and hair and skin treatments. Each of these products has been sourced from local suppliers and they adhere to stringent organic principles. On each Saturday, Good Market organizes an interesting marketplace at the Colombo Racecourse where a host of different vendors, including owners of small businesses, sell items like handmade goods from many varied parts of Sri Lanka.


Barefoot Garden Cafe and Shop

This attractive establishment in Colombo is frequented by a multitude of tasteful shoppers. The main focus of Barefoot is the production of hand-woven cotton and silk clothing that are styled with authentic Sri Lankan motifs along with other interesting themes. You will also find that this shop features an outstanding section for books, containing a great deal of literature regarding Sri Lanka. Shoppers will also encounter an appealing selection of toys, jewellery and home goods at this shop. A 5 minute drive from One Galle Face, Barefoot offers a quite unique Colombo shopping experience and is not to be missed.


TEAELI Tea Experience

A newcomer to the scene, TEAELI is a remarkable establishment focusing on different kinds of teas. Here you will find handcrafted varieties like the inventive Almond Truffle or After Dinner Mint that can be purchased in small jars which are measured and then packed to your order. At this shop, you will find that each jar is individually signed by the specific Brew Master responsible for preparing your package. If you would be interested in enjoying an outstanding tea experience, this establishment arranges tea tastings as well as classes providing instruction in the art of brewing tea.


The Design Collective

If you are interested in cutting-edge fashion creations, take the opportunity to experience the inventive Design Collective. Modern fashion designers are a special breed in Colombo, with many talented designers continuing to join the city's fashion scene. Some of these outstanding designers have joined forces to establish The Design Collective, which is a boutique that displays many of their exceptional creations. You will find that The Design Collective is a popular retail arena which showcases the work of designers from Sri Lanka as well as other artists from the region of southeast Asia. In addition to its retail function, The Design Collective is also noteworthy as a creative platform at which visitors can experience quality artworks and design features.