If you are touring Sri Lanka’s most loved urban city, Colombo, you’ll see that everything about it is vibrant and full of life. The shopping experience in the city is just the same. Here are some of the best places for some people-watching and retail therapy.

Colombo City Centre

Need to do some quick shopping? Not far from any luxury hotel in Colombo, is this mall with stores for several luxury brands like Swarovski, Titan and Apple. You can also grab a quick bite at the food court if you feel a little peckish.

Majestic City

This is one of Sri Lanka’s oldest malls and even though this is so, there are plenty of people both local and foreign who still visit. The mall is famous for its food court and shops include local and international brands.

Dutch Hospital

If you have some time on your hands and would like to explore one of the old buildings in Sri Lanka, visit the Dutch Hospital. This building that was once a hospital is now bustling with youngsters hitting restaurants and boutique shops within the premises.

One Galle Face

Galle face

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This is one of the most popular malls at the moment in Sri Lanka and is of international standard as well. There are several high-end brands like Aldo and Charles & Keith along with local brands like Mimosa and Odel. It is just a 5-minute drive away from city hotels like Cinnamon Grand Colombo.