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Rs: 299 /=

275, Galle Road, Colombo 03


299 is the only shop in the whole of Colombo where everything in stock costs only 299 rupees.



Rs: 299/= is the only shop in Colombo where - as unbelievable as it sounds - the clothes all cost only 299 rupees. In a city where prices have been inflating at a ridiculous rate in the past decade alone, 299 sounds too good to be true. 

The Stuff

The shop is pretty small, and when we visited in the afternoon, there were mostly a range of t-shirts, other tops and printed tights. The stuff seemed good though - Factory rejects? Factory excess? Pettah re-sold? (But even finding something in Pettah these days for 300 bucks is a challenge.) How do they manage to balance things out when they sell everything for only Rs. 299? They told us that was classified information.


There was a large collection of guys' cargo pants and nice soft t-shirts in greys, blacks, and grungy greens and browns. Not much for women on our visit, but we were told that the women's clothing is usually grabbed off the shelves by customers early morning. Not surprising - I can imagine aunties who usually line-up outside shops that say 'sale/discount' going nuts over 299. 

The clothes we saw weren't organized in any particular order so just look around, dig through, and you're bound to find something you like. It's going to be hard to resist anyway, given the pricing. 

Conclusion

299 is a super pleasant surprise, amid Colombo's inflated prices. We can't tell you what exactly you'll find here, since they bring in new stocks almost every day to make up for the demand, but it's worth the visit in the morning. 


TIP

Go early morning to get better stuff.

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Address

275, Galle Road, Colombo 03

Directions

The red walls are hard to miss as you're heading down Galle Road in Kollupitiya, closer to the Kollupitiya junction, on your right, just before Burger King.

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Price Range

Between Rs. 200 - Rs. 500

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