A groceries outlet that is available as a physical store as well as through PickMe Food.
A European artisanal cheese company that produces locally
Happy Socks is a Swedish company that ships colorful dotty socks to more than 70 countries - including Sri Lanka.
House Of Wines is a new place down Flower Road which focuses only on wine and champagne. They have a thoughtful and well-curated selection of wines with a good amount of affordable ones in the mix.
Cheeseland Inc. is a company that brings down specialty cheeses from Holand. We dropped in to see what they had on offer and to try out some of the cheeses.
ikman.lk has what matters for classifieds - scale. You can actually find anything there, from puppies to property.
Aussie Swim Store is a pretty cool place to drop by if you are into designer-made beachwear. Be it resort wear, sun hats and beach bags they have it all.
A one-stop shop for homeware, electricals, paint, etc
The Tree of Art, an almost unnoticeable little store selling a random collection of Barefoot/Paradise Road type items - ie. incense holders, candles, boxes, brass pots, etc. It's a sweet…
The Full Stop has the highest quality stationery in Colombo, at the highest price. If you want regular paper or a few pens and exercise books, your local stationer or someplace like Sarasavi is…
A super market with a perfect view of the sea.
Park Street Gourmet is the city's first gourmet grocer. They've got all sorts of fancy food fare for the culinary bon vivant.
Uyana is a little shop of Lauries Road which is somewhat randomly open. You can't buy any of the cool stuff (CDs, pipes, fake Rolex watches) but they do sell a good selection of rolling papers and…
EV Lanka sells electric vehicles, starting with the Nissan Leaf.
Rancrisp Cashews sells OG and flavoured cashews.
Small shops usually gain popularity for selling the same factory extras as the bigger stores, but at much lesser prices. The trick is to find a store that matches your taste in clothes. Mood, a…
Srina Palace is an unlikely little trove of treasures tucked away in various parts of the city. And it's one of those places, like House of Fashion, that's almost as heavily frequented by Colomboites as it…
Kandy City Centre is Kandy's only big commercial mall. The mall looks pretty neat on the inside, looks better than Colombo's Majestic City or Crescat anyway, and it's got a lot of branded stores.
The new House Of Fashions is kind of amazing, though the goods (mainly clothing) they sell remains generally mediocre.
Organicoguru specialises in - you guessed it- organic and healthy ingredients / snacks for those who like maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
A legendary figure on Colombo's secondhand book scene, Deen the Bookman has a vast selection of titles, from run-of-the-mills & boons to obscure medical titles.
Lakpahana is still a classic for traditional gifts (sarongs, demon masks, painted elephants). It's a central location and not too over-priced, especially if you dig.
CHARLES & KEITH is a Singaporean fashion franchise focusing mainly on women's footwear and bags. They have over 300 outlets across the world, one of which resides along the Galle Road in Colpetty.
A weekly, eco-friendly, organic produce market in Batticaloa.