With kids clothing, there are lots of options and many shops selling seconds of good brands like Oshkosh, The Gap, M&S etc. You must play a slight guessing game as the labels are often cut out and have a good hunt around, but once you get into it, it’s very satisfying.

1. Mothercare

Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm | 7 R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 05 | 0115 882 882
MotherCare is a tried and tested kids clothing brand, they also sell Crocs. They’ve got everyday clothes which you know won’t fall apart as soon as you put them on.


Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm | 5 Alexandra Pl, Colombo 00700 | 0114 625 800
They stock Mackly nightwear which is just adorable. They have other brands too, with reasonably durable clothes.

3. Cotton Collection

Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm | 143 Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7 | 0112 307 005
You can find some little gems here if you have a good rummage through. They’ve got lots of branded clothing, at half their original price.

4. Elegant Smockers

Opening Hours: 9.30am – 8pm (Open till 7.30pm on the weekends) | 6, 323B Havelock Road, Colombo 06 | 0112 597 197
They’re brilliant for babies and have some things for children up to 6 years old. They’ve got gorgeous smock dresses, and again some good quality seconds, we often find Oshkosh here.  They also have a branch on level 4 of the One Galle Face Mall.

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