2019 May 30
By now we all know the most important part of a vacation is snapping envy-inducing images to post on Instagram. Okay, we kid…kind of. For many though, one of the best parts about planning a getaway can definitely be getting your swimwear looks in order. From stylish one-pieces to figure-flaunting bikinis, whether you’re here for high-cut legs like the ‘90s or plan to make a splash in this season’s neon colours and bold prints, we’ve put together the 10 best swimwear stores in Colombo to get on your radar, into your suitcase, and posted to your grid, stat.
1. LAGOON LAB
Ms Caroline Lobo is the Founder and owner of Lagoon Lab with an MBA in Fashion and Luxury Business from the International Fashion Academy in Paris, so we can be assured that she excels in her forte. Lagoon Lab is a resort-wear concept store curating affordable unique premium pieces from various designers and brands and, since opening in February 2018, is already making plans to collaborate with designers from Athens, London, Paris, Rome, and Amsterdam etc. Their sole aim is to stay ahead of trends and to be a dedicated place to shop for all resort-wear needs, therefore curating only limited edition pieces.
Styles offered: Swimsuits, bikinis, beach cover-ups, maxi dresses, summer dresses, evening wear, shorts, skirts, two-piece outfits, culottes, sandals, beach bags, accessories, sunglasses etc.
Price range: Rs 1500 – Rs 7000
Address: No 16, Flower Road, Colombo 07.
Contact number: 0773571616
2. Rumpunch Resort Wear
Created in the sunny shores of our very own paradise isle, Rumpunch designs vibrant, bold and exotic swimwear and beachwear and we’d definitely describe their vibe as hip and stylish. Specially created for the tropical islander in you with salty beach hair and ocean air to discover your island spirit!
Styles offered: Swimwear for women (1 piece swimsuits & 2 piece swim sets), wrap skirts, headbands & beach bags, swimwear for men include swim & board shorts
Price range: LKR 3,400 upwards
Outlets available at: 1.The Deep End (61A, Thimbirigasyaya Rd, Colombo 05,
2. The Design Collective (28 Stratford Ave, Colombo 06)
3.Launching @ Urban Island Colombo 07 by end May
Contact details: Instagram -www.instragram.com /rumpunch_resortwear
Facebook – www.fb.com/rumpunchresortwear
Email – email@example.com
3. Glory Swim Shop
Glory swim Shop has been a trusted retailer for all things to do with swimming. Whether you are a specialist swimmer or just looking to learn, you can always be sure to find what you need. Glory Swim Shop supplies a range of quality, branded swimwear and leisurewear to suit everyone, so you can have the best experience possible, be it by the beach or in the pool.
If you’re looking for an extra challenge, they supply a range of triathlon equipment and clothing, along with swimming accessories.
Styles offered: Both men’s and women’s leisure swimwear and competition swimwear, swimwear accessories, snorkelling accessories, lifesaver equipment, diving accessories, supplements etc.
Price range: Rs 250 upwards
Address: No. 1 Spathodea Ave, Colombo 00500
Contact details: + 94 777 30 77 88
4. Midnight Divas
Apart from having the most gorgeous line of high-quality intimate wear, Midnight Divas now also caters to our swimwear needs! Just as gorgeous as everything else in their store, the best part is that their sizes are pretty flexible so you are definitely bound to feel fit and comfortable in them.
Styles offered: Monokinis, bikinis, cover-ups
Price range: Rs 2,200 upwards
Address: 1. No 17/4, Stratford Avenue, Colombo 06
2. No 58, Thurstan Road, Colombo 03
5. Amanté Boutique
Apart from being a well-renowned lingerie brand here in Sri Lanka, for those of you who didn’t know Amanté also does have their line of swimwear readily available in their stores. Be an aqua idol with Amanté women’s swimsuits with the designs of varying levels of coverage with one and two-piece variants. Along with diverse styles and colours, every woman will find the ideal swimsuit for any occasion. Mix and match styles for a unique look and browse their online store for the best deals on swimwear!
Styles offered: Monokins, bikinis, cover-ups
Price range: Rs 2500 upwards
Location: Colombo Racecourse Mall, GS 6; Colombo 07, Philip Gunewardena Mawatha, Colombo 00700
Contact details: 0112 682 828
Decathlon is one of the world’s largest global designer, manufacturer and retailer of sporting goods. It is a sportsman’s paradise which covers more than 50 sports and is 5000+ products strong – swimwear being one of their strong selling products, be it for leisure purposes or competition gear.
Styles offered: both Men and women swimwear, accessories (swim caps, swimming goggles etc), products related to water polo, surfing and other water sports.
Price range: Rs 400 to Rs 4850
Location: 260/1 Pannipitiya Road, Pelawatta, Battaramulla, Ruhunupura 10120
Contact details: 0112 785 330
7. AZURE SWIM Sri Lanka
AZURE SWIM caters the hottest branded Australian swimwear and resort-wear to the shores of sunny Sri Lanka and is designed and curated by Leigh Millar who’s been designing swimwear for 14 years! Not just limited to designs of Australia, the swim shop offers designs scoured from all over the world, always giving us something chic and ready to explore.
Styles offered: Swimwear, surf wear, chic resort wear, Boho Beachwear, board shorts, preservative free sunscreen, sarongs, Turkish towels, sunhats, beach bags, jewellery etc.
Price range: Rs 3500 to Rs 9800
Location: B15 Crescat Boulevard, Basement level, 89 Galle road.
Contact details: 0773425242
8. The SWIM Shop
The SWIM Shop focuses mainly on imported quality swimwear; therefore you can be sure to purchase some fetching products for affordable prices. You can choose between unbranded and branded quality swimwear.
Styles offered: swimwear for women, swimwear for men
Price range: Rs 600 upwards
Location: No 11, Thurstan College, swimming pool complex, Colombo 03.
Contact details: 0112680257
9. The Aqua Island
Developed by MAS Linea Aqua and world-class raw materials, processes, with experience going back over 15+ years, Aqua Island promises to deliver the excellence to its customers across waters. Aqua Island gives us the flexible ‘beach to bar’ concept but has you looking most fashionable and provides maximum comfort while doing so.
Styles offered: women’s swimwear, upcycled handmade pouches, mother- daughter swimwear duos, men’s swimwear, rash guard, kid’s swimwear, and men’s board shorts
Price range: Rs 2000 upwards
Location: Available at The Deep End and Urban Island
10. The Deep End
Deep End is Colombo’s newest swimwear store and it quite interestingly ventures its way towards crafting and facilitating a sustainable environment. The store provides many different star class swimwear brands such as Pigeon Island, The Aqua Island, Rumpunch, Surf Mirissa, and Sunseeker Australia; therefore you can be assured to find a range of your favourite swimwear under one roof.
Styles offered: women’s swimwear, beachwear, resort wear, men’s swimwear
Price range: Rs 2000 upwards
Location: 61A Thimbirigasyaya Rd, Colombo 00500
Contact details: 077 788 8111
A popular choice that’s been around for ages, ODEL is a classic! They have great swimwear, with numerous brands in store, and although the range can feel a bit limited, they have tons of options in price ranges.
Styles offered: Swimwear for sporting purposes, women’s swimwear, resort wear, beach wraps, beach footwear, sunglasses, sunhats, luggage, accessories
Price range: Rs 450 upwards
Location: No.5 Alexandra Pl, Colombo 00700
Contact details: 0114 625 800
Have fun mix and matching your favourite swimwear now that we’ve made it easier by telling you where to shop! Have that great vacation and thank us later for making your Instagram pop.
Photo credits (Cover Photo): Rum Punch Resort Wear