Galleria, Sri Lanka’s first-ever multi-international brand mini department store is targeted for the entire family with a product range that features style, quality and the latest international trends. A venture by Softlogic Brands Pvt. Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of the reputed conglomerate, Softlogic Holdings PLC, Galleria has been gaining its recognition for the variety of high-end and original brands that’s in store for the brand-seeking shopaholics of Colombo. Galleria carries a full line-up of International fashion labels across categories of sports, casual and accessories for both men and women that appeal to shoppers aged 16 and above. This includes international brands such as Nike, Levi’s, Adidas, Canterbury, Giordano, Crocs, Pepe Jeans London, Lee, Puma, Dockers, Crocs, Wrangler & Branded Sunglasses.
Galleria also houses renowned International watch brands, including a major luxurious range from the Swatch Group. The Swatch Group is a Swiss watch and jewellery brand founded in 1983. Subsidiary brands of the Swatch Group such as Tissot, Calvin Klein, MIDO, Hamilton, Rado, Longines and Flik Flak are all available at Odel Alexandra Place and at Galleria at the Colombo City Centre.
Founded in 1853, Tissot is a Swiss luxury watchmaker that often collaborates with motorsports, Tour de France, European Rugby Champions, World Championships of fencing and ice hockey amongst many others. Galleria features about 120 styles that cater to a sophisticated yet ultra-modern market that aims to make a statement with their watches. Tissot is a rather affordable brand among the other Swatch Group brands and features watches for both men and women; a watch for almost anyone. From pieces that fit a CEO to pieces that you would gift someone on their 21st birthday.
Price range: LKR 35,000-200,000
Calvin Klein caters to an elegant and minimalistic yet bold market. The Calvin Klein range features watches for both men and women but the watches in the current range are more female centric; their signature pieces (the bracelet watches) come in different and distinct styles. The bracelet pieces are some of Galleria’s bestsellers, particularly in rose gold. The range features distinctive pieces that are both leather and stainless steel. CK also specialises in blue dials – a trend that’s catching up making them some of the bestselling styles at Galleria. If your heart screams ‘less is more’, you should probably invest in a Calvin Klein watch!
Price range: LKR 30,000 to LKR 70,000
With a story that dates back to 1918, Mido packs innovation, aesthetics and functionality into their watches. Galleria, being the exclusive retailers of Mido in Sri Lanka, offers a classy range of watches that are mainly for the gents. The pieces are comparatively high-end and luxurious. The range features automatic watches, diamond watches and gold incorporated watches as well. Mido also has chronometer watches with signature titanium options. Mido watches truly serve class and grandeur both at once – here’s to a watch you never forget to wear; a watch that becomes a part of you.
Price range: LKR 132,000 and over
Hamilton watches have been around since the 80’s. Being at the heart of cinema since 1932 its recent appearance in the 2019- Men in Black movie featured the iconic Hamilton Ventura. The watches in this Hamilton range are sporty and bound to have watch-lovers examining the watch itself than checking the time. Every watch has an elaborate story as to how they came into being and the market for Hamilton remains high-end yet young – even the ones young at heart. Galleria is the exclusive retailer for Hamilton in Sri Lanka and offers a major range of watches for both ladies and gents.
Price range: LKR 86,000 and over
Having been around since 1917, a Rado watch is better known as a watch for a lifetime. Rado specialises in high-tech ceramic watches that are some of the world’s most recognisable and durable ranges. Galleria also offers watches from Rado’s “HyperChrome” limited collection. You’d also find a variety of open-heart watches and original collections that are timeless in style. All Rado watches are hypoallergenic, scratch-resistant and are guaranteed to no discolouring. Rado is a brand that fits all – it’s minimal, sophisticated and striking.
Price range: LKR 117,000 to LKR 840,000
Founded in 1832, Longines is associated with equestrian sports and its trademark logo. Galleria offers quite a selection of Longines watches, both quartz and automatic. The watches are sectioned based on the collections: the Master collection features traditional and original watches that have been signature styles since the brand’s inception; the Record collection that features matching watches for him and her; the Elegant collection that features a variety of minimal yet bold ladies’ watches. Longines caters to a superior market who don’t mind spending on a dash of style to make a statement!
Price range: LKR 180,000 to LKR 600,000
Flik Flak is more than just a children’s watch – it is the world’s bestselling children’s watch and the first brand of children’s watches to introduce the concept of teaching the time, all while having fun and being stylish. The Flik Flak range available in Galleria feature cartoon themed watches that make a perfect birthday gift and also funky watches that are simple enough to suit the school life. This range is rather affordable and guaranteed to grab your little one’s eye!
Price range: LKR 5000-11000
If you’re a fashion overthinker, you just know that a watch doesn’t just tell you the time, it can add to your outfit and how you present yourself. Your watch is bound to make a statement and I assure you that Galleria will help you do just that. Keep up with the times (pun intended) and head over to Galleria at Colombo City Centre today! Galleria at Colombo City Centre operates from 10 am to 8 pm and you can also find the Swatch range at Odel Alexandra Place.
By Kavindhi Wanigasinghe