Softlogic anchor tenant at One Galle Face Mall

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Softlogic Holdings Chairman Ashok Pathirage cutting the ribbon at One Galle Face Mall


  • Opens 29 Stores over 100,000 sq. ft. offering best of fashion, lifestyle, dining


On 8 November, Softlogic Holdings PLC opened 24 stores spread across 100,000 square feet at the prestigious One Galle Face Mall, making them the anchor tenant at Colombo’s newest and most prestigious venue, whilst underlining its position not just as Sri Lanka’s biggest retailer but as the Retailer of the Future. Five more new stores are soon to be opened in the next few weeks.

“The One Galle Face Mall will most certainly be the destination of choice when it comes to shopping, as it will be ‘The’ main mall in Colombo, hence our decision to open our doors there,” said Softlogic Holdings Chairman Ashok Pathirage. 

Softlogic will occupy a staggering 100,000 square feet at the One Galle Face Mall, with all its stores and restaurants occupying prime positions. “With the availability of these international brands in the local market, we give consumers access to them right at their doorstep, without having to travel overseas to purchase them,” said Pathirage, “The entire retail experience at One Galle Face Mall vis-a-vis our brands is one that is designed to delight the most discerning, jet-setting shopper, with international trends being available real time at all stores.”

Gourmands have a feast awaiting them with the opening of the Michelin starred culinary brand Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen Restaurant, Singapore’s famous and one of Asia’s most celebrated and diversified restaurant group brands. Crystal Jade is a multi-award-winning brand that has preserved the rich traditions of Chinese cuisine, consistently delivering delicious food and impeccable, efficient service. Since the day it first opened its doors in Sri Lanka it has had an unprecedented response and has been packed to capacity, with diners clamouring to be accommodated. 

The iconic ODEL department store at the One Galle Face Mall encompasses a total of three floors spanning 52,000 square feet of stellar retail space. All of ODEL’s departments are housed within this store, where there has also been more band width given to Beauty. The three core categories of Beauty, namely Fragrances, Cosmetics and Skin Care, have been expanded bringing in a host of fresh international brands.  Global favourite kids wear brand OVS Kids has also been launched within the Kids department at ODEL OGF. ODEL Homes is to be stocked with everything and anything in order to make their customer’s ‘home beautiful’ a reality, making it a one stop destination for all home needs and an ideal stop over for one’s gifting needs. 

For the first time in Sri Lanka, an exclusive range of bespoke, luxury men’s formal outfits by international retail giant Sacoor Brothers will be available at the ODEL outlet One Galle Face Mall. Sacoor Brothers is a brand based in Portugal and known for offering ‘defining’ refinement to those who appreciate elegance. It is set to upgrade the Sri Lankan Men’s formal wear market with a whole new, premium and exclusive fashion experience, offering up specially tailored suits from the very best of fabrics. 

Apart from the ODEL Department store, the plethora of Softlogic’s fashion brands and standalone stores at the One Galle Face Mall includes Longines, Tissot, Love Moschino, Armani Exchange, Diesel, Furla, Swarovski, Tommy Hilfiger, Mango, Yamamay, Aldo, Charles & Keith, COCO by Cotton Collection, Nike, Skechers, Adidas Originals, Adidas Performance, Mothercare and ELC, The Toy Store and Hallmark. Softlogic’s four international food and dining brands at the mall – namely Singapore-based Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen, Burger King, Baskin Robbins and Delifrance – offer a lot to tempt foodies’ taste buds.

Shoppers can also look forward to more iconic fashion brands opening their doors in the mall within the next few weeks in the run up to the shopping season. Guess, Calvin Klein, Vero Moda and Carpisa are soon to be opened. Fashion brand Diesel will also be making its debut in Sri Lanka. It is an innovative international lifestyle company, producing a wide ranging collection of premium jeans, other clothing items and accessories. Not just an apparel and denim, Diesel is a lifestyle known for its quirky and edgy style. Similarly Guess, a brand synonymous with a young, sexy, and sophisticated style and image, has a wide range of Men’s and Women’s clothing and accessories.  Internationally renowned The Toy Store carries a diverse range of toys for kids and teens and occupies 4,978 square feet, stocking collectibles such as Hotwheels and superhero figurines. The well-loved international greeting card giant Hallmark is also a welcome addition, stocking a comprehensive range of greeting cards for every conceivable occasion.

Softlogic holds authorised distributorships for key global brands and employs over 11,000 people in its offices located in Sri Lanka and Australia.