A fashion boutique paired with one of the best cafés in town makes Beverly Street Rajagiriya the perfect option for those with an appetite for style. With a lake view, a cozy interior and the finest in clothing and homeware, it’s a growing favourite amongst Sri Lankans.
Words Nawya Ponnamperuma Photographs Vishwathan Tharmakulasingam
Beverly Street, Rajagiriya’s award winning stone structure is an architectural first in Sri Lanka.The building is a result of the vision of the directors and today, houses the modern interior to one of Sri Lanka’s leading fashion stores. Boasting six floors, including an underground car park, the shopping complex offers solutions to all your fashion and lifestyle needs. Beverly Street also has a branch in Colpetty and both stores together provide their clientele clothing that is reasonably priced yet outstandingly stylish.
Café Beverly is the ideal place to stop for a bite or to refuel while shopping. The menu has an extensive variety of options that will satisfy all tastes, whether sweet or savoury. The cafe guarantees quality food at modest prices offering starters, mains including wraps, burgers, Indian and Thai cuisine, and even a juice bar. Creative and chic presentation is another plus whilst the café is also equipped with flat screen TVs to keep customers’ entertained. The café that is open from 9am to 11pm is both cozy and contemporary, with thick wooden beams and tall glass windows. Well-trained waiting staff and experienced chefs, add further panache.
The ground floor includes a nail bar, a wide range of accessories and perfumery of world-leading brands such as DKNY, Bulgari, Versace and plenty more. There is also a dedicated section for cosmetics and beauty products and a gift-wrapping section too.
The second floor is home to watches, CROSS pens and an exceptional array of ladies shoes and handbags.The footware section includes wedges, peep-toe heels, pumps and sandals whereas the handbag section is a myriad of coloured tote bags, clutches, wallets and evening bags. There is something for everyone here.
The kids’ department displays books, clothing, swimwear, footwear, bags and much more. This provides a helping hand to any parent looking to buy quality products for their children for reasonable prices. The third floor stocks homeware too, everything from towels to bed linen and home deco is available. It is a one-stop-shop for all families.
The ladies’ department on the fourth floor is a resident favourite and forms a sea of beautiful patterns and shades, dedicated to women both modern and traditional. The wide variety of apparel is divided into orderly sections and is a contemporary collection of trendy brands that include resort wear, office wear, basic wear, lingerie, evening dresses, summer dresses and saris. Jumpsuits in bold Aztec print and bright summery dresses are every shopper’s paradise whilst the sari and lehenga section offer everything from modest cotton pieces to dazzling beaded statement pieces.
Shoppers will be excited to hear that in-house designers are hard at work bringing alive the new collection of Yourz; Beverly Street’s own clothing label, which has been popular in the past. Kelly Felder also has a dedicated section in the ladies section.
The top floor, home to men’s apparel, has something for shoppers both stylish and conservative. Brands such as Jockey, Vantage and Ebony have been brought together to offer clientele the best of the best in Sri Lanka. Wallets, ties, cufflinks, high-class blazers, t-shirts, shirts, sandals, slippers, shoes and leather products are all part of the extensive range offered at Beverly Street.
Standing invitingly amid the bustle of Rajagiriya, this unique emporium is open every day of the year.
Sri Jayewardenepura Mawatha,