Cotton Collection is one of Sri Lanka’s prominent fashion stores that compliment style and fashion. It concentrates on retailing ladies, gents and kids clothing.
It is headed by Niloufer Anverally (nee Esufally), who is also the founder of Cotton Collection. Niloufer is an Economist Graduate. She has over 15 years hands on experience in the garment industry.
Birth of Cotton Collection was a result of pure passion Niloufer had for fashion and style. It all began as a mere hobby, with a wholesaling operation in 1991. Since then, Cotton Collection opened their first store at Majestic City, which was of 300 square feet. It went on to open up its flagship store at Flower Road, and then opened up a much larger store in the new wing of Majestic City. In order to strengthen its brand image Cotton Collection, also very recently rented out a store at Colombo Hilton, Sri Lanka’s leading city hotel. The Hilton store is presently undergoing a facelift in its interior décor to represent a chic elegant style in fashion.
Since our inception we have witness the growth of not only our brand, but also our business. From the initial staff of 5, we now employ more than 80 staff. In addition, we provide indirect employment to more than 500. Our product mix contains more than 750 different items, with a majority of them sourced locally and the rest imported. We work with more than 300 suppliers, and about 40 factories. Apart from retail, we are also involved in wholesale/export of garments to countries such as, Maldives, Jordan, India and UK.
We strive to deliver clothing of highest quality, which represent the latest trends in fashion at an affordable price. Hence, we boost a fashion conscious loyal customer base, who are well tuned into international trends. Many of our loyal customers are known to be the trend setter in fashion in Sri Lanka. We cater to the middle to high end clientele. Our loyal customer is a frequent visitor to our store. The demand for our fasionble clothing at times supersedes the supply. At times our outlets are pouring with many customers. As a result we are pushed by the end user to expand and grow, in order to provide them a comfortable, memorable shopping experience.
Admirably, over the last 15 years Cotton Collection has self financed itself without out any bank finances. Cotton Collection strongly believes in pumping its monies to strengthen the company and its people. As a result, it has been successful in retaining key staff whilst attracting professionals to join their team. Each member is bonded together as they share the passion for fashion.
Leather Collection is one of Sri Lanka’s prominent fashion stores that compliment style and fashion. Current trends, experienced sales staff and a beautiful product range is just a few of the things that Leather Collection shopping experience has to offer. Hence, we boost a fashion conscious well traveled customer base, who and are well tuned into international trends. Many of our loyal customers are known to be the trend setter in fashion in Sri Lanka. We cater to the middle to high end clientele. Our loyal customer is a frequent visitor to our store. The demand for our fashionable merchandise at times supersedes the supply.
The main outlet of Leather Collection is strategically located at the heart of Colombo at very close proximity to Colombo’s chic residential areas, Colombo’s cosmopolitan working area and leading educational institutions. Thus, making it convenient for the customer to patronize the outlet. Leather Collection main store is approximately 4,000 square feet. The outlet interior is uncluttered with white walls and wooden fittings. Ground floor and first floor stocks merchandise for ladies, whilst the basement house a complete men’s selection and a travel collection. In addition to the main outlet Leather Collection has an outlet at Majestic City and also shares outlet space with its sister company Cotton Collection at the Hilton Colombo.
Our product mix contains more than 300 different items, sourced locally and internationally. Leather Collections women’s section is a true picture of glitter, glamour and elegance. The handbag collection varies from smart sophisticated bags to pearl encrusted envelope clutches. In keeping with the handbag collection, Leather Collections shoes ranges from smart casuals, office smart to strappy elegant footwear.
The men’s collection complements a corporate lifestyle for office and travel. The range varies from smart classic satchels to trendier, funky body bags. Leather Collections stocks a stunning selection of genuine leather shoes for the gentlemen. The travel collection has gained much popularity in the recent months for its variety in luggage, small travel pooches and passport holders.
The store also stocks an incredible assortment of gift items, shawls, rugs and accessories to add variation to the shopping experience.
Leather Collection has secured the agency for two world renowned brands- Hidesign & Picard.
Hidesign brand originated in India has built its reputation around its sensuous naturalness and beautifully handcrafted bags catering to both ladies and gents. Hidesign’s passion to be ecologically conscious has made it a leader in the field of vegetable tanned leather and solid brass buckles. The art of tanning Hidesign leather is by the time honoured traditional m ethod of soaking the hides for forty days in extracts of bark and seeds collected from renewable sources in the forests of Africa and India. Only after these vegetable extracts have been fully absorbed are vegetable oils applied to make the hide supple. Each hide is hand rubbed with aniline dyes, leaving the grain visible, enhancing the strength and beauty gained from the vegetable tanning process and giving its product a strong natural look, as subtle and pleasing as stained oak. Only solid brass buckles are used, each individually sand cast and hand polished reflecting old saddler traditions. Their traditional methods allow them to produce a product, which is rich in character, texture and individuality. Making each bag by its own nature a limited edition. .Hidesign is available in 14 countries including UK, USA, Russia, Netherlands, Norway and New Zealand. In Sri Lanka exclusively available at Leather Collection.
Picard is also renowned for their leather bags catering to both ladies and gents. Picard embraces a seductive sophistication in its designs, hence its successes in luring the customers to purchase its product.
These international brands have become synonymous with class and quality and are only available at Leather Collection.