The Galle Fort is one of the best places to spend a couple of days in when visiting Sri Lanka. It is a small walled town full of quaint streets lined with shops, restaurants, villas and hotels. It is the perfect place to do some souvenir shopping and even buy some special clothing or specialty furniture. Keep reading to discover the best boutiques to go shopping in the Galle Fort.
Barefoot Shop / Galle
Barefoot is one of the most popular boutique shops in Galle Fort. The little sister of the flagship store in Colombo, this shop is set up in an old restored house with a lovely little courtyard and surrounding rooms. The products at Barefoot are famous for their uniqueness, so much so that many other stores have copied their style. The handwoven products are a specialty, with items ranging from table settings to full-length saris. Barefoot also has the best postcards and books available in the Galle Fort.
KK The Collection
Part of a boutique hotel chain, KK The Collection is their boutique shop in the heart of the Galle Fort. A large space full of women’s and men’s garments, decorative pieces, paintings and other trinkets, KK has a lot to offer. The store is pretty big, so take your time looking around and you will definitely find something lovely.
Exotic Roots is one of the oldest gift shops in the Galle Fort. It opened almost 20 years ago by a mother and two children who make all the artwork and painted pieces. The shop has been in the same place since the beginning, and has items totally unique to their style. Exotic Roots is on Lighthouse Street, a little lane lined with private villas and restaurants. You can’t miss it.
Most boutique shops in the Galle Fort sell similar things: clothing and trinkets. Raux Brothers, however, also sell designer furniture. The shop is also a cafe, so take your time to check out all the beautiful pieces. Raux Brothers has stores in various places on the island, and the Galle shop is one of the prettiest.
The Three by TPV
The Three by TPV is one of the more luxurious boutique shops in the Galle Fort. Beautiful details for the home, specially designed jewelry and unique artwork grace the shop in a well organized way. This is a great shop to shop slowly in, really taking in the uniqueness of the pieces.
Spa Ceylon / Galle Fort
The Spa Ceylon is both a shop and a spa. The one in Galle is a full-on spa and also sells all their signature products. Walking into a Spa Ceylon store is a delight to the senses. Picking out the best smelling products to suit your personality is a nice experience. This is a great place to get gifts to take home, especially the natural aromatherapy oil and sticks set.
The Orchid House is a classic shop in the Galle Fort. The products are mostly designed by the owner and founder, who takes care that the shop is always looking beautiful and stocked with special items. There are lots of things to choose from at the Orchid House. There is also a tea room/coffee shop inside to take a break from the heat.