The Best Places to Go Shopping in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Teaeli Tea Experience / Photo by author
Teaeli Tea Experience / Photo by author

Sri Lanka Hub Writer

Sri Lanka has always been famous for its beautiful handlooms, precious gems and Ayurvedic treatments. Younger generations have taken the knowledge they inherited and have now created beautiful products for visitors and Sri Lankans alike. From colourful and modern house linen to resplandecent sapphire rings, Colombo Sri Lanka has plenty of goodies to take home.

When arriving in Sri Lanka, or on your way out, take a day or two and do some shopping in Colombo. Get some jewellery for your mom, natural skin products for your sister, a sarong for your uncle and much more!

Barefoot Garden Cafe and Shop

The breezy Barefoot Garden Cafe on Galle Road in Bambalapitiya is a favourite in Colombo. Barefoot’s main production consists of handwoven silk and cotton clothing made in classic Sri Lankan styles with some interesting twists. The shop also has a great book section with plenty of literature about Sri Lanka, for both kids and adults. There is also a lovely assortment of jewellery, toys, and home supplies.

Barefoot Garden Cafe and Shop, 704, Galle Rd, Colombo 0112 589 305
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Kemara

Natural skin care and hair products are easy to find in Sri Lanka. Ayurvedic treatments are part of the island’s culture and Kemara has taken that into account in order to create a range of wonderful body care products.

Kemara, No. 14 Reid avenue, Colombo 0112 696 498
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