The stylish former Three by TPV property, on the Down South coast.
Laksala is one of Colombo’s high end tourist shops. The spacious 2 storey establishment is home to some beautiful paintings, wooden carvings, brass and silver sculptures, gems & jewellery and some beautiful handloom clothing. This…
Paradise Road is a vital if expensive shop for tourists, expats and well-heeled locals alike. They have a great selection of candles, textiles, cutlery, home furnishings, statues, preserves, etc.
The Good Market's foray into the historic Galle Fort.
Run by a dynamic duo, Api Happi creates handloom bags and beanbags out of the best material they find. They've got funky colours and neat designs.
A curated and ethical Saturday market focusing on local and sustainable products and produce
Gandhara is more a high-end decor empire than a shop. Along with its off shoots and affiliates the store occupies an entire swathe of Stratfrod Avenue. Inside the many-floored, several-roomed…
A cafe/hotel/performance/community space on Hirikeytiya beach, Dots Bay House wears its multiple identities with casual confidence.
Kashmir Heritage is a rather new-ish store on Galle Road, Bambalapitiya, which sells imported stuff from Kashmir.
Former home of Geoffrey Bawa (possibly Sri Lanka's most famous contemporary architect)
Ignore the colossal white concrete box that is the Laksala outlet , and keep walking/driving towards the right, and you will find the serene Craft Village. Inspired by the Indian handicraft…
This shop is a miniature version of the bigger Laksala which is just a 10 minute walk from here. The vibrant souvenir boutique holds some small wooden carvings, decorated brass ornaments,…
An eclectic store, that houses a jamboree of jewellery, paintings, clothing and furniture.
Lakpahana is still a classic for traditional gifts (sarongs, demon masks, painted elephants). It's a central location and not too over-priced, especially if you dig.
Anusha Handicrafts, outside Kollupitiya Market by Liberty Junction, is an odd place and something of an overwhelming experience, crammed as it is from floor to ceiling with teetering piles…
The Dutch Gallery is an antique store cum jewelry store.
Words cannot describe this experience. Only tears.