We continue last week’s blog posts with more shopping hotspots for you to consider based on your likes and fancies. When you shop in Sri Lanka, if you are looking for something cultural or one that add to an experience, then the following options might be something to think about.
The following stores and location are some of the most sought after places to shop in Sri Lanka for the likes of souvenirs, cultural and one of a kind pieces.
Buddhi Batiks: Featuring designer and Artisanal batik attire, Buddhi Batiks is a pioneer in the industry, paving the way for others in the market to introduce this ancient art form onto the luxury fashion platform.
Salt: another key player in the Batik apparel market, it launches new collections every month. Designs can be viewed online and at the store located, and not to mention, you are able to make one-of-a-kind custom pieces too.
Laksala: If you are looking for Sri Lankan souvenirs, Laksala is the best place to be. Find everything from wood carvings, to coconut shell ornaments and jewelled trinkets. Using artisanal artists and social enterprise means, Laksala takes Sri Lanka’s rich heritage and ensures you are able to take a piece of you back home.
Paradise Road: Paradise Road is of the premier homeware boutiques to shop in Sri Lanka, with lovely customs pieces that you are able to take back with you. Whilst some of them may be a tad bit heavy, you are able to have them shipped back home via courtesy of our shipping partner.
Gandara: Similar to that of Paradise Road, Gandara offers some grand homeware and antique pieces curated from all over the island.
Ratnapura: If you are after some truly priceless souvenirs of Sri Lanka, then the town of Ratnapura is the best place to visit. Known to locals as the City of Gems, this is the best gem-shopping destination in Sri Lanka. Take back some of the precious to semi-precious gems that are abundant in this little island to create a special jewellery item.
Boutique Shops attached to Premier Hotels: To make shopping easier for tourists staying the various luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, there are many boutique shops located in the lobbies of these hotels, one of the best souvenir shops is Trunk Sri Lanka located at Cinnamon Grand Colombo.
You can opt to seek out these places when in Sri Lanka, and shop to your heart’s content!