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Barefoot

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Address: 706 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Good, but I'm surprised the product line seems the same after many years

I love fabrics so of course I'm going to like Barefoot. I had been there many years ago and was looking to visiting again. While it was fun to see many of the same designs that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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91 reviews 91 reviews
16 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I love fabrics so of course I'm going to like Barefoot. I had been there many years ago and was looking to visiting again. While it was fun to see many of the same designs that delighted me years ago, I was bit surprised that there wasn't much new after all these years. Apparently the classics are sufficient to carry... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great handmade linen or clothes of high quality, with colourful patterns. Plenty of other home items and souvenirs to shop in a very nice environment,with a highly commended cafe-restaurant at the back. Definitely worth a visit !

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Kolhapur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Barefoot is a tasteful collection of products made in Sri Lanka.picked up some masks. books on art architecture and literature.batiks and jewellery.great to take back as gifts.enjoyed looking at the various arts and crafts.lovely shopping experience slightly over priced but good quality .Great ambience with a coffee shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I was only a student at the time. I used to sit down and prepare for exams at that cafe. So peaceful at times, even if there was a huge crowd i'd still enjoy it. Such a great place to meet people and actually chillout. Not the hipster kind of way! That's what I miss. I loved their book store... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

This shop offers a wide range of well made crafts, ceramics, weaving, books and posters. The price relates to the quality and its hand made items and also quite original, and was far less than we'd seen in other areas. Worth a good rummage through for treasures. We liked the range of hand painted elephants, covered notebooks and also incense... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

They have some very nice stuff. It's not cheap, but it is very good quality. So I suppose you get what you paid for.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Place has lot of good stuff but highly overpriced. Prices are not marked. Different prices are quoted by different people.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I really enjoy coming here but most things are very expensive. There are some smaller items you can get good deals on but I love their vibrant colors.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were told by the staff in our hotel that this was similar to a mall. Not really. They had lots of different things, but I'd say it was not what we were asking for. One big shop in three floors with everything from soap to jewellery. We bought some gifts to bring home.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Loved the feel of the place, the range, the variety of products, from beautiful textiles to cinnamon wood bowls to gorgeous Ceylon Spa goodies. I especially loved the use of traditional batik techniques in almost Scandinavian style floor cushions. Simply beautiful shop and experience. I note other reviewers comments re prices and it's a fair comment but then one always... More 

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