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Barefoot

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Address: 706 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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+94 11 2 589305
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Barefoot

Ultimate destination for shopping srilankan artifacts. Couple of shops, bigger one is in galle road and also have a great cafe inside.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sourav S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ultimate destination for shopping srilankan artifacts. Couple of shops, bigger one is in galle road and also have a great cafe inside.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was high on TripAdvisor for art and craft and I wanted to pick some stuff for folks back home, the merchandise on display here is not cheap by any angle but most are handmade so I was okay paying a little extra. There is a good enough selection to choose from, unlike another famous shop I went to. Attached... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ticks all the boxes, rarely disappoints. Products are all good quality, locally sourced and ethically sound. Lovely airy feel to the lace and a real pleasure to visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit in Colombo for the good quality local looms. The materials are unique, great vibrant Colours and very good quality. A tad more expensive than the rest but definitely worth it. I could spend hours in the store. Outdoor cafe is really cool. Sip a cold drink to cool off in the heat.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing shop where I found everything I needed from tea to toiletries to jewellery and postcards. I really hate shopping so this was a perfect place for me to get gifts and souvenirs and a little something for myself. I really enjoyed that most of the products were either eco-friendly or made by charity projects with proceeds going back to... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

I guess every country has its own equivalent of a bare foot in India its fab india. they have curated goods from locally manufactured cottage setups and the good reflect a simple goodness that is impressive the clothes are simple and elegant the incense sticks or writing paper pads etc. are all good its filled with goodies that tourist are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Filled with colour and endlessly fascinating, Barefoot is an essential part of any art-lovers trip. Special care is taken with their wares, many of which are handmade and delightful to look at. Tablecloths, clothes, journals, scarves, books, bags and more - this store has the lot, and all unique to Barefoot. I ended up buying a travel bag that I'm... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The variety of their products is amazing. Each room has beautiful articles to purchase. The weaving is great to watch & all the things are such good quality. I purchased lot's of toys for my grand children which are reasonily priced. There is a lovely area out the back where you can sit & eat/ drink. Allow yourself a couple... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Barefoot works to suppot its local people build an income stream for their families. This shop has something for everyone including gifts. Go spend your money here and support fair trade.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

If you want to purchase quality, tasteful and meaning gifts whilst in Sri Lanka you will find them at this store for all ages and genders. Amazing. Love it's history and philosophy. Highly recommend and will visit next time in the city.

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