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Selyn, Colombo

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  • One of the few shops in Colombo, where you can buy trade fair products. In addition to the traditional clothing such as saris and sarongs, there are also dresses, pants, blouses, scarves, children's clothing and toys and other odds and ends. Very colorful and high-quality products. For Colombo probably rather high-priced, cost the clothing equivalent to €10 to €15, but very cheap compared to European prices. What I found particularly exciting: you can buy the fabric as a metre. You get to a high-quality, hand-woven fabric in Austria only to the five to tenfold price. Cotton, linen and silk in vibrant colours. A pity that my case is so small ;-) Unfortunately there are many pieces of clothing in all sizes, small cut especially for Europeans. I wear a 36/38 and had to take L. The understanding of English was rather difficult, but then but get what I wanted.
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  • Came looking for this place for some unique souvenirs. Found some interesting key rings with fish and elephant on them. Only down side is this place isn't air conditioned.  more »
  • Atrocious Customer care at 13.30pm. Though there were two ladies only one was doing well. Thank you Rasika for helping choose, bill, and wrap the gift. The other lady photo enclosed refused flatly to ...  more »
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  • Poor customer service. Refused selling an item even when it was not marked as reserved stating that it was reserved. Maybe they prefer foreigners over locals as the staff specifically mentioned it's reserved by a foreigner.
  • Beautiful fair trade handlooms at reasonable pricing.
  • A great collection of hand made fabrics and jewellery authentic SriLankan stuff, a must visit for every tourist who want genuine SriLankan fabrics
  • It has a great range of fabrics and other cool products
  • A great place full of well made handloom products such as homewear items like bean bags, cushions to kitchen appliances, to clothing items both men's and women's wear and lots of kiddie toys!!

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