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Lakarcade

Considered to be one of the largest novelty gift and souvenir stores in Sri Lanka, Lakarcade is an exemplary establishment that does not only do a great service to its customers, but also the root traditional Sri Lankan craftsmen. Lakarcade aims to provide the highest quality of novelty products to its customers, along with giving heritage crafts the value it deserves, in order to support the craftsmen and women who manufacture and keep alive, age-old crafts passed on from generation to generation, making the establishment a socially responsible, sustainable venture. Showcasing crafts made of wood, metals, gemstones, rush, reed and textiles, the choice of novelty is endless here.

Best Known For

  • Lakarcade has quickly become known for becoming one of the prime destinations for souvenir shopping in Colombo, as it showcases a number of handcrafted souvenirs, be it wooden products, cane products, reed products, brass products, leather products or jewellery, the souvenir store is a haven for everything art and craft.
  • The store further expands into showcasing fine Ceylon tea and even ayurvedic spa products, making it your all-round store for Sri Lankan souvenirs and products.

Interesting Facts

  • Lakarcade is the newest entrant in the Sri Lankan souvenir industry and has quickly become a go-to destination for anyone looking for authentic handcrafts.
  • Making this establishment all the more enticing to many a shopping enthuse is the close relationship the store has with its suppliers, who are mostly rural craftsmen.
  • According to Lakarcade’s Senior Product Design Consultant, Mr. Senaka De Silva, the main goal of Lakarcade is to support the Sri Lankan craftsmen by showcasing their talents and giving their products the proper value it deserves.
  • The exquisite talent gone into crafting the wooden products, leather products, rush and reed products, textile products, jewellery, brass products and cane products is seen by any and all who visit the store.
  • The store also diversifies into showcasing other products too, such as Ceylon tea, spa products and eco products.
  • The distinguishing factor, however, of the high quality products in the store is the incorporation of contemporary designs that caters to a more modern market and its inclusion in various e-commerce platforms.
  • At present, Lakarcade is geared to become Asia’s largest novelty gift and souvenir shopping mall, as it is driven by the objective of operating on a global scale through online retails like Amazon.com, Alibaba Group, Carrefour and even Tesco; taking Sri Lankan heritage to the world.

Times, Seasons and Tips

  • Lakarcade is open daily from 10.00am to 10.00pm, however, the best time to visit the store is during the morning hours, as the footfall is far less, thus allowing one to explore the vast showroom.
  • If you are not sure about any of the handicrafts or souvenirs that are on display, or are looking for something in particular, do ask the staff and they will be more than willing to help you out.
  • Credit and debit cards are accepted, making transactions all the more easier.
  • If you do not have the time to visit the store physically to purchase what you are looking for, you could also opt to purchase the souvenir or gift online, as the brand has diversified into the field of e-commerce.
  • Some might question the prices of certain souvenirs, however, do keep in mind that the products are of high quality and the proceeds support root level craft entrepreneurs who supply the store.

Looking for that elusive souvenir that marks and reflects your time on the paradise isle of Sri Lanka, then; Lakarcade is your go-to-destination and is sure to not disappoint you.

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