Salta & the Andean Northwest shopping

Top Choice Art in Tafí del Valle

Ruta del Artesano

Tafi's main diversion, aside from walks in the countryside, is this driving route to the home studios of area artisans, whose work includes ceramics, jewelry, musical instruments, art and more. The Casa de Turista (…
Arts & Crafts in Jujuy

Casa Garzon

A leather workshop that also sells saddles, traditional cow-skin drums, boots, belts, wallets, bags and some cool hats. It can customize anything you like if you have the time to wait.
Arts & Crafts in Salta

Mercado Artesanal

Good for souvenirs, this provincially sponsored market is set in a centuries-old complex that was once Salta's main flour mill. Within it are a collection of independent kiosks selling handicrafts such as hammocks, …
Arts & Crafts in Cafayate

Cafayate Artesenal

This is a mall of brick stalls piled with goods made from llama wool, leather and cactus wood. Here, handicrafts include artisanal journals, mate (a tea-like beverage) gourds, picture frames, candleholders, ceramic …
Arts & Crafts in Catamarca

Mercado Artesanal y Fábrica de Alfombras

For Catamarca’s characteristic hand-tied rugs, visit this artisans market, which also sells ponchos, blankets, jewelry, red onyx sculptures, musical instruments and basketry.Adjacent is a carpet-weaving workshop, wh…
Clothing in Salta


The unfortunate English acronym should not keep you away from this charming boutique that trades in top-quality wool sweaters, shawls, blankets, throw pillows, gloves, hats and yarns. All of it is sourced straight f…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Catamarca

Santeria San Jose

A mystical art shop with a rocky altar encrusted on its rooftop, dealing in both new and vintage iconic Christian art. Peruse the shelves of Virgin sculpture and assorted miniatures for vintage gems hidden among the…
Clothing in Cafayate

El Colmado

A stylish, casual clothing boutique steps from Cafayate's plaza with playsuits and dresses, scarves and jewelry, all of it well curated. The trick, as with all of Cafayate's stores, is popping by when it's actually …
Arts & Crafts in La Rioja

Mercado Artesanal de La Rioja

La Rioja crafts are exhibited and sold here, as are other popular artworks at prices lower than most souvenir shops. It closes in the early afternoon during the winter season.
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Familia Avar Saracho

For upmarket woven goods, this familiy operation has reasonable prices, and arranges shipping as well.