Shopping in Bogotá Region

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    Artesanías de Colombia

    This classy shop has higher-end crafts (lots of home accessories, plus bags, toys, hammocks and some clothing), and 70% of the profits go directly back to the village artisans. It has seven sales outlets, three of them in Bogotá.

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    Brincabrinca

    This small coffee bar doubles as a seller of super-hip T-shirts designed by Colombian and international contest winners.

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    Mambe

    This excellent Usaquén shop houses a limited but extremely well done selection of weekly rotating Fair Trade handicrafts from 50 artisan-driven communities around Colombia.

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    Mercado de San Alejo

    This city-center classic fills a parking lot with a host of yesteryear items (posters, books, knickknacks) that are fun to sift through.

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    Gems Metal

    Dealer Oscar Baquero is one of Bogotá's most reliable emerald dealers, with nearly 40 years experience in industry. English is spoken.

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    Librería Lerner

    Stocks many Spanish-language guidebooks on Colombia and the full gamut of maps, including the Movistar guía de rutas por Colombia (a color map/guide; COP$15,000), the 12-map series of national routes Mapas de Ruta (sold individually for COP$1000, or as a packet for COP$14,000) and a handy Colombia in Bicicleta biking map/guide (COP$42,000).

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    La Casona del Museo

    This old building near the Museo del Oro doubles as a kind of colonial-style mall, filled with a convenient and cheerful collection of souvenir stands purveying everything from emeralds to soccer scarfs. For refreshments, there are two open-sided cafes; La Fuente, on the upper level beside a trickling fountain, does the best coffee.

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    Pasaje Rivas

    A couple of blocks west of Plaza de Bolívar, this craft market is a good spot for cheap touristy and nontouristy buys, including lots of straw hats, T-shirts, toy figurines, baskets and ruanas (Colombian ponchos).

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    San Miguel

    Open for nearly 75 years, this classic milliner is the best of the bunch on the block. Mostly felt fedoras and cowboy hats, pressed before your eyes.

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    Camping Amarelo

    This small shop sells all the camping gear you'll need, including tents, which start at COP$390,000, and boots. Also rents.

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    Atlantis Plaza

    Modern mall with ATMs, Hard Rock Café and a multiplex cinema.

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    San Andresito

    One of Bogotá’s biggest shopping areas is San Andresito, which spreads over several city blocks. It’s packed with a couple of thousand stalls that have almost everything that can be bought in Colombia. It is one of the cheapest places to buy video, hi-fi and TV equipment, computers, film and photographic gear, watches, cassettes and CDs, and clothing and footwear. Urban buses and busetas go there from the center – you can catch them on Calle 19.

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    Quevedo Libros y Antiguedades

    Swapping books in hostels might not always lead to a good read. Improve your options browsing the shelves of this crammed bookshop, home to a rather interesting selection of English literature, including some hard-to-find classics. You can also bring books to sell.

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    Plaza Central de Usaquén

    Just north of the main square in the village-like Usaquén, you'll find stallholders selling food, colorful purses, assorted handicrafts and bamboo saxophones – there's a satellite area a couple of blocks east, too.

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    Parque de los Periodistas

    Facing La Candelaria’s north end, this market is really about junk – old radios, electronics, videotapes, tools and whatnot.

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    Emerald Trade Center

    Dozens of comisionistas (traders) buy and sell emeralds here.