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Top Choice Clothing in Bogotá

Brincabrinca

Designer T-shirt addicts should head straight here for some of Bogotá's most stylish tees (COP$79,000), designed by a bastion of Colombian and international contest winners.
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Bogotá

Artesanías de Colombia

This classy shop has higher-end crafts (lots of home accessories, plus purses, toys, hammocks and some clothing), and 70% of the profits go directly back to the village artisans.
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Bogotá

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.
Food in Jardín

Dulces del Jardín

This cavity-inducing sweets factory is famous throughout Antioquia for its wide variety of arequipe (a sweet dessert of milk and sugar), conserves and fruit candies. Our favorite: Arequipe de Arracacha (an Andean ve…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Medellín

Artesanías Caballo de Troya

An excellent one-stop gift shop conveniently located on the road to the airport (if you take the Las Palmas route). It sells quality handicrafts from artisans all over the country that you won't find in the more mai…
Arts & Crafts in Pasto

Barniz de Pasto Obando

Purchase traditional wooden crafts decorated with vegetable resin at this fine gallery. Come on weekday afternoons to watch maestro José María Obando at work.
Market in Medellín

Mercado de San Alejo

This colorful craft market is great for cheap buys or simply for strolling around.
Arts & Crafts in Villa de Leyva

La Tienda Feroz

This great little shop features the unique art of 27 Colombian artists and is the spot to pick up items that aren't typical tourist wares. The owners have backgrounds in illustration, animation and industrial design…
Books in Cartagena

Ábaco

This gorgeous bookshop-cum-cafe has a good selection of books on Cartagena and a few English-language choices, including everything ever written by a certain Gabriel García Márquez. There’s also Italian beer, Spanis…
Arts & Crafts in Nuquí

Artesanías Margot

Next to the airport, this small artesanías shop has a great selection of wooden carvings and other local arts and crafts. You might even spot an authentic blow-dart gun.