Must-see shopping in Quito

  • Top Choice

    Next to Tianguez cafe, this fair-trade shop sells a wide selection of quality handmade crafts from across Ecuador. Items are arranged by region, with…

  • Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal

    Half a city block filled by more than 200 crafts stalls, with good prices and mixed quality. It’s great for souvenirs.

  • Librería del Fondo Carlos Fuentes

    One of Ecuador's best bookshops is located in the former mansion of Galo Plaza Lasso, Ecuadorian president from 1948 to 1952. An excellent selection of…

  • Galería Latina

    One of the finest handicraft and clothing shops in the city, Galería Latina has a huge selection of beautifully made pieces: tagua carvings, colorful…

  • Galería Ecuador

    This sparkling two-story complex just off Plaza Foch offers top-quality Ecuadorian-made products, ranging from handicrafts, jewelry, clothing and coffee…

  • Folklore Olga Fisch

    The store of legendary designer Olga Fisch (who died in 1991) is a good place to go for high-quality crafts, bags and accessories. Fisch was a Hungarian…

  • ARIU

    Byron Ushiña, a jewelry designer who learned the craft from his father and grandfather, sells unique, beautifully made pieces, incorporating pre-Columbian…

  • Ag

    Ag’s selection of rare, handmade silver jewelry from throughout South America is outstanding. You’ll also find antiques.

  • Casa Mariscal

    An artists' collective selling beautiful handmade jewelry, prints, bags, textiles and other handicrafts.

  • Arte Rayuela

    This bohemian store is a great place to hunt for handmade crafts, ceramics, wooden items, paper-mache pieces, jewelry and toys, most of them produced by…

  • Homero Ortega P & Hijos

    One of the country’s biggest sellers of Ecuadorian straw hats (aka panama hats). Offers a small but versatile selection of its famous Cuenca brand.

  • Galería Beltrán

    This art gallery, which opened more than 30 years ago, sells paintings and sculptures by well-known Ecuadorian artists.

  • La Bodega

    In business for 30-odd years, La Bodega stocks a wide and wonderful range of high-quality crafts, both old and new.

  • Libri Mundi

    One of Quito’s best bookstores, with a good selection of titles in English, German, French and Spanish.

  • Confederate Bookstore

    Excellent bookstore with a large selection of secondhand books in English and several other languages.

  • El Jardín

    A sparkling mall with a good supermarket and international chain stores, near Parque La Carolina.

  • Explorer

    This store sells pricey, name-brand outdoor apparel and gear right on Plaza Foch.