Shopping in Quito

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    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.

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    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 titles is displayed beneath the original wood-paneled ceiling and chandeliers, and even the fireplaces have been retained. Up a sweeping staircase there's a gallery space, and there's also a peaceful garden cafe.

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    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 Andean weavings, textiles, jewelry, sweaters and handmade items from across Latin America. Prices are high, but so is the craftsmanship.

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    Galería Ecuador

    This sparkling two-story complex just off Plaza Foch offers top-quality Ecuadorian-made products, ranging from handicrafts, jewelry, clothing and coffee-table books to chocolates, wine and liqueurs. Friendly service and free Ecuadorian beverage tastings ratchet up the appeal.

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    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 artist who immigrated to Ecuador in 1939 and worked with indigenous artists, melding traditional crafts with fine art.

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    Tianguez

    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 information on the techniques used to produce them.

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    ARIU

    Byron Ushiña, a jewelry designer who learned the craft from his father and grandfather, sells unique, beautifully made pieces, incorporating pre-Columbian designs, semiprecious stones and rare materials native to Ecuador.

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    Ag

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

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    Casa Mariscal

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

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    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 local artists in a shared on-site workshop.

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    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.

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    Galería Beltrán

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

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    La Bodega

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

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    Libri Mundi

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

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    Confederate Bookstore

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

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    El Jardín

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

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    Explorer

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