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…
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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.
- 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…
Byron Ushiña, a jewelry designer who learned the craft from his father and grandfather, sells unique, beautifully made pieces, incorporating pre-Columbian…
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.
This store sells pricey, name-brand outdoor apparel and gear right on Plaza Foch.
- Centro Comercial Iñaquito
Shopping mall and entertainment complex on the north end of Parque La Carolina.
- English Bookstore
Good selection of used books in English.
- Quicentro Shopping
Popular mall on Naciones Unidas.