Top Choice Handicrafts in Quito

Galería Ecuador

This sparkling two-story complex just off Plaza Foch offers top-quality Ecuadorian-made products, ranging from handicrafts, jewelry, clothing, CDs and coffee-table books to chocolates, wine and liqueurs (including a…
Arts & Crafts in Quito

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 f…
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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. Fisch was a Hungarian artist who immigrated to Ecuador in 1939 and worked with indigenous artists melding …
Jewelry in Quito


Byron Ushiña, a jewerly 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 Ec…
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Zoom Fashion House

Above the stylish restaurant-lounge Naranjilla Mecánica, Zoom is a trim little men’s and women’s boutique selling eye-catching urban and beachwear from both Dutch and Ecuadorian designers.
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Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal

Half a city block filled by crafts stalls, with good prices and mixed quality. It’s great for souvenirs. There’s talk of this market closing and moving elsewhere (nearby) in the future.
Hats in Quito

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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Attached to the eponymous cafe, Tianguez is a member of the Fair Trade Organization and sells outstanding crafts from throughout Ecuador.
Arts & Crafts in Quito

Latino Americana

Boasts a huge selection of handicrafts, plus panama hats, ceramics, jewelry and alpaca wear. Check the quality carefully.
Arts & Crafts in Quito


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