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…
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.
Arts & Crafts in Quito

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.
Sports & Outdoors in Quito

Mono Dedo

Outstanding climbing store with rock and ice gear, clothing, tents, bags and more. The Rocódromo branch has more gear.
Art in Quito

Galería Beltrán

With more than 30 years in the art business, this art gallery sells paintings by well-known Ecuadorian artists.
Books in Quito

Libri Mundi

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

Cienfuegos Galería

A small gallery next to the Mercado La Floresta that carries work from Ecuadorian artists.
Books in Quito

Abya Yala Bookstore

Outstanding selection of books on indigenous culture and anthropology (in Spanish).
in Quito

Paldeia Books

Small shop selling new and used titles in Spanish, English, German and French.