Must see shopping in Oaxaca City

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    Voces de Copal

    A classy crafts shop with superb alebrijes from the workshop of Jacobo and María Ángeles in San Martín Tilcajete. These brightly painted wooden figurines,…

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    Beware: the boxed chocolate bites sold here, known as 'Texoros,' are highly addictive. The gourmet Oaxacan treats come in 10 varieties, including hazelnut…

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    Mercado Juárez

    This daily indoor market, a block south of the Zócalo, peddles a mix of flowers, hats, shoes, cheap clothes and jewelry, baskets, leather belts and bags,…

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    A kind of greatest hits of Oaxacan crafts – including black pottery, rugs, clothes, shoes and alebrijes (painted wood carvings) – collected from around…

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    La Casa del Rebozo

    A cooperative of more than 80 artisans from around Oaxaca state, La Casa del Rebozo stocks quality pottery, textiles, alebrijes (painted wood carvings),…

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    Librería Grañén Porrúa

    Though most titles are in Spanish, this shop next to relaxing Cafe Brújula offers a lavish selection of art, archaeology and collectable books on the…

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    El Nahual

    Folk-art shop run by a Teotitlán del Valle weaving family, meaning it's stuffed with quality rugs, clothes and embroidery, as well as work from other…

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    La Contra

    Stocks a good selection of quality mezcal, wines from Baja California's Valle de Guadalupe and Mexican craft beer.

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    Central de Abastos

    The enormous main market, nearly 1km west of the Zócalo, is a hive of activity all week, with Saturday the biggest day. You can find almost anything here,…

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    Unión de Palenqueros de Oaxaca

    This hole-in-the-wall place is the outlet for a group of small-scale mezcal producers from Santiago Matatlán. It has decent and very well-priced reposado,…

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    El Pochote-Xochimilco

    A small, relaxed market dealing in natural products, especially crafts and organic vegetables and made-on-the-spot food, nearly all sold by their makers…

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    Mercado de Artesanías

    An indoor crafts market almost entirely devoted to textiles: tablecloths, bags, blouses, huipiles (long, sleeveless tunics) shawls and more.