Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Reserva Nacional ­Malalcahuello-Nalcas

Emporio Ñamku

You'll want one of everything at this excellent locally steeped handicraft shop, including picoyo and araucaria woodwork (cutting boards, serving platters), Mapuche and Pewenche textiles, throws and wool ponchos and…
Top Choice Books in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

This glorious bookstore in a converted theater continues to flourish in the age of the Kindle. The Grand Splendid theater opened in 1919 and was converted into a bookstore in 2000. Most of the seating was replaced w…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Retiro


This gallery-like store, stocked with edgy art books, fashion, accessories, whimsical leather desk sculptures, original artworks and unique handmade jewelry, strives to promote Argentine designers. Especially intere…
Top Choice Homewares in Palermo

Elementos Argentinos

The high-quality carpets, rugs and blankets sold here are hand-dyed, hand-woven on a loom and fair trade; the owners work with cooperatives and NGOs to help the communities in northwestern Argentina where the textil…
Top Choice Art in Tafí del Valle

Ruta del Artesano

Tafi's main diversion, aside from walks in the countryside, is this driving route to the home studios of area artisans, whose work includes ceramics, jewelry, musical instruments, art and more. The Casa de Turista (…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Palermo


A charming range of arts and crafts with a botanical bent are sold in this tiny boutique. The woodland theme is evident in the forest scenes of the limited-edition illustrations, hand-painted decorative plates, cera…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Santiago

Artesanías de Chile

Not only does this foundation's jewelry, wood carvings, ceramics and naturally dyed textiles sell at reasonable prices, most of what you pay goes directly to the artisans who made them. Look for other locations at L…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Santiago

Pueblito Los Dominicos

The best place in Santiago to buy quality gifts that were actually made in Chile. This mock village houses dozens of small stores, art galleries and traditional cafes. Look for lapis lazuli jewelry, Andean textiles,…
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La Tienda Nacional

Much more than a bookstore, this two-floor shop sells Chilean movies, documentaries, records, toys, shirts and more. A must-visit to purchase unique gifts for someone special back home.
Top Choice Clothing in Bogotá


Designer T-shirt addicts should head straight here for some of Bogotá's most stylish tees (COP$79,000), designed by a bastion of Colombian and international contest winners.