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Artesanías Las Pallas

A showroom of Peruvian crafts that is curated by Mari Solari.

Merchandise at Cabuchon, Lima, Peru


Cabuchon’s sleek entry could be mistaken for that of a five-star hotel. Uniformed drivers and gleaming sedans loiter outside the store, where many of Lima’s most elegant ladies come for wedding and baby gifts, selecting from the very attractive crystal, china, silver and silver-plate pieces, as well as sophisticated Peruvian craft items, such as wooden trays with horn handles and wooden coasters with textile swatches under glass. A small silver-plate water pitcher with a horn handle costs $145; silver-plate trays with horn or antler handles cost $125 to $165. Leather frames and boxes are also a good value and make stylish souvenirs and gifts.

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Cajamarca 219

Opened in 2014 by Thibault van der Straete, a French artist and designer based in Peru, this concept store is located in a restored colonial house on a quiet street in the bohemian Barranco neighborhood. The unique space showcases Thibault’s high-quality alpaca clothing and furniture alongside books and other Peruvian goods. The store also has a café that serves coffee, wine and snacks.

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Claudia Lira

Claudia Lira studied silversmithing and goldsmithing design in the Netherlands and worked as a jewelry designer in Florence and Amsterdam but returned to her native Peru to establish her eponymous company. Her clean, contemporary pieces incorporate precious metals and stones as well as such local materials as Andean opals, spondylus and titanium— even seeds from the jungle.

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Dédalo’s home—an attractive colonial-style mansion in Barranco, with wide columns and massive wood doors guarded by Botéro-esque cow statues—signals the high-quality of the goods inside. What it doesn’t indicate is just how large the store is. Dédalo is really a mini department store purveying the best of Peru’s products. I found the first large room, filled with brightly colored glass- and woodwork, the least appealing but was enchanted by those further in, each devoted to an individual craft, like textile, leather and woodwork, and featuring up-and-coming such Peruvian designers as Titi Guiulfo, Meche Correa and Wanaya. One room is dedicated to Recurseo, a regional enterprise that uses recycled materials in all its products, from purses decorated with balloons to chairs constructed from corrugated cardboard. In the jewelry room, look for the stylish horn rings. There’s also a little garden café in the back where you can get coffee, fruit juice or a snack.

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El Cacaotal

For great Lima shopping, don't miss El Cacaotal, a chocolate shop selling artisanal bars from individual farmers and producers.
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For great Lima shopping, don't miss Escudo, Escudo, with sells stylish modern clothing that uses exceptional Peruvian alpaca and master craftsmanship.
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H. Stern

South America’s most prestigious jeweler, H. Stern has numerous outposts in Peru, including in major hotels like the Miraflores Park and Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores, as well as at the airports in Cusco and Lima. You’ll find a range of contemporary gold designs and pieces incorporating Brazilian gemstones, which the brand is known for, including aquamarines, topazes, citrines and tourmalines.


For great Lima shopping, don't miss Hogartex, which specializes in 100% pima cotton products like sheets, towels, bathrobes, pajamas and nursery items.

Ibero Librerías

The shop carries a large selection of books, in English and Spanish, on Peru and by Peruvian authors. Among the titles to consider for a flavor of Lima are: Lima Nights by Maria Arana, The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa and The Pearl of Lima by Jules Verne. See our Library for more suggestions.


Ilaria Ciabatti, a Florentine artist who once taught school in Lima, may have done more for raising the profile and traditions of Peruvian silversmiths than anyone in the past decade. She founded her company in 1992 to export sterling silverware and jewelry to a store in Milan and then to shops in Paris, Spain and Switzerland. The work she commissioned from local artisans sold so well that she began to work with them on creating jewelry incorporating such local materials as Andean opals, sodalites and Peruvian turquoises. Today she employs more than 100 artisans, has 26 stores and is considered the Elsa Peretti of Peru, both for her jewelry and for her home designs.

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Refined, continental cuisine is served in this elegant space that has long been a hot spot for Mumbai locals and visitors. The wine list is extensive and the scene is fun and chic.

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Jallpa Nina

For great Lima shopping, don't miss Jallpa Nina, an artistic ceramic studio that specializes in both colonial styles and contemporary ones.
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Apparels at  Kuna, Lima, Peru


Kuna is Peru’s Bennetton. It has outlets all over the country, including in the Lima airport, in the Larcomar mall, on the main plaza in Cusco and in the Hotel Monasterio. It is now also in Argentina, Chile and even Dubai. For the best selection of alpaca items that you will definitely wear at home, this is the place. The store’s very fashionable designs—from men’s and women’s sweaters and coats to scarves, hats and gloves—all incorporate high-quality alpaca wool. Some scarves, many in bright, fun colors, are 85 percent baby alpaca and 15 percent silk. Note: you may find the best sale items in the hotel shops, which get less traffic than those in airports or on major shopping streets.

Kuntur Wasi

Thirty years ago the owners of this shop began traveling to Cusco and other regions known for their traditional folk arts and weaving, and exporting their finds to stores like Putumayo in New York. As interest in the craft items grew, both abroad and within Lima, they decided to turn an area of their house in Miraflores into a gallery for their wares. There is no sign outside; ring the bell, and the wide green door will swing open, often revealing one of the founders, who will welcome you through the small entry garden into rooms filled with rugs, objects, jewelry and shawls.

La Casa de la Llama

This Peruvian chain specializes in knits made from llama wool, which the house argues is finer than the better-known alpaca. The designs are attractive if slightly more classic than those at Kuna or Giuliana Testino. The stores also carry stylish fur and suede vests and many handbags in both leather and woven cloth. There is an even larger branch in Cusco.

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This large, high-end mall in the Miraflores area contains some of the best shopping in Lima. Among the shops to look out for are branches of Kuna and Liliana Castellanos. There are also numerous shops selling outdoor clothing in case you forgot hiking clothes and need to buy something on your way to the Sacred Valley.

Liliana Castellanos

In keeping with its motto, “When Alpaca becomes art…,” Liliana Castellano creates stylish women’s clothes—soft belted jackets, tailored skirts with cut-outs, capes with darts and embellished necklines—all made with the softest alpaca blends.


Local architect Nicolás Wong and his colleagues opened this boutique, situated just next to the wonderful restaurant Pescados Capitales, to showcase their modern designs as well as jewelry and housewares. On a recent visit, I found wonderful silver bangles with silver beads and chunks of local semiprecious stones priced at $7 apiece.

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For great Lima shopping, don't miss Pórtico, which sells great knitwear and children's clothing. Read Indagare's review.
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Sol Alpaca

The focus here is on clothing made with alpaca and vicuña, the finest of the South American camelid wools. For a classic stole, pullover or scarf in butter-soft vicuña, this is the place. Many of the designs are traditional, such as cable-knit pullovers and reversible overcoats or capes.

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Tanya Trahtemberg

Located on a quiet street in Miraflores, this spare gallerylike shop showcases the beautiful modern jewelry created by Tanya Trahtenberg. Lovely gold bangles with a matte finish and square edges are $480 apiece, and a bib of spherical gold beads goes for $4,800.

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