Cusco

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When it comes time to bring home a souvenir from your vacation, ShermansTravel experts know just where to go. Whether it’s a high-end leather purse or an authentic, locally made craft, we show you which stores and markets to hit up for all your shopping needs – while highlighting the best steals and bargains in your destination.

Shopping in Cusco

Alpaca 111

This chain is the only authorized distributor of high-quality vicuña (similar to llama and alpaca) scarves, shawls and sweaters, with several outlets in Cusco, including one at the airport. For the chicest one (at least in terms of location) visit the outlet at posh Hotel Monasterio.

Calle del Perú, AL, 011-51-84-241-777, www.monasterio.orient-express.com
Tags: shopping | expensive | souvenirs | clothing

Carlos Chaquiras

This contemporary jewelry designer sells excellent pre-Columbian pieces: exquisite necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings, pendants, wristlets, and earrings made of silver and precious stones; and unique decorations like silver Inca sculptures.

Triunfo 375, 011-51-84-227-470, www.carloschaquiras.com
Tags: shopping | jewelry | souvenirs | clothing

Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco

See how hand-woven sweaters, ponchos, scarves and tapestries are actually made by heading to this nonprofit organization dedicated to the survival of traditional textile weaving.

Av. El Sol 603, 011-51-84-228-117, www.textilescusco.org
Tags: shopping | souvenirs | clothing

Central Artesano Cusco

For slightly cheaper prices than those on streets Plateros, Triunfo, and Plaza Recocijo near the Plaza de Armas and San Blas, jet to Cusco’s largest indoor market of handicraft stalls, teeming with handmade jewelry, ceramics, woven tapestries, exquisitely carved wooden figures and precious stones.

At the end of Av. Sol, across from Hotel Savoy,
Tags: shopping | souvenirs | crafts | market | eclectic | clothing

Mercado Central

This offbeat market sells produce, household items, excellent alpaca goods, and colorful Andean foods. Expect some of the best and cheapest street meals, fruit and vegetable stalls, and even a few kiosks displaying lucky charms and jungle medicines.

Near San Pedro train station, Calle Cascaparo s/n,
Tags: shopping | market | eclectic

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