6 Best Places to Shop in Quito, Ecuador

Folklore Olga Fisch

La Floresta Fodor's choice

Folklore Olga Fisch is one of Quito's more expensive, and curious, shopping experiences. The shop is in the colonial home of the late Olga Fisch (1901–90), who worked with craftspeople to turn folk art into modern works of art. The store specializes in handwoven rugs, tapestries, clothing, and pottery inspired by indigenous motifs. While you're here, visit the splendid museum upstairs and have lunch or afternoon tea in the small, informal restaurant in the garden or dinner in the intimate indoor restaurant.

El Centro Artesanal

La Mariscal

El Centro Artesanal specializes in hand-knit sweaters and other items.

Juan León Mera 804, Quito, 170143, Ecuador

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El Jardín

La Mariscal

The most extensive collection of handicraft shops is in Quito's modern shopping mall, El Jardín.

Av. Amazonas and Av. La República, Quito, 170149, Ecuador

Homero Ortega & Hijos

La Mariscal

Homero Ortega & Hijos, Cuenca's famous Panama hat maker, has a store here in Quito.

La Bodega

La Mariscal

In addition to regional crafts, La Bodega has an extensive collection of sweaters in wool and cotton.

Juan León Mera 614, Quito, 170143, Ecuador