Located near the yellow Santa Catalina Arch, Nim Po’t is one of the best places to find traditional Mayan clothing. This huge hall is a cooperative for artisans, with beautiful garments arranged by region, so browsing the intricate huipils, cortes and fajas is like a fun geography lesson. Make sure you haggle!
5a Avenida Norte, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, +502 7832 2681
Just outside the Santo Domingo Hotel, Algodones Mayas has a great selection of traditional clothing in an understated and elegant array of colours, as well as lovely woven bags and shoes. It’s a good place to pick up a cardigan or scarf – a necessity for Antigua’s chilly nights – and there’s also a nice selection of men’s shirts.
At Stela 9 you can treat yourself to gorgeous Guatemalan clothing from head to toe, as this lovely boutique has a wide range of clothes, bags, shoes and accessories. Made ethically by local artisans and with vibrant colours and unique patterns, the clothes here are exceptional.
3a Calle Oriente #43, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, +502 4217 6699
Los Gigantes is another artisan cooperative, but this one is a bit pricier and more upmarket than some of the others. You can find a beautiful and varied range of high-quality natural clothing and products here, from scarfs, jumpers and dresses to decorative vases, coasters and baskets.