Upon arriving in South America, it’s impossible not to notice the throngs of young travelers gallivanting around in their oh-so-fashionable alpaca outfits. In order to fit in with the tourist crowd, it’s pretty much mandatory to pick up a fluffy traditional number for yourself. Here are the best places to do so in Bolivia.
After a full folkloric outfit to impress the folks back home? No problem—just swing by Calle Los Andes and grab whatever takes your fancy. Whether it be Morenada, Caporales, Tobas, or Diablada, all the best traditional Bolivian folkloric costumes are on sale in this colorful street.
Gringos readily adopt traditional attire such as the poncho, yet gringas are never seen cruising South America in polleras (wide skirts) and bowler hats; this has to change. Ladies, pick up the full cholita outfit and show everyone once and for all how this incredible fashion combo can complement any shape or skin tone. In La Paz, there are a number of cholita fashion specialty stores just down from Max Paredes on Santa Cruz, each offering an impressive array of colorful polleras, shawls, and magnificent bowler hats.