Travelers in Peru come to Lima‘s Barranco neighborhood for artistic inspiration, colorful buildings, and bohemian vibes. Its creative character means it boasts some fantastic artisanal stores that are perfect for picking up a souvenir or two. Just like Barranco itself, these spots are like nothing else you’ll find in the city.
Dédalo is a gutted out old mansion filled with about 15 different vendors selling high-quality artisanal products inside. Walk through the themed layouts as you make your way from room to room towards the back courtyard where you’ll find beer and coffee. Each vendor occupies a would-be room in the mansion offering everything from home decor and Peru-themed baseball hats to handcrafted alpaca sweaters and dresses. You can realistically spend all day here with so many different things to look at and drinks to be had.
Artesanos Don Bosco is a non-profit organization that supports self-employed artisans in Peru.The organization gives young people the opportunity to earn an income and improve their lives while living in their village. At their location in Barranco, you can purchase hand crafted items from rugs to tables and beds all made by Peruvians. Every purchase at this store goes a long way to helping people all over Peru.
Enter another one of Barranco’s famous brightly colored buildings and step into a shop with every llama- and alpaca-themed product you could imagine. The store is teaming with color and the large alpaca-stuffed animals are one of its more irresistible gift options.
PUNA Shop Gallery is only a stone’s throw away from La Plaza de Barranco and located between Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, but it couldn’t be more different from its American neighbors. The store embodies Barranco’s bohemian atmosphere with hanging artisanal terrariums and records for sale. PUNA is another great place to stop if you’re looking for designer Peruvian clothing.