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    Harapos: Need more outerwear/casual wear or warm clothing?

    by risse73 Updated Dec 13, 2007

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    This shop in Larcomar sells casual wear/outerwear, jeans, etc. in a similar fashion to the GAP in the US; however, this shop sells merchandise of assorted brands/name brands from the US or Peru.

    I got quite cold while I was in the area--at Larcomar--where it is located by the ocean. I did not bring a jacket with me, so I needed to buy something that will keep me warm. I ended up buying this comfortable Peruvian-made vest called "Aerographic" for about $45 (140 Soles). For the price, it can't be beat since it did its job and kept me warm the whole time.

    What to buy: Casual wear, jeans, warm clothing, sweaters, vests, shirts, etc.

    What to pay: Depends what you buy

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    Cafe Britt: Need to buy more gift items? Buy at the airport!

    by risse73 Updated Dec 13, 2007

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    I saw this shop at the airport in Costa Rica also and I am not sure if Cafe Britt is designated as a duty-free shop in Latin America/South America. It is catered to tourists, foreigners, and visitors in the country, so the items you will find are for mainstream tastes with the associated mainstream prices. In my case, I had to stop by as I forgot some gift items during my tour of Peru. Among the many offerings are Peruvian cigars, arts/crafts, jewelry, souvenir t-shirts, postcards, other little trinkets, etc.

    What to pay: The sky is the limit!

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    Larcomar: Larcomar

    by ThiagoRamos Written Feb 6, 2007

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    Larcomar is a brand new shopping mall in Miraflores. Unlike brazilian shopping centers, Larcomar is almost an open air mall, but the stores are all duly covered.

    If you are staying in Miraflores it is a nice place to eat (there are many good options, even international places such as Hooters and Starbucks), buy some stuff you need or even go to the movies (the rooms are great!!!).

    And there is an amazing view of the Green Coast from there. Don´t miss it!!!

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    Buying Glasses

    by hartti Written Jan 25, 2007

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    I bought new sun-glasses. The old ones were stolen in Amsterdam, and since summer 2004 I did not have sun-glasses. Nice glasses, with my diameters and 75% browned for 80 soles (20 euros) at Abencay street.

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    Miraflores mall: Ocean front shopping

    by acemj Updated Sep 16, 2006

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    At the end of Larco in Miraflores, you'll find a beautiful mall built into the cliffs overlooking the ocean. There are a few restaurants, a movie theater and plenty of shops here to occupy your time for a couple hours.

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    Inca-themed market: Souvenirs

    by acemj Updated Sep 16, 2006

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    Right next to our hotel (mostly along Avenida Petit Thouars) there were a bunch of shops selling handicrafts and other gift items. We walked through here and saw lots of good stuff, but since it was the very beginning of our trip we didn't feel like carrying too much excess weight.

    What to buy: Alpaca products, silver, etc.

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    Plaza dos de mayo: Many music instruments

    by gonzo747 Written Jan 16, 2006

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    Happy walking with my charango

    The plaza dos de mayo is surrounded by music shops. It's great to look at all the different musical instruments. Some of em look quite weird.
    I bought myself a charango and a booklet to learn the basics of playing it. It's a great souvenir.

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    Mercado Central: Market Hall

    by hartti Written Jan 1, 2006

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    Surrounding of Market Hall

    on Ayacucho Street, close to the Congress Hall is the shopping center, where you may buy almost everything. Its a big area, where the sellers have their small or bigger shops. The imagination is not preventing the procucts sold here.

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    Calle Capon: Chinese Market Street

    by hartti Written Jan 1, 2006

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    This walking street is full of Chinese shops and restaurants. Originally the Chinese people here are decendants of the slaves brought here for working on the farms (haciendas). Later have come others, too. We have to thank the Chinese for the great diversity of food in Peru, because they have brought their knowledge of making food here. On this streets there are some non-chinese food shops, too.

    What to buy: Here you have everything for eating. For small hunger you may have min paos with chica morala, which is chica made from specia corn, morado. Min pao is like pilmenies in Russia, but much bigger here.

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    Mercado del Indios: Fantastic find for all your gifts

    by Boca24 Written Oct 15, 2005

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    Wasn't going to stop here wile in Peru, but I had some free time on my last day so I took a walk over and boy was I glad. This turned out to be my biggest shopping spree yet. I got everyone gifts here. It is a collection of stands/shops that sell everything imaginable. I

    What to buy: Buy all your gifts!!!

    What to pay: Because there are so many shops it is important to price shop first, look around and compare prices. You can also try haggeling.

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    Miaflores Indian Market

    by travelife Written Jul 14, 2005

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    souvenir at Inca market, Miroflores, Lima

    Very close to Miraflores roundabout you find a Inca market many different shops under a common roof (sorta Bazar arrangement)and there are few of them. But if you plan is to go to Cusco don spend money here. Prices go up 30-40% here understandably locating in a upper-class neighborhood.

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    Miraflores Park vendors: Paintings in the Park

    by XKuger Written Apr 12, 2005

    The miraflores park has a number of vendors selling various local art stuff in the evening/night. You can see some very nice water color paintings being sold at this park.

    Prices are incredibally cheap and you can fine some nice values for 10US$ or less.

    What to buy: Most definitly I would suggest the water color paintings

    What to pay: Max 10US$ for a small painting. It depends on how well you speak spanish and negotiation skills.

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    On La Paz: Antiques on La Paz

    by XKuger Written Apr 12, 2005

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    As I stayed at the Maria Angola hotel on La Paz in Miraflores I got to walk up and down the La Paz.

    There are a number of fine ornament, jewellery and antigue shops on La Paz.

    The price is up to your negotiation skills and depending on how bad the shopkeeper want to sell.

    However I found it to be an intersting and safe area to window shop.

    What to buy: Mostly Antiques and fine collectibles.

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    Peruvian goods easy to find in Miraflores, Lima

    by AKtravelers Written Mar 5, 2005

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    Searching for Valentine gifts in Lima

    The Inka markets in Miraflores have a wide variety of products from the Andes that are excellent souvenirs of Peru. After a while, many of the stuff in the shops looks the same. Still, there are some interesting things to be had, and we made plenty of purchases. I bought Andrea an interesting alpaca cape/scarf combo for Valentine's day at the shop in this picture. Andrea later found some excellent jewelry and a nice watercolor. On the whole, the vendors are extremely friendly and Sarah ended up exchanging e-mails with one. That adds to the pleasure of shopping here.
    Remember, you must bargain for everything. More than once, a shopkeeper muttered to me that andrea drives a hard deal.

    What to buy: Certainly, one should buy alpaca products, such as sweaters, capes and blankets-- they are very warm on cold damp nights. Silver is the local metal, and turquoise is also native of Peru, so look for jewelry with those combinations.

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    Cheaper by Plaza De Armas than the Inka Market

    by AKtravelers Written Mar 1, 2005

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    A vendor in downtown Lima

    We shopped in two ditinct areas of Lima. The first was in the shops around the Plaza de Armas in downtown and the second was at the Inka Market and nearby shops in Miraflores. Many times, the same items were cheaper downtown than in Miraflores. Probably because Miraflores has more money.
    Still, the Inka Market and other Peruvian malls in Miraflores have a greatyer variety and higher quality of Peruvian goods. We found an exquisite silver and coral necklace in Miraflors as well as an beautiful watercolor by an up-and-coming artist who wasabout to exhibit in Puerto Rico.
    On balance, things were much cheaper than they are in the U.S. and the price difference is about 5-20 soles (2-7 U.S. Dollars). In the end, it's not much to worry about.
    By the way, you should bargain for everything in these markets.

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