Pleasant Experiences in Lima, Peru: Shopping!

As a part of its process of growing and becoming a large, commerce-booming and tourist-friendly capital, Lima has many new shops, boutiques, commercial areas and shopping malls, suitable for almost any budget; from the very affordable street fairs to the most exclusive malls. Many international brands and boutiques have presence now in Lima’s shopping scene, but we are sure that you will prefer those places that focus in original, local creations, so you can get mostly stuff original from Peru.

Most tourists are looking for some small, easy to carry and affordable gifts for friends and/or family. If this is your case, you may want to explore the wide and almost ubiquitous world of street fairs, flea markets and “indian markets”, where you can find stuff like souvenirs, handicrafts, décor objects for your desktop or home, etc., as well as alpaca clothing. However there are certain spots specially recommendable due to their location, quality and prices; Mercado Indio (in Pueblo Libre), Indio’s Market (Miraflores). In these places you will find most of the traditional handicrafts from all over Peru, at very reasonable prices, and other option in this department is the Miraflores Central Park (or “Parque Kennedy”) where you can also enjoy of typical Peruvian desserts.

You may need some something extra domestic supplies; baby care or personal care stuff, some fruit or veggies, etc. In this case Wong and Vivanda supermarket may be your best choices. Other interesting option, if you are staying in the Lima Downtown or nearby, is Real Plaza shopping mall.

On the top side of the scale, some of the best and well-known shopping places are Larcomar and Jockey Plaza shopping malls; for valuable Peruvian silver jewellery, Ilaria; for the finest alpaca clothing, Alpaca 111 (currently changing its name to Kuna), and Dedalo, for Peruvian designers’ stuff.

Parque Central de Miraflores


A park may seem an odd place for shopping, but here you will find some very nice flea markets starting 4pm, and during weekends: the offer is mostly handicrafts and unexpensive jewellery, as well as very affordable clothing (alpaca and cotton...  Read More

Supermercados Wong


Odds are that you will get to see Supermercados Wong's red logo in many parts of the city. We recommend this chain not only because its customer service is excellent, but also due to the great variety of local and imported goods you will find....  Read More



A brand with many years of presence in Peru, and with an excellent reputation for the quality of the very fine alpaca and vicu�a clothes it sells. Vicu�a is considered to be the finest wool fiber worldwide, and they also have two...  Read More



Established in 1992, Ilaria specializes in silver jewellery, with original, chic designs by Peruvian artisans who rescue those traditional hand-made techniques and combine them with contemporary influences and with many different natural...  Read More



If you are sick and tired of finding the same kind of designs and handicrafts, and are looking for something artsy and truly original, D�dalo is your place, It is a mixture between an art shop and a street gallery, it's a big shop place...  Read More



�Looking for a place to get all your souvenirs and gifts and not spending all of your budget? Forget about top-class spots and go to Mercado Indio galleries: located on Avenida La Marina, this is a large complex that comprises several...  Read More

Indio Market


When looking for souvenirs and gifts for the family, a very good choice is this Mercado Indio in Miraflores, a few blocks away from Kennedy park and next to close to many hotels and lodges. Here you will find almost anything made in Peru, from...  Read More

Centro Comercial Real Plaza


This is still a relatively new shopping center, but has become very popular and attracts hundreds of people every day, due to its wide offer and its strategic location (beside the Lima Sheraton Hotel & Towers): if you are in Lima Downtown,...  Read More



The most fashionable and top class shopping mall in Lima, with large anchor stores, lots of boutiques, restaurants, a new section Called "Boulevard Jockey Plaza" for international brands such as Studio F, Warehouse, Puma, Carolina Herrera,...  Read More



Larcomar is a trendy, nice, upscale shopping center located at the top of Miraflores cliffs (in front of the JW Marriott hotel towers), with a privileged view of the Pacific Ocean and also with many restaurants, pubs, discos, gift shops,...  Read More


Meet Isabel Guerra

Isabel is a freelance Journalist, Writer, and Photographer born and raised in Lima, Peru, where she currently lives: in addition to her writing career and to her traveling almost all over...  More About Isabel