Our expert guides will take you on a bespoke tour of exclusive shops offering all kinds of traditional and contemporary Peruvian creations, from avant-garde alpaca fashion to sustainable tableware handcrafted from Amazon hardwoods.
Retail therapy in Lima offers you the chance to buy highly original products that simply aren’t available anywhere else.
Lima is rightly famous for many things, from its world-class surfing to its simply staggering haute cuisine. What may be less known, however, is that the Peruvian capital is also an excellent destination for those looking for a spot of retail therapy, with all kinds of uniquely Peruvian products on offer, both from traditional artisans and Peru’s vibrant contemporary design scene.
At Atemporal, our expert guides take guests on bespoke half-day shopping tours, visiting some of the most exclusive — and sometimes least visited — stores and boutiques in and around the fashionable districts of Miraflores and Barranco. The ingenuity of Peruvian creativity, whether it is indigenous craftspeople from the Andes or Amazon, or cutting edge designers from the capital, has to be seen to be fully appreciated. They are also aided by the plethora of beautiful materials available here, from baby alpaca wool to a myriad of Amazonian hardwoods, and from sumptuous leather to intricate gold and silverwork, and all kinds of stone, including marble and granite.
There are two stores we would particularly encourage you to visit: One is a 19th Century mansion on a beautiful plaza overlooking the Pacific that is crammed with a dazzling variety of creations, including clothing, furniture, jewelry, toys and home accessories, from the cream of contemporary Peruvian designers. It also has a cool café in a beautiful backyard, if you are feeling either peckish or in need of a sit-down.
The other is in a nearby house from the independence era, in a beautiful, leafy residential street and packed with traditional artesanias from across Peru. From ceramics by indigenous rainforest communities to intricately carved wooden tableaux of Andean life, this store has it all. Between these and Lima’s many other shops, you should have no trouble finding either unique presents for friends and family back home or genuinely special mementos of your own.
To learn more about shopping options in Lima during your stay with Atemporal visit www.atemporal.pe or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or on +51 1 700 5106 or, if you are in the US, 347 713 7030/34.