Tucked in the small store of Perú Mágico (Sucre 765, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. and 3–9 p.m. Mon.–Sat.) are high-quality textiles, ceramics, and jewelry.
Another good souvenir shop is Last Minute Gift Store (Lucar y Torre 530, 2nd Fl., tel. 043/42-4259, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 4:30–8:30 p.m. Mon.–Sat., by appointment Sun.), which sells similar items as well as maps, T-shirts, and Andean music CDs.
Andean Expressions (Julio Arguedas 1246, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Mon.–Sat.) sells hand-printed T-shirts with contemporary designs.
For cheaper prices, and goods made by local communities, browse the two crafts markets off the Plaza de Armas and the shops along Luzuriaga south of Raimondi. Here, beautiful Andean rugs, sweaters, bags, and blankets are sold at affordable prices.
© Ross Wehner and Renée del Gaudio from Moon Peru, 3rd Edition