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One of the passions of Inca emperors was to wear dresses of finest fabrics. Emperor, his family and Nobles wore clothes of highest quality. You can not buy clothes those Inca emperor wore from present Peru, but in Peru still people wear tunic, ponchos and other colorful dresses as they did on those old days.

 

  • What to look for..

Probably you are already advised to buy garments made from Alpaca or Vicuna. Sweaters made from Vicuna or baby Alpaca are really good. Also you can buy Peruvian Ponchos, hats and socks. Vicuna sweaters are really expensive but they are really good looking, very very comfortable and they stay forever..

 

  • Where to shop for clothing..

You can buy Alpaca clothing from any big cities, or from the roads stalls. In lot of cases they will say,' My grandmother made it on her deathbed, hand made', or you will hear, ' Made form original baby Alpaca'. But if you see the price is less than $50.00, it is certainly not Alpaca. One more thing, Baby Alpaca doesn't mean the young Alpaca or child Alpaca, here baby Alpaca means the first wool of Alpaca, which is really very soft. Don't worry much about whether it is hand made or factory made, actually experts always say Factory made sweaters are better than hand made ones.

 

Colorful Pisac Market

 

 

Lot of people may refer you to go Pisac market. It is not that you can get something there which is unavailable in Cusco or Lima, but it is the environment of the market which attracts people. You will like the market, I can say that with certainty even if you are the kind of people who does not like shopping. But don't expect to get things cheap there. They say occasionally they sell cheap in Pisac market. But those occasions ( if exists at all) are so rare, you can not will never hit that while you are in Pisac.

 

 

Ponchos at Pisac Market

 

 

  • IncaLOGO

 

If you want to buy something with Inca or Machu Picchu logo, you can buy from cafepress.com/incalogo website, before you leave for Peru. Look at the tea shirt below, It is cute. This type of tea shirts are around $20.00.

 

 

  • Alpaca111

Alpaca111 is a famous chain in Peru. You will get certainly high quality Alpaca garments here.They have stores in Lima, Cusco, Arequipa and Puno. Alpaca 111 is more famous may be because they are one of the few stores where you can get Vicuna staff also. Vicuna is much more expensive than Alpaca and known as the finest wool throughout the world.

 

Location of Alpaca111 at Peru:

 

Arequipa Cusco Lima
PATIO DEL EKEKO
Mercaderes street 141, Int. A-1, Downtown.
Tel.: (054) 22-5550
PLAZA DE ARMAS
Portal de Panes 127,
Tel.:(084) 24-3191
LARCO
Av. Larco 671, Miraflores.
Tel.:(01) 447-1623
HOTEL LIBERTADOR AREQUIPA
Plaza Bolivar - Selva Alegre.
Tel.:(054) 22-3303
REGOCIJO
Plaza Regocijo 202.
Tel.:(084) 24-3233
BASADRE
Av. Jorge Basadre Grohmann
Nº 380, San Isidro.
Tel.:(01) 440-2320
Puno HOTEL MONASTERIO
Palacios 136.
Tel.:(084) 22-2174
LARCOMAR
Shopping Center Larcomar
Tel.:(01) 447-9842

PUNO
Jirón Lima 218.
Tel.:(051) 36-6050

CUSCO AIRPORT
Velasco Astete Airport,
Zona de Embarque s/n.
Tel.:(084) 24-0580
LIMA AIRPORT
Perú Plaza, Lima Airport
Tel.:(01) 517-3205

ISLA ESTEVES – TITICACA LAKE
Hotel Libertador Puno
Tel.:(051) 36-8422

HOTEL LIBERTADOR CUSCO
Plazoleta Santo Domingo 259.
Tel.:(084) 22-3397
GOLD MUSEUM OF LIMA
Av. Alonso de Molina 1100, Stand 2,
Santiago de Surco.
Tel.:(01) 345-0213
  MACHU PICCHU SANCTUARY LODGE
Hiram Bingham road Km. 7.5.,
Urubamba.
Tel.:(084) 21-1245
LARCO HERRERA MUSEUM
Av. Bolivar 1515, Pueblo Libre.
Tel.:(01) 460-2302
 
  • ALpaca's Best

Alpaca's best is another small chain in Peru. They have some good varieties of Alpaca garments. They have four stores in Cusco. If you want expensive garments wih good quality and variety you may try Alpaca's Best. Check their website for more - alpacasbest.com/english/english.html

 

  • Address of Alpaca's Best

 

at Plazoleta Nazarenas

197 , Cusco
Phone : (51) 84 245331
Open:8.00 to 21.30

at Portal Confituria

221 - Plaza de Armas - Cusco
Phone : (51) 84 249406
Open: 9.00 to 22.00

at Santo Domingo

285, Cusco

Open:8.00 to 12.00 and

15.00 to 21.00

at Jose Antonio Hotel

Av. Pardo 1080 - Paseo de los Héroes - Cusco

Open:6.00 to 10.00 and

17.00 to 22.00

 

 

Inside of Alpaca's Best (Plaza de Armas Sore)

 

 

  • Pisac Market

Pisac is a two hour journey by bus from Cusco. The market in Pisac is open three days a week, Tuesday....... and Sunday. Since is the busiest day here. This market is touristy and colorful. You can get everything in a single location here.

 

Are They

Alpaca ?

 

In the street stalls they sell Alpaca sweaters, which are always made of baby Alpaca. But in almost all cases they are not baby Alpaca, even not Alpaca. Mostly they are made of Polyesters or acrylic. Alpaca sweaters should cost you at least 40/50 $. If you bargain with the price and be able to bring the cost down to as low as 20/25 $, then it is not Alpaca.