Shopping Centers and
Lima is the most cosmopolitan city in Peru, it also has
numerous shopping centers and malls, in the style of the main cities of the
world, all of modern construction. There you will find boutiques and department
stores with everything you will need, and also in national and international
famous brands. And mainly you will have the security and guarantee of the
product that you buy.
In the districts of San Isidro and
Miraflores you will also be able to locate great quantity of commercial
establishments with a variety offer of products and prices.
In clothes, you will have a great diversity of national and international
designers, recommending you the garments made of pima and tanguis cotton,
varieties of Peruvian cotton that are the finest in the world, as well as the
garments or cloths made with alpaca wool that after the vicuña wool, is
considered as one of the finest fibers in the world.
all the country arrive to Lima to sell their products. They sell their products
in stores called "artesanales", places in which you will find products
from all the country, such as ceramic, alpaca fabrics, tapestries, carpets,
paintings, souvenirs, furniture, etc.
Among the craftmanship out stand the silver jewels (9.25), and especially the
silver filigree, of incalculable handmade value and of very low monetary cost.
The advantages of these handmade centers are the low prices, for the
competition that exists between them and the variety of articles that you can
obtain in a very short walk. Regularly the prices in these centers are
cheaper to those than you will find in the origin cities.
With certain frequency they are organized in Lima fairs of artisans, to where
they arrive from many places of the country, having more authentic and
autochthonous handmade products, and with a cheaper price.
In Peru you may find
famous jewelers specialized in gold and silver jewels. Being Peru one of the
main producers of silver and gold around the world, you will find good prices
for products of high quality.
Art Galleries and Antiques
There you will find exhibitions of the best Peruvian plastic artists,
contemporary or antique, many of them are also famous in the international
environment. (See Galleries exhibitions or Directory of Galleries)
During your permanency
in Peru, is absolutely forbidden to acquire and try to take out of the country
archaeological or valuable historical artistic objects. The nonfulfilment of this
norm is reason of penal sanctions. Peru has international agreements with most
of the countries for the confiscation of these objects when they are taken out
of Peru. Avoid taking risks.
No commercial establishment is authorized to sell archaeological pieces or
original historical artistic objects. If somebody tells you the opposite this
person is trying to cheat you.