Lima might not seem like a massive shopping district at first, but I’m here to tell you that it is. Of course, you can get everything that you can get back home. They’ve got Gap, Adidas, Calvin Klein – you name it. But the best boutiques in Lima have something unique, something authentic and something no one else back home will have.
For a totally Americanized shopping experience, you should go to Jockey Plaza. It’s massive and has every store you already know. Which, to me, is pretty dull but who knows! You might find something undeniably chic. There’s also shopping at Larcomar. It’s a gorgeous shopping centre in beautiful Miraflores. It’s also a pretty North American shopping experience but it’s built on the cliffs right above the ocean, which makes for a stunning view.
However, if boutiques are more your thing then check out my top 5 best boutiques in Lima to spend that money, honey.
The Best Boutiques in Lima to Spend Your Soles
El Closet de mi Hermana
This is hands down my favourite boutique in Lima. Before my last trip to Peru I had been researching designers to interview for The Lady-like Leopard and came across this stunning little San Isidro shop. I went back on three separate occasions during my trip and bought a handmade lace bra + panties set, a silk tank top and a mesh sweater.
Av. Pardo y Aliaga 498 (Av. Conquistadores 904)
San Isidro, Perú
Uno The Store
This is one of the best boutiques in Lima that truly has it all. They sell fashions for both men and women, home furnishings, art, accessories and more. They’ve got a modern aesthetic, on-trend jewellery and a colour palette that minimalists would die for.
Manuel Bonilla 111
Miraflores District, Lima
If you’re looking for a luxe shopping experience, hit up Michelle Belau. Not only is it one of the best boutiques in Lima but it’s also one of their most famous designers. I went with my mom to this store in San Isidro and we really got the royal treatment. There was champagne while we browsed, fitting rooms larger than my apartment and prices definitely worth splurging on.
Av. Jorge Basadre 396
San Isidro, Peru
Ayni is a sustainable, environmentally conscious brand based out of Peru. It was started by two ladies, Adriana and Laerke, who both had a love for responsible business. The brand features chunky alpaca knits, neutral colour schemes and elongated silhouettes. For me, this is one of the best boutiques in Lima to achieve a modern Peruvian style.
Jr. Gonzales Prada 355, Of. 204
Lima 18 – Miraflores, Peru
Okay, so this one isn’t actually in Lima but they’re made with Peruvian alpaca and cottons! In fact, they’re a luxury brand that works with Peruvian artisans to maintain authentic textiles and techniques in their design details and form. If you happen to be in Brooklyn, New York you can pop into Sincerely, Tommy to shop the collection or browse online here.
343 Tompkins Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
WHAT I’M WEARING:
strapless top | MYA COMPANY
skinny jeans | CALVIN KLEIN
sandals | WINDSOR SMITH
choker | BROOKLYN BLEU
belt | VINTAGE