WHERE TO SHOP
Los Baúles de Juana Cata
Calle Macedonio Alcalá 403, Centro, in the Plaza Comercial Casa Vieja
A great high-end boutique with fine workmanship (think: heirloom quality) that stocks lovely huipiles and blusas. Not bargain prices, but the pieces are special.
Mercado Benito Juarez
At the corner of Calles Flores Magón and Las Casas, Centro
I picked up playful party decorations at this mercado—like oversize tassels, bright paper lanterns, and woven totes, which all make perfect gifts.
La Casa de las Artesanías de Oaxaca
Matamoros 105, Centro
An expertly curated collection of Oaxacan craftsmanship, with the best selection of locally made pottery and souvenirs.