Do you love window shopping and choosing the perfect keepsake? Shop for lovely things to your heart’s content in Chile’s many duty-free malls, luxury shops and countless arts and crafts markets Artisanal crafts in wool and horse hair, for example, make excellent souvenirs.

Visit the Tax Free Zone in the northern city of Iquique; a duty-free haven where you’ll find everything from perfume to electronic devices. Just a stone’s throw from the beach in La Serena, La Recova market has a great selection of typical local products like preserved papayas, spaghetti squash jam and dried fruits.

In Santiago, independent designer shops can be found in cosmopolitan districts like Lastarria and Italia. If your taste is for more refined luxuries, visit the Alonso de Córdova neighborhood for exclusive international brands and elegant local boutiques.

Looking for that special gift? At the Castro arts and crafts market on Chiloé, you’ll find textiles of every kind, from typical Chilote hats, gloves and socks, to beautiful woollen ponchos with intricate indigenous designs.

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