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5 de Mayo, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 16 Shopping in Oaxaca
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Power to the mujeres! Profits go directly to the women who produce the art, craft, textiles, etc. It's a HUGE store with great representation of all things "Oaxaca." It's almost overwhelming, but delightful, a visual/sensory delight, & a great place for gifts, souvenirs, clothing, etc. Shop here for guilt-free experience: you're helping maintain Oaxacan crafts & women!

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South Wales
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155 reviews 155 reviews
64 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We bought a load of crafts from he great selection available in his shop. It is all well priced and of a good quality with great service from the staff.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

I bought a fantastic, large smoke-fired piece of earthenware studio pottery here at a great price that would be unthinkably cheap anywhere else. Not everything for sale here is as good value or high quality, but certainly worth a visit as prices seem reasonable throughout and they have a good selection of locally produced crafts and staff are friendly and... More

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Chapala, Mexico
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173 reviews 173 reviews
34 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We stayed in Oaxaca for a month and did a lot of shopping in markets, in Teotitlan and in various stores. We kept coming back (and buying) at MARO. It is a cooperative of families that sell all of the major crafts in the Oaxaca area. We ended up buying two rugs there as well as two pieces of alebrije... More

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308 attraction reviews
620 helpful votes 620 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2010

There are several what might be called artisan's markets in Oaxaca. We went through perhaps five of them and lost interest in going to any others. They began to look alike or we had a touch of shopper's burnout. Prices were sometimes labeled and sometimes you had to ask. We found that if you bought a few items from one... More

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