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“A day at Dutzi in Valladolid” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dutzi Design

Dutzi Design
St. 41-A #209 X 48 &50 Sisal | Calzada de Los Frailes, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
+52 985 856 1950
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Ranked #2 of 4 Shopping in Valladolid
Type: Shopping
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: dutzi design was created in 2009 by Ariane dutzi. She designs handbags made out of vintage burlap. The bags are handmade by Mayan women in Valladolid, Yucatan. The store is also based in Valladolid. You are more than welcome to visit us, you will be able to have an overview of the dutzi collection, and to see the workshop, close to the store. Come and visit us, all the dutzi team is waiting for you!
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“A day at Dutzi in Valladolid”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I fell in love with the Yucatan after spending two months in Mexico last summer. From Playa del Carmen I took the ADO bus to Valladolid which I can't recommend enough! Clean, air conditioned with movies, it only costs $30RT, 2.5 hours each way. Valladolid is charming colonial town great to spend either an afternoon or few days.

Stroll around the Zocolo and meet locals selling their hand crafts and take in the beauty of San Gervasio Cathedral. Walk 10 minutes down Calle 42 and you arrive at Dutzi which is well worth the visit in itself here. From vintage burlap handbags to fringe suede clutches to laptop covers you can find what you heart desires for every budget. In addition you can see the Mayan women at work constructing the handbags in the onsite workshop. Although as a traveler I don't care to buy a lot of souvenirs simply because I believe my photos are my treasures to take home, I do like to splurge on a hand crafted piece of art such as a Dutzi bag hand made by Mayan women. This is a unique gift to either yourself or friends and family. A visit to Valladolid and the Dutzi Shop is true authentic Mexican experience!

Visited July 2013
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“Dutzi Design is one of the best reasons to visit Valladolid, Yucatán!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

When you stumble upon the brightly colored colonial shop (a few blocks from the zocalo) - you get the sense that you have stepped back in time with the building´s architecture, colors, antique framed sacro-art and furniture... but there is also an effortless blend of modern qualities to the space which makes it more eclectic and fun! Then, there are the BAGS! The bags, for me, similar to the building draw inspiration from the Yucatán and are a mix of rustic and modern. Elegant bags & accesories with its brightly colored hand-woven straps are like candy for the eyes. The staff is equally as inviting as the space. Since most of these women are the same artisans that hand-make your bags, they are sometimes present there
to explain to you how they are made or happily show you around.
Ariane Dutzi, the designer, is a total gem whom I have mad respect for. She designs, owns the shop which is also the atelier, and is genuinely actively making a difference in the community of Mayan artisan women of this area. Also, they work with recycled materials so your purchase is an environmentally sound purchase as well as fashionable..
You can feel the energy of the atelier as a space where the women all share a passion for what they do and pay a lot of attention to detail to ensure you get the best quality product. I can go on about it, but really... You just need to go see / experience it for yourself when you are in town! There is a reason why the shop / atelier has gotten so much Internation press in the fashion, design, eco-trendy zines .... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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