Preferred Shopping Partners
The best memento from your trip has a story to tell. Be sure your purchases are unique, locally made and long lasting. And Vantage's local trip partners will steer you in the right direction. Here's how:
- All Shops are hand picked by Vantage experts, ensuring you a quality experience
- we negotiate Vantage-only discounts and special customer service assistance on your behalf
- Ease of Shopping with English-Speaking merchants so nothing gets lost in translation
- We give preference to merchants who make it easy for you to ship and receive items back home
Vantage has every confidence in the merchants we select for our Preferred Shopping Partners program. Our shops guarantee your satisfaction with any item you purchase. -- and in the very unlikely event that you have a problem with a purchase, we'll stand by that guarantee and assist you in resolving the issue.
As a tour company, it is our goal to ensure our team delivers the best buys in the best shops delivering safe and secure purchases. So come prepared with your color swatches and with carpet and clothing sizes converted to local measurements -- and your mementos will be telling their stories for years to come.
Andean Magic Art Jewelry (Pre-Extension only)
Calle del Medio 110
Andean Magic Art Jewelry is a Cuzco-based company that makes natural Andean ancestral alchemy jewelry – encompassing the healing power of metals. Founded by an Andean healer, the family-owned company offers free workshop tours (including transportation). Since starting in 1974, the company has hired less fortunate Peruvians and trained them to become skilled artisans. Their jewelry is made with the highest quality materials, including 950 silver and 18k gold, and enhanced with all natural semi-precious stones and sea shells. They offer an array of exquisite earrings, rings, bracelets, pendants, cufflinks, brooches, necklaces and sculptures, featuring pre-Inca (Inka), Inca and contemporary designs. Each item is carefully handcrafted by highly trained artisans, with the utmost attention to detail.
Faba Artesania Fina
Alonso de Cordova 4227
Faba is the perfect spot to shop for fine Chilean handicrafts and a wonderful variety of fine jewelry, especially pieces that showcase beautiful blue lapis lazuli semiprecious stones. With a family tradition spanning three generations, the Faba store’s craftsmen create exclusive works that reflect pre-Columbian traditions, and draw upon themes from Chilean geography and culture. Decorative pieces come in various sizes and shapes using popular lapis lazuli alone or in combination with silver, copper, and bronze. Artisans use lapis lazuli, jasper, turquoise, malachite, obsidian, and other stones combined with gold and silver, to create classic and modern pieces of jewelry that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing. You’re certain to discover a gift that’s unique and special to bring back home with you.
Vicente López 2132
If you are looking to bring home a souvenir of your time in Argentina, a leather jacket is a must. At Uru Recoleta you can choose from over 200 styles and over 30 colors and types of leathers. But that's not even the best part — Uru Recoleta will custom make your jacket to your measurements. Normal service for a custom made jacket is 24 hours, but if you're in a rush, they can do it in as little as 5 hours. And with prices starting at US $100, it's difficult to find something better.
Rua Garcia d'Avila, 113
Rio de Janeiro
Headquartered in Rio, the H. Stern jewelry store is an absolute must-visit for admirers of rare gems and exclusively designed jewelry. Here, you can purchase something exquisite from this world famous jeweler’s collection. You’ll discover unique designs, with a worldwide quality guarantee that comes with every purchase. Back in the 1940s, the store’s founder, Hans Stern, was considered the innovator of colored semi-precious stone jewelry in Brazil. Today, H. Stern has stores around the world, including New York, Paris, St. Thomas, Rio de Janeiro, and Buenos Aires.