Standout boutiques with Colombian flavor.
1.For sparkle and cut, Colombian emeralds rank among the world’s finest. At Lucy Jewelry owner Lucy Sanchez has been matching each of her clients with a unique stone set in gold or sterling for 26 years.
2.If you want to fit in with the locals on the beach, head to Love Me Wappa, in El Centro, for flirty bikinis and chic one-pieces in colorful prints and patterns.
3.Edgar Gomez – Estevez has made guayabera shirts for both local caballeros and those who are visiting, Bill Gates among them. His cut and fabrics are several notches above any others you’ll find in town; pick up one of his bespoke creations at Ego.
4.Barranquilla-born designer Silvia Tcherassi, who has shops in Bogota and Cali, creates ankle-length dresses and delicate camisas in bright, billowy silk that will work just as well back home.
5.Anticuario Olano is an antiques collector’s dream. The shelves are lined with statuary, from bronze figurines forged in Paris to life-size saint sculptures, along with offbeat treasures like colonial musket balls.