Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

Woven handbags are a standout. - Jul 2020


In November/December there is a huge craft show at the convention center with artisans from all over the country and some other countries too. It's not to be missed. Hand made baskets, natural fiber rugs, pottery.... - Feb 2020


Not really, although there's an annual artisan fair in December that has a lot of great products, and many people get furniture made here. - Nov 2018


You can find many handicrafts and artwork around Bogotá. There's a great art expo in December. - Sep 2018


You can get beautiful handmade things here, e.g., furniture, leather goods (shoes/bags, etc), handmade woven bags or things for the home, etc. Lots of local artists: the market in Usaquen is a good place to find things. - Aug 2018


Yes, lots of artwork, furniture and handicrafts are available. - May 2018


Emeralds, mochillas, leather products. Custom made furniture, shoes, and jackets. - Apr 2016


You can find good arts and crafts that are uniquely Colombian. - Aug 2015


Emeralds. Purses. There is an artisan fair every December at Corferias which is amazing. - Jun 2014


Flowers, leather goods, glassware, grilled meats, pottery, furniture, and custom-made boots! - May 2013


Cow hides and leather - Oct 2012


We haven't bought much. Our biggest splurges here have been on in-country travel. - Jul 2012


Lots of personal services. - Apr 2012


I've found a few unique little things, but nothing to write home about. - Dec 2011


Artwork, furniture (rustic), molas, mochillas and more! - Jul 2011


Emeralds (if youhave money) and cofee. - Nov 2010


NOTHING. IT'S ALL CRAP. - Aug 2010


Great handicrafts, textiles, etc. - especially at the yearly craft fair at Corferias in December. Also trips around Colombia; air tickets are expensive within the country. - Aug 2010


Local handicrafts. - Aug 2010


Emeralds, coffee, flowers and furniture. - Jun 2010


Good crafts - though not as diverse as in Peru thanks to the armed conflict. Very nice picture frames of good wood, sold in the market in Usaquen. Furniture. - Jan 2010


Art from Ecuador and Peru (or the border region). - Dec 2008


Emeralds, leather goods, art, coffee. - Nov 2008


Leather, emeralds. - Nov 2008


HA! For a person who has never lived overseas, especially in Asia, maybe they'd go nuts buying wood items, bedroom suites etc but if you've been anywhere else in the world, nothing here you have to have. - May 2008


Wooden furniture, Coffee and leather boots. Colombia is famous for its beautiful emeralds but they are very expensive. - Apr 2008


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