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Eco Goods and Guayaberas: Shopping Like a Local in San Juan
Don’t be lured in by tacky souvenir shops selling stuffed coquís and shot glasses emblazoned with the Puerto Rican flag. If you want to shop like a local, ask a local.
For the best shopping thoroughfare …
“There is a group of boutiques owned by young women, all within a mile of each other around Calle Loíza. The owners are always in the shops and they are all really hard workers — everything they sell is hand-picked by them and each of their concepts is unique. They were the first to reopen after the hurricane, even when they didn’t have electricity or air-conditioning. And that was great because people were needing to pass some time and feel normal again. Everyone on the street shops in one another’s stores. It’s a wonderful, collaborative feeling and they all have good price points.