Bogotá is an incredibly hip and edgy city where you’ll that the locals like to express themselves with what they are wearing. And where are they getting all of these cool clothes? Possibly from an emerging scene of their own local independent designers. In Bogotá, you can find one of a kind items to bring back home and I find that the prices are very reasonable for the quality you are getting. Plus when you shop local, you are helping to support the creative design scene in Bogotá rather than buying mass-produced items at the mall.
So skip the mall, here are the best spots to shop clothing, shoes, decor, and more from independent designers in Bogotá, Colombia.
Set in Bogotá’s lively Zona T district is Discrepante, a two-floor store that has a versatile selection of clothing, home items, and unique souvenirs that are all produced in Colombia with a social and sustainable focus.
Address: Zona T, Calle 85 #12-89
The newly opened BOHO Expo is an exciting new design house featuring over 130 Colombian designers.
Address: Usaquén, Carrera 6a #119B-21
Lemon Tree started as a small women’s boutique in Medellín and now they have multiple locations there as well as in Bogotá. Here you’ll find hand-selected items from Colombia’s top designers as well as the store’s own brand.
Address: Zona T, Calle 82 #12 – 92 | Santa Barbara, Calle 122 #17 – 21
La Percha has taken over a gorgeous home in the Quinta Camacho neighborhood and filled it with items from 60+ Colombian designers. They mostly have women’s clothing but do have a small section on the second floor for men.
Address: Quinta Camacho, Calle 70 #10a – 25
Also set in the Quinta Camacho neighborhood is Ba Hué, a concept store and cafe with a selection of high fashion Colombian brands for men and women. The store is deceiving massive so you’re sure to find something unique!
Address: Quinta Camacho, Calle 70 #11a-12
Now moving over to Bogotá’s edgier & hip Chapinero neighborhood, you have a block of boutiques from young independent designers. Starting at Ciudad Freak, you’ll find their own branded items of shirts, shoes, backpacks, and more as well as items from other local designers for men and women.
Address: Carrera 7 #54a – 44
At Casa Cubo, you can find home items, gifts, and clothing for men and women. On the second floor, you’ll find Vittorio Bio Denim where you can snag custom and ready to wear jeans and denim that nobody has back home.
Address: Carrera 7 #54a – 36
La Rock N Rolla is the spot to go to find unique alternative designs in Bogotá and features several brands from local designers.
Address: Carrera 7 #54a – 48