Street vendors sell the best regional crafts. At Plaza Santo Domingo, look for artisans displaying beaded necklaces made from small chirilla seeds. Or try on mochilas, handbags that indigenous Colombians weave from natural and brown-dyed wool. High-end imitations were featured in Vogue; here you can get them from the source. —Milena Damjanov
This appeared in the March/April 2011 issue.