A fashion-flavoured look at Lima


A fashion-flavoured look at Lima

Join a Lima fashionista for a tour of artisans’ ateliers and the greatest local galleries in the Peruvian capital’s buzziest neighbourhoods.

You’ll visit Mario Testino’s townhouse-set MATE museum, which holds his series on traditional Andean clothing; as well as Amano, a fabric fan’s heaven with several millennia’s worth of materials. Artisans will open their atelier doors so you can learn the skill of how to knit as you see and shop their wares, and you’ll stop for lunch as and when you like it at one of the city’s top eateries.

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From $693.75 for 2 people

Bronwen Griffith

Your insider

Bronwen Griffith

Lima fashion expert

Bronwen Griffith has worked in Lima’s fashion industry for nearly two decades, beginning as the founder of Cadena, South America’s first luxury-fabric store, and more recently advising Mario Testino on his MATE museum. She helps out with Lima Fashion Week, picking projects that she hopes will encourage social, cultural and economic development in Peru. Bronwen was educated in the UK, but lives in Lima (and helpfully speaks both Spanish and English).

Get those sols ready for a splurge with a trip to Lima’s artisanal ateliers, fashionista-favoured boutiques and greatest neighbourhood galleries.

7 hours
Start Time
Tours run between the hours of 09:00 and 10:00
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Where you'll go
This experience takes in the Lima neighbourhoods of Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro, and their tucked-away boutiques, with cultural pit-stops along the way including Mario Testino’s Mate and the Amano Pre-Colombian Textile Museum, which spans a whole 5,000 years of Peruvian fabrics. Ateliers include Ayni, founded by a Peruvian and a Dane, and with an on-site knitter named Mrs Teresa who’ll teach you how to yarn front and back; and Escudo, run by two sisters with an impeccable eye for design. Your guide can factor in lunch at a hand-picked Lima haunt if you’d like (for an additional cost).
What you'll learn
You’ll discover the artists and designers moving and shaking Lima’s fashion scene, all the while keeping an eye on the centuries of Andean techniques and traditions that have come before them. Highlights include Mario Testino’s series of shots on highland clothing, and fabrics sourced from Huancavelic in central Peru.
Experience location
You will be picked up and dropped off at your Lima hotel; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.