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Olga Fisch Folklore

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Address: Av. Colon E10-53 and Caamano, Quito, Ecuador
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+593 2-254-1315
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09:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
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Olga fisch folklore our mission is to introduce design, quality, color and...

Olga fisch folklore our mission is to introduce design, quality, color and flavour to our identity. Our purpose more than having a fair trade seal is of a profound social responsibility with more than a thousand ecuadorian artisans that work hand by hand with us and for us. Our duty is that an important percentage of our income be given to our artisans and be devoted to a constant improvement of the production of our local talents. Our goal is that our handicrafts reflect the amazing creative potential of ecuador. Our history makes us forerunners in the market. For 70 years we have been dedicated to our handicraft tradition, for 70 years we have been working in our mission, purpose and vision. It is now three generations of enthusiasts and creative people that besides supporting the artisans have developed and created new ways and means to show what ecuadorian crafts are all about.

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Fantastic place to buy quality gifts and souvenirs

We went to Olga Fisch on our last day in Quito and although I was all shopped out after almost 2 weeks in Ecuador, I managed to find some amazing items here. The range of items... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Washington
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Olga Fisch on our last day in Quito and although I was all shopped out after almost 2 weeks in Ecuador, I managed to find some amazing items here. The range of items is incredible - from artwork, to clothing to giftware. The story of community involvement behind the store, makes it even better.

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Thank Laura_Travels196
Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We found a street sign for this place while looking for somewhere else and were delighted. The crafts were of excellent quality and seemed reasonably priced, and the museum upstairs was a delight. Everything was well displayed and clearly labeled. The young woman who showed us around was helpful without being intrusive.

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Thank Leanne95014
OlgaFisch, Owner at Olga Fisch Folklore, responded to this review

Dear Leanne95014: Thanks so much for your review, I'm so happy that finding our place by mistake made for a great happenstance! we greatly appreciate your coments and certainly your visit! More 

Brooklyn, NYC
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is a delightful store with a huge array of beautiful handmade things - I circled around wide eyed at least three times to see everything! I ended up purchasing a bracelet and necklace made of bright red and black seeds from the Amazon (said to bring good luck) and an exquisite hand painted Jaguar figurine, among other things. The... More 

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Thank Zandra88
OlgaFisch, Owner at Olga Fisch Folklore, responded to this review

Dear Zandra88: What a wonderful review, thanks so much, you have no idea how your kind words have such a positive impact not only on us but in all our possible future clients that will read what you wrote. We are so happy you liked the shop and you were happy with our service. All the best to you!! More 

NYC
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I first came here in 1989 and was stunned by the quality and beauty of the goods. So in 2016 I was delighted to find that it was still terrific. The staff welcoming and friendly in what otherwise could be a museum.

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Thank ScubaCougar
OlgaFisch, Owner at Olga Fisch Folklore, responded to this review

Dear ScubaCougar thanks so much for making today a perfect day!! You cannot imagine how much your review means to us specially since our efforts have gone to keep the quality of our shop, our products and our team in the upmost standards. Words like yours fills us with energy and encourages us to keep our social mission going. More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Incredibly well curated selection of traditional and modern, traditionally-inspired goods, including clothing and accessories, home goods, and some art. Look upstairs to see 3 generations worth of amazingly well preserved authentic artifacts. This is no family collection - truly museum-quality assortment and curation.

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1 Thank NellDD
Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent selection of jewelry, hats and crafts from artisans of Ecuador. Karen and Mayra were very helpful and friendly.

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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

What an amazing experience in the heart of Quito! The crafts are unusual and of very high quality, not to be missed if you are a lover of handmade items.

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1 Thank Saudade49
OlgaFisch, Public Relations Manager at Olga Fisch Folklore, responded to this review

Saudade49: What a delightful review, thanks so much, words like yours really help us keep up with pur love of the trade. You've made our month, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

It's a shop with some folklore pieces. Don't get me wrong, the pieces are very nice, but very expensive. My wife probably enjoyed it more but I was very underwhelmed. I wouldn't recommend unless you really want to pay some bucks for a few pieces.

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1 Thank Ryan T
OlgaFisch, Public Relations Manager at Olga Fisch Folklore, responded to this review

Thanks for droping by Ryan T. sorry you felt that way but your review is helpful More 

New York City
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452 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 529 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Very nice selection of high quality goods are on offer here. Prices are quite inflated, however. They hardly negotiate and although the selection is not the same Galeria Latina has much better prices. Do stop by to browse here.

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3 Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
OlgaFisch, Public Relations Manager at Olga Fisch Folklore, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments, we are sorry you feel our prices are so inflated but we price them according to our suppliers and that benefits over 1000 thousand people over very many communities all over Ecuador and we do guarantee our products. Your comment however helps us improve. More 

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The arts and crafts are of the highest quality and the prices go from the affordable to the expensive, but the best part is the unadvertised second floor museum. It harbors a private collection of mainly pre-Colombian artifacts that will blow your mind.

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2 Thank QuitaPeluza
OlgaFisch, Public Relations Manager at Olga Fisch Folklore, responded to this review

Dear QuitaPeluza, thanks so much for your kind comments, we are so happy you did get to visit our museum and that you enjoyed it as much as we do. Thanks also for posting this since any positive comment is always most helpful and greatly appreciated. More 

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