It’s a Mother Lovin’ Shopping Spree!


Save the Date! A Mother Lovin' Shopping Spree

Put a Little Spring in Your Step with Some Retail Therapy


Spring is almost here! Still feeling a little jilted from daylight savings and an hour less of sleep? Give yourself a pick-me-up by visiting the Bazaar del Mundo Shops. With thousands of treasures from around the world, you’re sure to find something to brighten your day.

You can treat yourself to a new pair of festive earrings or a beautiful silk scarf, or rejuvenate your wardrobe with vibrant blouses, sweaters and dresses to match your mood.

Maybe it’s your kitchen that needs a makeover! Our unique and vast array of colorful dishes will have your next dinner guests saying, “Where did you get these?”

For more items sure to spice up your spring, visit Bazaar del Mundo at the north entrance to Old Town on the corner of Juan and Taylor.

Spring into Bazaar del Mundo


Something people always notice while shopping at Bazaar del Mundo is how colorful our Shops are! It’s true, you can find something for your home, kitchen, garden or closet in just about every fabulous shade. Whether you want to decorate your home with a certain color, or you want to wear it, you’ll find something unique in the hue you desire at Bazaar del Mundo.

If you’re looking to jazz up your wardrobe for springtime, Bazaar del Mundo offers purses, shoes, scarves, sweaters and jewelry in all the most popular colors. You can dress head-to-toe in “it” colors! According to Pantone, the season’s hot shades are cool and soft, with subtle warm tones and an en plein air theme. Think very natural, with understated brights. Here are a few samples:

Spring colors

For more of this season’s best colors, visit: To shop for your favorite shades, visit Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town.

Locally Owned Bazaar del Mundo Offers International Valentine’s Day Gifts and Decor


Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town has a grand selection of romantic Valentine’s Day gifts for the love of your life. The Shops offer thousands of treasures from all over the world – perfect for your “darling.”

  • Chuao Chocolatier, based in Encinitas, creates delectable and unique flavors, such as Potato Chip and Maple Bacon. This treat is great for men, women and children.
  • Kim Yubeta makes stunning women’s jewelry using stones and sterling silver. The necklace pictured even has a lovely heart motif.
  • Aromatic soaps, lotions and sprays in soothing scents like lavender.
  • Cozy socks by K. BELL in holiday patterns like kisses or hearts are great to cuddle up with.

In addition to great gift ideas, Bazaar del Mundo has heart-themed home décor to help add pizazz to your Valentine’s Day party. Heart-shaped pillows, wall art, books, retablos and other folk art are available.

To see more Valentine’s Day-themed gift and décor ideas, visit our Facebook page. For more chic Valentine’s Day gifts and hidden gems from all around the globe, visit Bazaar del Mundo Shops at the north entrance to Old Town on the corner of Juan and Taylor.


Men’s Gift Guide


For one-of-a-kind gifts and international treasures perfect for every person on your holiday shopping list, avoid the crowded malls and visit Bazaar del Mundo!

In addition to colorful home décor and creative women’s fashion, Bazaar del Mundo offers a wonderful selection of gifts for men, including:

  • Natural Wood Watches: Handcrafted in British Columbia using sustainable hardwood from Africa and India
  • Wooden game sets: Backgammon, dice and chess sets made in India
  • Handcrafted sand designs: Gravity, time, matter and motion are combined to form fascinating ever-changing works of art

More gift ideas include: silk ties, customizable license plate art and gourmet chocolates in flavors like “Potato Chip” and “Maple Bacon” from Chuao Chocolate, based in Carlsbad.

Add Flair to Your Christmas Tree or Gift Wrapping


Bazaar del Mundo celebrates the holiday season with beautiful and unique decorations throughout the shops that create a cheerful ambiance and enjoyable shopping experience for customers.

Our collection of wonderfully dressed Christmas trees feature hand crafted ornaments, Mexican paper flowers, colorful ribbons, and – for something a little out of the ordinary –  creative folk art masks, dolls and gourd ornaments. These pieces of art are stunning on a tree or as gift accents!

Shoppers can avoid the crowded malls and find a gift for everyone on their list at Bazaar del Mundo! Free parking is available nights and weekends across the street at Caltrans.

A Note from Diane Powers


Diane Powers, owner of Bazaar del Mundo

Dear Friends,

I hope you had as much fun at Customer Appreciation Day as I did. It was so great seeing and talking to you. One of our longtime customers told me it was her first Christmas party of the season and she really enjoyed it. We did, too.

As shopping gets more hectic in the weeks ahead, please remember we’re here to help you in any way we can. To make your life easier we offer gift wrapping and shipping via UPS. Please let us know how we can help you.

Most appreciatively,

diane sig




**CONGRATULATIONS to our winners from the Customer Appreciation Day prize drawings:

Shopping Winners:

  • $200 – Susan L., Encinitas
  • $50 – Linda T., San Diego
  • $50 – Margo T., San Diego
  • $50 – Kathy R., San Diego
  • $50 – Brian S., San Diego

Dining Winners:

  • $75 to Casa de Bandini – Isobel C., San Diego
  • $75 to Casa de Pico – Dorleen B., San Diego
  • $75 to Casa Guadalajara – Christine W.
  • $75 to Casa Sol y Mar – Sandy B., Del Mar

Customer Appreciation Day


Customer Appreciation Day

We’d like to thank our wonderful customers with a day dedicated especially to them. Please join us for a celebratory shopping party on Thursday, November 20th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It’s the perfect time to escape the crowded malls and enjoy some holiday shopping!

As always, shoppers can find one-of-a-kind creations and unique designs that are distinct, beautiful and creative. There will be live music, delicious food and beverages, and prize drawings. The Shops will also offer free gift wrapping on purchases over $35. Chuao Chocolatier will debut new delectable flavors, and a number of guests will join us including Mywalit, Danny Goode Silks, Patty O’Neil (Moroccan clothing and jewelry), Linda Zaiser (collectible santa and angel dolls), and soup vendors!

Shop Local with Us on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29


Bazaar del Mundo Small Business Saturday

Join us at Bazaar del Mundo on Nov. 29th for a merry environment to get started on your holiday shopping. Browse our collection of folk art, jewelry, home accessories and collectibles from all around the world, creative fashion, arts and crafts, hundreds of cookbooks and whimsical ornaments to adorn your Christmas tree!

For a shopping break, dine locally next door at Casa Guadalajara. Sip a frosty margarita and try one of the new healthy dining creations such as Ensalada de Carne Asada – grilled and marinated carne asada with sliced avocado, tomatoes, queso cotija, sliced radishes, spring mix of romaine and cilantro lime dressing (390 calories).

When you shop at Bazaar del Mundo or eat at Casa Guadalajara, know that you’re supporting small businesses in your neighborhood.

Small Business Saturday is a national campaign that rewards American Express users when they shop and dine at local businesses, making a contribution back to their communities. AmEx users who have pre-registered their card, will receive a credit back on their statement up to $30. For more info about the campaign, visit:

The Tradition is Alive: Bazaar del Mundo’s Día de los Muertos


Day of the Dead Dolls

Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town will pay homage to the dead Nov. 1 & 2 with a Día de los Muertos event featuring elaborately decorated altars, sugar-skull decorating and face painting.

As part of Old Town San Diego’s Annual “Tour of Altars,” produced by the Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO), Bazaar del Mundo will transform its shops into a walkable trail of altars, complete with traditional sugar skulls, handmade papier-mâché decorations and special Day of the Dead-inspired clothing and crafts.

Guest artists will sell jewelry, accessories, prints and cards promoting the holiday. Music will be performed by Latin American folk band Tinku.

Children and families can enjoy a sugar-skull decorating class on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and face painting both days (small fee applicable). Hot chocolate, mini churros and coloring sheets will be available for the children, while historical handouts will be provided to adults. Neighboring Casa Guadalajara ­will have authentic Mexican cuisine for sale as well as event “specials.”

The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bazaar del Mundo, located at the north entrance to Old Town, on the corner of Juan and Taylor Streets.

The event is in conjunction with Old Town’s Día de Los Muertos two-day event, happening from 2 to 9 p.m. both days, which includes “Tour of Altars,” a candlelight procession, face painting and mask decorating throughout Old Town at participating sites. 

Parking tips: park for free across the street at Caltrans all day Saturday and Sunday, or take the trolley.

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