Bazaar del Mundo’s Holiday Gift Guide0
Finding the right gift can have its challenges, but lucky for you the Bazaar del Mundo Shops make shopping a new and exciting experience for everybody! You’ll find a lovely collection of beautiful and unique items, along with collectibles from countries all over the world. Our ever-changing shops offer new merchandise that will leave you intrigued and wanting to know more about how and where each item was made. Come on by and find the best gifts in San Diego for mothers, sisters, brothers, aunts, kids and friends and more!
Check out our gift guide below for some creative gift giving ideas from one of the best places to shop in San Diego:
Unique Dishes for All!
These days we all find ourselves spending most of our time at home – with lots of that time spent in the kitchen. Travel is limited, but cookbooks will introduce you to different cultures, unique dishes and new ideas. Whether you’re trying a new and unique Chilaquiles recipe (a traditional Mexican breakfast dish), or a creamy, fruity and tropical dessert, the holidays call for even more meals and cooking!
When shopping at Bazaar del Mundo, you’ll find a fabulous selection of cookbooks dedicated to recipes for vegans, all things meat, vegetarians, breakfast foods and more. Alongside an array of cookbooks is an assortment of traditional Mexican spices, soup and bread mixes, sauces, salsas, preserves, jellies, dressings, and vinegars – all beautifully packaged and ready to be gifted!
New Year, New Décor
Give your home a makeover with colorful décor that will enrich your home with beautifully designed and handcrafted pieces from all around the world.
Step into our Guatemala Shop and catch a glimpse into the most vibrant of Guatemalan markets, as well as art and accessories from Central and South America. This shop also presents traditional Latin American crafts and textiles, with handmade and one-of-a-kind collectibles.
Surround yourself with vibrant décor in our Artes de Mexico Shop. Here you’ll find the best of what Mexico has to offer without leaving San Diego – you’ll find a wide selection of regional folk art, ceramics, ornaments, traditional Mexican clothing and authentic Mata Ortiz pottery. Customers can find colorful and festive decorations such as piñatas, paper flowers and sombreros for any “fiesta!” themed celebrations.
In our Design Center, we carry hand-woven Mexican Zapotec rugs, beautiful folk and tribal art, reversed applique pillows, baskets, chimes and more. Whatever you chose – your gift will be one-of-a-kind!
Looking for unique and colorful fashion pieces you can’t find anywhere else? This holiday season, the Bazaar del Mundo Shops are filled with new finds including women’s clothing, purses, belts, jewelry and more in our Ariana Shop. Or head to The Gallery and find exceptional pieces made by artists, including decorated glass, wall art, and a large collection of authentic Native American jewelry featuring turquoise, corral, lapis and more.
Finally, our Shops feature a wide selection of traditional Latin American and Mexican clothing – in designs and fashions for the whole family. Shopping in San Diego just got that much easier with the best finds from Bazaar del Mundo!
Bazaar del Mundo is one of the best places to shop in San Diego, with everything you need this holiday season. Travel the globe with a walkthrough of our shops and take a closer look at our collectibles from the world’s most colorful countries.
And don’t forget about our signature wrapping that adds a pop of color to each gift!
Love and Gift Ideas Are in the Air at Bazaar del Mundo0
Looking for a unique gift for your special someone this Valentine’s Day? The Bazaar del Mundo shops in Old Town are full of everything you might need!
This intricate pink bracelet was handmade by sisters in Atitlan, Guatemala. A fashionable addition to any outfit, these fair-trade bracelets make the perfect gift at only $18.
Handcrafted in India, this bright and beautiful pillow makes a functional and lasting gift. Plus, the sewn message is a perfect reminder of your feelings this Valentine’s Day and always. $80
The Carmen Blouse is flattering, fashionable and versatile with various colors to choose from. Find the perfect match for your sweetheart. $37
Give your heart to someone special with these Valentine’s Day coin purses. Various colors available at only $5.
These items and many others are just waiting to be picked up for your special Valentine at Bazaar del Mundo!
‘Tis the Season at Bazaar del Mundo!0
Celebrate the holidays with beautiful decorations from Bazaar del Mundo! These colorful, handcrafted gifts will bring joy to your friends and family.
Discover one of a kind Santas, including these limited-edition pieces made by local artist Linda Zaiser –ideal for a memorable centerpiece.
Decorate your tree with our beautiful selection of handmade ornaments, featuring Santas, angels, reindeers and more!
Musical Snow Globes
Winter décor isn’t complete without an iconic snow globe. Our collection features various sizes and can add charm to any home.
Holiday Wind Chime
This reindeer wind chime made from India is perfect for any porch or patio and is a great way to display your festive spirit!
Don’t forget about our signature gift wrapping that adds a pop of color and makes each present feel memorable.
Bazaar del Mundo has everything you need this holiday season!
Bazaar del Mundo’s “Día de los Muertos” Brings Tradition and Family Friendly Activities to Old Town, Nov. 1-30
Weekend Celebration Includes Altars, Live Entertainment, Guest Artists and More
Old Town’s Bazaar del Mundo and Casa Guadalajara are teaming up, Friday through Sunday, November 1-3 to celebrate Día de los Muertos – or “Day of the Dead” – the traditional Mexican holiday that honors friends and family members who have passed on.
Día de los Muertos pays tribute to loved ones through elaborately decorated altars, called “ofrendas,” with treasured items from their lives and traditional elements, such as marigold flowers, candles, water, bread and salt, and their favorite foods and spirits. Throughout the weekend, Casa Guadalajara’s iconic fountains will be turned into altars for guests to enjoy.
The entrance to Casa Guadalajara will transform into a lively marketplace of artisans displaying their Day of the Dead-themed wares, including jewelry artists Lorena Chavez Rosas and Jose Bustamante, alongside festive merchandise from the Bazaar del Mundo Shops. Guests will delight in performances from traditional Ballet Folklorico dancers and Casa Guadalajara’s world-class mariachi band – all in painted skeleton faces. Face painting and photo opportunities with a life-size Catrina (a female skeleton figure donning a Mexican folkloric dress and hat) sitting in an 1800s carriage will also be available.
The restaurant will also host an outdoor Beer & Margarita Garden where guests can purchase and enjoy traditional Mexican beers, house margaritas, delicious street tacos and Mexican street corn known as “esquites.”
In the Bazaar
del Mundo Shops, at 4133 Taylor Street, guests can peruse
additional artists displaying Día de los Muertos-themed work and collectables, plus
additional altars and opportunities to participate in free family friendly
activities – including sugar skull decorating, mask making and more.
The festivities begin on Thursday with the Old Town Altar Walk. Beginning at Bazaar del Mundo and Casa Guadalajara, maps will be given out for a walking tour throughout Old Town to view more than 40 beautifully decorated altars. Then, Bazaar del Mundo and Casa Guadalajara’s marketplace and celebration activities will take place Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guests may park for free across the street at Caltrans (after 5 p.m. Friday and all-day weekends), or take the trolley.
Best of the Southwest Dazzles at Bazaar del Mundo’s Annual Santa Fe Marketplace0
Art, Jewelry and Crafts by Renowned Native American and Southwestern Artists Showcased in Old Town, September 20-22
Celebrating the colorful cultures of Native Americans and the American Southwest, Bazaar del Mundo’s annual Santa Fe Marketplace returns to Old Town, Friday through Sunday, September 20-22.
Transformed into a vibrant outdoor marketplace, Bazaar del Mundo (located at 4133 Taylor Street in Old Town) will overflow with exquisite collections of authentic Native American jewelry, art, crafts and décor from Navajo, Cherokee, Hopi, Pima, Isleta Pueblo and Santo Domingo Pueblo tribe members, along with other noted Southwestern artists demonstrating and selling their goods.
Art lovers and boho-inspired fashionistas will enjoy rare and stunning collections of sterling silver and multi-stone inlaid jewelry made with authentic turquoise, coral and other exotic stones, hand-woven Zapotec pillows and rugs, leather accessories, fetishes, storytellers, Pendleton blankets and more.
Guests will also enjoy daily musical entertainment and feast on mouth-watering Mexican cuisine for sale at the otherwise free event, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, visit www.bazaardelmundo.com.
Help Us Win in San Diego CityBeat’s “Best of San Diego” Poll!0
Nominations are now open for San Diego CityBeat’s “Best of San Diego” poll!
Please help us win in the following categories:
- Best Annual Art Event (Latin American Festival)
- Best Cultural Festival (Latin American Festival)
- Best Place to Buy a Gift
- Best Women’s Clothing Store
Nominations close on August 13. Final voting will take place August 28-September 17 for the top 5 nominations.
Visit http://bit.ly/CityBeatBdM to learn more.
Experience Authentic Folk Art, Crafts, Entertainment and More at Bazaar del Mundo’s Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market in Old Town0
Latin American folk artists from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador and Ecuador and more will gather at Old Town’s iconic Bazaar del Mundo during the annual Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market, Friday–Sunday, August 2-4. The event is one of the nation’s most extensive collections of genuine Latin American folk art, traditional embroidered clothing, handwoven textiles, unique collectibles, dazzling jewelry, handmade ceramic and clay pottery.
The free event will be held 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Throughout the weekend, guests will enjoy a lively marketplace filled with colorful and elaborately decorated booths and a showcase of authentic handcrafted art, jewelry, vibrant Mexican clothing and more. Mata Ortiz pottery, based on a centuries-old art form renowned for its detailed process and hand-painted geometric and ancestral symbols, will highlight the event with skilled potters showcasing their wares.
Live artist demonstrations will showcase traditional skills, such as woodcarving, painting, weaving and guests will be entertained by performances from Mexican Chinelos dancers and TINKU, a Latin American folk music band.
Delicious traditional Mexican Street Tacos and other authentic food will be on sale from neighboring Casa Guadalajara restaurant.
This year’s visiting artists include a returning favorite, Jacobo Angeles, known for his Oaxacan wood carvings. His traditional alebrijes (Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures) were featured in Disney’s much-celebrated animated film, “Coco,” for which Jacobo was one of the movie’s consultants. His wife, Maria Angeles, also participates in the completion of his magnificent creations with her exquisite and meticulous painting of these one of a kind creatures.
Additional artists include:
- Prudencio Guzman: A new addition to the festival this year, Guzman’s work includes colorful, imaginative clay sculptured figures from Mexico.
- Pedro and Diego Montaño: Oaxacan weavers from Teotitlan del Valle showcasing marvelous wool rugs and runners in both traditional and contemporary Mexican designs, and performing demonstrations on handmade looms.
- Jorge Quintana: A principal Mata Ortiz artist whose work has been displayed in museums all over the world and included in many of the major books on Mexican folk art.
- Saul Yuritica: A Peruvian artist specializing in traditional reverse-painted mirrors and wall hangings.
The event will also feature performances by TINKU, a Latin American folk band, Folkloric dancers and strolling mariachis. Inside the Bazaar del Mundo Shops, located at 4133 Taylor Street in Old Town, shelves will be brimming with gifts and goods imported from Mexico and Latin America, as well as a myriad of books on travel, culture, architecture, arts, crafts and food.
It’s Summertime at Bazaar del Mundo!0
Whether you’re hitting the beach, the pool or hosting a summer BBQ, do it in style with new items from our Bazaar del Mundo Shops! We’ve got brightly colored unique accessories, clothing and home items — all perfect for summer.
Fashionable totes made from recycled plastic are great for packing sunscreen, towel, a book or any other summer essentials.
Handwoven African Bowls
Handmade in Rwanda by local artisans, these intricately woven bowls are made of carefully dyed sisal fibers and sweet grass. Style on a shelf or add to your coffee table for a globally inspired feel. Each piece comes with information about the weaver and every purchase helps create opportunities for men and women across Africa.
Vintage Hand Painted Champagne Glasses
Celebrate in style with brightly colored champagne flutes. Delicately hand painted in India, these items are sure to add a pop of color to any party.
These funky bags are multicolored and multipurpose! These bags are ideal for holding everything you need for a day at the beach or a fun night out.
Vegan Leather Tote
Celebrate your love for animals with fun and functional animal designs! Each bag is stitched with layers of colorful faux leather, giving each character a unique style with their own personality.
Trendy Mexican Footwear
Available in a variety of designs all inspired by handicrafts, these vibrant shoes are made from jute, a natural fiber that’s breathable, making it the perfect shoe for the warm days ahead.
Bazaar del Mundo has everything you need to make this summer spectacular!
It’s a Cinco de May Fiesta at Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town0
In honor of one of Mexico’s most iconic holidays, Diane Powers’ Casa Guadalajara restaurant and Bazaar del Mundo Shops will team up to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Old Town, Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5.
Outside the entrance to Casa Guadalajara Mexican restaurant, guests will be welcomed into a charming and lively marketplace filled with Mexican folk art, crafts, handmade clothing, accessories, plus delicious traditional Mexican street food for purchase and activities for kids.
Inside, Casa Guadalajara will be bursting with festive colors and decor. Guests can enjoy “Cinco” inspired fare, such as “Cincoritas”, delicious strawberry, kiwi, and lemon-lime margaritas decked out in the colors of the Mexican flag; and “Enchiladas Banderas,” a savory sampling of chicken, cheese and beef enchiladas served with three different sauces — rojas, verde, and blanca (red, green, and white).
In the Bazaar del Mundo Shops, next to Casa Guadalajara at 4133 Taylor Street, visitors will find more artists displaying their Cinco de Mayo-themed crafts and collectables. Traditional Mexican clothing, carefully hand-selected folk art, jewelry and home decorations in vibrant colors will also be available for purchase and decorating inspiration.
Throughout the weekend, delightful performances from lively Ballet Folklorico dancers, Chinelos dancers and Casa Guadalajara’s world-class mariachi band will take place. The word “Chinelo” comes from the Nahuatl tzineloa, which means shoulder and hip movement. This unique dance is performed by many dancers dressed in elaborate, colorful costumes and is popular in Mexico but rarely seen in the United States. There will be multiple performances on both Saturday and Sunday.
“Cinco de Mayo is a day to come together and celebrate Mexican culture, cuisine and music,” said Bazaar del Mundo and Casa Guadalajara owner Diane Powers. “On this day of festivities there’s no better place to be than Old Town, the historic heart of San Diego.”
Recognized every May 5, Cindo de Mayo commemorates the Battle of Puebla, in which vastly outnumbered Mexican forces defeated the Imperialist French Army of May 5, 1862. This festive celebration has been adopted in many of the border cities in the U.S. over the last several years.
Bazaar del Mundo and Casa Guadalajara’s marketplace and celebration activities will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guests may park for free across the street at Caltrans or take the trolley, which stops one block south west of Casa Guadalajara in Old Town.
Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love from Bazaar Del Mundo0
Not sure what to get mom for Mother’s Day? Show her how much she means to you with a sensational surprise from Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops.
Get inspired with our Top 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas or be bold and select from the hundreds of other awesome items in our one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques. Here are some top picks for 2019:
This is the perfect gift for the mom who likes to entertain. She can add color to the family dining table with a beautiful spring-themed Lazy Susan.
Brighten her day with sun-splashed wall art. These unique pieces are made of metal and come in a variety of shades and designs.
Find a beautiful selection of vibrant wood frames by Wisconsin artist Michael Macone that make the picture-perfect gift. Because what mom doesn’t love having framed photos of her favorite child?
Gal on the Go
For the mom on the go, she’ll dig these Mona B bags made from upcycled military tarps and tents, and other whimsical burlap totes. Check them out in the Ariana Shop.
Pamper your mom with decorative Otomi pillows. Made from hand-embroidered fabric, these stunning styles were made fashionable by the indigenous people of Mexico and will prove popular with moms from around the world.
Mom will feel glamorous draped in dazzling Swarovski crystal jewelry. Stun her with a beautiful necklace and make her the shining star of the day.
Make a big splash with mom by giving her a charming mug, soap dish, wall art or other collectible or wearable item adorned with a magical mermaid. After all, you’re never too old to dream about being a wave-riding sea nymph.
For the gourmet mom who knows her way around the kitchen, discover a smorgasbord of cookbooks, table linens and cookware to make those perfect meals taste even better.
If mom is a trendy fashionista, then your gift of a pair of Liverpool jeans or sporty top will always be in high style.
What’s your mom’s spirit animal? Spectacular Oaxacan hand-carved and hand-painted animals are available in all strips, shapes and sizes. These fanciful and mystical wooden figures – ranging from hummingbirds to owls and coyotes to wild cats – will make mom roar with laughter and howl at the moon.
From cool cookware and stylish accessories to one-of-a-kind clothing and art pieces, Bazaar Del Mundo has a vast array of Mother’s Day gifts that will make her feel extra special and extremely loved.