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Olga Fisch Folklore

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Address: Av. Colon E10-53 and Caamano, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-254-1315
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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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A treasure trove of beautiful things...

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Zandra88
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Brooklyn, NYC
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Brooklyn, NYC
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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NYC
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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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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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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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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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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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 

Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

We'd really been looking forward to our visit to Olga Fisch. We really enjoyed the museum upstairs (and left a donation) which was very special and a super neat collection but the store left us a little disappointed. We were expecting to find multiple alpaca garments that we couldn't leave Ecuador without - or at least some wonderful feeling shawls... More 

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

Dear BlueBear92: Thanks so much for your review and for your helpful comments; We do appreciate your honesty about our store and though I agree in a couple of things I do have to comment in others, however your observations will only help us improve in the selection of our products. Alpaca though is an absolutely beautiful fiber is not... More 

Edwards, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

During a recent visit to Quito, my family walked and walked and took various taxis searching for the perfect place to buy items for our home and gifts for others. Until finding Olga Fisch Folklore, we were disappointed. It seemed like we were just seeing the same touristy thing over and over. We were so excited when we walked into... More 

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

Dear SeasonedVenturer, thank you so much for your words, we at Olga Fisch do take pride in catering each sale as a custom sale and providing the best service for our customers. We really appreciate the fact that you took the time to contact us and that we were able to provide you with your tiles and that your experience... More 

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