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Shop Southwest Treasures

El Paso is home to an extensive array of shops known for their unique, rare and one-of-a-kind Southwestern treasures.

Cafe Mayapan
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Cafe Mayapan
2000 Texas Ave.

Eat, shop, and immerse yourself in El Paso’s rich culture at Cafe Mayapan. Cafe Mayapan serves a variety of traditional Mexican cuisine, paying homage to their indigenous roots. Shop for hand crafted artisan goods at Lum Metik Fair Trade Company, located just behind Cafe Mayapan.

Downtown Shopping District
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Downtown Shopping District
Downtown El Paso/El Paso Street

Over 300 stores, wholesale or retail. Popular stores include Starr Western Wear, Holland’s Department Store, Hernandez Fashions, Viva Perfumeria, Krystal Jeans and V.I. Sports.

El Paso Connection
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El Paso Connection
14301 Gateway Blvd. West

Rustic wood furniture, iron accessories, western art, indoor clay water fountains and so much more. The El Paso Connection has a great selection of Mexican imports like pottery, zarapes, blankets, and much, much more.

So El Paso
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So El Paso
2717 N. Stanton St.

So El Paso is a retail store located in the heart of historic Kern Place and near UTEP. They offer El Paso-inspired food products and gifts. If you are looking for authentic El Paso salsa, El Paso Chihuahua gear, UTEP souvenirs or other local finds, So El Paso should be your first stop.

The Brass Shop
The Brass Shop
7360 Stiles Road

This unique store offers great gifts, collectibles, furniture, brass, cast aluminum, wrought iron and other hard to find items.

The Whoopee Bowl Antique Mall
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The Whoopee Bowl Antique Mall
9010 N. Desert Blvd.
915 886-2855 

One of the largest antique dealers in the area . With an 11,000-square-foot building and a total of seven acres of land, the Whoopee Bowl has lots of room for all kinds of treasure. Along with its own items, the Whoopee Bowl also leases space to other antique dealers. The shop features antique pot belly stoves, stained glass windows, furniture, wagon wheels, photographs, books, etc., etc. New cast aluminum lighting, furniture and accessories are also available for wholesale and retail purchasers.

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