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The biggest and most comprehensive bookshop in the country has its main branch in the capital city. It is in a two-story building, which is very spacious, functional and very well organized. The different titles are arranged by sections, makeing the visitor's search much easier. The sales staff is always at hand to personally assist you. Normally you will need a considerable amount of money to purchase books here, especially when they are original editions or translated into English, French or German.
During the 70's, Rickie started as a modest store in the center of Quito, where the main branch is currently based. This place has experienced a rapid growth and an ever-growing popularity amongst those searching for fine watches, musical instruments, industrial equipment, crockery, household electric appliances, technical advice and guaranteed products. If you do not want to go into the center of town, simply visit Rickie's head office-store located in the new financial district, next to the Swiss Hotel (Avenida 12 de Octubre and Cordero).
This is a large store located right in the center of the city's historic quarter but with several branches strategically distributed across the city. These stores are the pioneers in the sale of leather articles and they have being in business for several years now. If you are visiting the colonial quarter for the first time and want to take away with you a well-made leather item, do visit this store. They sell jackets, skirts, waistcoats, bags, belts and an infinity of small items and accessories manufactured by artisan leather workers.
Leonisa Internacional, one of the most prestigious and popular brand names in its field, is located in a residential area in the north of Quito. Here you will find all kinds of designs, the most suggestive pieces and the most seductive colors. Fine brassieres and panties, as well as comfortable nightclothes await you in this establishment.