"Shopping - what not to buy" Sevilla Tourist Trap Tip by fairy_dust

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Don't bother buying those cheap black-and-red flamenco dresses in the souvenir shops - they scream "tourist" and if you wear it at the feria you'll stick out like a sore thumb. They look more like tacky Halloween costumes than like actual flamenco dresses. If you want a real "traje gitana", go to a boutique for it. They're much more expensive, but they look much better.

Also, you'll likely see souvenir shops and street vendors selling embroidered fringed shawls made of polyester for really cheap, but those aren't really worth buying - I have one and the fringe started falling out the first time I wore it. I later bought a nice hand-embroidered silk one in a boutique for 30 Euros and it's much nicer.

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  • Written Sep 27, 2007
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