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Dédalo’s home—an attractive colonial-style mansion in Barranco, with wide columns and massive wood doors guarded by Botéro-esque cow statues—signals the high-quality of the goods inside. What it doesn’t indicate is just how large the store is. Dédalo is really a mini department store purveying the best of Peru’s products. I found the first large room, filled with brightly colored glass- and woodwork, the least appealing but was enchanted by those further in, each devoted to an individual craft, like textile, leather and woodwork, and featuring up-and-coming such Peruvian designers as Titi Guiulfo, Meche Correa and Wanaya. One room is dedicated to Recurseo, a regional enterprise that uses recycled materials in all its products, from purses decorated with balloons to chairs constructed from corrugated cardboard. In the jewelry room, look for the stylish horn rings. There’s also a little garden café in the back where you can get coffee, fruit juice or a snack.