The best places are often hard to find, and this little hippie shop in Playa Guiones is no exception. If you didn't know where it was, you'd definitely miss it — unless, of course, you just happened to stumble across it while being nosy. That's how we found it: We were wondering around and decided to check out the pool situation at Sunset Shack. We turned a corner, and, bam! There was Bazzar, covertly nestled beneath a little cove of palm trees and looking very, very promising.
And it was. The moment we stepped through the door of the white cottage that houses Bazzar, we were awe-struck — and it wasn't just the scent of eucalyptus candles and incense that had us mesmerized. It's more that we weren't expecting to find such a pretty little store in a town whose shopping scene is mostly dominated by surf wax and board shorts. With its high-end hippie aesthetic and vaguely mystical vibes, Bazzar is the kind of place you'd expect to find in Ojai or Tulum: Colorful tassel necklaces dangle from wooden branches, gauzy white dresses hang from bamboo racks, and fringed leather bags decorate every other available surface.
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Owner Gonca Gul opened Bazzar after leaving her career as a fashion stylist. In addition to leather accessories and handmade jewelry from select designers, Bazzar sells Gul's two lines: Gonca Style, which features embroidery and hand-dyed fabrics, and Gonca Sport, which consists of knit-jersey yogawear. Bazzar has two locations in Nosara; one next to reception at Sunset Shack Hotel in Playa Guiones and another at La Luna restaurant in Playa Pelada. There's also a location in Sag Harbor.