International Women’s Club Bazaar Opens Holiday Shopping Season
By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS
Several hundred people turned out at Mexico City’s Union Church on Wednesday, Nov. 15, to discover the best of Mexican handicrafts and get their early holiday shopping done at the International Women’s Club’s (IWC) annual Christmas Bazaar.
From exquisitely crafted silver jewelry and traditional woven goods from Oaxaca and Puebla to home-baked jams and pastries and personally designed Christmas cards from the girls at the Albergue Inés María Gasca, there was something for everyone at the IWC’s largest-ever holiday fundraiser seasonal market.
More than 73 local vendors participated in this year’s IWC bazaar — up from 52 last year — according to IWC member and former vice president Judy Kim, who oversaw the organization of the event.
“The holiday bazaar is one of the IWC’s most popular events,” said Kim, “because it is a fantastic way for us to showcase our sponsors and local artisans while allowing our members — many of whom are new to Mexico — to discover and purchase wonderful locally produced wares.”