Zak Ik is a luxury boutique inside Azulik Resort, underneath Kin Toh Treetop Restaurant in Tulum, Mexico that sells everything from shoes, handbags, and totes to dresses, tops, swim coverups and more. Before entering, we were asked to remove our shoes in order to “connect with the Earth”, and it was only the beginning of one of the most unique shopping experiences of my life. We were guided through a tunnel made of twigs (pictured above) that opened up into the store itself.
From there, we were invited to “play” in the store, which had a swing, a swinging rope, and a few other fun things I’ll let you discover for yourself when you visit. The presentation of the merchandise was very individualistic and meticulous, almost as though we were walking through a stoppable museum exhibit, and the wares were ancient, chic relics on display. Everything from location of the storefront, to the manner in which shoppers moved around the store was very down to Earth and elemental. There were pools of water around which we crossed via stepping stones to get from one side of the store to the other, the store itself was constructed of tree limbs and sticks, there were plants scattered throughout, and the air circulated as though blown by a fan throughout the store. The lighting was reminiscent of fire, and looked like something out of a dream, as it was brought in via bamboo pipes and natural sky lights.
Zak Ik boutique exclusively features local artists and traditional construction methods, making it both eco-friendly, and an important piece of local culture. The price tags ranged from $75-$750+, and many items were one of a kind, so if you’re in the area and in search of something unique, definitely check them out! Click here to read the review of the luxury treetop restaurant located above Zak Ik, Kin Toh, which serves modern Mayan fusion foods!
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