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Travelers hungry for fashion have a new route to pursue: Personalized shopping tours that are “less about buying and more about seeing how beautiful things are made,” according to Victoria Dyer, whose company India Beat will book a behind-the-scenes visit to the Gem Palace jewelry studio in Jaipur or a hands-on block-printing workshop in Bagru (indiabeat.co.uk). Paris-based Secret Journeys escorts you into the salons of creators, such as master shoemaker Olivier Guyot of George & George (secretjourneys.travel/paris). And for those intrigued by Spain’s bullfight culture but too squeamish to enter the ring, “Madrid by Appointment” provides an entree to the makers of matador attire, as well as a peek at purveyors of flamenco essentials, from ruffle-tailed gowns to clickety-clack castanets (madeforspainandportugal.com). —Donna Bulseco

— How things are made  

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