Chelsie's Story

Chuco Relic, a locally owned and operated souvenir shop, displays a love for the city that cannot be replicated. Recognized for our obsession with El Paso, it took 10 years for owner Chelsie Evaldi (@chucochingona) to make her own way back to the best tip of Texas. From the hustle and bustle of Austin, Texas to the Irish pubs and plains of Ireland 🇮🇪 , our Chuco boss, who grew up in Juarez, MX, eventually decided to come back to her roots. She returned with a mission, to let everyone know that the 🇺🇸 El Paso/Juarez 🇲🇽 Frontera is one of the best place to live and visit. Before beginning Chuco Relic, Chelsie commemorated her love for the city in starting her work with Visit El Paso! Her job was to inform El Pasoans and surrounding areas what there was to do and see in El Paso, she was also the famous Amigo Man 🌞 . 

Chuco Relic is the Best Specialty Shop 3 Years in a Row

Her itching to start a business began after having her first child. Her husband, Carlos, pegged the idea to buy their mutual friends’ business; thus, the concept of Chuco Relic was born.  

Now your new favorite souvenir, curio, gift store in El Paso, Texas it is the spot for locals, tourists, and transplants to feel real Chuco Town pride with locally sourced one of a kind El Paso threads. We are home to more than 30 local artists, and 90 percent of our products are locally made. Our little big city is no stranger to creativity, and it is Chuco Relic’s job to highlight the talented people of the 915. Our growlers, flasks, and t-shirts are just a few of our products that boast El Paso. Chuco Relic is proud to produce and sell out of THREE locations. These areas are where El Paso supporters and coffee and food lovers can explore unique locally owned spots. Our stores are filled with love, character, eccentric story-telling, and a place for our gente to rep their EPT pride. Down in the West Texas town of El Chuco, you will fall in love with our locally made Relics.  

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Steven Espinoza


A born and raised El Pasoan, Steven moved to Colorado to pursue a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in Illustration at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. He returned to his hometown with hopes of giving back to the community that paved the way for him as an artist. Since working with Chuco Relic in 2023, he's felt a sense of accomplishment seeing fellow El Pasoans love and wear his work with pride. Ask him about his designs!

Ursula Avila


A self-taught artist, Ursula studied a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences at UTEP and started working in graphic design during COVID in 2020. Ever since, she’s re-found her passion for art while designing for Chuco Relic!

Why Urshfish? A walking Darwin fish is the symbol for evolution, so it’s a nod to Ursula’s science background- with the Urshfish holding a pencil instead

Andrew "Andy" candelaria


Andy, with a B.F.A in Drawing and Graphic Design, discovered his artistic passion through Spider-Man comics and later Jim Lee's work. Andy has been with Chuco Relic for 8 years and continues to provide a space for artists to showcase their talents. Andy himself has various projects displayed around the store and hopes to continue growing in the local El Paso art scene.

Gabriela flores


A proud jewelry designer from Chihuahua, Mexico, Gabriela’sbrand, Machá 'Ubí, meaning Woman of the Moon in Rarámuri, is inspired by the vibrant colors of the Chihuahuan desert and the Moon. After serving 7 years in the U.S. Army, including a deployment to the Middle East, she has embraced her creative side. Gabriela’s earrings are some of our best-seller items, and how could they not? Gabriela’s goal is to make you feel beautiful, empowered, and confident.