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Shopping in Mexico City: An Insider’s Style Guide

It’s hardly a surprise that Mexico City—this year’s hub for culture and the arts—has become one of Indagare’s favorite destinations for shopping. Since being named the World Design Capital of 2018, Mexico City (or CDMX) has attracted cutting-edge creatives across industries, who have flocked to the capital to be inspired by its local traditions, while challenging boundaries in food, architecture and, of course, fashion. While the majority of the chicest boutiques and restaurants are concentrated within Mexico City’s Holy Trinity of upscale neighborhoods—Polanco, Roma and Condesa—this sprawling city’s reach is vast and contains many hidden gems that are off the beaten path. For clothing, jewelry, home décor and more, this is the insider’s guide to shopping in Mexico City.

Contact Indagare to plan a trip to Mexico City. Our expert team of trip designers can recommend the perfect hotels and activities for you, as well as arrange tours for exploring street food, shopping in Mexico City and more.

Best Shopping in Mexico City: Boutiques in Polanco

  • Onora: For unique contemporary décor and furniture, as well as local finds such as pottery from Oaxaca and Puebla. Lope de Vega 330.
  • Anatole 13: For a stylish, one-stop-shop collection of fashion and design stores, a gallery, an indie bookshop and cafés. Anatole France 13.
  • Rodrigo Rivero Lake: For an exclusive gallery experience filled with antique treasures, paintings and sculptures by modern Mexican artists. By appointment only; Campos Elíseos 105.
  • Lago DF: For a minimalist, urban-chic collection of clothing and accessories from emerging designers in Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil and more. Av. Pdte. Masaryk 310.

Related: Mexico City for Design Lovers

Best Shopping in Mexico City: Boutiques in Roma, Condesa and Cuauhtémoc

  • Roma Quince: For a concept store with major ambience (it’s housed in a restored mansion) and unique bohemian fashion, home décor and accessories designed by local artisans. Medellín 67, Roma.
  • Four Seasons Hotel: For a well curated selection of handmade, locally sourced accessories and jewelry. Keep an eye out for the embroidered leather jackets from La Matilde, statement earrings from Vangania and the brightly colored embroidered clutches from Lucia Macarena (you’ll want to buy them all). Paseo de la Reforma 500, Cuauhtémoc.
  • Anndra Neen: For one-of-a-kind, locally inspired, handcrafted jewelry and accessories, designed by two of the most fashionable It-Girls in Mexico City. Studio location; Havre 46, Juárez.
  • La Increíble Librería: For rare, indie and vintage books, as well as an eclectic offering of high-design stationery and decorative objects (and a café). 129 Jalapa, Roma Norte.

Related: Zelika Garcia: What’s New in the Art World of Mexico City

Best Shopping in Mexico City: Fashion

  • Carla Fernández: For bright and colorful clothing from one of Mexico City’s hottest fashion designers. Isabel La Católica 30, Centro Histórico.
  • Yakampot: For sleek, minimalist silhouettes in subdued colors that are popular amongst Mexico City’s best-dressed. Monte Athos 355, Lomas de Chapultepec Sección V.
  • Cañamiel: For funky, vibrant, light-hearted clothing and accessories sourced from Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Park Plaza, Avenida Javier Barros, Sierra 540, Santa Fe.

Related: Top Tables Mexico City

Best Shopping in Mexico City: Markets

  • La Lagunilla: For one of the biggest and oldest covered markets in CDMX, selling food, antiques and great furniture—if you’re willing to hunt through the stalls. (Indagare Tip: Be wary of pickpockets here). López Rayón, 46, Centro Histórico.
  • San Ángel Bazaar (El Bazaar Sábado): For a wide array of local art and crafts in the San Ángel’s picturesque main square. Browse watercolors, frescoes, photography and more, then wander around the neighborhood’s charming cobblestone streets. Open only on Saturdays; San Jacinto 11, San Ángel.
  • Mercado de San Juan: For truly exotic, hardcore foodie touring with a dose of shock value. Known as the “Chef’s Market,” Mercado San Juan offers high-quality, hard-to-find items and is a must-visit for anyone interested in sampling roasted insects. Segunda Calle de Ernesto Pugibet, Centro Histórico.

Related: The Guide: Mexico City

Contact Indagare to plan a trip to Mexico City. Our expert team of trip designers can recommend the perfect hotels and activities for you, as well as arrange tours for exploring street food, shopping in Mexico City and more.

– Elizabeth Harvey on November 1, 2018

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