Mexico’s capital is a superb place for buying anything from fine handicrafts to imported items. There are more than a dozen shopping centers, outdoor markets and specialty boutiques to choose from.
The largest and most visited mall in the city is Centro Santa Fe. It’s also a great venue to begin your Mexico City shopping. It has everything under the sun and at affordable prices. It’s home to 300 shops and major department stores including cinemas, a varied food court and several play areas to keep the children entertained. Tourists can buy at traditional establishments selling vintage clothing and regional wear. You can even purchase a Mariachi hat or a Spanish guitar.
Tip: Talented Mariachis perform on certain days of the week. It’s worth inquiring about show times.
Another interesting venue to enjoy Mexico City shopping is Bazar del Centro. Its 17th century architecture alone is a must see. This interesting mall houses prestigious shops like Aplijsa Jewelers. If you love jewelry, you won’t want to stay away from this upscale establishment. They carry fine gold and silver as well as a nice selection of cultured pearls. Another favorite among locals and out-of-towners alike is Ginza. It stocks pearls imported from Japan. The shopping center also features a renowned liqueur emporium.
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With the fabulous climate of the city, travelers enjoy Mexico City shopping at Antara Polanco’s outdoor mall. It’s a perfect spot to indulge on upscale clothing and accessories. You’ll find names like Carolina Herrera and Kenneth Cole. It’s elegant, chic and although somewhat pricy a must for anyone looking to treat themselves.
You’ll find handicrafts at all different prices while Mexico City shopping. At the National Fund for the Development of Arts and Crafts, you won’t only find authentic works but excellent prices. These outlets were created to preserve the integrity of the art. They carry pottery and glass.
Another fabulous location for buying arts and crafts is the San Juan Market. They carry works by artisans of different regions in Mexico.
They’re usually open on weekends up until early evening hours.
Treasure lovers find Antiguedades Colonial Art a favorite site for Mexico City shopping. Everyone who has bought something here has raved about the service. The stock of antique paintings, sculptures and furnishings is quite impressive.
And if you wish to continue your hunt of specialty items, don’t miss Galeria Windsor. They’re a true emporium of 18th and 19th century antiques. You will not be disappointed.
Mexico City boasts some of the largest and most varied flea markets in the country. They’re venues for buying hand made crafts and for enjoying live entertainment. Bazar Sabado is popular with all visitors. With stall after stall crammed with clothing and accessories, you won’t leave empty handed.
And nowhere but in Mexico City will you find a flea market dedicated to just art. At Jardin Del Arte there are 100 artists selling scores of paintings and sculpture. It’s a great way to begin amassing your own collection.