Where to Shop for Clothes in Mexico City
Collected by Julie Schwietert Collazo, AFAR Local Expert
From haute couture to traditional hand-embroidered blouses, and from designer accessories to Lucha Libre attire, here are some of our favorite places to find clothing in Mexico City, including a store for everyday items.
República de Chile 25, Centro Histórico, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
One of the lovely traditions that persists in Mexico City is that vendors of certain niche items–sponges, say, or stationery, or car spoilers–tend to sell their wares on the same street or zone, making shopping easy and convenient. One of the most...
Calle Isabel la Catolica 30, Centro Histórico, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
The Mexican fashion house Pineda Covalin has four boutiques in Mexico City, plus one in each of the terminals at the airport, just in case you're looking to make a last-minute purchase. The designs–for women, men, and the home– draw inspiration...
Paseo de la Reforma 116, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
If you're concerned about the provenance of handcrafts and whether your purchase will genuinely benefit the craftsperson or artist who made it, then confine your shopping to FONART. This government-sponsored project ensures that all of its...
S/N, Balderas, Colonia Centro, Centro, 06040 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
La Ciudadela has been the go-to market for handcrafts for nearly 50 years, and it features crafts and handmade objects from all over Mexico. Expect to find everything from textiles (blankets, tablecloths, and hand-embroidered clothing) to...
Insurgentes 3000, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
If you happen to be on the hunt for Mexican designer jewelry and you're already at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (University Museum of Contemporary Art), then be sure to stop by the museum's large store, where the work of more than...
Av Moliere 222, Polanco, Polanco II Secc, 11550 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
The clothes at El Palacio de Hierro aren't anything special, in the sense that they're the same familiar brands and pieces you could probably find in your basic upscale department store at home. But if you open your suitcase and find that you've...
Colima 134, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
If you want to know what Mexico City hipster kids and twentysomethings are wearing, you can get a good idea by browsing the wares on offer at Sicario. Local designers have silk-screened T-shirts, hoodies, kicks, and other must-have accessories. A...
República del Ecuador 16, Lagunilla, Centro, 06010 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
There's an absolute art in dressing like a mariachi or charro (Mexican rodeo riders), and the clothing of both groups share some similarities: form-fitting suits, jackets (and, in the case of mariachis, pants) with metallic adornments, silk bows,...
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