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Mexico City's Stylish New Venues

The King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Mexico City.

Photo: Gregory Allen


Even if you don’t look like a Mexican movie star, you can dress the part at Condesa’s NaCo Miscelánea. This purveyor of hipster sportswear was cofounded by actor Diego Luna (Y Tu Mamá También). For vintage Luis Barragán chairs and other Modernist Mexican furniture, look to Roma’s Chic by Accident. The co-owner also opened the nearby La Valise, a combination art-and-literature bookstore, objets shop, and photography gallery. And be among the first to check out Celeste House, from the group behind the Mexico City–based indie fashion magazine of the same name. Opened last month in a renovated 1940’s house in Polanco, it is stocked with everything from Christian Louboutin shoes to 19th-century Latin American silver. Its third-floor English tearoom transforms into a champagne bar at night.

Mexico City International Airport

With the 2007 opening of Terminal 2, Benito Juárez International Airport gave Mexico City yet another gallery. The 7,000-square-foot T2 Exhibition Center (aicm.com.mx) is now showing artifacts from Mayan, Zapotec, and other pre-Columbian Mexican civilizations. Also in T2, a new outpost of Pineda Covalin translates the colors and symbols of Mexico’s rich culture into stylish scarves, ties, shoes, bags, earrings, and cuff links.

Safety Advisory: The U.S. Department of State has issued a warning about travel to Mexico, especially to border towns. Mexico City has been relatively secure, but travelers should exercise caution. For more information, visit travel.state.gov.


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