Mexico City's Chic Shopping Spots
The shopping experts at L-atitude stock their site with a well-edited selection of the very best fashion, home and design finds from the most stylish places in the world. Mexico City is their latest obsession. Here, they give T+L the inside scoop on the city's best shopping spots.
Byzantine coin pendants, limited-edition Christian Louboutin, and antique taxidermy fills the wide-ranging, well-edited shop founded by art magazine editors Vanessa Fernandez and Aldo Chaparro. Comb through the wares, then recharge in the light-flooded upstairs tearoom. Darwin at the corner of Kepler, Del. Miguel Hidalgo, C.P. 11590, Mexico D.F.; /(52) (55) 2614 6031
Make an appointment at native New Yorker Maggie Galton’s showroom to stock up on her luxe pillows, bedding, and table linens inspired by indigenous textile traditions and made by local artisans. Chic rebozo (scarves) are dyed, knotted and woven by hand. Hegel #346 Apartment 9 Colonia Polanco;/(52) (55) 5255 2230
The team of hipsters at the helm of this skate shop turned gift store pair serious street cred (DJ-approved headphones; multi-lensed cameras) with impeccable design chops (Tord Boontje garland lamps; Harry Allen piggy banks). Colima 124, Roma CP 06700 Mexico D.F.;/(52) (55) 5511 0396
Sangre de mi Sangre
Green apple walls and mosaic floors serve as a cheery backdrop for Mexican-born, Brooklyn-educated jewelry designer Mariana Villarreal’s edgy collection. All of her pieces—delicate rings, skull necklaces, serpentine bracelets—are crafted from precious metals and stones. Building 101-F Balmori Orizaba (entrance on Alvaro Obregon Colonia Roma, Mexico D.F.;/(55) 118599
Chic by Accident
Explore the gallery-like nooks of this design and architecture showroom to discoversumptuous furniture, cheeky objects d’art, and provocative photographs courtesy of French interior designer Emmanuel Picault. Colima 180 Roma, 06700 Cuauhtémoc, Mexico D.F.;/(52) (55) 55111132
Arroz Con Leche
You’ll wish these wearable children’s basics—embroidered tunics, swingy jumpers, and cozy sweaters—came in grown-up sizes. Each piece is drawn from traditional Mexican apparel designs and hand-stitched by local craftspeople. Colonia Polanco;/ (52) (55) 5281 4038
Hannah Morrill is a freelance writer.