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All of the traditional Mexican handicrafts can be found in markets and shops around Mexico City, but there are also a burgeoning number of boutiques ... Read More

All of the traditional Mexican handicrafts can be found in markets and shops around Mexico City, but there are also a burgeoning number of boutiques where shoppers can buy handmade clothing, jewelry, and accessories created by young Mexican designers who are interpreting centuries-old traditions in new and exciting ways. Look for their work at Carla Fernández and 180°.

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  • 180°

    Founded in 2011 as part of a wave of new businesses focused on contemporizing Mexican design for a new generation, 180° bills itself as an alternative... Read More

  • Carla Fernández

    One of a number of Mexican-owned boutiques within the Downtown México hotel complex at Isabel la Católica 30, Carla Fernández's shop is a magnet for... Read More

  • Casa Bosques

    Your Spanish-reading skills don't have to be sharp for you to enjoy the selection at Casa Bosques, an independent bookstore that seems like the smartly... Read More

  • Fonart

    It's true that cheaper crafts are to be found around Mexico City, but Fonart ensures quality and provenance—as well as a fair wage paid to artisans... Read More

  • La Ciudadela

    Mexico's distinct geographical regions are each known for specific types of crafts. In the state of Oaxaca, for example, there's black, glazed pottery,... Read More

  • Librería El Péndulo

    Even if your Spanish is sub-par, drop by El Péndulo to browse the selection of music, movies, and souvenirs. There's the Frida Kahlo "Frocks and Smocks"... Read More

  • Mercado Sonora

    Since it opened in 1957 (inaugurated by none other than the country's president), Mercado Sonora has been known as Mexico City's "witches and animals"... Read More

  • Museo MODO Gift Shop

    Museo MODO is a museum devoted to the display of objects that fall under the broad umbrella of "communication and design." The items in the temporary... Read More

  • Plaza del Ángel

    This arcade- or market-style complex is home to a number of antique shops selling Mexican, Latin American, American, European, and Asian objects. There... Read More

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