Where to Shop in Mexico City

By Katie Chang |
City Guide, Mexico City, Shops, Common People

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When it comes to a city as big and sprawling as Mexico City, it’s even more important to shop small and local. Below, seven independently-owned boutiques that stock everything you need to look and feel better.

Common People

Set aside an afternoon to explore this three-story 5,200-square-foot concept shop in Polanco. Owned by husband and wife Max and Monika Feldman, style-minded urbanites will flip for the well-curated roster of beloved brands, including Y-3, Vivienne Westwood, and Opening Ceremony. There’s a smart selection of pieces by up-and-coming designers, too.

Roma Quince

This unique boutique is a collection of several stores all under one roof. You can pop by Namuh for intricate wood furnishings, grab some glazed, ceramic tableware at Trinitate, and score a pair of handsome, handmade shoes at Los Porfirios. Once you've shopped up an appetite, head to the Carlota & Emilia, the cafe, for some wine and light bites.

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180° Shop 

Though the decor is a bit of a throwback to the 80’s – imagine an old jukebox and register stand made of recycled VHS tapes – the offerings are hip, on-point, and wallet-friendly. Both men and women will discover plenty to love while browsing the racks flaunting frocks from local designers, shelves flashing candy and zines, and walls sporting skateboards and bikes.

Sioux

Because this boutique in La Juarez is only available by appointment, you’re guaranteed both stellar service and a bespoke shopping experience. Among the globally-sourced brands are cult favorites like Sweden’s Acne Studios, Japan’s Maison Kitsune, and Belgium’s Filles a Papa.

Apartment 25 

This shop is for guys who aren’t afraid to take some fashion risks, and experiment with personal style. Owner Diego Villanueva travels the world – he counts London as a favorite city for spotting menswear trends – to seek out statement pieces that men will wear for years to come. The price points are refreshingly reasonable as well.

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Lemur 

Most of the offerings at this beloved shop are sporty, youthful, and slightly irreverent — imagine floral print Doc Martens, and pink and white striped Herschel backpacks. But for those who prefer to dress a bit more conservatively, no worries. There’s a large selection of well-made, everyday basics, like anoraks, hoodies, and tees, to anchor your wardrobe.

Lemon Chic

Amongst the familiar, big-brand boutiques (like Cartier and Bulgari) on Masaryk (the city’s ritziest shopping drag), is where you’ll find this boutique specializing in younger labels favored by the fashion-forward set. It stocks must-haves a modern woman would want in her wardrobe, whether it’s an IRO cocktail dress or Current/Elliott boyfriend jeans. 

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