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City Secrets | Mexico City Shopping

Every time we visit Mexico City we are amazed by the new and eclectic shopping culture that seems to be spreading through the city. Cool multi-concept boutiques like Celeste House offer a full lifestyle experience while the weekend flea market and artisanal bazaar offer goods with a decidedly more old school pedigree. Our guide below offers the best shopping tips for both the old and the new.
Every time we visit Mexico City we are amazed by the new and eclectic shopping culture that seems to be spreading through the city. Cool multi-concept boutiques like Celeste House offer a full lifestyle experience while the weekend flea market and artisanal bazaar offer goods with a decidedly more old school pedigree. Our guide below offers the best shopping tips for both the old and the new.
 
 
 
Shopping
 
Celeste House
This is the mother ship of all things hip, hot, and happening in Mexico City. Founded by art critics and owners Vanesa Fern?ndez and Aldo Chaparro, Celeste House is part hangout, groovy store, and party space. Think 10 Corso Como in Mexico City instead of Milan. Celeste House carries all the latest Mexican designers; ManCandy, Carla Fernandez, and Dieppa Repestro, as well as unique products like Byzantine gold and silver coins turned into exquisite pendants by the owner?s father. It also has one-of-a-kind antique furniture and its own art magazine. If you have only one hour in Mexico City, spend it here relaxing in the English tearoom or browsing the unusual selection of goods; rumor has it Vanesa is about to open an organic spa on the second floor!
 
Celeste House
Darwin at the corner of Kepler, Del. Miguel Hidalgo,
C.P. 11590, M?xico, D.F.
 
 
Celeste. Courtesy of the Centre For The Aesthetic Revolution
 
 
Owner Vanesa Fern?ndez
 
 
 
Magistral
This kooky concept store is a mixture of kid-robot and the hot Parisian boutique Colette. This may be the only place on earth where you can buy a Swarovski crystal-covered scooter and a Jason Wu dress, while listening to Belle and Sebastian on Hello Kitty headphones. 
 
Magistral
Masaryk 495 PB
Chapultepec Park & Polanco
Mexico City
 
 
 
 
 
By Appointment Only:
 
Chic by Accident
Don?t let the name fool you. This design and architecture showroom is anything but an accident. Started by French interior designer Emmanuel Picault, the showroom is a kaleidoscope of magical spaces and objects that will render you awed, inspired, and craving more. The owner, Emmanuel Picault, is responsible for the design of the latest Christian Louboutin boutiques worldwide. Be careful, everything you encounter here will dazzle you not just with its look but with its price tag.
 
Chic by Accident         
Laguna Tamiahua 99
11320 Mexico City, Mexico
 
 
Owner Emmanuel Picault
 
 
Los Baules  
This is both a shopping and museum experience for those that love textiles. This shop represents the work of 350 experts, who are spinners, dyers, and weavers from the eight regions of Oaxaca. Garments range in price from about $25 USD to fine collector pieces that can be as much as $30,000 USD. This is the place to find high quality  Huipiles, Rebozos, Blusas, Faldas, (dresses, shawls, blouses, skirts) and other traditional garments woven by Oaxaca?s various indigenous groups.  
 
Los Baules  
Macedonio Alcala 403, Centro Historico
Oaxaca City, Oaxaca 68000
 
 
Carmen Rion  
Perfect lightweight linen dresses that incorporate traditional Mexican style with a mix of modern draping and layering. This hip condesa boutique also has jewelry made of wood, seedpods, and silver ? every piece in this shop is made by Mexican artisans who work with Rion to create each piece.  If you are looking for unique Mexican fashion from a local designer, this the place to go.
 
Carmen Rion  
Av Michoacan 30 A local 3, 06140 
Mexico City, Mexico
 
 
Lemur 
A great shop if you are looking for trendy printed tees, hoodies, and outerwear. Think street wear with an urban edge -- comfortable yet stylish. This is Mexico City?s version of the Billionaire Boys Club and Supreme. 
 
Lemur
Jalapa 85, Cuauht?moc, 06700 
Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
 
 
Tane
One of Mexico?s top silver designers, this shop houses everything from china to fine jewelry, frames, and candlesticks. The quality of silver is top notch, and the staff is very friendly. 
 
Tane
Presidente Masaryk 430
Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City
 
 
Common People
Monika Feldman?s new four-level 5,200-foot concept store features pieces by Comme des Garcons and Alexis Bittar, along with books from Assouline and vintage pieces by Emmanuel Picault (Chic by Accident). It also features exhibits by international and local artists.  With its beautiful interior and hard-to-find pieces, this spot is one of Kelly Talamas?s -- Vogue Mexico?s Editor-in-Chief -- favorite shops in Mexico City. 
 
Common People
Emilio Castelar 149, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 
Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
 
 
Common People. Courtesy of GothamGal.com and Experiment with Nature.
 
 
Punto I Coma
An ode to over indulgence, this high-fashion concept store would appeal to the likes of all of Bravos? famous housewives. It is located in the Beverly Hills of Mexico City and is comprised of a series of mini boutiques that sell opulence on steroids?everything from high-priced leather goods, to deluxe jewelry, exotic flora, and much more. Punto I Coma was started by two very ?telegenic? girlfriends, Lucia Tellez and Maria Jose Ortega. Together they have produced what we would refer to as ?retail theatre? that trumps their competition.  
 
Punto I Coma
Monte Himalaya 815, Lomas de Chapultepec, 
Del. Miguel Hidalgo
 
 
 
 
Carla Fernandez
Both of Carla Fernandez?s fashion lines are  eco-friendly and trendy. Her demi-couture line, Taller Flora, uses traditional Mexican textiles and employs indigenous workers to create one -of -a kind pieces (some take months to make). She works with villages throughout Mexico to organize workshops and help local artisans expand their skills in fashion and textile design. Carla Fernandez is her eponymous  ready- to- wear line,  which features more wearable (and less pricey) clothing and accessories. 
 
Carla Fernandez
Moliere 58 Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
Ciudad de M?xico, D.F., Mexico
 
 
Mercado de Antiguedades de Cuauhtemoc
The Cuauhtemoc Antiques Market is open every Saturday and offers a large variety of vintage and antique finds for art and history enthusiasts. Everything from books and magazines, to scientific instruments, to old vintage dolls, and a variety of furniture can be found here. Watch your handbag, and if possible bring along a local to help you bargain. Definitely worth a visit!
 
Mercado de Antiguedades de Cuauhtemoc
Cuauht?moc 90
Roma
M?xico, DF