For most visitors, Guadalajara's most appealing shopping are the excellent handicrafts from Jalisco, Michoacán and other Mexican states available in its many markets. Tlaquepaque and Tonalá, suburbs 8km and 17km respectively from the center, are both major producers of handicrafts and furniture – anyone with an interior-decorating habit should plan to spend some time in each. You’ll find the best wholesale prices in Tonalá. There's also a craft market in Chapultepec.


Well-heed tapatíos (native Guadalajarans) like to browse at big shopping centers such as Centro Magno, 2km west of the city center, and Plaza del Sol, 7km to the southwest. To reach them, take bus 258 going west from the corner of San Felipe and Avenida Alcalde, or the 707 TUR bus heading west on Avenida Juárez. The biggest and swankiest mall, Galerías Guadalajara, is 8km west of downtown and served by bus 25. Mall shops are generally open from 10am to 9pm.