Top Choice Music in Mexico City

Tianguis Cultural del Chopo

Gathering place for the city’s various youth subcultures, with most of the vendor stalls selling clothes, DVDs and CDs. At the far end of the market is a concert stage for young-and-hungry bands. The main entrance i…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Mexico City


This government-run crafts store sells quality wares from around Mexico, such as Olinalá-produced lacquered boxes and black pottery from Oaxaca. Another branch is at Mixcoac. Prices are fixed.
Fashion & Accessories in Mexico City

Never Die Gang

If you're looking to tap into Mexico City's rap and hip-hop culture, the 'gang' sells its own line of streetwear, accessories and music, and the shop doubles as a ticket outlet for live rap shows. Never Die is run b…
Market in Mexico City

Mercado de Sonora

This place has all the ingredients for Mexican witchcraft. Aisles are crammed with stalls hawking potions, amulets, voodoo dolls and other esoterica. This is also the place for a limpia (spiritual cleansing), a ritu…
Mall in Mexico City

Plaza Loreto

An attractive shopping mall converted from an old paper factory. Several patios and courtyards are set between the brick buildings and it’s a lot more than just a place to shop – you’ll find a mini-amphitheater for …
Market in Mexico City


The mother of all street markets is a maze of semipermanent stalls spreading east and north from La Lagunilla, with miles of clothes, pirated CDs, DVDs and electronics. Also known as a thieves’ market for its smuggl…
Books in Mexico City


Citywide chain with a voluminous range of texts on Mexico and Mexico City. More branches can be found at Bellas Artes and San Ángel. There are two outlets on the same block in San Ángel.
Arts & Crafts in Mexico City


The store at this funky art gallery sells silk screens, graphic T-shirts and etchings made by popular Argentine illustrator Jorge Alderete. In addition to ‘low brow’ art shows, Vértigo stages acoustic music performa…
Arts & Crafts in Mexico City

Centro de Artesanías La Ciudadela

A favorite destination for good stuff from all over Mexico. Worth seeking out are Oaxaca alebrijes (whimsical painted animals), guitars from Paracho and Huichol beadwork. Prices are generally fair, even before you b…
Arts & Crafts in Mexico City


The well-known government-run handicrafts shop displays beautiful wares from around the country, ranging from Olinalá lacquered boxes to Oaxacan alebrijes and blankets from Teotitlán del Valle. Prices are fixed.