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 Monterrey

Corredor del Arte

On Sundays, Calle Mina in the Barrio Antiguo becomes the Corredor del Arte, a wonderful combination of antiques, arts and crafts, and flea market. The whole area comes out to play and you can find one-off items amid…
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…
Shopping Center in Dolores Hidalgo

Parador Turístico José Alfredo Jiménez

One of a series of mini-malls across Guanajuato, each with a theme, this one is named after a local boy and national singing star. Maiolica pottery and other handicrafts are on sale, as are sweet treats like nieves …
Mall in Cancún

Plaza Caracol

An extensive array of shops and a top location in the bustling Punta Cancún area of the Hotel Zone make Plaza Caracol one of the city’s most convenient shopping malls for travelers. Some updating wouldn't go amiss, …
Shopping Center in Costa Maya & Southern Caribbean Coast

Zona Libre

A bustling free-trade zone sprawling over 24 muddy hectares in a no-man’s-land between the borders of Belize and Mexico, the Zona Libre draws thousands of Mexicans seeking cheap liquor and cigarettes, knockoff cloth…
Arts & Crafts in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Sna Jolobil

Next to the Templo de Santo Domingo, Sna Jolobil – Tzotzil for ‘The Weaver’s House’ – exhibits and sells some of the very best huipiles, blouses, skirts, rugs and other woven items, with prices ranging from a few do…
Arts & Crafts in San Martín Tilcajete

Jacobo & María Ángeles

Jacobo & María Ángeles have been making particularly wonderful alebrijes (colorful wooden animal figures) for over 20 years and now run a workshop providing employment for 80 villagers. Visitors get a free tour …
Jewelry in Zacatecas

Centro Platero

The Zacatecas silversmith industry lives on in workshops at the Centro Platero, a few kilometers east of town on the road to Guadalupe at the converted 18th-century Ex-Hacienda de Bernardez. Here, young artisans pro…