Do lots of shopping in Mexico City. Read this article to the end and stay on top of the main and best places to buy a lot there. There are cheaper options, for those who are not on such a budget on the trip, and more luxurious options, for those who want more comfort and sophistication when shopping! Enjoy.
After reading this article, check out our tips about how to save a lot of money on your trip to Mexico City. It is the most accessed article on our blog and will help you a lot with all the trip planning. There are several unmissable tips that will save you A LOT of cash and set up your entire trip to Mexico City.
Antara Fashion Hall mall
The first and most significant shopping option in Mexico City is the magnificent Antara Fashion Hall. Super well located, more precisely in the Polanco region, this open-air and very luxury mall has an exceptional infrastructure. The cool thing about it is that it has mega attractive prices, often the same as in the United States, so with little money it is possible to buy a lot in the locality.
Among Antara’s most popular stores are: Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein, Guess, Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Abercrombie, Mac, Nike, Puma, Adidas, Pandora, Swarovski, Sunglass Hut, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, Zara, Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors. It’s really worth it!
Premium Outlets Punta Norte
The second alternative for those looking to shop in Mexico City is Premium Outlets Punta Norte. Located 25 km from the city center, this outlet, like most of them, has a huge variety of products, and, best of all, for much lower prices.
To give you an idea, it comprises a structure of more than 160 stores, most of which offer discounts ranging from 25% to 65%. For those wondering what the main stores there are, see:
- Tommy Hilfiger
A super positive point: the outlets always have a food court and/or nice restaurants for you to stop by, so enjoy!
Centro Santa Fe mall
The third suggestion on the shopping list in Mexico City is the Centro Santa Fe mall. Farther from the city, this is also a great shopping center for lovers of good and cheap goods. Considered one of the largest malls in all of Latin America, there you will have at your disposal:
- Calvin Klein
- Saks Fifth Avenue
- Best Buy
The only disadvantage of Centro Santa Fe is that it is located about 20 km from downtown Mexico City. However, we guarantee: it’s worth taking a day off your itinerary to go there to visit and shop successfully!
Las Plazas Outlet
Continuing shopping tips in Mexico City, make sure you also include Las Plazas Outlet in your schedule. Despite not being located in Mexico City, but in Cancun, we believe that an outlet like this can never be left out of your itinerary there.
There, you can find many internationally famous stores, such as Nike Factory Store, Crocs, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and Oakley. These stores offer promotions throughout the year, with prices well below the market, which makes your purchases even more worthwhile. As this outlet is in another city, our tip is that you rent a car to go there. Although it looks far away and uncomfortable, we confirm that it’s worth the effort for your shopping in style.
Palacio de Hierro
The fifth option for shopping in Mexico City is the Palacio de Hierro store. This is a huge and very complete store, which has a bit of everything and makes the visitors’ party there. Compared to Macy’s, it has products ranging from beauty to apparel.
For lovers of national and international brands, know that you can find them all there. Wondering about prices? Guess what? They are sensational. This store can be easily found in the Polanco district, near Antara, and is worth your visit. So enjoy!
Galleries and craft fairs
Nearing the end of the article about shopping in Mexico City, what can’t be left out of your list are galleries and craft fairs. Scattered all over the city, they are fantastic and have mega favorable prices. As for what to find in these locations, there are: skulls, hats, skeletons, shot glasses, refrigerator magnets, handmade and embroidered clothes, objects inspired by local artists (such as Frida), t-shirts, mugs and others. It’s a temptation!!!
And, the last shopping tip in Mexico City is the streets there. Very nice and colorful, they are amazing, both for those who like more expensive brands and for those who opt for more traditional stores. Among those nominated in Mexico City, the famous are: Presidente Masaryk Avenue (in Polanco), the Peatonal Madero corridor (between Zócalo and Alameda Central) and Roma market (between Condesa and Roma Sur). It’s awesome!
How to use your cell phone in Mexico City
Being able to use the Internet from your cell phone in Mexico City is very worthwhile. The tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping malls and beaches have great applications. In addition, you save by not having to rent a GPS for the car with the rental company, you can search the addresses and times of the places, see the weather forecast to plan for the tours and beaches, stay connected with everyone through applications and post your photos of Mexico City on social networks.
If you want, see all our tips to use your cell phone in Mexico City. It’s super cheap and you’ll be able to use your cell phone all day and anywhere. And, you can also search all about shopping in Mexico City for when you’re there.
Important tips to enjoy much more your trip to Mexico City
Now that we have given you all the tips about shopping in Mexico City, here are some more suggestions that will make your trip even better. Mexico City is a very big city and its tourist spots and beaches are concentrated in some regions, so being well located makes all the difference. If you haven’t already booked your hotel, be sure to check out our article Where to stay in Mexico City, with tips from the best regions and also how to get a great hotel at a great price (and find all inclusive hotels and resorts on sale).
Another good tip is that many people think it is not worthwhile to rent a car in Mexico City, but it all depends on how your trip will be. If you are staying at the hotel every day, it really is not worth it. But, if you are going on tours, want to go to shopping malls and tourist spots, they are all a little bit apart and the car is great for getting around.
With the car, you have more comfort and freedom, not to mention the economy, because with the value of the transport that you will spend from the airport to the hotel and vice versa, you have already paid the rent of a car for almost 5 days. If you want to know all the tips on the subject and how to get incredible prices, see our full article about how to rent a car in Mexico City.
Don’t forget about travel insurance to Mexico City
Another tip is to not forget to take international travel insurance to Mexico City, as it is very important and no one should leave the country without one. If you want, read our article about travel insurance for Mexico City and see tips on how to get good insurance at an incredible price. It is super cheap and very worth it.
Where to buy the cheapest tickets for tours and tourist attractions in Mexico City
A good suggestion to save money is to buy tickets, tours and excursions in advance online. It costs a lot less and you don’t waste time in lines there in Mexico City. We have done a lot of research and the site that always has the best prices is this Mexico City tickets website. They are the biggest tours tickets website in the world.
The unmissable tours that cannot be left out of your trip in any way are: the excursion to Isla Mujeres, excursion to X-Caret or Xel-Há (two incredible natural parks), the Coco Bongo party and the excursion to Chichén Itzá, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. It also has the swim with dolphins which is incredible. Virtually all tours pick you up at your hotel and drop you back there.