Easily one of the best boutiques in the entire city, Fábrica Social offers handcrafted designs that mix commercial trends with traditional techniques and patterns. Operating on a fair trade philosophy, Mexican women are brought together to learn craft basics and continue developing their own textile skills. Overall, they work with eight distinct Mexican communities to produce the products, which can be bought on Etsy or in their two Mexico City branches that are situated in the historic centre and La Roma, respectively.
Not strictly a boutique, but definitely one of the most reliable places to buy custom-made and genuine artisanal products in Mexico is FONART. While the majority of handicrafts are sold on street stalls and in roaming tianguis, this chain of stores brings together various different styles of folk art from a variety of indigenous communities and sells them at fixed prices in government owned stores. While the prices are non-negotiable, the quality is assured – plus, you can rest easily in the knowledge that you’re helping promote the survival of these dying traditions.