Carla Fernández is one of Mexico City’s best and most community-minded designers, with a boutique situated in trendy Roma, right next to the neighboring Condesa district. Her bright, vibrantly colored designs are heavily inspired by her experience with indigenous cultures and the intricate patterns she uses on many pieces are directly influenced by indigenous clothing. This season, she even has a Charro (Mexican cowboy)-inspired collection, which can be bought in store or online.
Lemur is known for constantly stocking new items that are tricky to come by in Mexico, be they shoes, trousers or mobile phone cases. It’s been going strong for almost ten years, and business at this Roma favorite still shows no sign of slowing down. With items at prices accessible to all, their trademark pieces are their t-shirts, blouses and sweaters with eye-catching prints, made from top-notch materials. Look carefully and you’ll spot items that can’t be found anywhere else in the city in this tiny boutique.
Lemur, Jalapa 85, Colonia Roma, Ciudad de México, México, +52 55 3547 2182
An independent boutique specializing in shoes and clothing, Magrathea has a huge selection of niche and high-end pieces from both Mexican and international brands and designers. Special edition pieces can be picked up with ease here, such as limited edition Nikes and even collaborations done with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld. However, it is worth a visit even if you’re looking for something a little more affordable, as they also stock newer, up-and-coming brands at more reasonable prices.