If you’re looking to shop for homeware under one roof, then the best place to head to is upmarket Polanco’s fantastic Blend Design concept store. There you’ll find a wealth of great design items, displayed throughout various showrooms, which would be the perfect statement pieces in anyone’s home. The showrooms feature works from both established designers and up-and-comers, as well as national and international names. If you’re feeling hungry, they also have renowned chef Enrique Olvera’s Café Eno on-site.
Rodrigo Rivero Lake
Polanco is the place to be for great interior design and furniture items, and that is only corroborated by the sprawling penthouse office of Rodrigo Rivero Lake (whose pieces are principally stored in a Naucalpan warehouse). A lifelong fan of flea markets and antique fairs, both in Mexico and beyond, Lake has cultivated an impressive collection of antiques and artworks. However, keep in mind that a visit to his showroom is by appointment only.
Rodrigo Rivero Lake, Campos Elíseos 199, Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5281 5742
Mint and Lime
If you’d rather have your products be brand new and eco-friendly, then Mint and Lime is the place to be. Located in the hipster Roma Norte neighbourhood, this store lives up to its reputation and its surroundings and stocks all kinds of products that would be ideal for your home, from quirky throw cushions with eclectic designs to colourful cotton napkins and even childrenswear. They also have a branch in Polanco.
Mint and Lime, Orizaba 118, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 9130 8826
Founded in 1999, Trouvé is still going strong to this day and continues to be one of the best places in the Mexican capital to browse mid-century treasures, whether design, furniture or art. Vintage is the real focus here, as you can imagine, so if you want a refurbished piece of 60s homeware, for example, there’s really no better place to start your search. Trouvé has recently expanded their product range, though, and now offers unique designs inspired by the modernist vibe of the 50s, 60s and 70s from names such as Clara Porset and Cisco Jiménez.
Trouvé, Av. Álvaro Obregón 186, Bis B, Roma Norte, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5264 5065
The brains behind Mexico City’s fabulous and critically acclaimed store Onora is NYC-native Maggie Galton, in partnership with Mexican businesswoman Maria Eladia Hagerman. As the store is known for its collections of simple, timeless designs produced with the help of Mexican artisans from across the country, any Onora product would be the perfect way to introduce some Mexican folk art into your house in an understated, minimalist manner.
If you like the idea of buying products with a sustainable foundation, then the items on sale at Polanco’s Pirwi will be right up your street. Founded in 2007 by designers Alejandro Castro and Emiliano Godoy, Pirwi continues to go from strength to strength with each subsequent furniture collection, each of which is a cut above the mass-produced flat pack we’re used to nowadays. One huge selling point of this store above some others is its use of traditional and sustainable production methods to ensure the highest quality with the lowest impact.
Pirwi, Alejandro Dumas 124, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 1579 6514
@Pirwi es una marca de bajo impacto ambiental, ya que utilizan acabados inocuos (no tóxicos). Su fabricación se lleva a cabo mediante un alto nivel de cuidado individual y varias horas, días, o incluso semanas, de trabajo manual. Esto se percibe en el producto terminado y es algo de lo que el equipo de #Pirwi está muy orgulloso. Alejandro Dumas 124, Polanco Ciudad de México T – 551579 6514 pirwi.com
Vintage design gets a modern twist at ADN Galería, which stocks everything from Spratling silver to colourful, fresh pieces by local Mexican designers, including the incomparable Luis Barragán. Pick up some spiky ceramics by Tony Moxham and Mauricio Paniagua or go for some highly polished furniture, complete with pebble detailing. Even if you only go to browse the gallery rather than make a purchase at one of their auctions, you won’t regret stopping by.
Run by Cecilia Tena and Lucía Corredor, who split their time between Mexico, Berlin and New York buying antiques and one-off pieces, Decada is a one-stop shop for 20th-century finds that intend to bring playfulness to Mexican interior design. Don’t worry about finding anything that needs fixing up either, as all the products are refurbished and in great condition by the time they go on sale at Decada, and each piece is as unique and charming as the last.
Decada, Dr. Atl 62, Santa María la Ribera, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 6234 5081
Chic by Accident
Our final selection of home and interior design stores in Mexico City is the impressive Chic by Accident, run by the same Frenchman as the fantastic La Valise hotel, Emmanuel Picault. Opened just a year after Picault obtained his Mexican national status, in 2001, Chic by Accident is primarily all about 20th-century antiques, but the owner’s love of Mexico shines through in many of the weird and wonderful local finds you can pick up there too.