Mexico City’s Best Home and Interior Design Stores
Mint & Lime, Orizaba | Courtesy of Mint and Lime
For homeware lovers, antique furniture hunters or window shoppers, Mexico City is a veritable treasure trove of high-end home and interior design stores that will have you wishing you’d brought an extra suitcase (or two) with you. Here’s our guide to the stores in Mexico City that stock products from wardrobes to table runners and everything in between.
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 that would be the perfect statement piece 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.
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.
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 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.
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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. 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 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.
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 sustainable products , then the items on sale at Polanco’s Pirwi will be right up your alley. 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 others is its use of traditional and sustainable production methods to ensure the highest quality with the lowest impact.
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.
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.