The swanky Polanco district of Mexico City is notorious for playing host to some of the Mexican capital’s best shopping centers, boutiques and upmarket designer stores. Unsurprisingly, knowing where to begin can be overwhelming. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a brief guide to shopping in Polanco, which details plazas, stores and key shopping zones.
SHOPPING PLAZAS AND ZONES
Avenida Presidente Masaryk
This isn’t a shopping centre, but rather a shopping strip. Often compared to the Champs-Elysées in Paris, Avenida Presidente Masaryk should probably be your first port of call when you head to Polanco for some retail therapy. Expensive, swanky and yet hugely popular with both visitors and locals, it’s practically unmissable. Head here for international brands and some lucky Mexican outlets that have managed to wangle their way onto the scene.
Lorena Saravia, a past winner of the Who’s On Next Vogue México award, now has three branches of her eponymously named boutique across Mexico, one of which is in Polanco. Her designs are made for the modern woman; a working professional who still wants to indulge in fashionable, feminine clothing. With simple shapes and tones, her own brand of minimalism is expertly executed and deceptively delicate.
If jewelry is more up your street then TANE, a jeweler with a few branches in Polanco alone, would make a great shout. Again, this is situated on Avenida Presidente Masaryk, which basically means it will be top quality but definitely not cheap. Having said that, the jewelry at TANE is classy, subtle and oozes elegance.
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