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For stylish shopping and design-forward boutiques featuring handcrafted jewelry and hand-stitched blouses, come to Mexico City. At Christmas, in true Mexican style, the city dresses up with ice rinks, nativity scenes, and more festive lights than a decadent downtown department store. Made a list? Checked it twice? These are the best boutiques for naughty (and nice) gifts in Mexico City.
Lago is in good company on stylish Avenida Masaryk, Mexico City’s most important retail stretch. The shop’s known for showcasing up-and-coming Latin American designers, among them Colombian jeweler CAPA and Mexico’s silk-loving Cynthia Buttenklepper. It’s crammed not only with fashion, but also with covetable ceramics, homewares and potions from the likes of medicinal apothecary Relato Nativo and the Yucatan’s Sandovalis, who specialise in artisanal perfumes. A cut above your regular duty-free fare, and a real treat for someone special this holiday season.
Additional reporting by Joe Varley