Don’t be deterred by the hustle and bustle of Mexico City’s principal shopping avenues and malls; while this capital city may not be known as a major fashion hub, it still plays host to some amazing womenswear stores. With Mexican designers on the rise and a growing number of international brands flocking to the country, here are the 10 best stores to get your female fashion fix in Mexico City.
Situated in the trendy Colonia Roma Norte is the exquisite Naked Boutique. Founded in 2007 by Deya Tarno, Naked Boutique is famed for its championing of Mexican designed womenswear and brands. You can pick up their range from the sculptural CIHUAH to the contemporary, muted Sandra Weil (both of whom made our list of Mexican fashion brands to watch out for). While this is a more upscale option for womenswear in Mexico City, it does offer personal shopping services so you know you’re getting the best style for your shape.
Actually one of the preferred womenswear stores of the aforementioned Carla Fernández, Cañamiel is a relatively new boutique in the Santa Fe area of Mexico City and sells a variety items inspired by Latin America. As Fernández herself says, at Cañamiel you get the aesthetic of Brazil, the color of Mexico and the cut of Colombia. Mexican couture designer Sandra Weil has items sold here, as does Luciana Balderrama and Ethnology.
Sandra Weil is a big name on the Mexican fashion scene and offers fantastic couture womenswear and bridal attire. Her first boutique was opened in the upscale Polanco area of the city, and from there you can buy ready-to-wear and custom pieces. The exquisite silhouettes, quality and fit of her items are impressive, and the neutral color palettes she tends to work with enhance the impact of the occasional striking patterned detail.
Another huge name in the Mexican fashion world is Lorena Saravia, a past winner of the Who’s On Next Vogue México award. With three branches in the biggest three cities of Mexico – Guadalajara, Monterrey and the capital – her Polanco branch is well worth a visit. 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.
Visits to this relatively new boutique and workshop are by appointment only. Owned by Vancouver native Bridget Tidey, Zii Ropa (which can also be bought online) is a womenswear brand and store located in swanky Condesa. Tidey uses natural fibers and minimalist shapes and silhouettes to create her sweeping, contemporary designs. Each piece is, as her website states, as comfortable and wearable as the last, and are hand tailored to ensure you get the perfect fit each time.
Arrange visits by appointment at email@example.com/Colonia Condesa, Ciudad de México, México, +52 55 3990 0043