Although you can pick up traditional clothing at the Bazar Sábado, another San Ángel option (that will be less crowded by tourists and locals) is Amanoarte, which is a play on the words a mano (by hand) and arte (art). As you might have guessed, here you can buy handcrafted pieces of clothing and art, the sales of which go towards preserving the traditions associated with their production and helping the indigenous communities they come from.
Finally, if you’re looking to invest in a solid and reliable pair of Dr. Martens during your stay in Mexico, then you can do so in San Ángel. This was only the brand’s second Mexico City branch – the first was in the more popular and hipster Roma neighborhood – and so it has definitely garnered a lot of attention, especially as it stocked some previously online-only options. In all fairness, with the walking you’ll be doing across the city, picking up a pair of Dr. Martens really wouldn’t be a bad idea!
By Lauren Cocking