The only guide you’ll need to hunt for vintage gems on your visit to Mexico City.
The best souvenirs are the ones you can wear! Vintage shopping is one of my favourite things to do when visiting a new city. The treasure hunt can send you to areas of the city you might not otherwise have explored. You get a grasp of the local sense of style, plus you can find pieces that no one will have back home. If you’re planning a visit to Mexico City, be sure to make time to visit these brilliant vintage treasure troves.
Calle Parral 5, Condesa, 06140 Ciudad de México, CDMX | Website
If you’re lusting for luxury vintage, Void will fill your void. Everything here feels carefully curated and thoughtfully placed on the clothes rail within the beautiful space. The pieces here are quite rare and in mint condition, but as a result come with a higher price tag.
Jalapa 27, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX | Website
This shop is brilliant for 80s 90s vintage, all organised by colour. Think leopard jeans, wool wide-legged trousers and silk camisoles. If you forgot to pack sunglasses, I’d recommend looking for a pair here as they’ve got a lovely range of accessories. They also have a section of the shop dedicated to traditional Mexican clothing, handmade by local artisans.
Córdoba 55, Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX | Website
If you only go to one of these shops, make it this one. Most of the pieces in their collection are vintage reworks, making them even more unique than true vintage. The aesthetic here is quite rock ‘n’ roll with a great collection of vintage leather everything and 1980s velvet. They’ve also got a robust footwear department with both men’s and women’s sizing. The staff were friendly and helpful and are happy to make suggestions about items you might like.
When I went to Goodbye Folk, I had a classic case of changing room indecision over which pieces to buy— I just loved everything so much! The good news is, with prices averaging around $800 pesos for a dress (about £30), you can pick more than one.