mexico shopping guide

acapulco

Luck's favorite stores in Mexico's Acapulco neighborhood!

mercado de artesanias la diana

Though smaller than the Mercado de Artesanías (see above), this market is easier to get to from the major strip hotels. Bonus: It's open late to accommodate night-owl shoppers. For their pure kitsch factor, we fell in love with the giant burlap yarn paintings of various Mexican tableaus, $30 (see above,).
On Ave. Costera Miguel Aleman at Ave. Farallon, no phone
Products: Denim, Lingerie/Loungewear, Swimwear, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, Beauty, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Department Store

Plaza Bahia

Two floors of boutiques, most of them dedicated to summery apparel, make up this compact mall. Our picks: Il Mare, which sells XOXO swimwear; and Ciao, a purveyor of D&G and Moschino.
125 Ave. Costera Miguel Aleman in the Golden Zone, 52-744-485-69-39
Products: Denim, Lingerie/Loungewear, Swimwear, Vintage, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, Beauty, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Department Store

Tennis

This Latin American sportswear chain sells fairly priced, sleekly cut sportswear—cargo pants at $25, and hoodies from $15—in a spare, modern environment.
244 Calle Reyes Catolicos, 52-744-486-26-77
Products: Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Squalo

Surfers both local and nationwide love the board shorts, flip-flops, and rash guards by this Mexican surfwear company.
115 Ave. Costera Miguel Aleman, 52-744-484-18-15
Products: Swimwear, Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique