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Immerse in the vibrant capital of Mexico with insider tips from WGSN

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Nov 20, 2022 By WGSN Insider
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Mexico City is becoming a highly sought-after remote work destination for young professionals and digital nomads. The creative soul of the city, its bold architecture, history and amazing food options make the Mexican capital one of the most-visited destinations in Latin America.

The city’s fashion scene celebrates independent brands, as seen at Ikal’s three stores that support, promote and distribute the work of emerging local designers. When in the Juarez neighbourhood, visit multi-brand store Marsella 68, which expertly curates innovative fashion, accessories and homeware by Mexican designers. Shop female-founded Instagram small businesses at pch for a colourful offering of fashion, homeware and beauty.

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For design enthusiasts, Mooni Art Gallery Shop allows collectors to shop curated sculptures, photographs and wall art from emerging artists at affordable prices. Alternatively, visit interior designer Andres Gutierrez’s new contemporary showroom, Originario, which honours Mexico’s design history.

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Inspired by the energy of the city and its commitment to sustainable design, Tanamachi is a conscious brand that creates mini product drops or custom-made pieces from deadstock fabric from local vendors. Support local swimwear brand Raya Pinta, which aims to empower women who were in the prison system by using their crocheting expertise to create items using recycled cottons dyed with natural pigments.

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When it comes to street food, tacos are the perfect choice. Taquería Orinoco serves a variety of salsas and corn tortillas, and the authentic taste of the tacos al pastor, beef steak and chicharron cannot be missed. Run by chef Lucho Martinez, Em Restaurant uses indigenous ingredients in unconventional ways to offer patrons an elevated dining experience.

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Experiment with Mexico City’s sustainable beauty and wellness brands that pay homage to its heritage. Suculenta is the first and only prickly pear water brand in Mexico. It aims to reap all the benefits of this traditional fruit while transforming the beverage ecosystem.

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Dive into Mexico’s ancient civilisations and cultures, from Yucatan to Chiapas, at Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Just 30 minutes away from the city’s centre and covered in green vegetation, El Nido de Quetzalcoatl is a magical architectural project by Javier Senosiain, made up of apartments in the shape of a feathered serpent.

If you’re a WGSN subscriber, get inspired by our Mexico City Guide. Live now on the site

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