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Shopping

Shopping in Oaxaca is  a truly eye-opening experience. The incredible magnitude of high quality, hand-made arts and crafts is almost overwhelming. Everywhere you go there are shops, open air markets, street vendors and artisan craft markets. Local artists may set up shop anywhere in the central city.

Clothing

Oaxaca is quite a bit different than most Mexican cities. While you will can find some fancy boutiques and high end jewelry stores, there is no high-end shopping mall like in other Mexican tourist cities.

  • Adolfina…Dresses of México – Regional clothing from different parts of México –
    Colón 220, 514-68168
  • Regional Assn. of Craftswomen of Oaxaca…Typical Clothing – Original designs – Leather accessories – Sandals – Many craft items, also. 5 de Mayo 204, 516-0670
  • Codice Textiles…Women’s dresses, pants and shirts in typical Oaxacan styles – Exclusive designs – Nice selection. M. Alcalá 403 516-0339
  • Hang Ten…Casual clothing – Beach wear – Latest styles – Levis – Shorts – Shirts – Pants – Sportswear for both men and women.
    Plaza del Valle L- E23, 514-5826
  • Milagros Para Tí…A good selection of Regional Clothing – New and used books – Mexican Artifacts – Sculpture
    5 de Mayo 417, 513-4748
  • Morado…Casual clothing and beach wear – Latest styles for men and women.
    M. Alcalá 403, 516-4089
  • Gifts & Crafts

    You will find many gifts and artisan crafts in Oaxaca. The black pottery and brightly colored wooden animal carvings, from nearby villages are especially popular.

    Hand carved wooden and colorful ceramic masks can be found in abundance along with elaborate originals of the ceramic “Tree of Life” which is said to have originated in Oaxaca.

  • ARIPO…Typical regional clothing – Rug and other woven items – wood carvings and some high end art. Great selection of crafts in this government run store.
    García Vigil 809, 514-0861
  • Casa de las Artesanías…Selling art in the form of crafts – Ceramics – Wood carvings – Gold and silver jewelry – Leather items
    Matamoros 105, 516-5062
  • Corazón del Pueblo…Popular Oaxacan Art – Ceramics – Masks – Alebrijes – Paintings – Paper Mache Figures – Sculpture – Many original art works.
    M. Alcalá 307 L-9, Upstairs, 516-6160
  • Oro de Monte Albán…Mexican & Pre-Columbian art transformed into jewelry – Custom Made Jewelry – Commemorative Coins – Monte Albán reproductions
    M. Alcalá 403 516-4528
  • Regional Assn. of Craftswomen of Oaxaca…Great selection of gifts and crafts all hand made by women. Pottery – Unique Wood Carvings – Masks – Huaraches – Leather Accessories – Typical Clothing, 5 de Mayo 204 516-0670
  • For even more artisan crafts, consider taking a side trip where these crafts originated and are made.

    Healthy – Beauty – Exercise

    • Aurobic’s Fitness Gym…Aerobics – Weights – Tai-chi – Cardiovascular Workout Constitución 300
      Centro 514-2608
    • Calipso Fitness Center…Aerobics – Weights – Stretching – Kick Boxing – Lockers – Cafeteria – Boutique – Parking w/Car Wash Colegio Militar 321
      Reforma 515-8918
    • Magic Nails…The Art of Your Hands – Nails Only – Manicure – Pedicure – Porcelain, Gel and Acrylic Nails – Call for appointment. Amapolas 718
      Reforma 513-9031
    • Renacer…Soothing traditional massage – Temazcal Indigenous Steam Baths & Massage – Facials and other salon specialties. Baja del Sabino 300
      San Felipe del Agua 520-1716
    • Temazcal Indigenous Steam Baths & Massage…Relive the traditional indigenous culture in an extraordinary manner. Special combination of massage techniques, aroma therapy, celestial music and spiritual sensitivity. Reforma St. 402
      Centro 516-1165
    • Vissage…Hair design and cuts for men and women – Color – Tints – Facials – Acne Treatments – Manicure and Pedicure. Porfirio Díaz 321-C
      Reforma 513-5277