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Some of the best shopping in Mexico City actually comes to you. Street vendors and bootleggers seek out tourists and set up stalls at highly trafficked sites. However, our Forbes Travel Guide editors recommend the more traditional shopping experiences, regardless of whether you long for luxury or itch for kitsch. Malls and boutiques dominate on well-known shopping strip Avenida Presidente Masaryk. Here, you’ll find high-end jewelry shops like Tiffany & Co., but we suggest picking up striking silver earrings, necklaces and more at Tane, which opened its first store in Mexico City. Meanwhile, Mexican novelty items, call for a visit to one of the city’s many craft markets. The Mercado de Artesanias de la Ciudadela specializes in goods like sombreros, hammocks and pottery. The Bazar del Sábado makes waiting until Saturday worthwhile, so you can pick up blankets, art and other handmade items.