Guadalajara is Mexico 's foremost shopping capital. Modern malls, many very specialized and upscale, offer the most luxurious shopping in Guadalajara city.
Those who don't have the patience or the pocketbook for shopping Guadalajara 's boutique malls might be more inclined to spend in the following locations:
Mercado Libertad - the largest 'under roof' shopping market in Mexico . Mercado Libertad is a bustling marketplace with stall upon stall of unique items. Located in the eastern district of Guadalajara's historic city center.
Tlaquepaque - is located in suburban Guadalajara and offers a shop till you drop dreamland of over 300 specialty shops. Tlaquepaque is entirely closed off to traffic so shoppers can stroll leisurely from store to store at their own safe pace. Seemingly more of a town than a Guadalajara shopping district, Tlaquepaque offers everything from homemade goods to brilliant fine china. Since so many tourists come to Tlaquepaque purely for Guadalajara shopping that bed & breakfast inns have sprung up in the neighboring enclaves to satisfy shopping holidays. While shopping in Guadalajara , it is imperative to lunch at one of the sidewalk cafes, many with live Mariachi music. Prices in Tlaquepaque are generally pretty reasonable considering the quality. Numerous tour companies specialize in guided shopping trip of Tlaquepaque .
Tonal - is located a few minutes from Tlaquepaque . A smaller Guadalajara shopping district than its neighbor, Tonal Village is home to over 6-thousand craftsmen and artists selling their goods. While Tonal's stores aren't as swanky as Tlaquepaque 's they offer similar wares. On Thursdays and Sundays Tonal transforms into a colorful open-air marketplace – complete with stalls selling every bargain imaginable.
If shopping in Mexico is your bag, try the other Mexico shopping pages like: Acapulco Shopping, Cabo San Lucas Shopping, Cancun Shopping, Cozumel Shopping, Mexico City Shopping and Puerto Vallarta Shopping . Don't miss our Top 5 Things to Buy in Mexico list.