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Luxury Shopping in Los Cabos: Tips for the Best Shopping Experience
For many travellers, a getaway to paradise is incomplete without dedicating a little time to local shopping. Los Cabos is the hideaway of the affluent and opulent, so it should be no surprise that the shops and boutiques there are world-class. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, P!nk, and Gwyneth Paltrow are known to have shopped here.
If elite shopping is your thing too, you’ll find Los Cabos to be one of the best shopping destinations in the world. There’s something for everyone in Los Cabos and we want to show you the most amazing places to find the perfect souvenir of your trip.
Luxury Shopping Experience
The definitive shopping district in Los Cabos is the Marina Golden Zone, home to many fantastic boutiques. Here you’ll find perfumes, fine leather goods, watches, and an excellent selection of international designer boutiques.
Los Cabos is especially known for its numerous jewelry stores. When visiting Los Cabos, most people are looking for precious stones authentic Mexican silver from the heritage town of Taxco, where silverwork has been a mainstay of their economy since the Colonial era . Your best bet is to visit one of the reputable jewelers like Ultrajewels or Diamonds International. However, there are certainly amazing finds at smaller jewelers waiting to be discovered — literal diamonds in the rough. If you’re interested in the hunt, look for a .0925 or .0950 and “Mexico” stamp to ensure you’re purchasing a piece made with 92.5% Taxco silver.
Cabo San Lucas also has some breathtaking luxury malls. Mall shopping is a great way to cool down for a while, and you can take in the incredible design and architecture inside.
While some people might wonder if a day spent inside is a waste, once you see the offerings of the top malls here you’ll truly understand why Los Cabos is a favourite for celebrities and VIP’s.
One such mall is the Puerto Paraiso Mall. This stunning three story building inspired by Mexican Colonial architecture offers over 100 shops, ranging from the ultra luxurious to casual fashions. Expect familiar names like Tommy Bahama, Kenneth Cole and Hugo Boss. Our favourite at Puerto Paraiso Mall is the Galeria Sergio Bustamante, the gallery of acclaimed Mexican artist Bustamante, where you can find original sculptures and fine jewelry.
Another mall we love is the nearby Luxury Avenue Boutique Mall. As the name implies, the true lap of luxury is found here. This mall specializes in elegance and prestige, so you’re going to want to visit to find exclusive items from high end brands like Carolina Herrera, Salvatorre Ferragamo and Vilebrequin.
Exclusive Los Cabos Finds
When you’re visiting an exotic place, you’re likely interested in seeing what some of the local styles are like. Los Cabos is teeming with amazing boutiques selling locally designed and crafted fashions, jewelry, and art. You’ll have no shortage of options, but we’ve narrowed it down to a few great places you can’t miss.
The Shoppes at Palmilla is a boutique centre offering local luxury products. Just a 20 minute drive from Cabo San Lucas, here you’ll find stand-outs like Antigua de Mexico, which specializes in custom furniture, and SAX boutique where you can find earth-friendly and fair trade custom jewelry.Ave Fénix will find you the perfect authentic Mexican treasure to decorate your home with, but be sure to book an appointment. The dining here is stellar as well, so The Shoppes at Palmilla is a great way to spend the whole day while still taking in some sun.
Perhaps you’re looking for fashions which incorporate the beauty of the local culture. Back in Cabo San Lucas, a must visit is Pineda Covalin. This designer focuses on Mexican tradition beautifully blended with modern trends for men and women, and is linked to several charitable initiatives, such as SAVE THE CHILDREN, Visión Mundial, and UN Women.
If you’re looking for something whimsical, Pepita’s Magic of the Moon is perhaps the most recommended boutique for local Los Cabos styles. All items here are lovingly handcrafted and there are a variety of styles ranging from bohemian to elegant.When you visit Pepita’s to get some exclusive in-store only items, be sure to put some time aside as the shopgirls will offer to help you find you a full custom outfit based on your personality and skin tone.
High End Souvenirs
Los Cabos is known as a center of arts, and you can find some of the best authentic pieces in all of Mexico right near your villa.
We’ve already covered some of the best galleries in Los Cabos, so check out our list to find out where to get the perfect addition to your home. If you’re interested in some smaller luxury souvenirs, however, you’ll want to avoid kitschy mass-produced souvenir shops. Here are a few fantastic boutiques you should know about where you can find high quality mementos sure to please. Santo Gabo is a soap shop committed to locally sourced, organic and handmade products that are lovely as gifts or just for some self-care. Artesano’s is a large scale warehouse where interior design elite come to find pieces for their own private homes. Their collection spans from fixtures and furnishings to small items like ashtrays and kitchenware. Both of these shops are featured on Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog Goop.
If you’re interested in fine tobacco products and cigars, look no further than J&J Habanos. While some other cigar shops in Los Cabos may have questionable authenticity, J&J Habanos carries only certified authentic products from premier Cuban brands like Romeo Y Julieta and Cohiba. Shop for cigars in style while sampling products and sipping on blue agave tequila.
After your exciting day of shopping is over, you can head back to your villa to relax and enjoy the serenity of your private pool or sauna. If you’re looking for a little more fun, head back out to one of the local bars or lounges and try an authentic Mexican drink while you unwind – we’ve got a great list of them here for you to try
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