If you're looking to bring back some authentic Mexican crafts, arts, shoes, clothing, or even musical instruments or glassware - you can't go wrong with La Ciudadela.
This massive complex features artisans and craftspeople selling their wares from all over Mexico.
I love Huichol beadwork so I had to get some examples of the artform. You can see an artisan below pressing seed beads one by one into a wax-covered skull to make gorgeous patterns.
It is an overwhelming experience. Come with cash and ready to browse. There are multiple vendors that specialize in similar things, and it can be easy to get disoriented, but we fell in love with some incredible alebrijes, embroidery, and more.