Finally am at the computer WITH the business cards that i collected in May - One place new to us was La Coleccion on Francisco Madero #272 - wonderful pieces of decor for the home ranging from very inexpensive to expensive - we fell in love with a sword that was actually made using a stingray sword with a carved wooden handle and a couple of semi-precious stones set into the carved handle shaped kinda like a cross - wonderful artwork! Hanging on our living room wall now - Jose Perez is the owner & has a wonderful & eclectic variety of things to buy, from wall hangings to furniture etc. if you like to look, it's like an art gallery - we gave him a deposit & returned in a day or two to pick it up, wrapped up like a pro in order to fit into our suitcase -
New to me "dulces" shop right on Basilio Badillo - although i'm looking at his card now, & it shows 2 other locations - but i'm pretty sure it's him - he has a wide range of "food" things ranging from those wonderful coated nuts to salsas & other goodies - and i think the name of the shop is Azteca - it was very near to Cafe de Ollo -
Another great little find was Lombok - again, i don't think their business card is current but it was located on the same street i think as San Marino HOtel - they have a website that you can easily google - great scented things, sort of hippy-ish in feel with some greåt artwork -
OMG - another great find for us, even tho we didn't purchase anything, was a real antique store on Venustiano Carranza, across from the "Mundo" stores - 2 floors filled with many antiques & i think some copies of antiques - great place to look through if you are into that - it's called Las Chachareras - reminds me of the Yiddish word "Chatchkas"!! LOL
And finally, a leather store called Art with Leather - 2 locations - one in el centro - the other on VC #368, again, near the Mundo stores - hubby had gotten a great leather vest a few years ago & happy that they are still in business & seem to be doing well - mind you, we go to Rolling Stone for manta-ray purchases but Art with Leather is a really great shop!!
Went to many other shops (I'm lucky that way in that my husband LOVES to shop!) but these were the stand-outs!