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Shopping in Leon, Mexico: Handcrafts, Souvenirs & Malls
The importance of the footwear and leather industries in Leon is undoubtedly a good excuse to go shopping. On city streets, you will find everything from small shoe stores attended by their owners to huge malls with stores specializing in sales of all kinds of clothing and articles made from the highest-quality leather. Leon, thanks to its leadership in the production of leather articles, has been named "World's Capital of Leather and Shoes." It is unforgivable to be in this remarkable city and not visit the malls and establishments that are exclusively dedicated to the sale of these products.
Leon is a city that offers diversity, and shopping is not the exception. Here you also find malls with sports, novelty, and department stores, as well as boutiques with renowned designer brands that are a delight for those who like to be in style with the latest fashions.
This is one of the most emblematic areas of the city. Here you find a vast assortment of footwear, clothes, and other leather articles, featuring models and designs by Leon's own artisans, such as boots with exclusive embroidery that you won't find anywhere else.
Centro Max Bajio
This is one of the most important malls in Leon and a meeting point for locals. Among its main attractions, Centro Max Bajio features 17 cinema halls with modern, functional facilities, a fast food area with more than 30 different options sure to please you. There is a perfectly conditioned space for children's fun, and in the mall, there are boutiques, gift shops, furnishing stores, and the famous Shoe Gallery, a specialized footwear store.
Plaza del Zapato
For more than 20 years, this mall has sold only shoes; it has been recognized as the first establishment specializing in footwear in all Latin America and the largest one in Mexico. It is the perfect place to shop in Leon as you enjoy its comfortable and functional facilities. On display are contemporary shoe styles made of leather from the region's tanneries to delight your good taste. Fulfill your every whim, and take a part of Leon home with you.
Plaza Mayor is, without a doubt, the favorite mall of Leon's citizens and visitors for its ample variety of stores, where shopping is truly a pleasure. Forget about stress and walk around this modern mall, where you can get name-brand clothes or the ideal present for that special person. Enjoy a delightful lunch in one of the restaurants or in the fast food area. After this, continue with your stroll, which inevitably takes you to the shoes stores, perfumeries, jewelry stores, and department stores. Besides all this, Plaza Mayor features a spacious and modern cinema.
Linea de Fuego
Shopping at Linea de Fuego in Leon is a unique experience. This is a Sunday "tianguis" (flea market) where you find everything from a wide assortment of clothes and footwear to stands that offer typical snacks of the region. Besides the articles and products offered, it is a space where visitors can become acquainted with the inhabitants' way of life and one of their favorite venues.
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