Durango Shopping | Where to Shop and What to Buy
Shopping in Durango can be fun and relaxing, as there are a variety of shopping centers, boutiques, department stores, and traditional markets. Among the crafts of the region is basket weaving, commonly used to make everyday items that besides being useful, can also serve as decorative items. You’ll find bags, baskets, and hats made from natural materials, as well as belts, bags, boots, key chains, sandals, and other items made of leather and fur.
The influence of indigenous groups like the Tepehuanes is represented in some of the regional handicrafts, such as embroidered textiles, blankets, hats, and musical instruments like flutes and drums. Often, you’ll find artists selling their wares in the main city square and at the Regional Museum gift shop. Other displays stand out for the beauty and creativity of handmade glass objects, including vases, unique glasses, and decorative figurines.
Pottery and Ceramics
Durango’s tradition of making pottery is reflected in the wide variety of decorative and household items, including planters, jars, and clay pots, as well as ceramics adorned with pre-Hispanic motifs. These items are so popular that they can be found in several shops throughout the city, as well as at the National Fair of Culture and Pottery in Durango, which has been taking place for nearly 20 years.
Gomez Palacio Market
This famous craft market is located on 20 de Noviembre Avenue, very close to the cathedral. Built in 1881, it is a must-see attraction for visitors to Durango. Here you’ll find traditional Mexican and regional crafts, such as leather goods, woven baskets, carved wooden objects, and ceramics, all handmade by talented craftsmen.
Paseo Durango is one of the most modern and exclusive shopping malls in the city. It has two supermarkets, a cinema complex with 14 theaters, several department stores, boutiques, and a wide variety of services and specialty stores.
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