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It’s Christmas in Mérida: Here’s where to go shopping
Christmas in Yucatán is truly magical. A ride past the holiday lights on the Paseo Montejo in the evening or on Avenida Libano toward San...
Unique boutique shopping in Mérida
It is time once again to get out and explore new places popping up in Mérida
Mérida’s amazing market and bazaar renaissance
Mérida has long been known for its outdoor markets and bazaars. But since COVID-19 cases started to really trend downwards these sorts of events have really begun to proliferate like never before.
More fun finds for enjoying Christmas in Mérida
El Fenicio is a Lebanese bakery where busy workers get up early each morning. Good pita bread is hard to find, but they make...
The largest online retailer in Mexico to flex its muscles in...
The online retailer Mercado Libre has announced its plans for a new logistics and distribution center in Mérida.
Off the beaten path in Yucatán’s capital
Food sleuth Maggie Cale uncovers more hidden treasures in Mérida, and updates her earlier finds.
More of Mérida’s obscurities: 5 food finds and handicraft discoveries
Maggie Cale's adventures continue and she unearths yet more hidden treasures in Mérida.
Obscurities: We found 5 of Mérida’s hidden treasures
I love finding new little spots to eat, shop, or for reliable service. And I love meeting the proprietors. Their stories are always so...
Entertaining at home: Simple and festive Yucatán-inspired tablescapes
Here are some nearby shops to make your tabletop pop.
Here are the hard-to-find comfort foods gringos crave
We may love Mérida, but we foreign residents still occasionally crave comfort foods that are not easily available.
Pro-consumer law makes bag and cart security checks illegal
According to Mexican law, store security has no right to inspect your bags or cart as you exit the store. Article 10 of Mexico's consumer...
Shoppers don’t #stay home on Mother’s Day eve
Merida, Yucatan — On the eve of Mother's Day, shoppers endured long, lone lines at Costco. Not to check out, but to enter. The queue...
Chinese tech company to open Mi Store in Merida
A Chinese company is opening Mexico's seventh Mi Store, filled with modern "smart" devices and phones, in the new wing of the Galerias mall....
‘Hecho en Yucatan’ virtual store racks up real sales for local...
Two months after the launch of the "Hecho en Yucatan" online store, Mercado Libre has completed more than 250 transactions around the country. The online...
Sanborns at Fiesta Americana shuts down, ending 24-year run
The hotel zone Sanborns, anchor store at the Fiesta Americana shopping arcade, has closed quietly after 24 years of operation.
Buen Fin discounts begin Friday; expect huge crowds downtown
Buen Fin, the annual discount promotion that's echoes "Black Friday" north of the border, begins Friday.
In a restored Centro mansion, Lagalá lures artists, fashionistas and foodies
Ana Carolina Levya Peralta has come along way in the six years since she started the trendy El Mercadito Bazar. This week, her new enterprise, Lagalá 56:426, is camera-ready, and ready for the public.
The Harbor at Via Montejo set to open by late October
The Harbor, which is the shopping mall portion of the giant Via Montejo project, will open in late October, its developers say.
Oldest of Chapur department stores unveils new look, 4th floor
After several months of remodeling and expansion, the granddaddy of all the Chapur department stores will celebrate the end of construction with a special sale and a show.
La Isla, largest mall in Mexico’s southeast, opens in Mérida
Mérida, Yucatán — La Isla Mérida, the mall portion of a giant complex north of the Periférico, opened today, beating another massive shopping complex to the punch. While the...
Buyer beware: Return policies and warranties in Mexico
Return policies and warranties are not necessarily the same in Mexico as they are in Canada and U.S.
8,300 shoppers descend on shopping district each hour
Over the weekend, up to 8,300 people an hour arrived at Mérida's Historic Center to do their Christmas shopping, city police calculate.
H&M nearly ready to open at Galerias Mérida
The city's first new department store in more than a few years is just a few weeks away.
Safety advocate dusts off his proposal to create pedestrian streets
Converting a street to a pedestrian mall is an idea worth considering, a safety advocate says.
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