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Shopping

If you’re hunting for souvenirs, Cuernavaca has them most centrally beside the Cortes Palace Museum, across the street from the Cathedral, and at Sanborn’s stores. Places with a variety of Mexican-made goods include Azahares on Avenida Zapata near the Zapata statue; BioArt on Boulevard Diaz Ordaz near Hosteria Las Quintas, and Puerto del Sol on Reforma, corner of Teopanzolco, in the Reforma neighborhood. Lovely original summer clothes are a bargain at Lynda Palau near Hosteria Las Quintas in El Pueblito and Izcalli across from the Cathedral and in Avenida San Diego. For more serious shopping or “just looking,” try Plaza Cuernavaca or head down the highway to Mexico City for Perisur or Centro Santa Fe, U.S.-style malls. Each has department stores, scores of specialty shops and restaurants. Perisur, is at the end of the highway from Cuernavaca, less than an hour. Centro Santa Fe is about two hours as you go to Mexico City then across part of it. Should you want the best, go to Mexico City’s Polanco neighborhood on Avenida Presidente Masaryk. There you find Fendi, Luis Vuitton, Chanel, Armani, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Bulgari, Hermés, Tommy Hilfiger, Max Mara, Hugo Boss, Zara, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Pavillon Christofle, Tane, Los Castillo, the best restaurants, delicious bakeries, green parks, fine Cuban cigars and the Ferrari-Maserati dealer