Browsing the outdoor markets and specialty stores in Juárez is a favorite pastime of the city's visitors.
Prices are rock bottom for the usual Mexican knickknacks -- tapestries, sculptures, and souvenirs -- and a bit less than their U.S. counterparts for liquor and food. Bargaining is part of the game at almost every shop in Juárez -- it's not bad form to haggle at all. The markets are open daily from morning to evening, but exact hours are up to individual shopkeepers.
Geared toward tourists, the Juárez City Market, at Agustin Melgar Street and Avenida 16th de Septiembre, is a fun -- although not particularly upscale -- shopping spot. The two-story building is loaded with an endless array of velvet paintings, plaster of Paris statues, jewelry, and other standard-issue Mexican souvenirs. If your tastes tend toward posh, try Decor, at the intersection of Avenida Ignacio Mejia and Avenida Lincoln, a three-story retail standout chock-full of furniture, glass, ceramics, and jewelry. Other popular shopping spots include the duty-free stores at Av. Juárez #378 and Av. 16th de Septiembre #531 for liquor, porcelain, crystal, and perfumes; and Avenida Juárez, just south of the Santa Fe Street Bridge, lined with street merchants, souvenir shops, and pharmacies, culminating in the local's market, Cuauhtemoc Market, on the south side of the main plaza.
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