One thing’s for sure: Medellín is a shopper’s city. With an increasingly cosmopolitan and entrepreneurial demographic, the city has fast redefined itself as the cradle of Colombia’s rising fashion industry. It’s the largest textile producer in the country, and the city’s creative young designers are blazing a trail, launching hip (often eco-conscious) brands and labels with a distinctly Colombian sensibility.
In Centro, you will find inexpensive clothing and shoes in local brand stores and markets. For a more designer shopping experience (or just to people-watch and enjoy the scenery), head to the fashion showcase of Poblado’s Mila de Oro or the Golden Mile (Avenida Poblado/Calle 10). El Poblado’s Vía Primavera (Carrera 37), an elegant street between Parque Lleras and Provenza neighborhood, brims with funky boutiques, upscale designer emporiums, hip homeware stores, gourmet restaurants, arty cafes packed with digital nomads, and contemporary galleries. From leatherwear to sexy swimwear, you’ll soon gain an appreciation for the colors, textures, and feel that is distinctive to Paisa style. In the residential enclave of Laureles, Avenida Jardín is another enjoyable place to stroll, with fashionable boutiques and eclectic stores selling unusual one-off items and items of clothing, often signed by up-and-coming designers.
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