Mom, you wanted a supermarket? Here you go!
After the market, I made my way back to the center of town. I went through a street of fancy boutiques for wedding dresses, quincanearia dresses, and christening gowns. I could not believe the prices! You can get a fancy wedding gown for less than $400, and an elaborate christening gown for less than $50.
If anyone is planning a wedding, as well as a trip to Mexico, you might want to consider buying a dress while you are down here!
This really is the place to shop. In all of my travels, I have never seen so much different, great stuff for very low prices. The diversity of the handcrafts done in this area is amazing. It´s no wonder that professional buyers from the world over come to the Guadalajara area to make purchases.
Tlaquepaque, the town where I´m staying, has the high-end stores with incredibly lavish merchandise. Today, I went to a grand boutique called Antigua de Mexico. You can buy massive, hand carved armoirs, benches, doors, and more for just a few thousand dollars. I shudder to think how much they would cost in the US. Of course, you do have to ship them home. But still, the things I saw I could imagine going for tens of thousands in New York.
Tomorrow is market day in nearby Tonala. Even though I have already done a lot of shopping, this will be a sight to see. I´ve seen the town twice now not in market day, and it was absolutely full of wares. I´m going to have to see the market to believe it!