Av. Ejército Nacional Mexicano 843-B, Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, 11520 Ciudad de México, CDMX
The neighborhood of Polanco is known to be one of the best fashion and shopping destinations in the city and in this regard it offers several options for shopping on any kind of level, from the ultra-exclusive haute couture fashion boutiques that line the Presidente Masaryk avenue, with brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Mont Blanc, etc. (besides chic Mexican fashion boutiques of course like Ikal, Gaia, Pineda Covalín, and Lorena Saravia’s boutique), but there are more sensible options for shopping as far as price ranges go, something more mid-level for the casual shopper, such as the Antara fashion mall which is an open-air shopping mall in the heart of Polanco where you can spend the entire day wandering around the stores, doing a little bit of window shopping and grabbing a bite at some its restaurants, or a quick meal at the local food court.
Wintertime is especially attractive at Antara, as the mall is decorated in brightly colored lights and luminous orbs that dangle above the open space that fills the middle of the complex, and fake snow is dispensed from the upper floors, creating an illusion of a winter wonderland that’s especially attractive for children. Antara is more than anything known for its pedestrian promenade, which lets people wander around aimlessly if they choose to while having available at their disposal a collection of stores with the latest trends in fashion, interior design, and jewelry; plus there’s the leisure area that has bars, clubs, a movie theatre, and a gym like Sports World. The closest Metro station to the mall is “San Joaquín” from Línea 7, which is located some 15 minutes away (walking distance).
The mall was designed by architect Javier Sordo Magdaleno and opened in 2006 and was back then constructed in this “new Polanco” part of the area, which is officially the Colonia Granada, and which has seen development that ultimately culminated in billionaire Carlos Slim’s Plaza Carso and the Museo Soumaya. Antara’s full selection of shops totals some 100 establishments, with around 6 restaurants and other types of businesses. The complex also hosts concerts and expos throughout the year in its effort to be something for the community that’s more unlike the generic kind of malls that are found in every city of the world.