The Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Shopping Mall of Mexico
By Fernando Rodríguez
Luxury Avenue Los Cabos is located at the Puerto Paraiso Mall of the shopping center’s Golden Zone area; that shines with spectacular views of the Cabo San Lucas boats and yacht harbor. The amenities of Luxury Avenue Boutique Mall consist of the many fine shops and art gallery that line the roomy interior which include in alphabetical order; 1) Carolina Herrera (designer purses, ladies apparel) 2) Daniel Espinosa (Jewelry), 3) Krei, 4)Lacoste, 5) Longchamp (designer purses and bags), 6) Montblanc( designer watches and jewelry), 7) Pandora (jewelry), 8) Port (men’s clothes) , 9) Purificacion Garcia (designer wear from Spain), 10) Salvatore Ferragamo (designer brand men’s and women’s shoes and accessories), 11) Sunglass Hut, 12) Swarovski (women’s jewelry), 13) Thomas Sabo (German jewelry brand), 14) Tous, 15) Ultrafemme (fragrances, beauty and skin care), 16) Ultrajewels, 17) Victoria’s Secret, 18) Vilebrequin, and the 19) Yandi Monardo art gallery.
Open from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM, the Luxury Avenue Boutique Mall’s only other location in Mexico, or the world for that matter, happens to be in Cancun, Quintana Roo. Considered Mexico’s answer to Rodeo Drive of the elite Hollywood, Los Angeles jet set crowds, Luxury Avenue, first opened in 2008, and has become a Cabo San Lucas landmark, catering to its own rich and vacationing tourist clientele. Heralded as the only high-end boutique mall in the Baja California Region. Featuring some of the most-coveted and expensive brands in fashion, jewelry, and cosmetics.
The varied selection at Luxury Avenue of limited clothing, consists of mostly jewelry, make-up, purses, watches and an art galery; all make for a decent break from the beaches and sun, for an air-conditioned window shopping afternoon.
Long considered the Beverly Hills of Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, has certainly upheld that distinction by the addition of such high-end shopping areas, like Luxury Avenue. And what better place than to find Luxury Avenue, than at its picturesque, Golden Zone area of the Puerto Paraiso Mall, that provides the spectacular eye candy of its gleaming harbor, filled with boats and yachts that completes the wonderful experience of shopping there. Restaurants also line the Golden Zone, but if its glamorous jewelry items, purses, fashion and other designer items that one seeks, then Luxury Avenue is certainly the place to look, shop and enjoy.
Parking at Puerto Paraiso Mall only costs $20 pesos for the entire day, which is roughly about $1.20 USD, depending on the money exchange rate of any particular time; which has been between .16 to .18. the past few years.