by Camilo Smith in Cool Travel on Friday 2 October 2009

Frontera 96 is a Mexico City retail and art space run by a design collective in the always hip Roma neighborhood. They sell t-shirts inspired by Mexico City indie rock bands, like Hello Seahorse! and Los Rebel Cats, with a revolving slate of groups coming in to sign autographs from time to time. The store is only open Friday through Sunday.

Most of their merchandise is sold through the Hupop brand (which runs an online store. You can order online and pick it up at the store). Women’s dresses, screen printed jackets and tees, paintings, jewelry, used vinyl, as well as some Ikea products (such as storage bins and bed sheets) fill out their interior design offerings. Books on urbanism and interior design are sometimes in English, but mostly in Spanish.