Mykita Shop Mexico City
Opening its first shop in the Mexican capital, Mykita welcomes locals and visitors to experience award-winning handcrafted eyewear and optical expertise
On one of the most beautiful streets in Mexico City, the Mykita Shop Mexico City has moved into a 1950s Bauhaus-inspired building, where a truly immersive experience awaits, spread over three levels and 700 square metres. Alongside established design classics and latest eyewear novelties handcrafted at the Mykita Haus in Berlin, the shop offers a comprehensive optical service with state-of-the-art instruments and lenses by Zeiss.
“The MYKITA Shop Mexico City is a show of our bold spirit,” says Mykita founder Moritz Krueger. “We recognised the great potential of this freestanding building, and with much hard work and dedication together with our local team, we were able to realise a retail dream. Since our arrival in 2011, the Mykita story and aesthetic has resonated strongly with the local scene, and Mexico City came to play an unexpected big role in our growth and development. This beautiful new space in the inspiring, laidback Colonia Roma Norte is a worthy expression of our meaningful history with the city.”
The interior architectural concept by Mykita was simply to preserve the open, airy character of the building, originally conceived as a flower shop with large-scale windows and two interior fountains now repurposed as large planters. Visitors access the first floor directly via the external stairs and are welcomed into a spacious eyewear gallery with consultation areas.
The current collections are displayed on the freestanding curved Mykita Wall: a fully equipped laboratory used for lens cutting and fitting, frame adjustments and repairs sits just behind the reception desk. White terrazzo flooring meets with oak furniture and pastel blue powder-coated steel furnishings, a clean and effortless composition of colour and surfaces that is characteristic of the Mykita aesthetic.
The eyewear gallery continues on the second floor, alongside a dedicated space for eye health with state-of-the-art instruments by optical partner Zeiss. In addition to established Mykita design classics, such as the signature ultra-light stainless-steel glasses, finely composed mixed material models, and award-winning Mykita Mylon collection made with 3D printing technology, the Mykita Shop Mexico City also carries the coveted design collaborations with Maison Margiela, Bernhard Willhelm, and Leica.