Guatemala City sits roughly 3,200 miles from NYC, but for locals looking for a quicker, closer, Central American fix there’s always Mirador, the charming new Greenwich Village boutique from Guatemala native Aurora Lopez. Originally intended to be a photo gallery, Mirador quickly evolved into something even better: a travel-inspired multi-brand bolthole filled with global designer duds, and a gimlet eye for all things art and travel.
The shop occupies a bright, minimalist, MacDougal Alley space that seems no surprise given Lopez’s photographer background – there’s plenty of raw wood, white hearth, and exposed brick, and the stock it carries is equally design-conscious. You’ll find Guatemalan alpaca scarves and Japanese Rocky Mountain Featherbed tribal-print vests, alongside curated goods from a roster of international designers, like swimwear from Australia’s Zimmermann and It bags from HK-based designer Kara. In the way of art, there’s currently a mix of fine and contemporary pieces overseen by Belgium’s Gallery 51, and the icing on the cake? In-house ‘travel agent’ and fellow Guatemalan Andrea Cardona (fun fact: she’s the only woman to have ever summited Everest), who’s now helping you customise trips to her native country while you shop! Who knows? You may find yourself flying those 3,200 miles after all…
1 MacDougal Alley, Greewich Village
+1 917 639 3601