Mexico is known for its folk art traditions, mostly derived from the indigenous and Spanish crafts. Notable handicrafts include clay pottery from the valley of Oaxaca and the village of Tonala. Colorfully embroidered cotton garments, cotton or wool shawls and outer garments, and colorful baskets and rugs are seen everywhere.
All major Mexican resort cities are dotted with numerous souvenir shops where one can find the usual souvenir junk embossed with the city's name such as T-shirts, ceramic mugs, tote bags, keychains, shot glasses, etc.
The major department stores in Mexico are Liverpool, El Palacio de Hierro, Sanborn, and Sears. However, because of Mexico's low per capita wealth and high taxes, department store goods is not recommended.