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Liverpool Insurgentes is a department store opened in 1962. Other cities around the world closed these stores in the 1980s, and have regretted it ever since. It’s a remarkably elegant and sumptuous tribute to a a long gone era. The aesthetic – jazz and jet age, late-functionalist, and what English speakers call “Mid-Century Modern” is here on full and lavish display.
The branch was one of the first in the country to integrate the building-plaza concept, although the Liverpool Group wouldn’t become a real estate holding company and developer for another 20 years. This store opened connected to the Galerias Insurgentes with bridges and underground walkways. An original open air plaza gave way to a later store expansion. And with a remodeling by architect Michel Rojkind, the store has remained remarkably faithful to the era of its inception.
Today the Liverpool Insurgentes, and the attached Galerías, are still a welcome stop for international visitors. The mall has all the standard shops and boutiques and eateries. But the real star here is the anchor. For visitors certain of a post-retail age, there may be some surprises in store, even if your not out shopping.