Retail Business

Recently, Home Goods, At Home,  DD’s Discount (2nd location), Ross Dress for Less (3rd location), and Burlington (2nd location) have recently opened up.   These stores along with all the other retail stores are continually trying to attract visitors from Monterrey and Mexico City. Daily, thousands of visitors from Mexico flock to Laredo to buy clothing and electronics and half the price of what it would cost them in Mexico.

When thinking about the possibilities of Laredo, think beyond the 261,000 people that live here and be sure to include the roughly 6,000,000 people from Monterrey and surrounding areas.  Many of these people travel to the U.S. to do their shopping.


The Laredo downtown district has stood as the cornerstone of the area’s economy for decades and promises to play an increasingly vital role in the city’s future developments plans. With its rich history and many cultural jewels, the downtown Laredo business district enchants shoppers as well as tourists year-round from throughout Texas and beyond.  In 2006, the historic La Posada Hotel and Suites completed a $14 million renovation preserving its historic elegance and adding modern convenience to the popular meeting place and favorite inn of many famous visitors to the border.

The opening of the El Portal bridge complex, a multimillion-dollar investment by the city, marks the era of a new crossing experience for Bridge I pedestrians.  An automated system using magnetic stripe cards and the latest turnstile technology ushers pedestrians across the bridge span.

San Bernardo Avenue

Laredo’s famous San Bernardo Avenue is a 40-plus block collection of countless Mexican import vendors dedicated to promoting Laredo as the shopping attraction for everything uniquely Mexican. Up and down San Bernardo Avenue shoppers can find distinctive products handmade in Mexico from the master craftsmen still practicing a timeless art form unique to their individual regions. Shoppers visiting Laredo have the convenience of exploring Mexico’s wealth of crafts and artistry along San Bernardo Avenue without having to travel and search in the heart of Mexico.

Shopping Plazas & Malls
  • Arena Pointe Plaza
  • Centre Plaza
  • Crosstown Plaza
  • Del Mar Shopping Plaza
  • Fountain Center
  • French Quarter Plaza
  • Gateway Center
  • Heights Plaza
  • Independence Plaza
  • Khaledi Heights Plaza
  • Laredo Town Center
  • McPherson Plaza
  • North Creek Plaza
  • Paseo Casa Blanca
  • Plaza de Laredo
  • Plaza de San Isidro
  • Plantation Square
  • Regency Square
  • Silver Leaf Plaza
  • Southgate II Plaza
  • Streets of Laredo Urban Mall
  • Tesoro Plaza
  • The Shoppes Central Market
  • The Shoppes at San Bernardo
  • The Shoppes at Shiloh
  • The Shoppes at Lakeview
  • The Shoppes at Winfield
  • Times Square Plaza
  • World Trade Plaza
Mall Del Norte

Located just off Interstate 35 between Mann Road and Hillside Road in the center of the city, Mall del Norte is the premier shopping destination for South Texas and Northern Mexico. This upscale center showcases over 150 stores amongst an expanded and renovated Food Court – offering great fast food fare as well as several great dining options such as Chuck E. Cheese, Logan’s Roadhouse, Ojos Locos Sports Cantina, Olive Garden, Osaka Grill, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, Posh Sushi, Sbarro, and Aunt Anne’s. Stores include Dillard’s, Macy’s, Guess, Papaya, Forever 21,  Aerie, Bam!, Aeropostale,  Laredo’s newest family entertainment center Main Event, and True Fit gym.

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The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo

The 358,000 square foot center offers two levels of retail shopping, a two-level food court, one level for parking, and a children’s play area, located in the heart of downtown Laredo, with easy access to and from I-35 and International Bridges 1 and 2. The new center features some of the best brands in outlet retail, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, Aerie, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, Express, Gap, Guess, H&M, Michael Kors, Nautica, Nike, Old Navy, Papaya, Perry Ellis, Puma, Steve Madden, Under Armour and more.

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