Posted in Recreation on January 10, 2012
Buenos Aires has some of the best shopping in the world. Take a look at this Buenos Aires Shopping guide to get some great ideas!!
Palermo is is the most trendy part of Buenos Aires, so you can expect the shopping to be quite good. Full of boutiques shop and name brands catering to men and women alike, the streets of Palermo Soho are a shopping Paradise and you will find that most shopping can be done within a few blocks in Palermo Soho.
San Telmo is the place to go if you are looking for antiques. The streets of Defensa are filled with different kinds of antique shops where finding a hidden treasure is not that hard. San Telmo also has a good amount of boutique clothing stores that cater to the bohemian vibe of the neighborhood. Make sure to explore San Telmo on a Sunday, when the whole street of Defensa is closed off and becomes a large market where individual merchants selling all kinds of things flood the streets.
El Centro, the downtown of Buenos Aires is filled with all different kinds of stores, but nothing too specific. It is worth it to take a stroll down calle Florida, which is a walking street catering to shopping. You will be able to find all kinds of stores and they tend to be on the cheaper side.
Recoleta is the most upscale neighborhood of Buenos Aires, so you can expect the shopping to be pricey, especially the upscale and luxury shops that line Avenida Alvear near the Alvear Palace hotel.
Villa Crespo is the place to go if you are looking for Leather goods on the cheaper side. The street Murillo is filled with leather outlet stores where you will be sure to find what you are looking for. Outlets is what Villa Crespo is known for, as if you travel down Aguirre street, you will find all kinds of outlet stores from many different international brands like Lacoste and Penguin. Check out here if you want to save some money.
The following is a list of stores based on what category of shopping you want to do. This is just a starting point; we have picked the best of the best, so make sure you do some exploration on your own. Enjoy!
Fashion – Boutiques & Designers
Armenia 1646, Palermo
Fashionable rainwear is the specialty at Seco, but it also features items for when it is dry.
Bulnes 2677, Palermo
The collections at Kukia have a variety of products, ranging from jeans to dresses, focusing on jackets and items for everyday usage. Since 2008 the range has expanded to include a successful line of beachwear.
Armenia 1493, Palermo
Imagine if Amelie, the female character from the movie of the same name opened up her own Boutique clothing store. It would be similar to Pesqueira!
El Salvador 4657, Palermo
Very stylish and conservative at the same time, Lupe is very feminine with an edgy vibe.
Amores Trash Couture
Angel Carranza 1979, Palermo
Well, the name is pretty accurate in describing the style. Trashy are the clothes, but in a good way. Taking cues from the 80′s, Amores Trash Couture incorporates 80′s trashy style with a modern twist.
Honduras 4775, Palermo
DAM features all handmade clothes that bring out the quirky aspects of one’s personality. DAM’s focus on hand-made designs is one of its defining characteristics and sets it apart from the mass-produced.
Juana de Arco
El Salvador 4762, Palermo
Juna de Arco features a colorful and innovative line of clothing including underwear, urban womenswear, men and children clothing, accessories and art and household objects.
El Salvador 4638, Palermo
Local designer Nadine Zlotogora is highly innovative and thus produces clothing that combine different fabrics with all kinds of patchwork, among others.
Gurruchaga 1755, Palermo
Mariana Dappiano’s search for sensuality and femininity fueled by morphological and textile resources, in addition to her work on color, produces a contemporary and sophisticated image with a very well defined style.
Thames 1733, Palermo
All of the items in Agostina Bianchi’s collection are hand made and in limited supply. Bianchi’s aim is to develop a differentiated product with its own quality and handcrafted style, without disregarding a garments design and functionality.
El Salvador 4696, Palermo
Cora Groppo’s design is inspired by the constant element in morphologic change, that has a mutable peel; the mixture of materials that creates one, transforms into layers and overlays with colors and textures. Sound experimental? Maybe, but that hasn’t stopped Cora Groppo from having her styles sold all around the world.
Avenida Belgrano 302, San Telmo
Niño Bien features clothes from labels like Lacoste, La Martina, Polo Ralph Lauren, Echo and more at discounted prices.
Humberto 1 580, San Telmo
Diversa is diverse; it houses tons of different clothes from all different kinds of designers. Both guys and girls can find something here that will impress.
Puntos en el Espacio
Peru 979, San Telmo
Puntos en el Espacio has many things ranging from clothing for both girls and guys, jewelry, bags, shoes and household items. All is young and hip.
Contact through the website or call for address & appointment, San Telmo
If you are looking to incorporate the indigenous styles of Northern Argentina and Bolivia, Santa Paula is just your thing. Santa Paula has transformed these designs into dresses into a style distinctively South American.
El Buen Orden
Defensa 894, San Telmo
Going along with the antique style of San Telmo, El Buen Orden features all kinds of used used clothes, jewelery, headwear, shoes, etc. Very Vintage, El Buen Orden is a place that if you dig deep enough, you might find that perfect vintage treasure.
Humberto 1 412, San Telmo
Gil Antiguedades is filled with Vintage clothing; perhaps so filled you might mistake it for a carnival or a circus. Featuring many eclectic items from all different decades, Gil Antiguedades is another place to find a hidden treasure.
Greens (No Website)
Unit 42, 1st floor, Galeria patio del Liceo, Santa Fe 2729, Recoleta
A hidden Gem, Greens is tucked away in the Galeria Patio del Liceo. But don’t let the strange location fool you as Greens features incredibly designed clothes at great prices.
Rodriguez Peña 1973, Recoleta
It there is one word to describe the Tramando line of clothing, it is ‘abstract’. Combining the old with the modern, Tramando is an eye-catchy clothing line.
Arenales 1726, Recoleta
The Buenos Aires location of famous Adolfo Dominguez is the place to find all his different lines of clothes for Women, Men as well as clothes for younger folk.
Sofia Forbes Jeans
Libertad 986, Recoleta
For her Jeans, Sofia mainly uses Italian fabric, British buttons, a customized and handmade process from a boutique workshop in Buenos Aires, and all with a French touch and French design.
Portobello Vintage Boutique
Paraguay 1554, Recoleta
Portobello Vintage Boutique caters to the fashion conscious consumer with a wide selection of vintage clothing, from well-known labels to hidden gems. The shop is permanently stocked with a heady mix of local and international brands sourced by its team of experienced experts.
Santa Fe 1631, Recoleta
Las Pepas features an eclectic assortment of different garments. It is also well known for its wide range of leather products. Be sure to also check out their bags.
Fashion – Menswear
Gurruchaga 1670, Palermo
Felix is definitely for those who consider themselves hip. If this line was in the United States most would automatically classify it as “what hipsters” wear, but Felix is much better than that.
El Salvador 5960, Palermo
Hermanos Estebecorena (HE) is modern and sophisticated with a focus on detail and function. HE’s philosophy is to be practical and multi-purpose.
TBO (The Beautiful Ones)
Costa Rica 4737, Palermo
The Beautiful Ones has a rock and roll vibe; think of rock and roll t-shirts of your favorite band. But that is not all it is. That styles have a coolness to them, something you wear in the city and feel like you are on the a-list.
Palermo Honduras 4709
If you value simplicity over flamboyancy, Grupo 134 is your place. With an emphasis on subtle style over craziness, Grupo 134 is perfect for the type of guy who likes to ride in style and stand out in a good way.
Gurruchaga 1581 Palermo
Bolivia can best be described as a place where metrosexual hipsters shop. But don’t like that scare you; no matter what your sense of style is, you will most likely find one thing in Bolivia that you will declare amazing to add to your clothing collection.
Honduras 4876, Palermo
Bensimon is for the casual man who likes to look effortless. The clothes are well designed, fit well and don’t try to stand out.
You might have noticed a trend with the men’s style in Argentina. A LOT of clothing brands cater to the rock and roll types. Bowen is no exception. Rock and roll style with a London vibe.
El Burgues offers a nice contrast to the more rock and roll type styles of other men’s clothing stores, being a more sophisticated and classy clothing outfit.
Shoes – Women
Armenia 1687, Palermo
For ladies looking for shoes that are elegant but also comfortable, Josefina Ferroni, which is becoming well known world wide, is a good choice.
Thames 1780, Palermo
Boutique handmade shoes for every princess. And if you want, they will custom make a pair of shoes for you.
Malabia 2212, Palermo
With Lucila lotti shoes, the use of patent leather, suede, satin and vynil mixed with original accessories worth together in an elegant and bold way with eclectic combinations and colors. In her first year, Lucila lotti’s designs already caught international attention, with 12 models requested for the fitting of “Sex and the City” the movie.
El Salvador 4673, Palermo
Located in an old shoe shop, every pair of Mishka shoes is handmade, paying special attention to it’s quality and finishing, which reveals how the humane factor is behind her manufacturing.
Shoes – Men
Gurruchaga 1481, Palermo
All 28 Sport shoes are recreations of classic leather sports shoes of the 1940s and 1950s. They are incredibly faithful reproductions, down to the brass eyelets, and they make only one pair of each size in each style. They’re amazing shoes – colorful, very well made and a little different – and nice souvenirs as well.
Thames 1855, Palermo
Teran shoes are much more sophisticated and formal. Any sophisticated man who rolls in style will be able to appreciate the detail and passion put into making Teran shoes.
Armenia 1532, Palermo
Milla is a urban brand of leather jackets, handbags and accessories. The combination of design, the quality and innovation of the raw materials make the collections unique.
Gurruchaga 1660, Palermo
Jackie Smith’s style can be defined as classical, feminine and romantic, luxurious but within an affordable price range, obsessively caring for details, timeless, with an international and cosmopolitan spirit and a strong concept of collection.
El Salvador 4692, Palermo
Humawaca designs and manufacturers leather accessories that combine the best argentine leather with the world international trends resulting in attractive and functional products.
Murillo 66, Villa Crespo
If you are looking for leather products on the cheaper side but still of high quality, stores like Murillo 666 and the other outlet stores along Murillo street in Villa Crespo are a good choice.
Rossi & Caruso
Posadas 1387, Recoleta
Designs, textures, shades of colors and attention to details combine to highlight the quality of the best Argentine leather, handbags, suitcases, shoes, jackets and clothes.
Avenida Alvear 1883, Recoleta
For women looking for leather handbags and footwear, Santesteban is a great choice. Each item is delicately handmade with a keen eye for detail. You can be sure the price reflects that!
En la Escalera (No Website)
Defensa 892, San Telmo
For those looking for the perfect leather jacket, En La Escalera is a place hard to beat.
Castex 3225, Palermo
Adored by celebrities around the world and even having been featured on Sex in the City, the Jewelery creations found at Celedonio are world class.
Honduras 4808, Palermo
925 currently has on display over 4,000 rings of different styles, made of gold, silver, precious and semiprecious stones and other diverse and varied objects.
Gorriti 5078, Palermo
Natural gems like aquamarines, emeralds, amethysts or topaces are harmoniously combined with other exotic varieties like star reticulated quartz or Paraiba tourmalines at Manu Lizarralde.
Design & Home Accessories
Honduras 4909, Palermo
Calma Chicha has all different kinds of knic-knacks that would make a great addition to any home or apartment. It also features many products made from cowhide. Very original and very fun!
Cabrera 5227, Palermo
For any handmade paper fans out there, Papelera Palermo is a must visit. Choose from many different kinds of custom handmade paper, books, journals origami, etc. This place makes for great gifts.
Honduras 4945, Palermo
Do you like soap? Well, most people do, at least to keep themselves clean, but Sabater Hermanos takes soap products to the next level. If you like soap stores that get creative, this is your place.
Thanks for checking out our Buenos Aires Shopping Guide!! If you want some more tips, by sure to check out the Buenos Aires Shopping Guide from Landing Pad BA. They have a lot of awesome tips as well!