Shopping in Beunos Aires
Posted 27 January 2006 - 05:17 AM
Anything and everything fly, where should I shop when I'm in Beunos Aires next month?
Posted 27 January 2006 - 06:08 PM
I didn't do a ton of shopping when I was in B.A., but all of your high-end designers (Louis V, Versace, etc.) are in and around La Recoleta. Start there and I'm sure you'll find something. You could check the malls, which house a lot of Argentinian national desginers, as well as Lacoste, Yves St L., Zara, etc.
Posted 27 January 2006 - 06:25 PM
If you are in Buenos Aires, the last thing you should EVER have on your mind is shopping! Unless it is for "services"............
Posted 27 January 2006 - 07:25 PM
if you are in BA, support my friend Gon!!!!!
Edited by dunkin deeznuts on Jan 27, 2006 at 12:27 PM
Edited by dunkin deeznuts on Jan 27, 2006 at 12:28 PM
Posted 27 January 2006 - 07:32 PM
Felix is a good store. Nice shirts. It's located in Palermo Viejo, the "soho" of South America. Niketown BA is right across the street, if you're interested in kicks. Pick up one of the shopping maps and just walk around the neighborhood. TimeOut puts out a good guide.
I come fresher than a moist towelette
Posted 06 January 2007 - 04:03 AM
Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:46 PM
okay, i'm bumping this thread because there's a good chance i'm going to be in buenos aires in few weeks. i've heard you can get quality leather goods at a good price over there. could anyone confirm? any tips?
Argentina has a huge cattle industry and subsequently, a huge leather goods industry. Alot of damn cool places in Buenos Aires that I have seen mentioned in various fashion/art mags have been equestrian-related shops. There are alot of custom boot makers, etc. that provide a multitude of leather goods, often handmade and extremely ornate/intricate. I know there has been several posts on Styleforum regarding shopping in Argentina, so I would check those out.........guess it depends on what type of leather goods you are interested in (boots? belts? jackets?)......
One area I do know of is Calle Florida (Florida street), which is a big shopping area famous for deals on leather goods, etc. (in addition to other clothing/electronics/what have you).
Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:33 PM
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Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:18 AM
You need to go to "Etiqueta Negra" on Posadas street - right next to the Patio Bullrich. Just ask someone in the hotel you're staying at and they will help you.
Posted 28 January 2007 - 05:39 AM
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 03:50 AM
the weather here has been awesome. but it's summer here right now. if you come on your summer break, it might be winter here. even though i've heard it never dips below the 40s here.
the exchange rate is ridiculously good. it´s about a dollar to every three pesos here, but the price of many things in pesos are just like the dollars in the states. (if a coffee costs about 3 or 4 dollars in the states, they could only cost about 3 or 4 pesos here.) thus many of the things cost just about a third of the price for me.
not a lot of denim here right now. the only denim i've recognized on people are seven for mankinds. but that's probably because there are many american tourists here. because of the exchange rate.
lots of leather supplies. but they are mostly tailored to the mainstream audience. so lots of jackets and wallets and shoes that are great deals if you were comparing them to banana republics or h&m's. but if you were comparing them to redmoons and vintage schotts or langlitzs and aldens, i don't know where to go, yet.
lots of fake boobs. but since there are so many of them and they actually look good, my stance on fake boobs are teetering a bit.
great restaurants at awesome price. but i've been eating so heavily that i'm sure i've gained some weight since i've been here.
these are few things i've noticed in the past couple of days.
Posted 31 January 2007 - 05:13 AM
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 01:28 AM
i had a baby steak there. it was about a size of a pro wrestler's arm. i was full the rest of my trip.
Posted 06 June 2007 - 01:37 AM
oh and by point me in the right direction i mean bust out the MS paint and put a star on the good spots.
Posted 09 June 2007 - 03:51 AM
Posted 20 December 2007 - 07:07 AM
any particular sights you guys would recommend while visiting buenos aires? is buenos aires more of a metropolis?
Posted 20 December 2007 - 08:18 AM
Posted 20 December 2007 - 06:43 PM
I'm headed to Buenos Aires later this winter. Anyone else have good recs for places to visit eat. or...especially somewhere to buy a nice pair of (preferably handmade) shoes?
Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:27 AM
Posted 21 December 2007 - 05:41 PM
Hey thanks so much for the recs, I'm going to try those places. And, tho I don't dance tango (in fact I'm awful at dancing), I guess I might have to learn!
Posted 21 December 2007 - 06:24 PM
but definitely try the malbec wines. and if you have the time, try the ones that are aged as opposed to the ones that are pretty recent.