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#1 SuperCassette

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 05:17 AM



Anything and everything fly, where should I shop when I'm in Beunos Aires next month?
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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.
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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"............
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 07:25 PM





if you are in BA, support my friend Gon!!!!!


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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.

http://www.felixba.com.ar
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 08:44 PM

I second Felix. I absolutely LOVE the clothing. Also A.Y. Not Dead http://www.aynotdead.com.ar/ Also mall stores like BENSIMON http://bensimon.com.ar/ and Wanama are pretty decent.
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Posted 06 January 2007 - 04:03 AM

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?
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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).
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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:33 PM

thanks for the superinfo england! found some good info on SF. i'm basically interested in all of the above (jackets, shoes, belts) if they are going to be good deals. hopefully, i can come back from the trip with some good additions to the shoes that get better with age thread and the leather evolution thread.
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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:59 PM

go to http://www.myfinewardrobe.com/ and email the dude from the blog (the email is on the right column), he is from buenos aires and he really know his buenos aires shopping scene
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 12:41 AM

oh man, thanks for the help. i'll check it out.
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 12:58 AM

Do not go out of your way to go to calle Florida unless you are walking to the Paseo Alcorta (sp?) mall which isn't a must either.
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 01:31 AM

what i think i'm really hoping to find is some grumpy old old-school type of guy who can make a killer leather jacket, leather boot or leather belt kind of thing. rather than mallish places like you're saying, if possible. i mean, designer stuff won't be bad either at lower prices, but i think at the end of the day, i'd like something more bespoke. any leads?
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 11:08 PM

For that you should contact the myfinewardrobe boy. I do know that he loves www.felixba.com.ar and http://www.aynotdead.com.ar/ both boutiques, not mallish.
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Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:18 AM

^ fadingblue told me to do that too so i did. and he got back to me right away. good man.

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.

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 05:39 AM

maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeec!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and steaks.
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 01:58 AM

hey chicken, would you care to eleborate on some good stuff you encountered. I am considering Buenos Aires for my summer vacation this year and dont know much about it.
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 03:50 AM

so far, i've been pleasantly surprised by what i'm calling the three m's: malbec (awesome red wine from the mendoza region that goes well with food), miga (tea sandwich, they also call) and mate ( a tea-like drink drank out of special cups with straws).

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. :D
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Posted 31 January 2007 - 05:13 AM

thanks dude. helpful as always. isnt argentina the country that there are free clinic style plastic surgeries. as a meat eater the streak recomendation sounds great. also i havent developed an affinity for leather so i dont know if this will shake me any way.
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 11:34 PM

go to la cabana in recoleta for orgasm-inducing steaks
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 01:28 AM

^ truth.

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.
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 01:37 AM

hello, i am going to buenos aires in 2 months, gonna be there for about a week, and i was wondering where is the best area to stay to optimize my visit. i have a knack for chosing the cheap places that are a bit out of the way so if someone could help point me in the right direction i would appreciate it.
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oh and by point me in the right direction i mean bust out the MS paint and put a star on the good spots.
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 03:50 AM

great map of the city...
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Posted 09 June 2007 - 03:51 AM

depending on your preferences, you can either share a room in hostel for really cheap ($10 a night but its like $20-30 a night for a single room and your own bathroom) or think about renting an apartment. palermo viejo, but particularly parlermo soho, is kind of a trendy area so rental rates are on the rise but you should be able to find a really nice apartment in recoleta. look on craigslist buenos aires
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 07:07 AM

bump. - i am looking at argentina for traveling this summer.

any particular sights you guys would recommend while visiting buenos aires? is buenos aires more of a metropolis?
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 08:18 AM

if your thinking the northern hemisphere summer think cold in buenos aires...sights...not too much rediculously tight things to see. neighboorhoods i guess...palermo, recoleta, puerto madero...mabye a bit of sam telmo, the boca is shit, to much tourist vibe. i recommend you eating lots of beef is what i recommend you do...and many other things as well for that matter, lots of excellent restaurants..just ask if your looking for something special.
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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?
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:27 AM

other good places to eat...patagonia sur, maat gourmet privado, hotel alvear, la cabrera, bar uriate, osaka, cabaña las lilas. let you know what kind of food you like, ill point you in the right direction...as far as shoes, unless you dance tango, there isn´t much.
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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!
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 06:24 PM

i didn't spend long enough time to give you an in-depth recommendation. but i pretty muuch second zim in terms of there were many good places to eat in argentina however if you're looking for quality leather goods like the stuff we see in our shoe thread or leather evo thread, you could be a bit disappointed. if you're thinking more along the terms of br or ken cole, then you could be a happy shopper.

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.
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