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Shopping list... How much is...???

by sezzy100

Hi VT Team,

I will be heading to Buenos Aires in April and I would like to know the cost of a few shopping items and also, where I can buy them from.

Dior makeup... Eye liner and Mascara
Zara cotton summer dress
Zara Jeans
Calvin Klein Woman's underwear, standard cotton jocks
Calvin Klein jeans


Re: Shopping list... How much is...???

by Porteno

Dior, you will find make up etc very expensive so bring it with you or buy at duty free. Otherwise there are several shopping centers around town that have large cosmetic stores. Zara has 7 stores in Buenos Aires, Patio Bullrich, Alto Palermo, Av. Santa Fe 1937, Calle Florida 651, Unicenter, Abasto Center, and Paseo Alcorta. By April you will not find much in the way of summer clothes left. As for Calvin Klein underwear, and socks I have never seen them in Buenos Aires and most likely the jeans would be reproductions :) .


Re: Shopping list... How much is...???

by aydos

sam, you are amazing

Re: Shopping list... How much is...???

by Porteno

Thank you for your moniker. Amazing? hummm. Not so sure that I would rate myself that high but I will graciously accept your nomination and attempt to live up to that high standard :)

Not sure this will really translate the way I intend but Ésta no es cirugía de cerebro (This is not brain surgery) So simplify folks and get on with the business of living


Re: Shopping list... How much is...???

by aydos

it is probably harder than brain surgery....simplifying life.. (I'm a doctor by the way..and lived the most complicated way...not anymore though) but I appreciate your knowledge/enthusiasm in a lot of different sectors of life (woww what a sentence)

Travel Tips for Buenos Aires

Sin lugar a dudas, Buenos...

by Ragazzo20

Sin lugar a dudas, Buenos Aires es impactante de por sí sola, los contrastes sociales son evidentes en la capital argentina, pues conviven en esta metrópolis elegantes y exclusivos barrios como Recoleta, Palermo, Belgrano, Barrio Norte, Puerto Madero, Belgrano, Vicente López, San Isidro, Martínez; con barriadas muy pobres en los partidos de Florencio Varela, Berazategui, Ezeiza, Esteban Echeverría, entre otros.
Pero no es lo único digno de destacar, muy por el contrario, Buenos Aires tiene una variedad casi inagotable de actividades que realizar: en Buenos Aires y su avenida Corrientes se encuentra lo que los entendidos en el espectáculo llaman 'Broadway porteño' debido a la cantidad y calidad de obras que se montan en los teatros de esta avenida céntrica; o por ejemplo pasear por los excelentes restaurants de Puerto Madero, Palermo Hollywood; puede ir al Parque de la Costa, parque de diversiones temático; ir de compras por los mejores shoppings porteños como Buenos Aires Design, Patio Bullrich, Abasto, Alto Palermo, etc.


by andal13

This is the local custom I love most... the florists! Everywhere there are stalls where you can buy the most beautiful, fresh, aromatic flowers... Along Florida (one of the pedestrian streets at Microcentro) you can find one of this stalls at each corner...

Esta es la costumbre local que más me gusta... ¡los floristas! En todas partes hay puestos en donde pueden encontrar las más hermosas, frescas y aromáticas flores... A lo largo de la peatonal Florida, pueden encontrar uno de estos puestos en cada esquina...

hot Buenos Aires!

by solcitom87

hey ! the weather in buenos aires is really weird, we are in autumm now and we had temperatures like 28º (that's the usual temperature for summer)

Even you come in winter! bring some spring clothes and if you come in summer, bring some autumm clothes! because there may be a chance, that the weather changes!

Galeria Guemes

by Dabs

You wouldn't think to look inside this building, which houses the Piazzolla tango show and some shops, based on the exterior but do pop inside for a look at one of the most gorgeous interiors in Buenos Aires. The architect was the same as the one who designed the Cafe del Molino near Congreso and the interior features a mix of Art Nouveau, Gothic and Neoclassical architecture.

Of special interest to me were the beautiful stained glass domes that looked like giant eyeballs (you can't see the beautiful blue color in my photos) and the ornate elevator banks. The interior of the Piazzolla tango palace is supposed to be the most beautiful in Buenos Aires, an Art Nouveau gem. Wish we had gone here instead of listening to that darn desk clerk!

Located at Calle Florida 165 at Peron, closest subway: Florida

Galerias Pacifico

by sof76 about Galerías Pacífico

I don't like shoppings and doing shopping, but this is a place that is almost in the middle of everything and it has nice restaurantes and cinemas, so that's why I go there!
And also because of the cultural center that is inside it!


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