Antiques, Buenos Aires

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    Around San Telmo: Shopping for antiques and apparels

    by shavy Updated Jan 19, 2014
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    An afternoon stroll through the heart of San Telmo will reveal cobblestone streets, rich with history, museums, antique stores, quirky boutiques and charming bars and cafes

    Walk eastward on Avenida Independencia and take a right on Calle Defensa, one of San Telmo's main drags

    If you are up to for apparel:
    Check out El Mercadillo (Defensa 854), which sells affordable, quirky clothing, accessories, handbags, jewelry, sunglasses and other objects from independent Argentine designers

    Adom Club (Defensa 856), across the street, also sells clothing and accessories from local designers, but with a more urban, street vibe
    The warehouse-type space also contains a café for relaxing and listening to music

    What to buy: From antique to a modern jewelry and local design clothing

    What to pay: Depending on your budget

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    Antiques: new and old place

    by ines2003 Written Jun 9, 2013
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    The market in San Telmo was one of my favourite ways to spend a Sunday in Buenos Aires
    That lovely narrow streets. Great restaurants and a lot of caffeis. Tango, that you hear everywhere. Markets with antiques. Prison museum. A lot of art. Love that place

    What to buy: It's a great place to pick up gifts and souvenirs, as well as some really gorgeous jewellery and handbags. There's also an outside tango display by a really cute old couple.

    What to pay: from 10 pesos until 10000

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    Pallarolls: San Telmo Antique Shops

    by midnight_mike Updated May 20, 2006

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    To get an idea of the wealth the powerful families in Buenos Aires possess, head to the 1000 block of Calle Defensa. Every store on this block, including Pallarolls, sells antiques, from crystal lamps to silverware. There are many unique pieces, from a 19th century French navy uniform to a 300-year-old missionary crucifix. In some stores, the cheapest items cost hundreds of dollars. In others, you can find deals such as a French flag from the 1930s for $7. Shop owners are laid back, so it is easy to look without feeling pressure to buy.

    Most store owners accept credit cards and can ship whatever you buy back home.

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    La Sarita: Looking for antiques?

    by wadekorzan Written Jan 16, 2004

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    La Sarita Antiques shop

    It's a typical shop in the district of San Telmo. Though this shop is very nice, it's not necessary to seek out this particular shop if you are looking for antiques. Just go to the Barrio of San Telmo, the oldest district of Buenos Aires. Besides the Sunday antiques fair on Plaza Dorrego, you will find literally dozens of antique shops like this one in all of the streets around Plaza Dorrego.

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