Argentina Shopping

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Argentina Shopping

  • Calle Florida (Florida street)

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    Florida Street and Lavalle Street (from 5 pm up to 10 pm) are for pedestrians only and is the place to find the majority of tourist's shops in MicroCentro. At the intersection of these two pedestrian streets, there is often some sort of interesting street performance going on, especially at night You will find everything from: shirt,leather,and...

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  • Leather

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    Argentina is known for its leather goods, and there are lots of stores downtown that sell leather and/or fur. Usually, you'll find both in the same store. Coats, jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, etc made of leather and/or fur. Some of these things are also dyed in different colours. Very pricey, though it's usually good quality.

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  • Galerías Pacífico Shopping Mall

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    Inside Galerias Pacifico you have the "Centro Cultural Borges" a cultural center. It's worth entering Galerias Pacifico to see the ceilings! Dentro de las Galerias Pacificos esta el Centro Cultural Borges. Vale la pena entrar a las Galerias para ver el techo!!

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  • Abasto Shopping Mall

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    The Shopping Center is one of the largest in Buenos Aires. The Art Deco building was converted into a mall in 1998 with several levels of shopping, aimed at the middle and upper-middle class It's a great place to bring kids, with its extensive food court, enormous arcades with video games, and especially the very fun Museo de Los Ninos, located...

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  • Alto Palermo Shopping Mall

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    The Alto Palermo shopping center is a very modern mall in the Palermo neighborhood. It is a very short taxi ride from downtown or Recoleta. From my apartment it was less than $4 pesos. The mall is at least 2 times bigger than Galerias Pacifico. Infact one of the streets that Alto Palermo is on, Arenales, runs directly through the first floor of...

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  • Unicenter Shopping Mall

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    In my opinion the best mall in the city. Located 30 minutes from downtown Buenos Aires, Unicenter hosts all the most well known brands around the world as well as a 14 theatre complex and probably the biggest food court in the city. Its modern aspect combined with the variety of its shops makes Unicenter the most popular mall in Buenos Aires. If...

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  • Patio Bullrich Shopping Mall

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    Opened in 1988, decorated in and elegant and classical style, it is located in the vicinity of embassies, theatres and prestigious hotels. It houses 80 shops, a food hall with capacity for up to 800 people, 200 car park spaces and a leisure centre that includes 6 cinema theatres. This mall was built in the refurbished building of the former...

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  • Antiques

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    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),...

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  • Books

    Buenos Aires Shopping

    Every book lover has his favourite bookshop. For me, the majestic and stunning El Ateneo is the most beautiful bookshop I've ever seen. It's one of the best bookshops in the city and the biggest of its kind in Latin America. I'm not surprised that the Guardian named it one of the five most beautiful bookshops in the world (in January 2008). El...

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  • Money matters

    Money exchange is done all over town but manly at the Florida street, you will find many exchange agents trying to get your dollars or euros. Dollars are the preferred valuta. You should do this as the official exchange rate is very bad, I think I could have saved some 50% on all my costs when I was in Argentina if I had trusted tips here on Vt....

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  • Carpincho

    You will see a lovely leather in Argentina, what the Argentines call Carpincho. It is from the capybara, a large rodent common in South America that lives near rivers and jungles. The leather itself can vary, from an almost reddish color to (more commonly) a dark tan color. It produces a lovely, strong leather. The leather remains soft to the...

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  • Mate, bombillas and yerba

    Throughout the country you will see the gourd that yerba mate is drunk from. A lot of times they are offered as souvenirs and they do make a nice gift. Look around, you can find some beautiful replicas of antique mate sets at fairly reasonable cost. One of my very favorite mates is a common one, but it is coated with the carpincho (capybara)...

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  • ARtist abound!

    Miles of artisans, antiques, performance arts. San Telmo is the place to be on Saturdays or Sundays while visiting Buenos Aires! There are so many unusual arts, painting and such in San Telmo and the antiques. plan on a whole day of shopping here. Prices are much better then anywhere else. $8. U.S. and upward.

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  • Good Hair Salon in Buenos Aires

    I had highlights done yesterday (April 12, 2005) at this salon and I am very pleased. Silvana did my highlights. I do not speak very much Spanish, but I knew how to say "Quiero algo natural y subtil" and that's what I got. Be aware that highlights (illuminaciones) are one price, and they will quote you that price, but then other kinds of treatments...

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  • High Quality Leather

    If you want to buy high quality leather - and pay a fair price for it - do not hesitate: go to Silvia y Mario! Yes, yes, you can find cheap leather at Murillo Street in Vila Crespo, but the leather looks equally as cheap and the clothes seem stiff and are either too large or too small. Not to mention you might not get any attention from the...

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  • With all that beef ....

    . ... something has to be done with the hides that are the inevitable result of Argentina's love affair with beef, and leather goods are big business in Argentina, but without the high costs associated with marketing famous brand names, so prices are excellent.Whatever your budget, there's something made in leather to suit your pocket here. Shoes,...

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  • Calle Florida

    Calle Florida is the best known shopping street in Buenos Aires. It has been made into a pedestrian mall, so you can stroll along it without having to worry about the downtown traffic. However, it does get very crowded. Touts from the many leather shops are very good at spotting foreign visitors, so you will inevitably encounter one oe two of them....

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  • Leather

    Argentina is famous for beef and leather goods. I wasn't personally impressed with the beef, but I'm from Omaha. However, the leather options are fantastic! There's an entire section of town - about 6 square blocks - filled with leather shops. This area was recommended by local family members. Anything you could want and some things you never...

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  • Leather Jacket in Argentina

    Leather Goods. It is very cheap since they no longer use USD as their currency. You can even make to order and will be ready within 2 days. I have made a leather jacket and cost me around USD100. They use calf leather so it is very soft. They will charge extra for credit card.

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  • Gifts from Argentina

    There are many cute shops all along the main street.One of our favorite places to shop was the El Mercado Artesanal.There were 3 levels of shopping and the ladies that worked there were very helpful.We bought sheep skin slippers, jewelery with Argentina stones, souvenirs for friends, and Calafate preserves.

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  • Spanish language books

    The downtown streets are lined with shops . You can book a tour, buy postcards, maps, jewelery, exchange money, or buy some warm clothing.Anything that you want you can find downtown, except we never did find a grocery store. Someone said to look for a Coca-Cola sign? I bought sheepskin slippers and neck/ear warmers. Less than at home probably.

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  • The colours of Argentina

    The magnificent colours of Argentina's mountain stones are carved and polished into a bewildering array of figures, vases, urns, bowls and jewellery and put on sale in expensive city shops. Personally I prefer the mountains, but if pink rhinoceroses and multicoloured toucans are your thing, you will find them, along with a whole menagerie of...

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  • MAR DEL PLATA : DIAGONAL DE LOS...

    At the Diagonal Pueyrredon, you can find a few rows of rather artistic handicraft stalls. It is not the largest or the best in Argentina, but you just might be able to find some delightful items here.Come in the evening as things start to get really lively. Sometimes, there are street-side performances as well.

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  • BUENOS AIRES: ONCE

    If you are in need of an extra duffel bag to toss in all your new shopping, some candles for your seance or witchcraft practice, to replace a missing Buddha, frivolous shopping for cheap clothes and costume jewelleries, etc... head to the area near the Once (pronounced On-Say) Station.This is roughly bordered by Av Pueyrredon, Av Rivadavia, Av...

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  • BUENOS AIRES : BOOKSHOPS WITH ENGLISH...

    Intellectual Buenos Aires is a bookshop paradise. In fact, the Argentinians have one of the highest literacy rate - 96% - in the world.If you read Spanish, you will be spoilt for choices for the MANY VERY GOOD Spanish Literature in the hundreds of bookshops (new and used) EVERYWHERE and you will probably come out very broke. If you are looking for...

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  • CORDOBA : PASEO DE LAS ARTES

    If you have read my other Shopping Tips, you would have figured that I am crazy about local handicraft stalls, weekend markets, etc... and you are absolutely right!In each city, I try to find the weekend or daily market to visit. For those local produce markets, it is more to people-watch, get into the 'vein' of the city as people go about their...

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  • MENDOZA : FERIA AT PLAZA ESPANA

    Among the 4 plazas that are located equidistant from Plaza Independencia, my favourite is Plaza Espana. It has lovely ceramic tiles, fountains, wrought-iron street lamps and an Andalusian atmosphere.What makes it more special is the weekend handicraft market here at Plaza Espana. There are a few other handicraft markets in Plaza Independencia and...

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  • BUENOS AIRES: LEATHER

    Tourists usually get accosted along Calle Florida by leather touts. I believe the prices there are much higher.Walk along Avenida Corrientes to the area between Avenida Callao and Avenida Pueyrredon. You should be able to find shops selling leather goods, like wallets, belts, etc... that are reasonably-priced. Leather goods

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  • BUENOS AIRES: FERIA DE MATADEROS

    On Sundays and Public Holidays (from 2pm onwards), in the outskirts of Buenos Aires' centre - Mataderos - there is a huge weekend market for the 'gauchos' (cowboys). Mataderos is a neighbourhood of abattoirs that slaughter the cows that we have been eating. Yep, I have only seen sizzling 'asados' and 'bifes' but someone must slice up the cows into...

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  • BUENOS AIRES: SAN ISIDRO WEEKEND MARKET

    San Isidro has a moderately large weekend craft market that is worthwhile to take a look if you wish to spend a quiet weekend away from Buenos Aires' city centre.San Isidro is a upper-class suburb a little bit to the north. To get there, you take the train from Retiro (the one heading towards Tigre).Once you get off at San Isidro station, ask...

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  • BUENOS AIRES : PARQUE RIVADAVIA

    Half hidden behind the second-hand book stalls at Parque Rivadavia are not-so-legal MP3, DVDs, etc... At 5 Arg Pesos a pop... Enough said. Second-hand (or more like, multiple-hand) books that disintegrate into smithereens when you touch themNot-so-legal MP3, DVDs which you choose by catalogue and then the seller disappears somewhere for a few...

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  • BUENOS AIRES : FERIA HIPPIE AT PLAZA...

    The Hippie Fair in Plaza Francia, near the Cemetery Recoleta is on every weekend and public holidays from around noon onwards. It is a great place to browse for various sorts of handicrafts (some, very artistic indeed), self-made clothes and candles, mate cups, jewellery, trinkets and various Argentinian souvenirs, etc… and people-watch. Sometimes,...

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  • BUENOS AIRES : CALLE FLORIDA AND CALLE...

    They are apparently the only two pedestrian malls in the centre of Buenos Aires. The shopping streets are lined with music outlets, bookshops, cafes and take-aways, clothing, internet cabins, locutorios telephone cabins, snack kiosks, newspaper kiosks, ice-cream parlours, cinemas, etc… everything that anyone ever needs in a city.The cheapest...

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  • What to buy in Argentina

    In every town you will have the occasion to buy local products, mainly leather products and mineral argentinian stones, relativaly cheap comparing to European prices Whatever you are interested in Visa card is generaly accepted, Euro and dollars aswell

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  • Need some souvenirs of Argentina? Try...

    There are indoor markets within old warehouses, as well as stalls lining the pavements of the colourful streets of La Boca. The cafes and bars are full of character and music (usually tango) and you'll sometimes find people dancing a bit of tango in the bars in the middle of the day to pass the time. Leather is everywhere in Argentina (they eat so...

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  • Hip Designers in Buenos Aires

    This, girls and boyz, is not just a list of malls. No. It is the result of intense and sometimes harrowing hours of study and research, conducted over a period of weeks. I am attempting to answer the Question: Who are the best designers in Buenos Aires? It is a work in progress, but for now, I am pleased to present a partial list of what I have...

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  • Antiques in San Telmo

    The antique shops in the San Telmo district of Buenos Aires are incredible. Bring an extra suitcase or plan on shipping things home. Forget bringing your friends back maté gourds for souvenirs - instead check out the antique chandeliers, silver candlesticks, framed art, jewelry...etc. You can't believe how affordable it all is. Antique jewelry,...

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  • LEATHER, LEATHER, LEATHER!!!

    Wonderful and unique shoes!Fabulous leather coats and jackets in any style and colour you may want!Belts and purses, bags and briefcases to match! For about $100.00 USD you can get a very nice leather coat. Shoes are in the $20-25.00 USD range.

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  • BUENOS AIRES : PHOTO DEVELOPMENT AT...

    Watch out for promotions.There was a ‘DEVELOP 5 ROLLS AND THE LAST ROLL IS FREE’ promotion when I was there. So, it averaged out to 18 Arg Pesos per roll. They use FUJI paper and the quality is really quite good. There are 2 branches along Calle Florida, Florida 250 and Florida 439.

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  • Shopping Mall at Carlos Gardel

    Abasto is a HUGE shopping mall located right next to Estacion Angel Gallardo in Buenos Aires and it is incredibly fun because its got great shops, a movie theater (cinema), AND a huge amusement park type area, with rides for the kids and all kinds of arcade games. Its a nice place to spend a day with friends, shopping, eating, playing, and...

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  • Cheap trendy and second hand stuff...

    heyyyythis is my fave place to shop in Buenos Aires. There are all kinds of second hand shops and tattoo shops, shoe shops, skate-snowboard shops and much more.Totally mellow atmosphere and nice people hanging out at this galeria buy second hand clothesthey are so niceeeeeee, well kept and supercheappppalso, if you are a Vans-Roxy fan like me,...

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  • Mate

    Mate is like an herbal thea, a bit exciting because of its contain of caffeine. You can buy the special cup in local shops (30-50 pesos) and one kg mate in supermarket (two pesos).

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  • MATE CUPS

    A very typical souvenir from Argentina is the mate cups.There are tonnes and tonnes for sale all over Argentina. Some are of the vase-shaped metal vessels with engravings and carvings on the surface. Some are of the hollowed-out gourds. Some are the hooves of cows! Others are the tacky sort : colourfully painted and smeared with the words...

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  • BOLEADORAS

    The BOLEADORAS are leather balls used by the gauchos to capture rheas. There are three balls tied to a long rope. The three balls are called 'Tres Marias' (Three Marys) and are wrapped in leather. Each is of a different weight so that they separate when flung.When thrown at a rhea, the boldeadoras wrap around the legs of the rhea, thereby tripping...

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