Where to Shop in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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San Telmo Market

Buenos Aires, Argentina

This 1897 indoor market constructed from glass and iron on Bolívar and Carlos Calvo Streets houses a mixture of antiques, food and bookstores. Don’t hesitate to haggle in Buenos Aires markets.

Address

Calle Defensa 963

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Fueguia 1833

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fueguia 1833 is a “scent laboratory” born from a longstanding relationship between France and South America. They have teams in both hemispheres who identify native species in order to create fragrances both in Grasse and Buenos Aires, which reflect the exotic variety and rich history of South America. The beautiful packaging and handwritten labels make it the perfect gift to take back home.

Address

Avenida Alvear 1680

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Juan Perez

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pick up some porteño style at Juan Perez, which has the best vintage clothes and accessories for retro bargain hunters.

Address

Marcelo T de Alvear 1355

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Kabinett

Buenos Aires, Argentina

A self-defined as “imagination, culture, design, architecture, art-fashion, music-show, special, friendly and avant-garde concept store”, this shop will introduce you to the latest in design across the board. Keep updated via their Facebook page, where they post small events with great drinks and music.

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Cualquier Verdura

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Filling a typical colonial house in San Telmo, this shop offers a variety of quirky homeware pieces. Don’t be shy, you can take pictures in every room of this unique treasure trove.

Address

Humberto Primo 517 San Telmo

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Panorama

Buenos Aires, Argentina

This store promotes young and up-and-coming Argentinean designers. With original, bespoke pieces, it’s a regular haunt of the style crowd.

Address

República de la India 2905 1425

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Paul French Gallery

Buenos Aires, Argentina

A mecca of homeware and interiors guards the peripheries of a small café. Here you will find everything from vintage furniture to crockery, globes, retro lamps and bicycles. When you’re shopped out, make time for coffee – the house blend is particularly good.

Address

Gorriti 4865 C1414BJM

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Gabriella Capucci

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Aptly located in eclectic Recoleta, Gabriella Capucci stocks colourful flower headpieces, embroidered blouses and gloriously garish jewellery. Leave your minimalist mates behind.

Address

Avenida Alvear 1014

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Arandú

Buenos Aires, Argentina

A compulsory venture for leather lovers, stocking high-quality goods locally crafted by highly proficient artisans. Pick up anything from gun slips to saddles, country clothing and traditional “boina” gaucho hats.

Address

Ayacucho 1924 CC1112AAJ

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Calzados Correa

Buenos Aires, Argentina

An old-fashioned cobbler in the Almagro district, Calzados Correa offer made-to-measure items delivered within three weeks, in addition to a curated edit of pre-made items. There is a men’s counterpart across the street.

Address

Mario Bravo 750 C1175ABN

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Ateneo Grand Splendid

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arguably one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world, Ateneo Grand Splendid in Barrio Norte is a sight to behold. Source specialist photography and art books on Argentina (check out Editions Lariviere), or grab a copy of prose by Argentine writer Julio Cortazar.

Address

Avenue Santa Fe 1860 1123