Abasto de Buenos Aires

Located in the area of the city now dedicated to famous tango singer Carlos Gardel, this shopping centre is housed in a stunning building which operated as a fruit and vegetable market for 100 years before being repurposed as a mall. Pick up Argentine and international brands, or keep yourself entertained in the food court, cinema complex, arcade and children’s museum. The Carlos Gardel subway station exits directly into the shopping centre.

El Mercado de las Pulgas

This extensive flea market hosts venders offering unique treasures that range from antique furniture to football memorabilia. It makes for a great, post-brunch stroll, and is the hunting ground of locals looking for nostalgic pieces and contemporary arts. There’s a free art gallery on the first floor.

  • Avenue Dorrego 1650

Galería Güemes

Buenos Aires is known for its well-preserved galleries, with many of these gilded-age relics having been restored to be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. With period elevators and a glass dome, the 1915 Galería Güemes is an icon of art nouveau architecture. Don’t miss the 14th-floor viewpoint, which is open to the public for a small entry fee. Galería Güemes was once one of the tallest buildings in the city, and still offers amazing views of the area – on a clear day, you may even spot the Uruguayan coast.

  • +54 11 4331 5731
  • Florida 165

Galeria Patio del Liceo

Something of a hub for independent local artists and craftspeople – and a retreat from Buenos Aires’ busy streets – this eclectic collection of shops is set around a courtyard. After browsing small boutiques, thrifting vintage threads and perusing in the bookstore and small art gallery, take a break in the café.

Distrito Arcos

Located in the heart of Palermo’s shopping scene, this open-air mall is perfect for those looking to explore some renowned Argentine brands while enjoying the great city’s weather. Set within the former railway yard, in among the viaducts, it also makes a great stop for lovers of original architecture and infrastructure.

San Telmo Market

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.

  • Mercado de San Telmo
    Calle Defensa 963

Fueguia 1833

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.

Juan Perez

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


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

Paul French Gallery

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.


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.

Calzados Correa

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.

Ateneo Grand Splendid

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.

  • +54 11 4813 6052
  • Av. Santa Fe 1860

San Telmo Market

Gabriel del Campo

Juan Perez


Cualquier Verdura


Paul French Gallery

Gabriella Capucci


Calzados Correa

Ateneo Grand Splendid

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