Buenos Aires shopping

Top Choice Books in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

This glorious bookstore in a converted theater continues to flourish in the age of the Kindle. The Grand Splendid theater opened in 1919 and was converted into a bookstore in 2000. Most of the seating was replaced w…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Retiro


This gallery-like store, stocked with edgy art books, fashion, accessories, whimsical leather desk sculptures, original artworks and unique handmade jewelry, strives to promote Argentine designers. Especially intere…
Top Choice Homewares in Palermo

Elementos Argentinos

The high-quality carpets, rugs and blankets sold here are hand-dyed, hand-woven on a loom and fair trade; the owners work with cooperatives and NGOs to help the communities in northwestern Argentina where the textil…
Arts & Crafts in Buenos Aires


A charming range of arts and crafts with a botanical bent are sold in this tiny boutique. The woodland theme is evident in the forest scenes of the limited-edition illustrations, hand-painted decorative plates, cera…
Mall in Palermo

Galeria Patio del Liceo

Eclectic little shopping mall with a bohemian vibe. In the past few years, young independent artisans have taken over and created an artistic hub here, filling it with various small boutiques, exhibition spaces and …
Clothing in San Telmo


This little shop’s racks are crowded with owner-designer Lilliana Zauberman’s kaleidoscopic products: 1970s-style jersey dresses, whimsical ruffled bikinis, skirts printed with koi fish and frog patterns, cherry-red…
Market in Palermo

Mercado de las Pulgas

This large covered warehouse is full of caged booths selling antiques, vintage objects and some modern items – precious things such as wooden furniture, glass soda bottles, chandeliers, clocks, silver trays, mirrors…
Shoes in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Comme Il Faut

If you're looking for quality tango shoes, this is the place to come. Not only are these shoes designed to withstand hours of dancing at the milonga, they're also beautiful to look at.
Market in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Feria Artesenal Plaza Francia

Recoleta’s popular artisan fair has dozens of booths and a range of creative, homemade goods. Hippies, mimes and tourists mingle. It’s at its biggest on weekends, though there are usually a few stalls open during th…
Arts & Crafts in Recoleta & Barrio Norte


For unique, fun and handmade Argentine items, explore the corners of this tiny boutique. The stock is ever-changing, but can include such things as ceramic bowls and painted mugs, colorful jewelry in super-creative …