Art in Retiro


This cool designer’s showcase – stocked with edgy art books, sculptural fashions, whimsical leather desk sculptures and unique jewelry of all materials (silk cocoons!) – strives to promote Argentine designers. Espec…
Clothing in Palermo

Hermanos Estebecorena

The Estebecorena brothers apply their highly creative skills toward smartly designed tops, jackets that fold into bags, polo-collar work shirts and even seamless underwear. The focus is on original, highly stylish, …
Books in The Center

El Ateneo

Buenos Aires’ landmark bookseller stocks a few books in English (including some Lonely Planet guidebooks) and also has a decent selection of CDs. There are several branches within the city, including the gorgeous Gr…
Clothing in San Telmo


This funky 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, cher…
Mall in Retiro

Patio Bullrich

Buenos Aires’ most exclusive shopping center once hosted livestock auctions, but these days it tends toward sales of Persian rugs, double-breasted tweed suits and Dior’s latest designs. Three floors hold fine boutiq…
Mall in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Buenos Aires Design

The trendiest and finest home furnishings are all under one roof here. This is the ideal place to look for that snazzy light fixture, streamlined toilet or reproduction Asian chair. Also good for everyday appliances…
Mall in Palermo

Alto Palermo

Smack on bustling Av Santa Fe, this popular, shiny mall offers dozens of clothing shops, bookstores, jewelry boutiques, and electronics and houseware stores. Look for Timberland, Lacoste, Hilfiger and Levi’s (plus m…
Fashion & Accessories in Retiro

Gabriella Capucci

While certainly not for everyone, this girly boutique is undeniably unlike other stuffy ones on this upscale avenue. Come check out the unique sequined T-shirts, creative handbags, wispy scarves, vintage tops and ec…
Leather Goods in Retiro

Casa López

Start up the limousine and make sure there’s enough room for some of BA’s finest selection of quality leather jackets, luggage, bags and accessories. The look is conservative, not hip; service is almost too attentiv…
Art in San Telmo

Materia Urbana

This innovative design shop shows the work of over 100 local artists; cool finds include leather animal organizers, retro tote bags, plastic mates and jewelry made from metal, wood and leather.