Argentina 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…
Top Choice Art in Tafí del Valle

Ruta del Artesano

Tafi's main diversion, aside from walks in the countryside, is this driving route to the home studios of area artisans, whose work includes ceramics, jewelry, musical instruments, art and more. The Casa de Turista (…
Top Choice Chocolate in Bariloche


Quite simply, the best chocolate in Bariloche. Don’t skip it. Seriously.
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…
Clothing in Mar del Plata

Casa El Gaucho

A gaucho-themed shop stocking leather goods galore, as well as ponchos, scarves, handbags, some nice shoes and berets – not to mention some lovely artisan necklaces as well as rope, saddles and stirrups. Family owne…
Food in Tandil


This charming corner emporium sells a tantalizing array of local cheeses, salamis and hams, along with other gourmet regional products. You'll spot several other businesses offering similarly tempting spreads around…
Arts & Crafts in Jujuy

Casa Garzon

A leather workshop that also sells saddles, traditional cow-skin drums, boots, belts, wallets, bags and some cool hats. It can customize anything you like if you have the time to wait.
Chocolate in El Chaltén


Bring home Chalteños' handmade alfajores filled with dulce de leche or homemade jams and your loved ones will forgive all your wanderings.