Night Cityscape in Buenos Aires, Argentina - photo from pikrepo.com under CC0 1.0
Night Cityscape in Buenos Aires, Argentina - photo from pikrepo.com under CC0 1.0

BEST SHOPPING IN BUENOS AIRES: 15 PLACES TO EXPLORE

Buenos Aires is dubbed “The Paris of South America” – and for good reason. This South American city has a top-notch fashion scene that makes it an interesting shopaholic destination. And you can expect more other than fashion to see here. Here are some of the places where you can experience the best shopping in Buenos Aires:

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Best Shopping in Buenos Aires: Malls

Abasto de Buenos Aires

A large, multi-level shopping center that has chain stores, a movie theater, a food court and a children’s museum.

Alcorta Mall

One of the larger malls in Buenos Aires, it has a supermarket on its ground floor, upmarket and designer shops on the second level, and movie theaters, a food hall and arcades on the top floor.

Alto Palermo

Alto Palermo is a sleek, multi-level indoor mall that is known for its spacious food court.

Patio Bullrich

This shopping mall is housed in a majestic 19th century building and features upscale boutiques and a food court.

Best Shopping in Buenos Aires: Neighborhoods

Palermo

The streets of Honduras, Gurruchaga and El Salvador are home to various shops, including those of popular international brands.

Recoleta

There is simply a lot to explore in the neighborhood of Recoleta. There are various shops, bars, pubs, restaurants, a cinema complex and bookstores.

Best Shopping in Buenos Aires: Retail Hubs

Galerías Pacífico

Galerías Pacífico has its home in a 19th century Beaux Arts building filled with murals. It offers tax-free shopping, as well as tour guides if you want to explore the building.

Mirador Galería Güemes

Set on the ground floor of a historic, elegant Art Nouveau structure, Galería Güemes has specialty shops and eating places.

Best Shopping in Buenos Aires: Specialty Shops

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

This bookstore is set in what used to be theater. You can browse its collections of books surrounded by elegant décor.

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Fueguia 1833 Patagonia

World-famous Fueguia 1833 has its roots in Buenos Aires. And you can visit its flagship store on Avenida Alvear.

Zapateria Febo

Zapateria Febo started as a shop that mends shoes. The family business has grown into its own designer footwear house, with five shops in Buenos Aires: Olivos, Martínez, San Isidro, Belgrano and Barrio Norte.

Best Shopping in Buenos Aires: Streets

Avenida Santa Fe

From well-liked chain stores to galleries, plus a mall, Avenida Santa Fe is a great place to visit if you’re going out shopping in Buenos Aires.

Calle Florida

A popular pedestrian street in Buenos Aires, Calle Florida is a great place to hunt for leather items. There are several stores lining this street that offer leather clothing and footwear. There are also shops here that offer fur items, ponchos, Gaucho belts, silver photo frames and other souvenir goods.

Best Shopping in Buenos Aires: Vintage and Antiques

Feria de San Telmo

Every Sunday, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, you can visit the San Telmo Antiques Fair at Plaza Dorrego.

Mercado de Pulgas

El Mercado de las Pulgas is a flea market – a covered one. Here, you can browse for antiques, furniture and décor.