Visiting Buenos Aires is a wonderful experience. But for shopaholics it may become challenging as well. Why? Have you ever thought about it? If you are on a shopping holiday to the Argentine capital, you will soon discover the reasons behind this. Buenos Aires has some of the best shops in the country, but finding them can simply become quite challenging. The best shops are often located in secreted down side streets as well as in quiet neighborhoods, much away from most frequented main shopping thoroughfares. The challenge therefore indeed lies identifying the locations of these best shops in the capital city.
Whether you are a fashionista, food enthusiast, or art and design aficionado, you will surely find it easier to find the best shops in Buenos Aires that we have exclusively prepared for you. The list of some of these selected shops goes thus: Culinary and food shops – Winery, Cucina Paradiso, Compañia de Chocolates, Enseres and Sebástian Zuccardi; Arts and culture shops – Cualquier Verdura, Post Bar/Hollywood in Cambodia, Ruby Gallery, Pateo Liceo and Marina Charles; Clothes, style and accessories shops – La Feliz, Pablo Ramírez, Pérez Sanz, Las Katz and Martin Churba; Design shops – SlyZmud, Asunto Plus, Gabriel del Campo, Juan Carlos Pallarols and Ximena Caminos.
Food and Culinary Shops
Winery, a group of wine shops which is family-owned, is found in various neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. An assortment of some of the finest Argentinean wines is sold here. Popular wines available at these shops include Mendel Malbec 2011, and Tito Zuccardi 2010. The Mendel Malbec 2011 is quite elegant, while Tito Zuccardi 2010 is a blend of little Chardonnay, Caladoc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. All the shops being operated under this brand are attractive and modern. One of the best branches is situated in Puerto Madero.
Sebastian is an award-winning shop from the hugely popular third generation of Zuccardi family of winemakers. The finest restaurants in the country proudly showcase Zuccardi wines on their lists. Sebastian, who owns the Zuccardi brand, exerts most of his energy looking for new terrain for vineyards exploring the Andes foothills.
Two photographers from Buenos Aires’ Palermo neighborhood established the beautiful Enseres shop. Here you can purchase furniture and kitchenware. You will find the shop quite attractive. Here even simple things such as jars, iron pots, china moulds, spoons, bottles etc. have been designed elegantly and with great sophistication. This shop is the best place for kitchen lovers.
Culture and Arts Shops
Cualquier Verdura is situated in historic San Telmo barrio in a 19th-century house. Spend some time exploring the shop for stylish kitchenware, vintage furniture and retro toys. You will love purchasing all that are being sold here. Once you enter the shop you will want to spend hours here, and admire the painted patio adorned with bird and cat-like characters, which have been painstakingly done by two famous local urban artists Defi and Tec.
Post Bar/Hollywood in Cambodia
Hollywood in Cambodia is being operated by a group of stencil artists and is considered as the heart of urban art culture in the city. This art gallery attracts a large number of visitors and art collectors with its monthly changing exhibitions. A wide selection of artwork created by budding urban artists is found here. You can shop for an original piece at quite a reasonable price. The adjoining Post Bar is attractively decorated with stencils in thousands. The terrace upstairs is must-visit here.
Irana Douer, a talented curator and illustrator, opened Ruby Gallery in low-key, yet charming Colegiales barrio. The Ruby Gallery was recently opened after Douer put in extensive efforts working with numerous artists across the world. The works of budding Argentine artists, as well as fanzines, clothing, jewelry and ceramics are prominently showcased here.
Pateo Liceo is established in a former shopping arcade in Barrio Norte. This hub of creativity is home to many design stores, clothing stores, bookshops, art galleries and artists’ workshops. On Friday nights a lively atmosphere pervades Pateo Liceo, where you can take part in exhibition opening parties on each floor. If you want to purchase affordably-priced cutting edge art, this place is a must-visit.
Accessories, Style and Clothes Shops
La Feliz is situated in Villa Crespo. It is mainly a furniture store. Here the Cosa collection will catch your fancy. The exquisitely designed wall mirrors and lamps are prominently featured here just like fashion garments.
Pablo Ramírez, a popular small shop owned by renowned designer Ramirez, is situated in San Telmo. The directional women’s tailoring is a rage here. The signature style of Ramirez is all-black and dramatic. Ramirez is also renowned for creating costumes for operas at Teatro in Buenos Aires.
Pérez Sanz is a jewelry and accessories shop owned by popular sculptor Sanz. The precious stones, hand carved resin, belt buckles and pendants made from leather, earrings and handbags designed by Sanz are simply amazing and seem to be great work of art. The pieces he designs have their own names. If you want to make purchases here and want according to your own tastes, simply ask Sanz and he will design them for you. The shop is located at Posadas in Buenos Aires.
Las Katz is quite a small shop situated in Bondpland in the heart of Buenos Aires. This accessories shop is operated by two sisters – Mishal Katz and Eugenia. The accessories here are created using vintage embroidery, crystal, stones, buttons and good luck charms that they procure from different markets across the world. Each bag and necklace assembled from antique elements are a great joy to see.
Martin Churba, an ace photographer, has moved into fashion during the 1990s. He displayed his fashion designing skills by printing his own imagery on his first clothing design. His label “Tramando” womenswear is widely acclaimed in Argentina. Martin Churba has been spending most of his time working in Buenos Aires, Tokyo and Paris for the past 10 years.