Argentina is renowned world over for its tango, steak and leather. The capital city Buenos Aires remains the busiest place in the country throughout the year. The city is great for a leisure-cum-business trip. People arrive here in large numbers to savor the delicious steaks, see the world-famous tango dance performances, and bring back home along with them beautiful leather souvenirs. In fact, your acquaintances back home will be ready to advice and request you to purchase for them fine quality leather goods that this country is famous for.
Before you set out to explore some of the best leather stores in Buenos Aires, let’s take a look into the leather industry in the country. It was during the early 1600s that the leather industry took deep roots in the province of Buenos Aires. Over the past centuries the leather industry in the country has only flourished. There are currently more than 200 tanneries producing 45 million m2 of tanned hides per year from animals like cow, sheep and goat. The leather industry being the dominant in the country will leave you spoilt for choices in hides, clothing and stores. Let us explore some of the best leather stores in Buenos Aires.
Indígena is a famous leather boutique in the city offering a wide selection of well crafted and beautiful leather shoes, boots and jackets. It is situated on the corner of Murillo and Malabia. This small boutique will simply surprise with a host of fine leather goods on offer here. You can consider buying men’s casual and dinner jackets, usual bomber jackets in black, tan and brown, cream color hip length jacket with big round buttons, and a chocolate knee-length jacket with tarnished silver buttons. Among other leather items available here include ankled boots, zippers and buckles. The prices are moderate and offer good value for your money.
Casa Lopez was founded in 1943 and situated in Galerías Pacífico and the Plaza San Martin. This high-end bag and purse boutique is absolutely the best place to visit in the city to buy some exceptionally made and best-looking leather goods. The leather bags and purses sold here are quite stylish and expensive. You will need to keep your wallet full when visiting here.
Koux is a small leather company situated just off Murillo on Malabia. You can purchase leather shorts, skirts, pants and jackets in every color imaginable. In fact, whatever you might be looking for all are available here perfectly suited to your style. These include casual bomber-style, work-suited blazers or formal dinner jackets. Shopping here is a delight as you will get good quality leather goods in fashionable designs. The prices are though expensive here. The advantage of purchasing leather goods at Koux is that it will tailor any item of clothing according to your desired size or style and ready for purchase within one day itself.
Murillo 666 is one of the most renowned leather stores in Buenos Aires. A huge variety of good quality leather jackets are available for purchase here. The company has been into existence for above 20 years now. You can look forward to purchasing formal leather suit jackets for men available in black and darker shades of brown. You can also buy a more casual and fashion forward bomber-style jacket. This is also the perfect place for women looking forward to buy mint green suede jacket with white accents, short formal suit jackets with buttons and collars, or long, slim fitting jackets in blacks and browns. You need to come here with a fat wallet as the items here are bit expensive than what is offered at other leather stores.