IFSSH & IFSHT / Buenos Aires

SHOPPING

Argentina, and specially Buenos Aires, are worldly known for the quality of its leather goods and the magnificence of the hand crafted silver originally used by the Gaucho (a kind of local cowboy who live in the plains). Buenos Aires is also a reference of contemporary design in clothes, furniture and objects.

Palermo is the most trendy part of Buenos Aires, full of boutiques shop and name brands, the streets of Palermo Soho are a shopping paradise and you will find that most shopping can be done within a few blocks.

San Telmo is the place to go if you are looking for antiques. The streets of Defensa are filled with different kinds of antique shops where finding a hidden treasure is not that hard.  Make sure to explore San Telmo on a Sunday, when the whole street of Defensa is closed off and becomes a large market where individual merchants selling all kinds of things flood the streets.

Recoleta is the most upscale neighborhood of Buenos Aires, and shop at Patio Bullrich, considered the town’s most prestigious mall.

In the financial district  it is Galerias Pacifico. It’s  central dome was declared cultural heritage of the city. In 1946 five major mural painters (Berni, Castagnino Colmeiro, Spilimbergo and Urruchua)  captured their works in the area of 450m2 which occupies the central dome of Galerias Pacifico

Besides shopping you can take a guided tour to learn the history of the Bon Marché Argentino