Buenos Aires is a perfect place for shopping! The city
inhabits the imagination of many people due to
attractive prices in relation to the Brazilian market,
but the current truth is that, due to the crisis in the
country, prices have risen. Yes, BsAs was already more
attractive for shopping than it is today, but it remains
a good destination to empty the piggy banks because it
has very varied products.
The lower taxation of
products greatly favors that purchases in the capital
are advantageous. Allied to this, the wide range of
stores and outlets makes the streets of BsAs
look like large open-air malls. How to resist leather
pieces with attractive prices or delicious alfajores
that are not sold in Brazil?
The Florida Street, one of the most
famous streets in the city, has a lot of movement of
people and shops for all tastes. The street was already
better, it is true, but it still gathers several good
stores for shopping. It is on Calle Florida that
Galerias Pacífico is located, a mall
with luxury brands from Argentina and the world. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage women's clothes.
For those who are not on a large budget or like
products outside the traditional, the best option is to
go to the Feira de San Telmo on
Sundays, a fair that gathers all kinds of products,
including antiques, and is in a neighborhood full of
charming little shops with funky objects. The fair is a
must and one of the great attractions of Buenos Aires.
It's great for finding a souvenir of the city, antique
objects, decorative items and works of art!
Palermo's streets are ideal for shopping outdoors and
finding everything from more established brands to local
brand stores. The place is very pleasant because between
one street and another you can sit in a cafeteria to
have a coffee and enjoy the movement of the street.
Still in Palermo, the perfect region for shopping, you
can't miss visiting the surroundings of Plaza
Serrano, which houses the Urban Fair, a great
option for those looking for cost-effective clothing. If
you prefer to shop indoors, visit the Alto
Another suggestion for those who prioritize economy
is to go to Villa Crespo, where there
are outlets of well-known brands such as Levi's and
Converse, which sell products at prices lower than those
of conventional stores.
Those who are willing to spend can find good products
in the stylish stores of Patio Bullrich,
in Recoleta, and for home and decoration objects the tip
is to go to Buenos Aires Design.
Tip: anyone interested in buying hygiene, beauty or
cosmetic products should go to FarmaCity,
a chain of pharmacies that sells a little of everything
and gathers products that sometimes have cheaper prices
than in Brazil.
San Telmo Fair
Anyone who enjoys shopping must have heard of the San
Telmo Fair, the most famous fair in the city and a
perfect place for those who do not return home without a
new purchase wherever they go. The fair takes place
every Sunday in the San Telmo neighborhood, and in
addition to the main square where several stalls are
located, the fair extends along Rua Defensa, which is
packed with vendors and visitors.
On other days when there is no fair, the street
continues to be a good option for shopping as it has
many cool shops, with decorative products, works of art,
clothes and shoes.
Going to the San Telmo fair on Sunday is sure to find
a huge variety of antique objects for decoration and
personal use, as well as many souvenirs to give to
friends and family. There are real bargains in this area
of Buenos Aires, just research and negotiate with the
Plaza Serrano, a square in Palermo, is one of those
places that you can go both during the day and at night
and you will be successful in your choice. In the
vicinity of the square there are many shops,
restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The place is ideal to
enjoy the night of Buenos Aires, go to various bars and
enjoy the cool atmosphere of this region. During the
day, the neighborhood and the square remain a great
option, especially for shopping or taking a walking tour
and stopping at a coffee shop for a drink.
For those who want to buy clothes, decorative items
and even antiques, this region of Palermo is excellent
and is usually lively on weekends. There are many famous
stores and other more alternative brands. On Sundays
there is a great fair in the vicinity of the square that
is suitable for finding bargains or clothes produced by
new fashion talents - it is very worth knowing!
When talking about Shopping in Buenos Aires, one of
the first places that comes to mind is Galerias
Pacífico. The building of the shopping center is from
the end of the 19th century and its central dome was
painted in 1946. The mall is so beautiful and well
decorated that we recommend the visit not only to those
who want to shop but also to those looking for just a
place to kick their legs and wants to see beautiful
things. The architectural charm of the Galleries is
unique, full of murals, columns and a beautiful ceiling.
The architecture of the mall is so impressive that the
building is considered a national historic monument.
In this mall there are several stores of national and
international brands. Prices are a bit steep, but it is
worth checking if the stores have any promotions.
Check out some of the stores that are there: Adidas,
Brooksfield, Carmen Steffens, Chanel, Clinique, Freddo,
Havanna, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Lâncome, Levis, L'Occitane,
Mac Pro (the only one in Latin America), Nike Shop,
Swarovski, Timberland and Tommy Hilfiger.
Farmacity is a chain of pharmacies in Argentina and
because it sells a wide variety of products, it is a
good option for shopping, especially hygiene products
and personal use. In Buenos Aires, this chain is
everywhere, always with many options for makeup,
cosmetics and other beauty products of its own brand or
of foreign brands. Farmacity goes far beyond the usual
sale of medicines and in some of its stores it is almost
a grocery store, due to its wide variety of products.
Alto Palermo Shopping
This mall located in Palermo is another good option
in Buenos Aires for those who like to shop. Both the
mall, its neighborhood and Av. Santa Fé, where the
shopping center is located, are good places to return
from trips with new acquisitions. This region is full of
shops, be it local brands or more famous brands, and it
is worth taking a walk around the area to get an idea of
the products on sale and possible promotions.
In the mall there are stores that sell brands like
Adidas, Puma, Quicksilver, Samsonite, The North Face,
Levi's etc. For more information, see the Alto
Florida Street (Calle Florida)
Whoever thinks of shopping when visiting Buenos
Aires, can include in the itinerary a walk along Calle
(street) Florida. The street is one of the busiest in
Buenos Aires and anyone looking to find clothing,
footwear, luggage or banking and telephone services has
a good option. The street is popular and has shops of
all kinds, especially clothes and shoes. There are some
stores of international brands and many others of
Argentine brands. It is also very common to see people
on the streets offering to exchange currencies, but we
do not recommend changing your money in the middle of
the street, without reference and without knowing if the
notes are really genuine.
It is on this street that Galerias Pacífico is
located, which, in contrast to the simple
characteristics of the street, exhibit a refined
atmosphere, full of shops of famous brands. On the same
street is the Livraria Ateneo, traditional in BsAs and
full of charm!
Tip: It is important to be careful with your
belongings when walking on busy streets like Florida. If
you are untouched, it will be easier for a crash to
steal something inside your bag without being noticed.
Try to walk with your bag always in your field of
Av. Santa Fe
Santa Fé (Santa Fe) is a great avenue of BsAs, super
known and busy. It is one of the great options for
shopping when you are in town; after all, there are
countless options for stores. There you will find a lot
of variety and offers, especially during the collection
change periods. Walking down the avenue you will see
clothing, footwear, accessories, banks, pharmacies,
restaurants... in short, a little bit of everything.
Patio Bullrich is a super mall in Buenos Aires, known
for its refined atmosphere and designer stores. It is
not a cool place for those who want to buy and think
about saving money, after all, their stores are reputed
to be expensive. Even if shopping is not your intention,
it is worth paying a visit to the mall, as its
architecture and golden decoration attract a lot of
attention. If you don't want to buy, the mall has
several restaurants and cafeterias to make a snack and a
counter to help the tourist super efficient in giving
tips. It is a nice place to spend time, see shop
windows, drink and coffee and, if your pocket allows, do
Some stores in the mall: Christian Lacroix, Hugo
Boss, Lacoste, Osklen, Zara, Diesel, Carolina Herrera
and Tiffany & Co.
For those who want to shop in Buenos Aires, Villa
Crespo is a great option. The neighborhood has clothing
stores and outlets (stores that sell products at cheaper
prices than conventional ones) so you can find items for
very attractive prices. In the region you will find
stores of national and international brands, such as
Levi's, Converse, Puma, Adidas, Columbia etc.
The tip is to go to the region of Av. Gurruchaga, Av.
Córdoba and Aguirre, which concentrates a good part of
the stores there.