The concept behind this retail center is pretty innovative: It's a sleek, multistory mall dedicated exclusively to interior design, and it's possible to outfit an entire home with goods purchased here. From Buenos Aires' Recoleta neighborhood store listing.
Most of Argentina's notable clothing and accessory chains can be found in the prettily-laid-out space. From Buenos Aires' Recoleta neighborhood store listing.
Luis Miguel Parma and Horacio Campillo regularly traverse Argentina, from the southern Patagonian plains up to the dusty highlands near the Paraguayan border, in search of all types of antiques—army medals, swaths of old lace, elaborate chandeliers-then stock their store with the spoils. Despite the shop's name (it translates to "The Good Order"), the way in which the merchandise is displayed is gloriously chaotic.
Owned by a cantankerous yet ultimately endearing husband-and-wife team, this trilevel spot is best known for its antiques, but we only had eyes for its basement stash of vintage clothing. From Buenos Aires' San Telmo neighborhood store listing.
A family business for nearly a century, this dusty optical shop has a lockdown on vintage designer eyewear, and the selection is so charmingly haphazard—crazy, colorful, oversize no-name resin-frame sunglasses might be fastened onto a crumbling cardboard display next to ultra glam, highly collectible Gucci ones—that you'd swear all the stock was dragged straight from a long-forgotten trove in someone's attic. From Buenos Aires' San Telmo neighborhood store listing.
Created and run by a coterie of artists, this studio-shop showcases the work of more than 100 different names in the world of Buenos Aires design, from animators and architects to ceramicists and painters. From Buenos Aires' San Telmo neighborhood store listing.
Located in the front of owner/designer Liliana Zauberman's home, this engaging clothing boutique has the happy-go-lucky feel of a bazaar. From Buenos Aires' San Telmo neighborhood store listing.
Kick off your tour with a stop at Sissy-Boy Homeland, one of the largest branches of the popular Dutch Sissy-Boy clothing chain, which is beloved for its broken-in cargos, earthy leather sandals, and printed gauze tunics.
Next, visit neighbor Keet in huis for loads of kid-themed trinkets that appeal equally to adults
Nearby, 90 Square Meters devotes its cube-ish space to graffiti murals and his-and-hers urban-style clothing, most of which dangles from suspended steel chains.