The city's creative epicenter—famed Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges once called it home—has the densest concentration of upstart boutiques, and they sell everything from unusually scented soaps to chunky tunics made of Andean wool. Lucky's favorite stores in Buenos Aires' Palermo Soho neighborhood!
These are the spots that sell the most covetable traditional goods—from filigree poncho pins to rustic cowhide handbags. Lucky's favorite stores in Buenos Aires' Hecho en Argentina neighborhood!
Even though this quarter is as posh as it gets, its retail offerings—hidden-away indie-label spots, dusty bookstores, and big, bustling malls—remain diverse and down-to-earth. Lucky's favorite stores in Buenos Aires' Recoleta neighborhood!
Cowhide rugs are abundant in Argentina—the country's largest industry is ranching—and due to its immense selection, Calma Chicha is the insider-favored spot to buy them (prices start at a reasonable $200). From Buenos Aires' Palermo Soho neighborhood store listing.
For trendy clothes with a vintage look, Desiderata is a sure bet. From Buenos Aires' Palermo Soho neighborhood store listing.
There's something mournful and dramatic about Ramirez's expertly tailored, gracefully understated garments—and it goes beyond the fact that nearly all of his designs come exclusively in white or black. From Buenos Aires' San Telmo neighborhood store listing.
Perhaps the most atmospheric shopping destination in the entire city, this antique-vendor-filled retail arcade, located in the 19th-century former Italianate townhouse of a once-prominent local family, is so stunning that you have to keep rubbing your eyes to make sure it's real. From Buenos Aires' San Telmo neighborhood store listing.
One continuous rack snakes around the perimeter of this slick shop, and it's divvied up into dozens of separate sections, each one dedicated to the work of a different rising designer. From Buenos Aires' San Telmo neighborhood store listing.
It's impossible not to be impressed by this multidimensional stationery store. From Buenos Aires' San Telmo neighborhood store listing.
Located between the tracks deep within the Tribunales subway station is Armando, a little-known custom-engraving kiosk we were tipped off to by an expat friend. Check it out for its elegant enameled Argentine address plaques—they'll turn one out for you in less than a week. From Buenos Aires' Hecho en Argentina neighborhood store listing.