Interior View - Arandu, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Arandu occupies a three-story townhouse in Recoleta and specializes in all things leather, from stylish and reasonably priced boots to bags, belts and even saddles.

Aux Charpentiers

For authentic gaucho bombachas, visit Aux Charpentiers, an old world tailoring shop that’s been around since 1888.

Bettina Rizzi

Located just off Calle Florida, Bettina Rizzi has been churning out leather clothing for two decades. Don’t be put off by the bland interior, fluorescent lighting and racks of uninspired ready-made furs, belts and leather goods; the shop’s skilled tailors can custom-make jackets, pants, skirts and blazers in just about any design and color you’d like.

Merchandise at Casa Fagliano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Casa Fagliano

This famous custom boot shop has been in the Fagliano family since 1892 and clients include Prince Charles and King Juan Carlos of Spain. They’ll ship the final products anywhere. Advance appointments necessary.

Exterior View - Casa Lopez, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Casa Lopez

If you can get past the funny insignia, and the store’s unimpressive country-western-looking design, you’ll find some serious-quality leather handbags, belts, luggage, gloves, shoes and wallets.

Merchandise at Comme Il Faut, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Comme Il Faut

When in BA, it’s hard not to buy a pair of these beautiful hand-made pumps and stilettos, considered the Manolo Blahniks of tango shoes. After all, if they’re flexible and supportive enough to survive on an Argentine dance floor, you know they’ll hold up pounding the pavement back home.

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Lounge at De Maria, Buenos Aires, Argentina

De Maria

Some of the women’s shoes at De Maria resemble perfect little sculptures. The comfy, well-made footwear walks the line between preppy and whimsical.

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Etiqueta Negra

Widely recognized for its stylish men’s suits, casual wear and boots, this dark-wood-decorated fashion emporium now stocks a small selection of conservative staples—blouses, sweaters, jackets, shoes and accessories—for women.

Shoes at Guido, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Another great Argentine leather store, Guido carries men’s and women’s shoes and accessories, including great cowhide weekend bags and suede moccasins (in children’s sizes as well). The main branch is in the Recoleta, but there are now outposts all over South America.

Interior View - Humawaca, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Designed by an architect, this line of reversible tote bags and butterfly-chair-inspired backpacks made of indigenous materials and metals is unmistakably Argentine.

Apparels at Juana de Arco, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Juana de Arco

The panties at Juana de Arco are not only sexy and comfortable but creative. Skimpy bras, lacy thongs and adorable pajamas come in bright colors with whimsical touches and combinations that make them more cheerful than sexy. It will be hard to tear yourself away from the bins of rainbow-hued underpants and bras at this women’s and kids’ shop, but don’t miss the chunky knit sweaters and pretty sundresses before you leave.

Merchandise at La Casa de las Botas, Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Casa de las Botas

For a true made-in-Argentina accessory, shop for leather riding boots at La Casa de las Botas. The best polo players and royalty have long purchased these exquisitely made boots, but they are so stylish that they can be worn with skinny jeans or leggings.

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Merchandise at Lopez Taibo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lopez Taibo

One of most respected leather shops in B.A., Lopez Taibo has been run by the same family for four generations. Established in 1897, Lopez Taibo has a few locations, including one just kitty corner to the Alvear Palace, where you can find classic leather and suede shoes, belts, bags and jackets at prices that are about a quarter of what they would cost in the U.S. or Europe. There are also wonderful crocodile bags and belts and suede jackets for men and women. The styles are very traditional, and the quality is excellent.

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Lucila Iotti

Stop by the Lucila Iotti shoe store in Buenos Aires, Argentina to find gorgeous, colorful shoes in all styles. Indagare Review
Apparels at Min Agostini, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Min Agostini

If the modern, architectural pieces of Argentine designer Min Agostini remind you of Issey Miyake, you are not alone. Agostini trained as an architect and the sculptural nature of her pieces reveal a love of spatial relationships. You may find boxy shaped sweaters in wool or sinuous pleated silk jackets in electric colored silk. Stop by to see the work of one of the country’s most innovative and stylish designers.

Merchandise at Mishka, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Architect turned shoe designer "Chelo" Cantón is the genius behind this beloved local label with a handful of shops in BA and beyond. His funky, free-spirited booties and cool-girl clogs are easy to spot on the streets of Palermo, often featuring chunky platforms, whimsical prints and textured metallics. While not fancy (no stilettos here), they are definitely luxurious. Every pair is crafted by hand in Mishka's own workshop just outside the city.

Interior View at Rapsodia, Buenos Aires, Argentina


You could call Rapsodia Argentina’s version of a very bohemian GAP. The large chain sells ethnic chic tops, dresses, scarves and jackets that have a distinctly hippy style, but for visitors—especially those traveling with teenagers or twentysomethings—who want to find attractive cotton cover-ups and dresses that they will not see back in the U.S. or Europe, this is a must visit. There is also a location in Patio Bullrich.

Interior View - Rossi & Carusom, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rossi & Caruso

Some consider this brand the Argentine equivalent of Hermès since Rossi & Caruso is as famous for its saddle-making as it is for its leather and suede fashions. There are numerous branches in Recoleta, including this one just across from the newer entrance of the Park Hyatt. In addition to finding the finest quality saddles, bridles and polo boots, you can expect to be tempted by the men’s and women’s shoes, suede, leather and fur jackets as well as luscious lizard bags. They will ship everything except for exotic skins internationally.

Dress at Sister Solnicki, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sister Solnicki

Two Argentine sisters founded this women’s-wear line for jet-set party girls. Known for their uniquely cut, perforated leather jackets and fun cotton beach pants, Sister Solnicki’s two BA stores carry everything from slinky cocktail dresses to artsy, feminine tops.

Model at Tramando, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Designer Martin Churba sells his sexy, experimental creations at Tramando.

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