Buenos Aires, Argentina » Entertainment » Shopping Centres

When you visit any city, the first thing you spend your precious bucks is shopping. Buenos Aires offers exciting opportunities in its hi-fi malls, shopping markets, boutiques and small stores. The capital is most famous for it leather goods and it's no wonder with the number of beef loving locales in the city. But compared to other South American cities, finding native artifacts can turn out to be a disappointment.
Many young Argentine designers are giving a tough competition to the International fashion boutiques in the city. This has led to availability of good quality yet cheap designer products.
So while touring the Buenos Aires shops, you can get some real bargains to pack in your favorite things for your loved ones with shopkeepers offering extremely favorable rates for the visitors.
  • Stores:
  • Paseo Alcorta:

Spread over 4 floors covering 140,000 square meters area, Paseo Alcorta shopping mall can be found easily in the picturesque Palermo Chico area known for its wonderful landscapes and architecture. The mall offers comfortable and excellent options for buying and entertainment. It features more than 300 stores, parking lot for 1,400 cars, playing area, cinema halls, supermarket and a fantastic food area having 1000 seating capacity.

Address: Jeronimo Salguero 3172, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina

Tel.: +54 11 5777 6500

Website: Paseo Alcorta

  • Abasto Shopping Center:

Most impressive and one of the biggest shopping centre in Buenos Aires, Abasto is situated in the building that dates back to the final years of 19th century. The Abasto features 250 brand stores, food arena having a capacity of 1500 people at a time, 12 movie theatres, amusement park and an interactive educational museum for youngsters. Shopping in Abasto is an efficient and fun shopping experience!

Address: Avenida Corrientes 3200, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tel.: +54 11 4959 3400

Website: Abasto Shopping Center

  • Alto Palermo Shopping Centre:

The favorite shopping mall among the youngsters of Buenos Aires! Alto Palermo features numerous shops of branded clothes, both international and Argentinean ones such as Kosyuko, Cassin, Vitamina, Ona Saez and many more. Spread over the five floors, Alto Palermo includes food courts, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, pizzerias, a two-screen cinema theatre and plays for children.

Address: 3253 Santa Fe Av, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tel.: +54 11 5777 8000

Website: Alto Palermo Shopping Centre

  • Galerias Pacifico:

Situated in an old restored building, Galerias Pacifico has preserved valuable and artistic murals and it is one of the favorite destinations of down town city for shopping and entertainment purpose. It offers an extensive list of choices for all - stores of fashionable clothes, leather articles, books, jewelry, fashion accessories, leather casual clothes, souvenirs and many more. It also has movie theatres and a graceful dining area offering all type of options. It also hosts the Borges Cultural Center at the top floor and the famous Julio Bocca Ballet School.

Address: Cordoba Av and Florida St, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tel.: +54 11 5555 5110

Fax: 5411 5555 5420

Website: Galerias Pacifico

  • Patio Bullrich:

If you don’t like big and crowded shopping malls, Patio Bullrich will be the best option for you in Buenos Aires. It is not as big as other malls in the city, but it is famous for its most exclusive and fashionable stores. The stores sell international brands which include Cacharel, Lacroix, Versace, Kenzo etc.

Address: 750 Libertador Av, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tel.: +54 11 4814 7400, +54 11 4814 7500

  • Ashanti Leather Factory:

Situated at the famous Calle Florida Street, Ashanti leather factory provides a wide range of leather goods. The store is well-known for the special varieties of leather articles which include men's and women's jackets, accessories and many more.

Address: Calle Florida 585, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tel.: +54 11 4394 1310

  • El Mundo Del Juguete:

It is one of the most popular and the biggest chain of toy stores in Buenos Aires. It has several stores situated at main shopping malls and at some famous shopping locations which include Calle Florida Street, Las Heras, Cordoba, Cabildo etc.

Tel: +54 11 4320 6300

Facebook Page: El Mundo Del Juguete

  • Ufficio:

One of the famous toy shop selling exclusive handmade products and Chinese items. Their wide range of products include lamps, wooden rocking horses, dolls, jigsaw puzzles, guitars, baby bibs and a few other clothing items.

Address: Calle Borges 1733, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tel.: +54 11 4831 5008

  • Atipica:

Find an Atipica store to buy typical arts and crafts items having Argentine touch. The store features a vast collection of Argentine ethnic designs, home decor and fashion accessories. It also offers silver jewelry, chandeliers, dolls, bowls, end tables, coasters, board games and a fine selection of wedding and corporate gifts. The store provides shipping facility of their products, all over the world.

Address: El Salvador 4510, C1414BPH Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires, 1414, Argentina

Tel.: +54 11 4833 3344

  • Tienda Puro Diseño Argentino

Tienda Puro Diseño Argentino is located in the Recoleta Design Center, the famous shopping area in Buenos Aires. One can get to see and buy high quality, designer Argentine artifacts made by more than 120 Argentine designers. The products are mainly made from leather and include jewelry, sacks, fashion accessories, and children’s articles

Address: Av. Pueyrredón 2501, Recoleta Design Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tel.: +54 11 5777 6104, +54 11 5777 6107

  • Markets and Shopping Streets
  • San Telmo Market:

Passionate about Antiques… find San Telmo fair which takes place every Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, and is the most recognized center of antiques in Buenos Aires city. Most of the old mansions of this area have been converted into the antique shops and restaurants. One can find an extensive variety of antiques in this fair which include furniture, clocks, bronze articles, music records, sculptures, sacred painting, period costumes etc. along with the handmade arts and crafts.

Address: 961, Defensa or Bolivar 998, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Calle Florida street:

The best place in the city to buy a wide selection of leather goods! This famous pedestrian street has numerous shops selling leather clothes, footwear and furs and the souvenirs such as mate holders, ponchos, silver photo frames and ornate Gaucho belts.

  • Village Recoleta:

When you are in Buenos Aires, don’t forget to visit this fantastic area. Village Recoleta is a popular place for all type of shopping and entertainment in the city. The Recoleta area features a cinema complex, important bookstores, several shops and pubs, bars, restaurants with tables in the sidewalk.

  • Fairs

Cabildo Patio Feria

Held every Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 6 pm

Highlights: Local Crafts, pottery, stained glass and jewelry.

Location: Plaza de Mayo, behind Cabildo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Feria de Madres de Plaza de Mayo

Held every Friday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm

Highlights: antiques, crafts, food, books, live music

Location: Madres Headquarters, Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Boca Fair

Held every day from 10 am to 6 pm

Highlights: souvenirs, tango and street performances

Location: Caminito, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Plaza Serrano Fair

Held every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Highlights: arts and crafts, street performances, road side boutiques

Location: Palermo Hollywood, junction of Calle Serrano and Honduras, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Recoleta Fair/ Feria de Plaza Francia

Held every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to sunset

Highlights: souvenir, arts and crafts, food, postcards, live bands

Location: Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina