The city's most upscale mall was once the headquarters for the Bullrich family's meat-auction house, and stone cow heads mounted on pillars still watch over the clientele. A colonnaded front and domed-glass ceiling are further reminders of a past age. Fashion fans can check out international brands such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Cacharel, Lacoste, and Carolina Herrera; on the local design front, urban leather-ware brand Besha has a shop here, as does Ricky Sarkany (the enfant
terrible of Argentine footwear, who sells dangerously pointed stilettos in colors that walk the line between exciting and kitsch). The edgy but elegant menswear brand Etiqueta Negra opened its first store outside the snooty northern suburbs here, and La Martina gives it fierce competition. When the bags begin to weigh you down, stop for cake at Nucha, on the Avenida del Libertador side of the building.