Buenos Aires shopping

Old Aug 21st, 2002, 10:38 AM
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Buenos Aires shopping

I am an avid shopper and I guess that shops are closed in Buenos Aires on Sundays. If so, where is it worth it to spend a Sunday in Buenos Aires? Thanks.
 
Old Aug 21st, 2002, 12:37 PM
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No mall would even consider closing on Sundays in Buenos Aires. The best places for shopping are Alto Palermo (inexpensive) and Patio Bullrich (more tourist oriented, great stuff but more expensive).

There are several options for Sundays: Recoleta has parks with open air attractions and free shows, artists and tango dancers, and a craft fair held every Sunday. This is the place to lie down in the sun and watch people. Here you can also visit the cemetery and Evita?s tomb.

Another must-see: the Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo has an antiques fair and a flea market, where you can see the Tango danced in the streets.

I would also suggest Colonia in Uruguay as a day trip.

Enjoy your trip!
 
Old Aug 22nd, 2002, 06:49 AM
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Three great ways to spend a Sunday in Buenos Aires:

- Tigre huge craft market, with a boat trip in the Parana River Delta, and return with the Coastal Train.

- San Antonio de Areco: the real gaucho thing.

- Caminito in La boca.

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Old Aug 22nd, 2002, 01:08 PM
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I found lots of outlets in Buenos Aires, where you can find things that are ridiculously cheap. I had not seen any of those in my previous trips.

Make sure you bring a huge suitcase with you, or, even better, buy a couple there.
 
Old Aug 23rd, 2002, 06:17 AM
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I read that antiques are a bargain. Does anyone know what kind of antiques are good buys and where are they sold?

Thanks for your tips.

 
Old Aug 23rd, 2002, 11:44 AM
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Jessica,
The best antiques shops are located in San Telmo, most of them on Defensa street.
Though auction houses like Christie's and Sotheby's have local offices, for bargains you should consider smaller local auctioneers in Recoleta: Roldán & Cía (Rodríguez Peña y Vicente López), and the warehouse Breuer Moreno (one block away from Patio Bullrich.

Have a great trip.
 
Old Aug 27th, 2002, 09:38 AM
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I was wondering what kind of street markets I can find in BA. I know about antiques, but I am also interested in local stuff. Are there markets for these things? I will be there in October and we're staying in Recoleta. Thanks.
 
Old Aug 27th, 2002, 09:28 PM
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I just came from Buenos Aires and bought some interesting things at a little store in San Telmo. It was really unique since it is a store dedicatedn to the indian art. It is in 1066 Defensa street.
Have fun in BA
 
Old Aug 27th, 2002, 09:32 PM
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If you want to stay in Recoleta you should try to stay at some of the furnished apartments. They are convenient in terms of price and very well located
 
Old Aug 28th, 2002, 10:45 AM
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xx,

If you are interested in the real hand made thing, and care for the history of each craft, go to San Telmo. You will also find interesting stuff in Florida street downtown.

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Old Sep 24th, 2002, 12:22 PM
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to the top
 
Old Sep 24th, 2002, 04:30 PM
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We returned from 6 day vacation in BA. Great shopping at Gallerias Pacifica on avenida Florida and the Bullrich center. Also suggest the day trip to Colonia but be at the terminal early. Suggest 1 hour early. The street fair in San Telmo is great on a Sunday but be careful of pickpockets. We were targets. We have traveled a lot and are always aware. But we fell for the trick anyway. Fortunately they got nothing and we learned another valuable lesson
 
Old Oct 9th, 2002, 06:25 AM
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topping for nyc
 
Old Oct 15th, 2002, 08:39 AM
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Another place no one has mentioned is Abasto Mall, located west of the Once district.

I went there last year, primarily to trace my Argentine Jewish heritage (Once is the predominately Jewish part of BA somewhat west of the Obelisk) and we found this very modern mall. It's fun, but be prepared to be inundated with street vendors.
 
Old Jan 12th, 2003, 09:18 PM
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Someone posted in a previous message that there where oulet stores in BA. What type of outlets and where are they located? I am headed that way at the end of Feb and I am seeking shopping info. Thanks!
 
Old Jan 13th, 2003, 02:17 AM
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There are several outlets in the city and also in its suburbs. They are open everyday so no need to worry about Sundays. Most of them are clothing outlets and there is also an original paintings outlet.
Nevertheless, don´t be too excited about them. Prices are not that different from ordinary shops. One piece of advice: the Recoleta area is the most expensive and you can the same goods at other shops for a lower price. Be careful with taxi drivers who work on commission with some shops.
 
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