Help: Shopping in Buenos Aires

Old Nov 20th, 2005, 10:54 AM
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Help: Shopping in Buenos Aires

Any store recommendations in the BsAs leather district for leather jackets? In our last visit, we went to Murrilo but could not find any store that carries jackets as good as the ones we could get at Casa Lopez. We ended up with buying it from Lopez.

We are hoping that we could do better this time. Thanks
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 12:01 PM
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What were the shortcomings of Casa Lopez?
I will be visiting Buenos Aires in Nov. 2006 and shopping for a great leather jacket is one of my priorities.
Please share what you learn on your trip.
Buen viaje
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 01:00 PM
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Murrillo 666 is where I usually shop. My wife bought an excellent lambskin jacket on our last trip.

Casa Lopez offers quality for a price, which is the only "shortcoming" of this excellent store as far as I can tell...
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 01:50 PM
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Hey Doc! Mind if I ask about how much your wife paid for her jacket? Just want to see if that is something we should persue.
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 02:23 PM
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I apologize if I gave offense with my question. The OP seemed to be reluctant to buy from them and I was curious why.
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 04:54 PM
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I saw many beautiful jackets at Patio Bullrich and Gallerias Pacifico. I didn't check the prices because I was so busy buying every purse in sight!
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 05:01 PM
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Sharon,
That's another thing on my shopping list!!! I better take an empty suitcase!
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 05:24 PM
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I'll take you shopping where the locals go, lady from New Mexico!!!
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 05:27 PM
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Doc, Sage from Athens, or whatever: the lady from New Mexico is waiting for an answer to her question!

It was posted almost 4 hours ago!!!
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 05:29 PM
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abqdeb: You can buy the suitcase there! Try Skin, Prune, Prego, Lazaro oh there are tons of them, each one with more beautiful purses!!!! I brought home 3 for me and one for a friend, not to mention wallets, shoes, silver jewelry... I went from a carry-on on the trip down to checking my bag (but having all my new stuff in my carry-on) on the way back. You'll have a ball.
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 06:39 PM
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Av,

You want to take me shopping?? Cool! Let's go! Will you hold my purse while I try on clothes?? LOL! My husband has to come to. I am planning to do some shopping at all the ferias on Saturday and Sunday, but would love to find some wonderful leather goods at reasonable prices. I'm sure that's easier with a local! Email me at [email protected].
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 11:53 PM
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She paid U$145 for a hip length, lined lambskin coat at Murrillo 666. I don't remember whether that was the original asking price or not. In any case, ask if there is a discount for cash.
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 11:55 PM
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ABQ Deb,

I have gone shopping with friends who tell me I can nod and smile in the stores, but should not speak because the price will go up once I utter a word or two and the locals discover I am not from around there....So having AV along will probably save you enough money to purchase another Prune purse
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Lady from New Mexico: as you know, this is mostly for LOL!!!

More seriously, if you want to go to one of the places where the locals go, try Unicenter, which is a few miles out of town.

This is the way MauraNYC described it on Sept. 18 in my "The REAL Buenos Aires" thread: "I also enjoyed seeing the very nice shopping center and supermarket, I think the biggest I have ever seen with the cheapest prices I have also ever seen!"
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Old Nov 21st, 2005, 09:46 AM
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Thanks Doc and Av, That's a great price for the coat. I will try to make to make it there! AV, the unicenter sounds cool, but not sure if there is enough time (or is my husband has THAT much patience for shopping)! I will definitely be on the lookout for purses.

Leaving tomorrow---- thanks for everything!
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Old Nov 21st, 2005, 10:43 AM
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Don't forget to post your trip report!
Buen viaje.
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Old Nov 21st, 2005, 11:36 AM
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Definitely will post.... or else I would be in big trouble around here!
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Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 05:28 AM
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AV, Unicenter.

Is there a Metro line to get there?
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Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 05:56 AM
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Afraid not. More later.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 10:41 AM
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The way to go to Unicenter is by cab, preferably a radio taxi called by your hotel, as is always my advice.

I estimate it could cost the peso equivalent of about 8 dollars, plus 8 dollars coming back.

If you go on a weekday morning, there should be few people, more people in the late afternoon and even more people on weekend afternoons, particularly now that the Xmas and New Year's shopping season is starting.

They open at 10 AM and close at 10 PM.
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