4 Best Places to Shop in Side Trips from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gustavo Stagnaro

Gustavo Stagnaro is a big name in San Antonio silversmithing. His majestic corner store sells gaucho knives, no-nonsense silver jewelry, and mate paraphernalia.

La Olla de Cobre

All the mouthwatering chocolates and alfajores (dulce de leche sandwich cookies) at La Olla de Cobre are handmade on the premises. Best of all, you can sample before you buy.

Lo de Arnaldi

Housed in beautiful old Italianate building, this shop carries all you need for country life, from clothing and hand-loomed ponchos to cutlery sets and home decorations. The products aren't just lovely to look at, they're meant to be used. It's a great for souvenirs beyond fridge magnets and alfajores.

Arellano 45, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

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Patricio Draghi Platería & Joyería

Much like his brother Mariano, Juan Patricio Draghi is a master artisan, and his shop is itself a jewelry box from another time where one wouldn't be surprised bumping into Henry James or Edith Wharton. The exquisite craftsmanship of his silver works and jewelry is breathtaking. Much of his heirloom-quality work is custom made, so you'll need to order well in advance of your visit, but all his items are of the finest quality.