Shoes, clothes, etc. in buenos aires

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  1. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    Dear Forum:

    I dream of BA around the end of the year. This is their summer, of course.

    They certainly have enough leather, and also enough people of Italian descent. They seem to be famous for leather goods.

    And the exchange rate is still favorable.

    I seek recommendations for RTW shoes and leather goods. I have a weakness for dress boots. I also seek recommendations for better RTW shirts and furnishings....or custom. Has anyone had stuff made there?

    My Spanish is good, so I'm happy to go to out of the way places.
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Whilst I am Porteno, I have not been in BA for almost two years; much has change since then thanks to the fantastic economic crisis. As a result the entire retail scene has drastically changed. I have heard however, that brand name European / American goods can be bought at a fairly good price thanks to the exchange rate.

    Alas I am no longer dreaming of BA at years end, since I shall be going there then...

    I will post a shopping report then.

    Jon.
     


  3. JohnMS

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    Che Image, de que parte de Bs. As. sos?

    Regarding shopping in BA, a lot of the tourists shop on Calle Florida, however, I've always found their prices a bit high.  Sometimes by word of mouth in the hotel you're staying they can recommend some good shopping.

    How long are you going to be in BA and are you traveling outside BA at all? I'm from Cordoba, any chance you're going into the interior to say Mendoza, Cordoba?  I might could suggest some places in that case, but they won't have the selection you'll find in BA, just great leather goods.
     


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    All I know is, dress to the nines. When they say, "The Paris of S.A." they mean business. These folks are high steppers.

    I wore black tie to dine in a top restaurant and never felt the least bit overdressed. (This was four years ago.)
     


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    Barrio Norte. I (well, normally, just not last year) summer just outside of BA, since we have a house in Club Hebraica.

    Kidkim, a lot has changed in four years, I was advised to dress as inconspicuously as possible (read: very casual), its best to be humble than to lose ones portable monetary possessions over the look of ones sartorial dress.

    Jon.
     


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    imageWIS--

    What a shame. I'm telling you, those guys knew how to live. Armani suits, three-and-a-half hour lunches, unending conversation--and Cuban cigars and rum, to boot. I felt like a kid with his nose pressed against the glass.

    Maybe three-and-a-half hour lunches aren't the best prescription for an economic turnaround. . . .
     


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