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1. Posted by kkool (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

Dear travellers,

of these following South American citites - Buenos Aires, Soa Paulo, Rio De Janerio, Colonia Del Sacramento - can you tell me which is the cheapest to buy high quality fashion gears 9 shoes, jeans shirts)?

And when are the sales period?

Regards,

kkool

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

Definitely Buenos Aires. Colonia's tiny, Rio and SP too expensive.

3. Posted by kkool (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

Quoting bentivogli

Definitely Buenos Aires. Colonia's tiny, Rio and SP too expensive.

Thanks for that.

Do you know the shops / area we can get good bargins

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

It depends on what you like.

The really cheap stuff is on sale in Once; often fashionable, but the quality is dubious to say the least.

Malls feature mid-market and top-end stores. Your best bets are Abasto, Alto Palermo and Patio Bullrich. Skip Gallerias Pacifico; extremely touristy and way more expensive than the ones further afield. Florida street is good for leather, though.

San Telmo has a very nice designer circuit, where the up-and-coming names of Argentine fashion sell their creations. Prices are high, but still a lot lower than in the northern hemisphere. Designer shops can also be found in Palermo, but those are generally much more expensive.

If you like to browse, Santa Fe avenue (roughly the first 40 blocks) and Cordoba avenue (blocks 20-60) are the main shopping drags.

5. Posted by kkool (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

bentivogli many thanks.

I'll be sure to look out for the leather products there!

Cheers

6. Posted by kkool (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

There all

Thanks for all your contribution so far.

As my trip is getting nearer, can all kindly advise on specific shops i can buy good quality leather bags and shoes?

i heard the good people of Argentina do know thier fashion so I hope to spend a lot there.

Also, I'll be looking for good quality dresses as well.

Thanks