Archive for the ‘Shopping’ Category

Local Expert Pedro Werberg Reveals Buenos Aires’ Hidden Treasures

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Pedro Werberg knows Buenos Aires inside and out. A native of Buenos Aires fluent in English, German and of course Spanish, Pedro offers guided tours that explore the hidden treasures of the city.  I asked Pedro about his favorite restaurants, shops, cafes and things to see and do in BA. Here’s what he had to […]

Top 5 Shopping Malls in Buenos Aires

Friday, April 10th, 2009

The favorable exchange rate between most major currencies and the Argentine peso entices many tourists to head to the mall. Note that stores list prices in Argentine pesos, not US dollars. Don’t be confused by the $ sign. It means pesos, not dollars. A tax of 21% is included in the price.  It will not be […]

Where to Buy Men’s Tango Shoes

Monday, January 12th, 2009

There are several good places to buy men’s tango shoes in Buenos Aires. Here’s what you’ll find at a few of the stores I’ve visited.  Neo Tango, located at Sarmiento 1938, has perhaps the best selection of men’s tango shoes in Buenos Aires. Styles range from conservative to ridiculously flamboyant. They also sell about a […]

Abasto Shopping, the Largest Mall in Buenos Aires

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Abasto Shopping is the largest mall in Buenos Aires with over 230 shops, movie theaters, an enormous food court that includes a Kosher McDonalds, an arcade called Neverland and a fantastic play area for children called Museo de Los Niños. The mall is conveniently located at Carlos Gardel station on the “B” line of the […]

Tax Free Shopping in Buenos Aires with Global Refund

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Many stores in Buenos Aires, particularly those in the larger malls like Patio Bullrich, Alto Palermo and Galerias Pacífico, participate in the Global Refund program for tax free shopping. When you make a qualifying purchase of over 70 pesos at one these stores you can request a Global Refund Cheque. This entitles you (a non-Argentine […]

Upscale Shopping at the Patio Bullrich Mall

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

There are several excellent shopping malls in Buenos Aires and Patio Bullrich is probably the most upscale of all of them. The mall is located in Recoleta on Posadas, directly across from the Caesar Park Hotel. Many of the most expensive hotels in the city are nearby, including Alvear Palace and the Park Hyatt, both […]