The upscale neighbourhood of Retiro in Buenos Aires is awash with charming boutiques selling one-of-a-kind furniture and clothing. Whether your style is classy or casual, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste in this area. We round up the best boutiques in Retiro.
This hangout for fashionable people sells flowers and wine, the selection of both being highly boutique. The real jewel of this store though is found downstairs through the fridge door, which reveals the famous immigrant bar Floreria Atlantico. All of the wines in stock in the shop are from the bar’s wine list, so expect a carefully curated selection of some of the best vino around.
This fashion boutique stocks women’s clothing that is floaty and feminine and perfect for summer. Wide pants, linen suits and chic summer dresses are the order of the day, and you will find that each piece has some sort of delicate, unique or surprising detail that sets the clothes apart. The colour palette is usually neutral or muted, but you can still find some statement pieces in orange or red if you really want your outfit to be saying something.
Av. Santa Fé 1227, Buenos Aires, Argentina, +54 11 4816 1259
The boutique galleries and quaint, striped awnings that line this 19th-century passageway conjure up images of France or Italy, tricking you into thinking you have jumped across the Atlantic and into Europe. Dip in and out of the many boutiques, showrooms, and studios that line the alley, and make sure to hit Kenall for handbags and Comme il Faut for the best tango shoes in Buenos Aires.