Born in Temuco, Karyn studied fashion and decided to create her own brand. In 2011, she won Project Runway L.A. 2nd Season, and since then her brand has taken off, featuring on international catwalks such as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Mexico 2012, UNIMODA, Fashion Week Panama and BAAM – Buenos Aires. She now has three points of sale in Santiago, and three own brands; Karyn Coo Haute Couture, Karyn Coo and Karyn Coo Petite
Nueva Costanera 3980 – Vitacura, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 3224 3756
Boulevard 466 – Parque Arauco, Santiago, Chile, +56 600 500 0011
Drugstore Providencia, Local 03B, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2335 0822
Soy Tendencia is the brainchild of fashion blogger Valentina Urzúa who travels the world searching for new trends, ideas, materials and inspiring designers. Gaining her popularity through Instagram, she also blogs all things fashion and shares her travel recommendations online here.
Maria Teresa Barrios’s fashion lines are classic and sophisticated, yet playful and unique. The designer has developed her style over the years after studying in both Buenos Aires and in Lyon. She then worked in New York at PIAMITA before returning to Chile to kick start her brand and work with Chilean magazines producing fashion editorials. She has both a showroom in Vitacura and a store in Santiago, as well an online store.
This boutique is for the fashionable and contemporary woman looking for creations that are original in both colour and textiles. Boasting playful pattern and striking colour ways, this label is stocked in Providencia neighbourhood’s quirky Drugstore, home to many independent fashion boutiques – one not to miss.
Local 35, Drugstore Providencia, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2335 0822
This popular menswear boutique in Barrio Italia has many a hip brand amid its carefully curated collection. With boat shorts from Boat, leather bags from De La Mafia, quirky Libre shirts and much more, the store also sells shoes, accessories and an assortment of vinyls. You can also purchase goods online.
Fashion lovers can shop for mens and womenswear in this cool store in Barrio Italia. Whether you’re after independent brands, slogan t-shirts, quirky prints, bling jewellery and chic sunglasses, or you want to sift through their vinyl collection, checking out what’s on offer at this quirky spot is a treat in itself.
Bimba Y Lola
One of the fastest growing fashion labels in the world, Bimba Y Lola is the brainchild of Spanish designers and sisters Uxia and Maria Dominguez who make colourful and whimsical prints that catch the eye of fashionistas. Taking inspiration from around the world, their stores can now be found across the globe, with Santiago boasting five of them in the Parque Araúco, La Dehesa, Costanera Center, Alto Las Condes and Casa Costanera malls.
Considered by the press and industry experts as ‘Latin America’s prodigy child’, Lupe Gajardo produces stylish design inspired by Chile. Growing up in the north, studying in Viña del Mar and starting her eponymous brand in Santiago in 2010, she took the industry by storm. With nine stunning collections at Santiago Fashion Week under her belt, as well as collaborations with Diet Coke, interviews for Latin American Vogue and H&M Life, she also boasts a showroom in Las Condes where you can view her designs.
Padre Hurtado Central 1485, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile, +56 9 90162423
If you’re after a chic or sultry evening gown, this is your lady! Nothing says going out more than a handful of sequins and jewel adorned maxi dresses. Having learnt everything she needed to know about haute couture in New York, Daniela Bustamente brought her business to Santiago where she now creates environmentally friendly custom-made orders. On-site appointments can be made through the contact form on her website.