Vintage Shopping in Buenos Aires

The vintage scene in Buenos Aires is perfect for quirky finds and retro gems. Although there are hidden vintage stores in almost every neighborhood there are some that have become emblematic for the city’s thrifty and hip opportunity seekers.


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Galeria Quinta Avenida is a downtown vintage gallery. Because it is a whole gallery it is a perfect place to browse for hours in all its different stores. They specialize in 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s retro styles. Av. Santa Fe 1270, downtown.

Juan Perez is a place for pure fashion and has been around since the nineties. They have unique vintage, their own line of clothes, recycled pieces, collector’s items, local and international brands and more. Marcelo T. Alvear 1355 and MT Alvear 1439, downtown.

Vintage BA is set in the Galeria Promenade in the posh Recoleta neighborhood. It specializes in renowned international brands offering items from older seasons.  Galeria Promenade, Av. Alvear 1883, Recoleta.

Keak is in Palermo and perfectly represents the neighborhood with its colorful and quirky finds for adventurous and thrifty spirits. Costa Rica 5758, Palermo.

Buenos Aires Design Tours

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Buenos Aires is internationally known for its great local design scene. Anyone who has walked San Telmo and Palermo, explored BAF week shows or searched for designer shoes, clothes and more knows that there is a lot to choose from. Buenos Aires Design Tours is not only a way to filter through the wide variety of options, but also, a great way to learn more about each designer and the local scene.

The tours are carried out by local designers who really know their stuff. They offer a San Telmo tour, a Palermo tour, a tango shoe tour that is followed by a tango show and dinner, and specialized or customized tours of flea markets, design fairs, shows and more.

If you’re looking to shop while learning about the city and the flourishing local design scene then you should definitely give these tours a go.

Humberto Primo 400 | San Telmo.  0054 911 624 7869. More information here.