The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are starting to turn and fall off the trees, and the window displays in Buenos Aires' boutiques have changed meaning that fall is upon us. It's time to switch over your wardrobe and look to the new autumn/winter trends for wardrobe inspiration. To give you a helping hand, here's our guide to some of our favourite fashion trends for Autumn/Winter 2017.
When travelling to unknown, far-flung destinations such as Buenos Aires, it's hard to know what to pack. While you want to be prepared for every occasion and weather condition and still look stylish in the process, you need to pack smart and prioritise. So if you’re planning a trip to Buenos Aires soon, here is our guide to what to pack and when.
In the Spotlight: Maria Redondo and Silvina Frydman, founders of Argentine leather label Redondo Frydman
Leather lovers will be in leather heaven in Redondo Frydman's new boutique in Buenos Aires. The collection, designed by Argentines Maria Redondo and Silvina Frydman, is crafted entirely from beautiful soft leather, including women's handbags, shoes, jackets, trench coats, pants, dresses and shirts. To find out more about this luxe leather brand, read our interview with the Argentine design duo below.
If you’ve spent any time in Buenos Aires you will have noticed that Buenos Aires has a diverse mix of neighbourhoods (or 'barrios as they're called in castellano), each with its own distinct architecture, rhythm of life, style, and shopping scene. To help you navigate BA's different hoods, here’s our guide to some of the city’s most vibrant districts and what to expect while exploring and shopping in Buenos Aires.
There are still a couple of months of summer left in Buenos Aires so even though the new Autumn/Winter collections will be showing up in Buenos Aires' boutiques very soon, your summer wardrobe still has a way to go. Here are some of our summer fashion do's and don'ts to keep you looking (and feeling) cool for the remainder of the summer season in Buenos Aires.
If you're a seasoned world traveller and shopper that likes to pick up souvenirs and local designer pieces in every city that you visit then you're probably already familiar with the Tax Free Shopping system and the right to claim back the VAT on your purchases. As a tourist in Argentina, you can enjoy up to 14% tax returns on your shopping with the company Global Blue that operates a worldwide Tax Free shopping network. It makes shelling out for that cowhide rug, Buenos Aires designer dress and handmade steak knife set suddenly more appealing. The process may sound like a drag but it's worth doing if you're a big shopper. What could be a better shopping excuse than the possibility of getting some of your money back?
If you're not sure how it works, here is our step-by-step guide to tax free shopping in Buenos Aires.
Malbec. In Argentina it’s abundant, delicious and relatively cheap. When in Buenos Aires it’s necessary, nay, obligatory to drink some of that velvety good stuff. Although I'm not opposed to drinking alone (that’s normal, right?), you’re probably going to want some good company while enjoying a nice bottle of fine Argentine red wine. Since it’s unacceptable to show up to a wine bar in Buenos Aires without pants (seriously guys, wear pants) I'm going to give you some men's style advice and break down a few outfits that capture the body, mind, spirit and style of that wine you order.
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Fashion is all about dressing for your body type. It's not your size or shape that matters, it's the fit of your clothes. Here's our guide to shopping for dresses for your body shape.