Dot Store (1516) – high-fashion, boutique women’s line from a burgeoning Argentine designer
Hieber (1640) – luxury handbags and accessories. You need to press the bell to enter (www.hieber.com.ar).
La Dolfina (1315) – Adolfo Cambiasso’s clothing line for polo players and groupies (www.ladolfina.com)
Lonté (1814) – high-quality handmade shoes from two Italian brothers
Perugia Bottier (1862) – chic shoes in an elegant Recoleta neighbourhood
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Claude Benard (1583) – chic women’s shoes
Paula Cahen Danvers (1619) – fabulous women’s clothes, a favourite with the society girls
De Maria (1661) – designer shoes with understated elegance
L’Ecat (1360) – amazing selection of antiques
Luna Garzón (1185) – classically designed jewellery and accessories
María Vázquez (1632) – One of Argentina’s most famous models brings you her designs. Her dresses are fabulous.
Trosman (750) – edgy, avant-garde, chic design for women in a range of unusual and inventive materials (www.trosman.com)
Vetmas (1276) – one of Recoleta’s finest antique stores, well worth a visit
Ben Simon (492) – preppy men’s clothes with a more relaxed attitude
Sathya (53) – evening wear and dancing clothes
30 Yards (French 2426) – Eduardo Heguy uses 30 yards sticks. This is a growing saddlery and is the best for polo equipment in the city (www.30yardas.com).
Aracano (Luis Agote 2388) – Collection of silver objects inspired from Native Argentine designs. Bold, elegant and unique pieces are created from sterling silver combined with horn and leather. Special gold pieces are made on commission. The Aracano studio can be visited by appointment only (tel: 4803 0304)
Benito Fernandez (Arroyo 894) – snappy yet elegant dresses and wedding gowns (www.benitofernandez.com.ar)
Breeder’s (Posadas 1269) – skins, rugs, shawls and accessories for sophisticated ladies
Della Signoria (Arroyo 971) – one of BA’s top antique shops
Etiqueta Negra (Unicenter, Paseo Alcorta) – formal, stylish and preppy clothing using dark colours
Tramando (Rodríguez Peña 1973) – Martín Churba creates objects, intertwining and weaving recycled remnants of the textile