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Buenos Aires' commercial activities are wide and there are specific areas for specific shopping needs, being those concentrated mainly on avenues like Avenida Santa Fe and Avenida Corrientes downtown, or Avenida Cabildo in Belgrano the more active. The commercial schedule is Monday through Friday from 9am to 8pm and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. Shopping malls are open 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm. We list some categories below.
Most antique shops are in San Telmo and they open 7 days a week 10am to 7pm approximately.
The famous "Feria de Antiguedades de San Telmo" or San Telmo's Antique Fair takes place on Sundays from 10am to 5pm at Plaza Dorrego (Defensa and Humberto 1º). In this fair you can find an extensive variety of antiques along with handmade arts and crafts. A very famous fan of San Telmo and its antiques is rocker Rod Stewart, who visited this area several times during his tours and/or vacation time.
Muni Deportes: Florida 444, Cabildo 2151, Corrientes 3727
Osvaldo Deportes: Av. Corrientes 6499
Apple Center Compuware: Av. Córdoba 456
Baidat Computación: Juramento 2091
Compumundo: Av. Cabildo 2231
Omnistar: Florida 789
A large number of stores that sell leather clothing as well as bags and other souvenirs, are located in the proximities of the Plaza San Martín (Florida & Marcelo T. de Alvear). In Villa Crespo, near Palermo (Murillo at 600) there are many clothing warehouses that sell jackets and other leather garments at great prices.
Daiam: Talcahuano 141
Guitar Center: Perón 1301
Mannys: B. Mitre 1250
Músicos: Sarmiento 1526
Music Town: Cabildo 2136 Loc.28
Musical House: Monroe 2435
Promusica: Florida 643
Racks B.: Mitre 1302
Rock Center: Talcahuano 180
Royal House: Sarmiento 1762
Show Music: Ciudad de la Paz 2068
Todo Música: Sarmiento 3060
El Mundo Del Juguete: this is the biggest chain of toy stores in the city, with locations on Florida 648, Las Heras 2299, Córdoba 2590 and 1102, Cabildo 2331 and in main shopping malls.
Giro Didáctico: Scalabrini Ortiz 3176.
On Florida St. and on Corrientes Ave. there are lots of book stores with extensive catalogs. Among some of the finest book stores in the city is the distinguished and renowned "El Ateneo" (Florida 340) and the "Librería Rodriguez" (Sarmiento 835), where thousands of books and magazines in different languages can be found. Also, most shopping malls have book stores, too.
El Coleccionista: Esmeralda 562
Musimundo: Av. Cabildo 2044.
Red&Blue: Av. Corrientes 1736, Av.Santa Fe 3476
Rock´n Freud: Arenales 3337
Sombrero de Copa: Lavalle 742
Tower Records: Av. Santa Fe 1883, Florida 770, Vicente Lopez 2050
When anyone talks about auto parts in the city, they talk about "Warnes". This area is located in the intersections of Warnes Street and Juan B. Justo Avenue and it is considered the auto-parts and auto-repair industry headquarters.
Clothes as well as accessories can be found all over the city with a wide variety of styles and prices. Avenida Santa Fe has many stores that range from designer clothing to alternative skater. Check out Cabildo Avenue in Belgrano, too. Clothing wholesalers can be found in "Once" neighborhood (Rivadavia 3.500).
Argentine fashion is very well respected internationally and many designers have their stores in different locations throughout the city, mainly on Av. Santa Fe, Av. Alvear, Av. Callao and Arenales St.
Shopping Malls have become a daily getaway and a convenient shopping location for many Porteños. The most famous stores in the city have locations in these huge malls where restaurants, cafes, movie theaters and arcades can also be found.
These are some of them: Alto Palermo (Av. Santa Fe 3253), Buenos Aires Design Center, (Pueyrredón Av. 2501), Paseo Alcorta, (Salguero Jerónimo 3172), Patio Bullrich (Av. del Libertador 750), Spinetto (Moreno y Pichincha), El Solar de la Abadía: (Luis Maria Campos and Maure), Abasto de Buenos Aires (Corrientes 3727), Village Recoleta (Vicente López and Junín), and Caballito Shopping Center (Av. Rivadavia. 5000).