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sean cahoon
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Username: Sean123456

Post Number: 3
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 10:11 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I will be in BA in Sept. I am looking for places to go shopping. Not expensive tourist traps, but places where I can get a good deal. I am looking for clothes and leather goods primarily.

Thank You!!
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Roberto
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Post Number: 1908
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 10:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Sean, if prices are not posted at the window or somewhere I am afraid you may not be able to get the best deal as the clerk may realize you are not a local. Having said this, I have found better prices -and many times posted at the windowshops- in "Once". This is a traditional jewish neighborhood now with many koreans living and working there too. You should walk around the area of Corrientes and Pueyrredon but you must take your time... many shops and could be very crowded, plus quality may not be the highest. Others here have mentioned "Munro" for specific type of clothing. I honestly would not know where you could find good deals on leather. If nothing comes up, contact Erna (contact form at the top right corner) or visit her at her office and she can give you the address of the person who does leather work for her.
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sean cahoon
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Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 11:27 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thank you for that.

What about getting goods at some sort of flea market or outdoor sirt of thing?

Is haggling for prices accepted here?
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Roberto
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Post Number: 1910
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Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 1:08 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Haggling... I would think so. But only in some circumstances. Cabs, restaurants, No. Clothing, it would not hurt to ask for a discount. We have a saying in Argentina that comes from tango "el que no llora, no mama".

Flea markets are tricky. I think the one in San Telmo 'mercado de pulgas' would have premium prices anyway. Just too many tourists. The general answer is that you will be able to find good prices somewhere provided you have the time to walk or have a local with you. I would try the flea markets in the Palermo viejo area, specially the one in Costa Rica/Armenia. These will have mostly locals and mostly good stuff.

Niceto Vega y Dorrego (I think Dorrego 1600)
Armenia y Costa Rica (Plaza Palermo viejo)

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