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Silversmith Marcelo Toledo is one of the finest jewelry designers in the city. We love his re-creations of Eva Peron’s gem-encrusted necklaces. Aromatic herbs sourced from Patagonia and the Pampas region infuse the perfumes at Fueguia (1680 Avda. Alvear). For slim cocktail dresses in black and white, don’t miss Ramírez. Brazilian clothing designer Oskar Metsavaht creates sleek silhouettes from organic materials at Osklen (1245 Posadas). You can’t beat the selection of colorful leather jackets at Murillo 666 (666 Murillo). Rug maker Graciela Churba (1774 Godoy Cruz) crafts her patterns in ochers by hand-dyeing sheep’s wool before weaving on a traditional loom.

Beyond the City

Visit criollo and gaucho artisans in the colonial town of San Antonio de Areco, a two-hour drive northwest.

Carve out an afternoon for the two-hour trip east to Carlos Keen, a refurbished former railway station that hosts art shows.

If you’re looking for outdoor adventure, head to Tandil, a popular hub for hiking, biking, and rock climbing four hours south of the city.


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