Recoleta

Patio Bullrich

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750 Avenida del Libertador,
Buenos Aires,

Argentina,

Despite—or maybe because of—its chandeliers and dramatic glass ceiling, some visitors will find Patio Bullrich, considered the town’s most prestigious mall, just a tad too sterile; others will be amused to discover a McDonald’s and a Christian Lacroix under the same roof. Say what you will, Porteños (as residents of B.A. are called) are proud of the place, which features, among international brands like Cacharel and Max Mara, a branch of the local shoe chain Sibyl Vane (named for the ill-fated heroine in Oscar Wilde’s Picture of Dorian Gray), where a pair of high-heeled silver sandals with zippers up the back are around $104.