A momento from buenos aires

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What about some Dulce de Leche? The brand Patagonian Life is packaged nicely. Or maybe some authentic Argentine wine? There's a neat shop in Puerto Madero that has a lot of pretty home stuff, very nicely presented and all (or most) "Industria Argentina". I can't remember the name of the shop, but it's next to the Hilton at the corner of Macacha Guemes and Olga Cossettini.
 

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You don't say how much money you would like to spend. A momento would seem to mean a nice but small gift from Buenos Aires. I found some great looking wallets and coin purses, in a great variety of colors, and good quality leather at Rossi & Caruso on Posadas close to Patio Bullrich in Recoleta. Definitely suitable for anyone with good taste. The coin purses are a nice size and they are only around U$S40.00. They look more expensive.
 

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Thanks much to all. Can anyone recommend a children's toy or clothing store in Recoleta?
 

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balle

I found that a pass through the fair in Recoleta on weekends is a great place to find inexpensive but very Argentine gifts. Leather purses, some nice silver jewery (among a plethora of junk), the ubiquitous Rodocrosita (rose quartz-the national stone of Argentina), mates, and lots of other interesting stuff.
Even things I thought would be goofy (Evita memorabilia, Che Guevara T-shirts, etc.) took on a certain coolness when you get back to wherever.

Just my 2 centavoes-hope it helps!

David
 

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Try Ayacucho between Santa Fe and Arenales for children's clothes in Recoleta. There are several stores: "Red and Blue" has decent quality at very good prices, especially the sale items. There is also a toy store further "up" Ayacuhuo (two or three blocks) on the right side.
 

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For a really special person, I recommend the tea boxes they make here. They are made out of wood and alpaca (a mix of several metals) silver and make a great gift. You can get them in many stores or the weekend street fair in Recoleta. One of the stores I bought from is in Galerias Shopping Center and is called SOBEK. That store has some great items for gift giving that are reasonably priced. Another nice gift is a picture frame made out of the alpaca silver or leather.
 

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Have you been to Patio Bullrich shopping center at Libertador and Libertad?

It's by far the best...and doesn't attract the hoards of teenagers and tourists like Alto Palermo does.
 
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