Thanks so much - with regards to the artisans...any chance you think there might be someone who could make me a leather bag to my specificationstangobob said:I liked it so much I have bought a place there. It does tend to be a bit noisier than say palermo, but it keeps a very local feel. I am almost never treated as a tourist and find the shops and bars very reasonable price wise. The exception being the bars along Corrientes, for some reason the eyes light up and they see a cash cow walking in. Get just half a block off however and you are in a different world.
There are hundreds of little artisans around Medrano and Gascon, if you want anything you will find it here or someone who will make it for you.