independent designers / dress recommendations

Ashley

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Hi
I was wondering if anyone could recommend any local dress shops. I'm especially interested in any independent designers/smaller boutiques.
I'm looking for a dress for a semi-formal event I've got in a couple of weeks but I want something pretty, feminine, maybe a bit bohemian (thinking of Jigsaw in the UK) and not horrendously expensive. Everything I've found here is either super formal, cocktail/wedding-esque or created with a street-walker in mind.
Anyone found anything worth recommending?
 

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I am a guy, and I dont cross dress- so I cant speak from direct experience, but I really like Martin Churba, whose store is called Tramando
http://www.tramando.com/ns/
and his ex-partner, Jessica Trosman, who has several local stores-
http://www.trosman.com/

both are pretty cutting edge, and well respected internationally.
 

diosaarenosa

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trosman is fine but pretty expensive. not to say that some of my suggestions aren't pricey but they vary.

i exported clothes from the BA fashion week about 5 years ago and know quite a lot about young independent designers on the scene.

my personal favourites are the following:
kukla, only one branch on cervino http://www.kuklaonline.com.ar/ (my english friend fell in love with a dress from here and bought it)
lupe in palermo viejo http://lupeba.com.ar/invierno10/index.html
maria cher, also in palermo viejo and in some select 'shoppings' http://www.maria-cher.com.ar/
also in palermo viejo, cora groppo http://www.coragroppo.com/2009/1280/index.html
ay not dead (one of my personal faves) http://www.aynotdead.com.ar/
jazmin chebar (these last 5 are all on the same 2 blocks in palermo viejo)
http://www.jazminchebar.com.ar/OI2010/index_eng.html
and lastly, ayres http://www.ayres.com.ar/

they've all got pretty comprehensive lookbooks of their current autumn/winter collections so you can get a proper feel of their style.

let me know how it goes!
 

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I just found a great pair of boots at a tiny shop on Corrientes 2609 called Ana Acosta. The store was filled to the brim with fun, modern dresses and the prices seemed reasonable. I have no idea what designers they sell, but the employee told me that they only carried original designs. If that's actually the case I don't know but I was very impressed by the price and quality of my boots, so I imagine the dresses would be the same. As a bonus, the employees were very friendly and helpful, which isn't something you see here too much. Good luck with your search!
 

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Sorry I forgot to say there is a Balenciaga Boutique (Nicolas Ghesquiere) in South America , however you ll need to fly to Sao Paulo..
 
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