Buenos Aires is known for many things, but the main attraction is its beef! The culture is defined by Sunday afternoon asados, where grilling up thick steaks and sausages is the social event of the weather. So what does prime cute of beef at nearly every establishment have to do with fashion? Well, lots of cows means lots (LOTS) of quality leather. You don’t need to look far to find a buttery smooth leather jacket or other accessory item, and here are some places to start with in the land of leather. Now that we know leather is trending for Fall 2013, it´s the perfect time to plan your trip to Buenos Aires and shop for leather. Check out any of the following to begin your search of the best brands and quality vendors.

Murillo 666

Address: Murillo 666, Villa Crespo

Phone: (+54) 11 4855 2024

Murillo 666 Website

Photo credit: www.murillo666.com.ar

Although most people will guide tourists to shop on Florida Street or Palermo SoHo, the best leather prices are found in nearby up-and-coming Villa Crespo. Located just a few blocks from the heart of Buenos Aires fashion center (Palermo SoHo), this barrio is much more local in terms of its offerings and pricing. Despite many great options along Murillo street (between Thames and Malabia), the most famous is Murillo 666. With everything from furniture to leather jackets and accessories, this place is a must-see in the heart of the leather district here in Buenos Aires.

Teran

Address: Thames 1855, Palermo SoHo

Teran Website

Owned by Gonzalo Teran, this store is definitely one of the coolest showrooms in the city. As you glance through the floor to ceiling glass doors, each pair is displayed like fine china in a high-end antique store. With quality that matches their appearance, you can’t go wrong with spending a little extra for this elevated fashion and workmanship. Shop the assortment of crocodile embossed loafers to ankle high lace up combat boots, two-tone lace-ups to vintage wingtip dress shoes, and leave with a purchase that will last a lifetime.

Lopez Taibo

Address: Avenida Alvear 1902, Recoleta

Phone: (+54) 11 4804 8585

Lopez Taibo Website

Photo credit: www.lopeztaibo.net

For business travelers looking to spice up their look, you must make a stop at this small Recoleta boutique. With the main location just a few steps for the famous Recoleta Cemetery, enter and step back into the traditions of 1897 with hand-stitched creations that are perfected after over a century of craftsmanship and technique. Filled with attractive and professional staff, the best business travelers in Buenos Aires flock to this mascot of Porte shoemaking for everything from their signature full brogue oxford dress shoes to belts, jackets, wallets and briefcases. With several other locations throughout the city, you will have no problem finding one to stop by and pick up that special accessory that will have everyone back home feeling envious!

Posted By: Rachel M.G.

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