Global Fashion Brands Targeting South America, Still Avoiding Argentina

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, competitiveness, foreign investment, franchises, lifestyle, real estate, us companies

Four years removed from the mass exodus of Polo Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and Escada from the streets of Recoleta, global fashion brands are once again targeting major South American metros with the notable exception of BA. “Foreign Clothing Brands Keep Avoiding Argentina” is the headline of Alfredo Sainz’s excellent piece in La Nacion charting the retail resurgence in neighboring countries and the extended fashion freeze in …

Arcos del Gourmet Will Bring Open Air Shopping to Palermo

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, lifestyle, real estate, tourism

A marathon session of negotiations between city and federal officials in Buenos Aires resulted in eleven major residential, commercial and mixed-use projects receiving legislative approval to commence auction, destruction, construction or in one bizarre case permission to continue construction…legally. The strange case is a massive new shopping/dining complex being built on a highly coveted, yet long abandoned, strip of real estate separating Palermo …

Buenos Aires Shopping Centers Approach 100% Occupancy

Patrick Archer lifestyle, real estate, tourism

The only thing harder to find than a parking space in Buenos Aires may soon be retail space. “It’s almost impossible to rent space in a shopping center,” reads the headline in Andres Sanguinetti’s article in today’s Cronista. The piece focuses on retail sales, monthly rents and occupancy levels at some of the largest shopping centers in Buenos Aires, and …

Palermo Freud: Tell Me About Your Mother’s Buenos Aires Condominium

Patrick Archer average prices, buenos aires events, real estate

The Buenos Aires neighborhood with one of the highest-known concentrations of therapists is often referred to as Palermo Freud. The forty-three city blocks are located in an attractive area of Palermo bordered by Santa Fe and Scalabrini Ortiz to the north and Soler and Colonel Diaz to the south. Real estate web site Reporte Inmobiliario had Palermo Freud lay down on …