Global Fashion Brands Targeting South America, Still Avoiding Argentina

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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 …

VanityBA: Tortugas Open Mall Now The Largest In Latin America

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Latin America’s largest mall opened yesterday in Pilar, just outside Buenos Aires. Tortugas Open Mall, which is described as a Lifestyle Center, is Argentina’s first mall to incorporate shopping, entertainment, and health and beauty services. The massive 1.6 million square foot mall includes more than 160 boutiques, department stores, a food court, an eight-screen Cinemark and a fitness center. Developed …