Global Fashion Brands Targeting South America, Still Avoiding Argentina

[soliloquy id=”21042″] 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 …

Border Shopping: Argentina, Chile Lure Bargain-Seekers Next Door

Favorable exchange rates and the prospect of snatching up cheaper everything from laptops and lingerie to tablets and toys are prompting hundreds of thousands of Argentines and Uruguayans to make a run for the border with cash and credit cards in hand. Cronista has back-to-back features this week highlighting this Southern Cone shopping trend beginning with the droves of deal-seekers …

Sales Fall, Vacancies Rise in Buenos Aires Shopping Centers

“The Brazilians are buying everything in Buenos Aires.”  That was a common retail refrain in the local media two years ago. And to a certain extent, it was true. While many Brazilians are often reluctant to splurge on accommodations, they were spending like crazy in Buenos Aires’ best shops and restaurants. A casual stroll through some of BA’s busiest shopping …

Buenos Aires Shopping Centers Approach 100% Occupancy

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 …

As The Real Turns: Brazil’s Importance Felt Daily In Argentina

Of all of the Latin American countries participating in July’s Copa America, neighboring Brazil will undoubtedly send the most fans. After an opening round match in Buenos Aires against Venezuela on July 3, the Verde-Amarela nation will descend on Cordoba, San Juan and Mendoza. Yet, six weeks before the tournament begins, there are no rumors of a Brazilian invasion, because, …