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 …

Sales Fall, Vacancies Rise in Buenos Aires Shopping Centers

Patrick Archer aruba, competitiveness, lifestyle, tourism

“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 …

Investment Fund May Restore Harrods Buenos Aires to Former Retail Glory

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate

Omnia Omnibus Ubique…etiam Buenos Aires?  One of the world’s most famous luxury department stores may soon reopen its landmark Buenos Aires location if a UK investment group purchases and restores the seven-story Harrods building at Florida Street and Cordoba Avenue, according to Alfredo Sainz at La Nacion. While London-based Harrods is best known for luxury retail, real estate, private banking …

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

Patrick Archer entrepreneurs, foreign investment

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, …

Buenos Aires Is Brazilians’ Number One Tourist Destination

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We know for a growing number of Argentines, “BA” stands for Brasil Ahora!, a fact that can be validated on the beaches of Florianopolis and the Foz do Iguazu. But the travel and tourism festival de amor works both ways according to new data from Brazil’s Hotelier News. Argentina’s Tourism Hotel Association (ATHA) says the number of Brazilian tourists in …