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 …

Former Escada Boutique To Become A Chinese Grocery

The new Spring/Summer collections were recently unveiled at Buenos Aires Fashion Week, but one prominent German designers’ former Recoleta digs will have a decidedly more pedestrian look and feel for 2013. Like Zegna, Hermes, Ralph and Louis; Munich-based Escada pulled out of Buenos Aires earlier this year leaving a prime boutique at Alvear 1444 vacant and available for aspiring fashionistas …

Argentina Sin Polo: Ralph Lauren Joins The Luxury Exodus

Ask any polo fanatic in Argentina what the three most important destinations are in Buenos Aires and they will tell you “Tortugas, Hurlingham and Palermo.” Ask any Polo fanatic the same question and they will tell you, “Recoleta, Calle Florida and Unicenter Shopping.” The first three are the sites of the Triple Crown of Polo; the latter the three locations …