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 …

Distrito Arcos: BA’s First Outdoor Premium Outlet Opens In Palermo

[soliloquy id=”20777″] It was announced three years ago and ready to open with retail stores fully stocked and decorated several months ago, but political opposition and legal obstacles put the grand opening on hold. Now Distrito Arcos, Buenos Aires’ first outdoor premium outlet mall, is finally open to the public following the grand opening ceremony on Thursday. An appeals court …

With Mendoza Double Shot, Starbucks Hits 60 in Argentina

Exactly six months after announcing plans to open the first Starbucks in Mendoza, the company is cutting the green ribbon on two new Mendoza locations this week: Mendoza Plaza Shopping and Palmares Open Mall. Yesterday’s Mendoza Plaza Shopping grand opening brought the number of Starbucks locations in Argentina to an even 60, while Friday’s Palmares debut will raise the total …

McDonald’s To Open On “The Most Famous Corner” in Argentina

It used to be a Cinema, but it wasn’t a cinema. It was just located next to a cinema, but the cinema closed in 2002 and the Cinema closed earlier this year. So the cinemas are long gone, but what remains is one of the most valuable corners of commercial real estate in Buenos Aires: Callao and Santa Fe. Clarin’s …

Starbucks Expanding in Buenos Aires

From Mercedes-Benz to American Express to McDonald’s, Argentines have long had an appetite for killer brands, so it was only logical that Starbucks finally made the foray into Buenos Aires. The Seattle-based coffee giant opened its first BA coffeehouse in the trendy Alto Palermo shopping center in May 2008, and the local chain now consists of four locations in Downtown, …