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 …

Buenos Aires Retail Vacancies Rising On Popular Streets

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A growing number of retail outlets have closed their doors in the City of Buenos Aires this year due to higher rents and lower margins, according to a new report from the Buenos Aires Federation of Retail and Industry (FECOBA). The majority of the retail leases not being renewed this year were originally signed in 2010 or 2011 according to …

As Consumer Spending Slows, Buenos Aires Retail Vacancies Rise

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Retail vacancies are rising in downtown Buenos Aires, as consumer spending slows and more small businesses choose not to renew their leases, according to Alfredo Sainz of La Nacion. Sainz says “For Rent” signs are spreading like a virus especially in popular pedestrian corridors like Florida and Lavalle,  and the 30-block area of Recoleta bordered by Alvear, Callao, Cerrito and …