1. Justa Petra: Whether you’re lusting for a pair of classic trousers or a chic party dress, Justa Petra has everything you’re looking for. Both the casual pieces and evening wear are crafted with imported fabrics in a variety of textures such as lace and silk. In addition to the fabulous clothing, designer Agostina has created a line of posh hats to add some pizzazz to your new outfit. Above all, Justa Petra is simply cool, with each garment offering its own unique touch, from polka dots to ruffles to buttons. As JP’s tagline says, Lovely, lovely elegance.
2. Cuatro Musas: Although she started her hip accessories line less than a year ago, Josefina has enjoyed instant success with her colorful earrings decked out with feathers, flowers, and peace signs. Each pair is distinctive, and Josefina’s creativity, curiosity, and youthful spunkiness are strongly present in the collection. After a glance, I fell in love with these
unique pieces, and adore how they fall perfectly beneath your hair. They are dramatic without being heavy, and striking yet not excessive. As Cuatro Musas gradually develops into a visible brand, it will surely become one of the freshest accessories lines in Buenos Aires.
3. Mina Trom: There’s nothing I love more than the sight of pure Argentine leather bags lining the shelves of an exclusive showroom. At Mina Trom just off Cabildo in Belgrano, you will be warmly welcomed into a hip apartment stocked with six exclusive designs plus casual accessories like dangling chain necklaces and bracelets. The standout feature is the attention to detail, with each bag featuring different touches like studs, adjustable straps, and up to three interior pockets to hold all your essentials. Each model comes in a variety of colors from basic black to fire engine red. Most importantly, the quality is unbeatable for the price. When I’m on the hunt for a new bag, my first stop is Mina Trom.
4. Que no te vea: At QNTVA, the mix of fabrics such as lace and velvet with comfy cottons makes for a versatile young line. Designed by 22 year old Camille, Que no te vea is practical yet sexy. The first collection features many strong basics in neutral colors as well as classy cocktail wear and a standout print dress a la Diane von Furstenberg. The upcoming summer collection will feature light chiffons, cottons, and a touch of color. The philosophy behind QNTVA is to create a unified collection made for the young woman on the go in the big city. If this sounds like you, make a stop at this Recoleta showroom.
5. Chueca: Considering Chueca is a young line, the selection is incredible. Here you can find ballerina flats in several different colors and styles, as well as some seriously hip boots and oxfords. Comfort is key, and Soledad’s standout flats start at just $200 pesos. Fun is the essence of Chueca, and a visit to this Palermo showroom is guaranteed to make your day.
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