Shopping circuit: Palermo Zoo

Close to the former Buenos Aires Zoo are some of the most distinguished boutiques in Buenos Aires.

This area is known for the former Palermo Zoo, but its streets stand out for a different reason. Away from the well-known Palermo Soho area, dozens of designers have found a new area in which to open their shops and new businesses and the zone has become home to the lastest local trends and a wide variety of designer products.

Contemporary fashion and modern design have established them here through the hands of Cata Chavanne, Dolores Trull, Juan Hernández Daels, and María Lee, among others. Kimonos, pyjamas, ponchos, sweaters, dresses and even polo wear stand out in an area where you can find clothes of all styles, shapes and price ranges. Accessories made from a range of materials, such as local alpaca (nickel silver) plus designer glasses, flowers, candles, bed linen flores, and books of art also find their place.

Where to start? Find what you're after on the map and hit the shops!