Cabello 3791, Palermo
Anushka Elliot's ethereal dresses and tunics in loose linens and floaty silks serve as ideal transitional pieces, perfect for both the pampas and the city. A little bohemian, her designs are a reflection of time spent studying in Palermo and in London with a stint at American Vogue. By appointment only, Elliot’s Palermo showroom is well worth a visit if you're looking for one-of-a-kind pieces you can't find elsewhere or to add a heavy dose of femininity to your wardrobe.
Blumm Flower Co.
Cavia 2985, Palermo
Tucked into the corner of the beautiful retail and restaurant concept that is Casa Cavia, walking into Blumm is an all senses on deck experience—every surface is covered in bright blooms, and their fresh scent fills the space. Owner and master florist Camila Gassiebayle is a former fashion stylist and consultant and her unique aesthetic is what sets Blumm apart. The arrangements are strictly seasonal and more bohemian than done up. Order a bunch, let Gassiebayle work her magic, and enjoy a coffee next door, or browse the chic selection of vases, pots, and botanically themed books (all of which make great gifts).
Cavia 2985, Palermo
Some people head to Casa Cavia for the flowers, others for the books–we go for the incredible mix of both, as well as its stellar restaurant and gorgeous perfumery. This hybrid concept shop is actually a multi-use space inhabiting a drop-dead gorgeous 1920's Palermo home, renovated by design team Kallos Turin. When you first walk in, you're hit with the scent of the fresh florals artfully arranged in bouquets and displayed in each room. The first floor hosts the florist, Fueguia 1833 parfumerie, shop, and restaurant, where chef Pablo Massey offers his inventive take on traditional Argentinian dishes. There's also an impeccable garden and the in-house Ampersand Publishing company which produces and sells books all in one place. On the second floor, there's a beautiful library where they host readings, presentations, and classes. Pro tip: Come late afternoon to peruse the wares, have a glass of wine, and stay for an early dinner (a rarity, given the city's proclivity to eat late, but so worth it for the quiet).
República de la India 3139, Palermo
With a résumé that includes stints at Nicholas Kirkwood and Roksanda in London, native Argentinian Agustina Dubié wanted to start her label on home ground; the resulting boutique is now right beside the verdant botanical gardens. Dubié makes the kind of clothing you want to live in—soft yet structured leather jackets, slouchy tees, loose shirtdresses, and voluminous pants in an easy-to-pair, monochromatic palette. And while the clothes are beautiful, we love the shoes, too, (comfy slides, patent flats, and square-toed ankle boots).
El Salvador 5986, Palermo
Partners in business and in life, Miguel Esmoris and Cecilia Miranda (one a food photographer, the other a fashion photographer), fused their marriage with their passion for beautiful things and opened Enseres (which translates, appropriately, to 'equipment'), the most beautiful, impeccably curated kitchen and homewares store. Stacked on rustic timber shelves are all manner of stemware, ceramics, cutlery, and appliances. So much thought has been poured into this place, right down to the packaging: each purchase comes lovingly wrapped in craft paper and twine, with a thoughtful little recipe card attached.
Republica de la India 2905, Palermo
Panorama is one of the more avante-garde boutiques in the city in the sense that the owners (a trio of Argentine designers) adhere strictly to stocking the best edit of emerging Argentinian talent. The store itself is a completely white space, save a few pops of neon, highlighting the colors and textures of the pieces displayed. Browse through buttery leather bags by Le Bas, chunky knits from Maydi, and dresses from a handful of under-the-radar brands. This multi-line concept store is the perfect for bringing home something you won't find anywhere else in the world.
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