Feria Artesanal del Paseo de las Artes is an excellent antiques and handicrafts fair on Achaval Rodríguez and La Cañada on Saturday and Sunday (3-10pm in winter, 6-11pm in summer). Close by is an indoor market known as Casa Tomada, Achaval Rodríguez 260. This former 1940s bakery now houses a dozen design stores selling leather goods, jewelry, antiques, and clothes. Out back is a pleasant courtyard with restaurants. It is open Tuesday to Sunday from 5 to 10pm. Mazamorra, Rivadavia 153 (tel. 351/423-0513), is an artisans' cooperative specializing in locally made handicrafts. It is open daily from 9am to 7pm. Utopia, Rosario de Santa Fe 67 (tel. 351/411-4197; www.hecatombeyarmonia.com.ar), has traditional and modern handicrafts, including weavings and silverware. Varietal Vinoteca, Av. Vélez Sarsfield 801 (tel. 351/428-1887; www.varietalvinoteca.com.ar), is a plush wine store dispensing Argentina's top brands, including Catena Zapata and Achaval Ferrer. Vinos y Habanos (tel. 351/15-200-0322 [cell]; www.vinosyhabanos.com) goes one step farther and delivers boutique wines and cigars to your hotel room. SBS, Caseros 79 (tel. 351/423-6448; www.sbs.com.ar), is one of the best bookstores in town with a better-than-average English-language section. Patios Olmos, avenidas San Juan and Velez Sarsfield (tel. 351/570-4100; ww.patioolmos.com), is the city's plushest shopping mall, located in an old renovated college in the downtown area. It houses a wide variety of designer stores and a multiscreen cinema.
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