More compact and stylish than its sprawling neighbor Bariloche, Villa la Angostura's main drag, Avenida Arrayanes, makes a great destination for shopping. Brand-name stores, such as Kill and Cardon, have shops here. The Paseo de Compras at Av. Arrayanes 172 (no phone) has lovely upscale silver and leatherwear. Also try La Candela (Av. Arrayanes 188; tel. 02944/495686) and Aladino (Av. Arrayanes 193; tel. 02944/15-607529 [cell]). Just down Las Mutisias is Blumenhaus (Las Mutisias 192; tel. 02944/495752) for lovely candles and ceramics. Patagonia Exquisiteces (Av. Arrayanes 231; tel. 02944/495084) has such gourmet food products as smoked meats and chocolate, as well as Patagonian wines. At the western end of Arrayanes is the handicrafts market. Even nonshoppers will delight in the lovely architecture, and don't forget to stop in at Jauja (Av. Arrayanes 40; no phone) for an ice-cream cone!
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