El Salvador 4500-4600
El Salvador at Scalabrini Ortiz Avenue is my favorite spot to start the tour.
On the left-hand side, you'll find Atípica objetos placenteros (El Salvador 4510, www.atipicaobjetos.com.ar).
This is a tiny shop on the very edge of Palermo Soho, with an overwhelming collection of Argentine ethnic designs, home decor and fashion accessories. All are unique pieces by local artists. Find silver jewelry, chandeliers, dolls, ceramics, glass, coasters, textiles, mirrors, boxes, neatly arrayed in one-of-a-kind pieces. Discounts happen from time to time. And if you can’t make it to Buenos Aires, you can order online; the hand made products are shipped all over the world...
Here are my favorite picks from Atípica:
There is a variety of handpainted handbags with animé motifs.
Silver necklaces & earrings.
Cute cat artworks.
Wooden or cardboard boxes worked with collage technique and handpainted indigenous motifs. Ideal for keeping tea bags, storing jewelry or whatever you wish...
If you continue walking towards Malabia St., you'll find the following shops on this same block: Assley (El Salvador 4564, www.assley.com.ar), Couceiro (El Salvador 4566, www.couceiro.biz), Rocío Martinez, Maria Aversa (El Salvador 4580, www.mariaaversa.com.ar), Garden Angel (El Salvador 4588, http://www.universogardenangels.com), Marcela Pagella (El Salvador 4590) and Arte Étnico Argentino (El Salvador 4600, http://www.arteetnicoargentino.com).