While shopping for things to spruce up your home can be exciting, let’s face it—sometimes it can be time-consuming and frustrating. The biggest debate, for those who don’t want to hop in and out of their cars all day and run all around town, is which store would be best to visit. But for many, visiting that one store can sometimes lead to disappointment and leaving empty-handed because there were simply not enough choices, so customers don’t always find what they’re looking for at that one place. I know that for me, IKEA is usually the best option because it’s huge and affordable, but it still is just one store. If there’s nothing there that I’m looking for, then it’s on to the next place or I just have to save my shopping for another day. Now, how cool would it be if there were dozens of different home stores under one roof?
Click on the thumbnails to take a mini virtual tour through Buenos Aires Design:
In the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires, Argentina, there is a three-level shopping mall called Buenos Aires Design that is dedicated to one thing and one thing only: Home décor. Everything about it seems like the typical, run-of-the-mill mall, but each and every store specializes in a certain type of home decorating. I discovered this mall while wandering through the city a few days ago, and I thought it was awesome.
There are stores focused on home remodeling, while others sell furniture only. Some stores are arranged solely by a room in the home—such as stores dedicated to only the kitchen or bathroom—while others focus on a specific style only, such as mid-century modern or contemporary. It doesn’t end there, with stores being divided into over twenty categories, including household technology, appliances, curtains and much more. At Buenos Aires Design, there is something suitable for everyone’s taste and style.
Some of the many stores and brands at the mall include:
- Carolina Hansen
- Eugenio Aguirre (loved the lamps here!)
- Tekno Homes
- Town & Country Kids
- Veo Veo
While home remodeling and large furniture purchases are clearly more geared for those living in or planning a move to the area, there are plenty of knick-knacks throughout the mall that can easily be brought back home. In fact, the mall is quite popular with tourists from all around the world, and quite accommodating as well. Not only does the shopping center provide a free shuttle for tourists from most nearby hotels, but visitors from overseas can take advantage of tax free shopping by making a purchase of $70.00 or more. Simply show your sales receipt and refund check to customs when you’re leaving and the tax money will be reimbursed either by credit card, cash, check, or direct deposit.
Unfortunately, I did not have as much time as I wanted to shop here because it was right before I left for the airport and it was something I accidentally ran into, but I will definitely make time for it in the future if I ever return to Buenos Aires.
I thought this mall was such an interesting and unique concept, and I have never been to a place quite like it before. Have you ever been to an area, or live in an area, with an entire indoor multilevel mall devoted to only home decorating? Please share!
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