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Shopping in Mar del Plata, Argentina: Handcrafts, Souvenirs & Malls

Shopping in Mar del Plata, Argentina

When visiting Mar del Plata, take advantage of all the malls and shops throughout the city as you indulge in an adventurous shopping spree. After a visit to this intriguing city, you'll want to show off a new sweater, enjoy some regional seafood packed in salt, or decorate your living room in handmade lace. So put on a pair of comfortable shoes, grab your wallet, and get ready to enjoy one of Argentina's best shopping destinations.

Arts and Crafts

Shopping in Mar del Plata, Argentina

The creativity and imagination of the local artisans produce all sorts of unique quality crafts and products that you're sure to love. Most of these items can't be found anywhere else in the world, making for the perfect souvenirs. Make sure to save some money for buying local liquors, handcrafted beer, salt-packed seafood, fruit preserves, wool knits, handmade lace, candies and more. You can even ask the staff at your hotel to recommend other local specialties to buy. Here are some great places for buying unique, local artisanry:

  • De Angelis - handcrafted liquors and wines
  • Feria Artesanal de los Mayores - handmade crafts by local senior citizens
  • Regalos Artesanales Eclipse - offering several shops around town
  • Diagonal de los Artesanos - handmade goods sold at street stands
  • Paseo de las Artes - graphic art sales and exhibits

Avenida Juan B. Justo

Shopping in Mar del Plata, Argentina

This street is widely known as "the pullover capital" due to the numerous manufacturers and specialty shops selling sweaters, trench coats, windbreakers and sweatshirts in different styles and designs, ranging from classic to modern. You'll also come across outlet stores carrying famous international brands. Come and see for yourself why this street is a favorite for those who like to dress up.

Shopping Malls

Shopping in Mar del Plata, Argentina

Mar del Plata's shopping malls attract customers with an array of stores and comfortable facilities. They offer all sorts of retail shops, department stores and kiosks, as well as restaurants, movie theaters, kids' play areas and internet cafes. Some of the best malls in town include:

  • Paseo Diagonal
  • Los Gallegos Shopping
  • Centro Comercial Puerto

Peatonal San Martin

Shopping in Mar del Plata, Argentina

This is Mar del Plata's most famous shopping street. It was originally named Paseo Comercial del Centro, and it features seven blocks starting at the coast and ending at the downtown cathedral. Here, you'll find all sorts of stores, restaurants, bars, street vendors, movie theaters and playhouses. If you're planning on going shopping, make sure to stop by Peatonal San Martin, where you can buy just about anything all in one place.

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