One of Santiago's most popular shopping districts, Alonso de Córdova was once a quaint suburb in the city, which developed after rich and affluent families from all across the country settled here to start new business establishments and luxury boutiques during the early 90's. The place has never looked back since then and houses some of the most swanky promenades featuring some of the biggest brands in the world.
Barrio Italia is a neighborhood in Santiago and is one of the best places to look for vintage-style furniture as it is mainly inhabited by Italian craftsmen. Even though its name might make it sound like an Italian-dominated neighborhood, you'll still find a variety of eateries serving Asian, American, Spanish and Latin American cuisine. This is also a great place to stroll around gazing at old buildings, walking past broad streets, witnessing what the immense contribution that the immigrants have made to the city.
With its towering skyscrapers and glittering glass facades, the Costanera Center stands in stark contrast to its surroundings. The sprawling complex encompasses a shopping mall, several restaurants, two hotels, luxury apartments and office spaces. The Gran Torre Santiago, at the Costanera Center, boasts of a height that is unmatched by any other building in all of Latin America. The center is also home to one of South America's largest shopping malls. From high-end flagship stores and fine-dining restaurants to casual eateries, gyms and cinemas, at the Costanera Center, there is no dearth of entertainment and wonder. Visitors can spend a day at the center, admiring the panoramic views of the city as well as the mountainous scenery that unfolds beyond the fringes.
Located in the Barrio Bellavista neighborhood, Patio Bellavista is a place where tourists can get in touch with the cultural as well as gastronomical side of the city. Dotted with eclectic restaurants, lively bars and fun nightlife options, Patio Bellavista has something for every mood. In addition, the place also has several handicraft vendors, retail stores and souvenir shops where you can pick up gifts for loved ones back home.
Pueblito los Domínicos is a great place to shop for souvenirs. This shopping center has a history dating back to the 1500s, and it's designed to resemble a village from a bygone era. Walk along the dirt roads and see over 200 shops in adobe buildings. You'll find paintings, antiques, ceramics, jewelry, clothes, and other items created by Chilean artisans here. Definitely make a trip here if you're looking for unique shopping in Santiago.
Mall Sport is a shopping center dedicated to sports located in the Lo Barnechea area of Chile's capital city, Santiago. The mall includes an array of sports stores such as Billabong, Nike, Adidas, Bestial Wolf, Thule, Garmin and 100% football to name a few. So whether you're an athlete, footballer, tennis player or an adventurer, you're sure to find something of choice at this mall.
Whether you need a tux for a black tie event or a suit for work, Fontalva Sastre in the Vitacura neighborhood has you covered. This boutique will have you looking like a dapper gentleman in no time. With custom tailoring a wide range of styles available, you can be sure to find what you need and have an impeccable fit.
Mini Nuts is a is a children's shop in the neighborhood Vitacura, selling everything it takes to raise a child. It offers a wide range of strollers, cribs, car seats, and high chairs at prices that can't be beat. There is also a small selection of baby toys to give your child something to enjoy along with the practical selection.
Newton Running Store is an American sports store in Vitacura, Chile and is known for its wide range of running shoes. The staff here are extremely friendly and help you choose the perfect pair of shoes according to your needs and physical characteristics. There are special shoe models that are specially made for sprinting, jogging and long-distance marathons, sporting different designs and soles, providing you the perfect base and support to excel in the sport of your choice.
Chilean beer lovers need not worry any more, Beervana has taken care of what they always fret about: search for a good bottle of beer. A venture by Ben Wood and Perry Hirsch, their love and passion for craft beers culminated into what today stands as Beervana store. This specialty shop carries a curated collection of craft brews, from regional Chilean brews to the ones imported from United States. Whether it is a Pale Ale, Fruity or a gluten free bottle, this paradise has everything that a beer enthusiast has wanted.
The arts are the thing at Quimera. Books here cover various disciplines: plastic arts, architecture, theatre, cinema, etc. You only have to mention what it is you require and you will straightaway be presented with an appropriate title. Poetry has its own section also; you will find works by leading Chilean and international writers. Essays are also available here, including the lyrical works of authors such as Eduardo Galeano and Ernesto Sábato.
Mall Plaza is one of the largest shopping centers in Chile. It offers a large variety of stores for everything you could possibly want. See their website for more information and a store directory.