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Avant-Garde Enclave of Barrio Italia

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Santiago's design area of the city was once a neighborhood of Italian immigrants. This neighborhood has remade its image with young, avant-garde fashion designers, art galleries, restaurants, and antiques while keeping a strong nod to the past in its charming sites and facades.
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Avenida Italia, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
the Chilean capital (much like Toronto) doesn't immediately endear itself. Its ugly, flat, spread out and traffic is mad. Also like my hometown it takes some research and good old fashioned legwork to discover it's charms. For me the Barrio Italia...
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Santiago, Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
The Argentine fashion label, Lupe, was much-awaited by Santiago fashionistas with its arrival in Barrio Italia, bringing hip, sleek fashion to the other side of the Andes. With a laid-back but polished look of urban cool, the seasonal collections...
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Av. Italia 1693, Santiago, Ñuñoa, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Barrio Italia is full of antiques and furniture dealers. Taller Sofia has a hodge podge of vintage furniture and home decor ranging from porcelain teapots to scales, wooden hutches, and other forgotten treasures. Go with patience and a good eye as...
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Av. Italia 805, Providencia, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Tucked away off Av. Italia in the heart of a burgeoning neighborhood, this intimate bistro doesn't look like much from the street. Inside, it opens with high ceilings and checkered floors. While you peruse the menu, sip a (large!) pisco sour....
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Avenida Italia, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Bravo is a warehouse in Barrio Italia making design pieces of furniture from native Chilean hardwoods like lenga with a distinctive style and clean lines. With a nod to Scandinavia in its design, they fabricate gorgeous pieces from chairs to end...
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Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
A project of Santiago design company the Andes House, Made in Mimbre has transformed an old Chilean craft into high-style light fixtures and furniture. Artisans in the neighboring village of Chimbarongo hand-weave mimbre (wicker) into...
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José Manuel Infante 1208, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Die Ecke is a contemporary art gallery born in 2005 by the architect Paul Birke who converted a former "almacen" (provisions store), into the current gallery on the corner of José Manuel Infante. In fact, the name means "corner" in German and the...
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Av. Italia 1634, Ñuñoa, Región Metropolitana, Chile
The owners, a Swiss-Chilean couple, pour nothing but liquid chocolate. Simply choose the strength (70–85 percent cocoa), milk type, temperature (hot, frappe, or ice cream), and origin: Peruvian, Ecuadoran, Brazilian, or Bolivian.
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Pasaje - Simon González 8874, La Reina, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Filled with gourmet Chilean goodies—tinned fish, jars of jam and honey, coffee, oils, wine, and dried avocado bites—the shop also stocks handmade Chilean ceramics to serve it all on. This appeared in the May 2014 issue.
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Isolda, Pedro Aguirre Cerda, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Inside the boutique, you’ll find well-cut dresses that hang just right, necklaces, gloves, hats, and Rcorrido shoes, made locally by hand with natural materials. This appeared in the May 2014 issue.
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Av. Italia 1439, Santiago, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
In an indoor shopping center called Estación Italia, this colorful leather shop run by a charming gent named Tomás Jara sells Panama hats, belts, and rainbow-colored satchels. This appeared in the May 2014 issue.
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Today, Chilean designers more than ever are celebrating their national heritage. As they incorporate new designs inspired in local culture and handsome indigenous materials, a standout among them Ignacia Murtagh. With her studio based in the...
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Av. Italia 1034, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
This authentic Texas barbecue joint has brought a lot of smoke to hip Barrio Italia. Pioneered by native Texans Michelle Letelier and Blane Taylor, the space in a traditional home has a huge patio, perfect for gorging on meat and beer. The...