Stores In Chile

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Store Tiers

Shit-tier: The stores that are a common beginner's trap, and should be avoided. Often have poor build quality, fit, and just look plain bad.

Mall-tier/Fast Fashion: Good for basics; t-shirts, underwear, socks, etc. Recommended for poorfags. Buy sparsely and do NOT build a large wardrobe with these stores.

Low-tier: Bit more pricey, but at this stage odds are you'll be dressed much better than people around you. Build quality is a cut above mall tier. Tumblr-core usually fits around here.

Medium-tier: Some entry level designer pieces, and at this point the clothes are very "nice". Quality menswear/streetwear often fits in this category. Fit and build quality are high.

High-tier: High fashion, designer pieces. Top tier menswear as well as some light gothninja pieces can be found here.

Artisanal-tier: Hand-made with skill that approaches that of an artist. This has nothing to do with design and everything to do with production methods. A boring design done fully by hand (example: a full bespoke two button suit) is 'artisianal'. Many designers source their clothing from artisans, but not all designer clothing is 'artisianal'.

Brand Tier Description Website
Barrio Lastarria dLow Local designers sell their collections here. Most garments are one or two of a kind. Jewelry can be the most expensive thing to purchase.
Apumanque eMall/Fast fashion Most clothes are Made in China, but it offers a great variety of stores for all age ranges. The stores Ansonia and TODOPIEL carry nice shoes.
Costanera Center eMall/Fast fashion Almost all of the big American clothing brands are here, but most stores carry scraps that couldn't be sold elsewhere. Quality:Price may not be good, buy at your own discretion.
Patronato eMall/Fast fashion Santiago's fashion district by default. Prices are a fraction than what they are in richer areas of the city. Great for alternative clothing (Goth, Indian, Chinese, Korean, etc.)
Providencia Street eMall/Fast fashion Its popularity has increased in the last couple of years thanks to stores like Nostalgic, Vintage and Cazadora, which offer an alternative to mall clothes (not really but they aren't as bad). Also home to second hand clothing stores like Orange Blue and European Clothes.
Barrio Bandera dSecond-Hand/Thrift Barrio Bandera is the largest Second-Hand and thrift clothes neighborhood in Santiago. If you have enough patience to go through thousands of dirty, unflattering items to find that one gem for 5 USD I assure you it's worth it.
Barrio Bellavista dLow Hipster neighborhood that's been on the rise since 2000. Also has plenty of national designers and lapizlazuli jewelry stores. Careful with street vendors.