It's not quite as chic as some of the city's other big shopping malls, like Alto Palermo and Bullrich, and it's also slightly off the beaten-tourist-path, but Abasto Shopping Center
shopping center is notable for its setting inside a stunning, curvaceous 1930s Art Deco building that once housed a massive wholesome market of food suppliers. Today it contains a nice mix of mid- to upper-range shops and boutiques, a multi-screen cinema showing the latest features, and a handful of servicable restaurants. It's worth checking out just to see the building, and also to shop among a mostly local, untouristy mix of Portenos. The neighborhood is safe, and a not-unpleasant 15-minute walk from Palermo - it's at the corner of Avenida Corrientas and Anchorena.