It’s easy to fall in love with Buenos Aires. The sounds of Tango music in the streets of San Telmo, the scent of the panaderías and their sweet treats and all of the beautiful architecture… What’s not to love? When our design team took their inspiration trip through Argentina, they were able to experience the sights and sounds of the many barrios (or neighborhoods) of Buenos Aires. Here, we’ve rounded up some of their favorite things to eat, do, see and places to shop if you ever find yourself in the “Paris of South America“.
We’re sure your little citizens could identify a guitar or a piano from a line up… but what about a bandoneón? Our guess is that a bandoneón might even stump many adults! This instrument is an essential part of tango music, the most popular music of Argentina.
Tango was born in the barrios (neighborhoods) of San Telmo and La Boca, Argentina, more than 200 years ago. Today, in Buenos Aires, the dance, the music, the poetry of tango, is everywhere. Not every country we travel to has such a rich history of song and dance quite like Argentina. Learn more about the humble beginnings of Tango.
This fall, as we launch our latest collection inspired by the plains and prairies of the La Pampa region of Argentina, our accessories become a whole lot cozier and our shoes, a little more rugged. Soft scarves and knit hats will keep them warm as temperatures drop. Smartwool socks to keep toes toasty. Boots that will lead your little citizens on expeditions through school halls and jumping into the leaves. See what’s new at Tea!
The women of Bolivia are strong, empowered and fashionable. Their style is routed in traditional dress, with flourishes of color and embroidery. On the streets of La Paz, you will see the cholitas dressed in an outfit composed of a bowler hat (la bombin), a colorful shawl (la manta) and a long, full skirt (la pollera) with many layers of petticoats underneath. The bowler hat has been seen on people for more than 100 years… Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, even Mr. Potato Head. So how did they end up in Bolivia?
It’s all in the details… take a close look! Our August designs were inspired by the markets of La Paz, Bolivia – a city filled with beautifully embroidered clothing. Everywhere you turn, you see brightly colored shawls, skirts and sweaters. We couldn’t believe how intricate every day wear was. We also had the chance to see traditional folk costumes worn during celebrations. These pieces too were embroidered with beautiful floral designs. Take a look at some of our girl’s pieces that feature our take on Bolivian embroidery.