You don’t have to go all the way to Paris, Milan, New York, or London to get your hands on a custom dress designed with the kind of touches you would normally only find in international haute couture. If you happen to visit Patricia Barrera, you’ll be greeted with the latest in Chilean fashion, displaying the kind of authentic, traditional Chilean flair that has recently become all the rage on catwalks around the world.
The shop is located in one of the most exclusive areas of the Vitacura commune, a neighborhood that has become the capital’s fashion center and offers a glimpse at the latest in women’s fashion trends. Don’t forget this address: Alonso de Córdova 2838. To find your way to this boutique you can take the subway, a bus, or taxi. Prepare yourself for a bit of walking and window shopping as you wander about this neighborhood, where you’re sure to be tempted by other intriguing shopping opportunities. You may be wondering what’s so special about the clothes at this particular shop. Well, the key feature lies in the personal touch that the artist has left on each individual garment, embedding it with a singular style. Barrera uses only the finest materials, such as silk threads, goatskin, sheep’s wool, as well as copper and bronze in all the garment’s embellishments.
With 22 years of experience, this textile designer will surprise you with her collection and accessories. Her line of women’s apparel will immediately grab your attention, with their innovative mix of materials and combination of colors. For example you might come across a jacket with colored leather squares that are juxtaposed with wool, all joined together by silk threads and suede frill. It’s safe to say you won’t find anything else like it.
Inside the salesroom of this recycled neighborhood house-cum-boutique, the products are carefully displayed and arranged according to tones and colors. As soon as you step inside, you’ll feel right at home. You’ll be warmly welcomed to this space, with its splendid mahogany parquet flooring and white walls that serve as the backdrop to the garments on display like works of art.
The dresses, jackets, pants, skirts, and blouses are created in Barrera’s workshop, located in the Sixth Region of Rosario. There, a group of artisan seamstresses assemble each piece by hand, making everything from dresses to accessories of every imaginable variety, always representing cutting-edge styles and fashion trends. Copper, bronze, and alpaca wool are used to create necklaces, wallets, belts, bracelets, and earrings. During the delicate labor process, the artisans receive instruction from Barrera, highlighting the finer details of how the bronze is woven together with different fabrics to produce brightly colored belts and buckles.
There’s something unique about every single garment, offering you the special touch you deserve. And here, you are treated as an individual who is looking for an outfit to express your own individuality. They will attend to you patiently, helping you to find just the right item and offering useful fashion tips.
The boutique is open Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 20:00, and Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00. Patricia Barrera is a designer with tons of personality and a line of vibrant accessories.