by Julian d'Angiolillo

Occupying the derelict remains of a once popular resort area on the fringes of Buenos Aires, La Salada is a sprawling informal flea market that specializes in textiles. Twice a week, at daybreak, this fair activates a powerful non-hegemonic economy in which numerous home-based manufacturers sell their goods to wholesalers coming from across the country.

La Salada, Buenos Aires

Ruins of the former resort

The Ribera’s most parlous fair along the riverbanks, cleared in January 2012