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There are boutiques selling lovely one-off pieces of clothing dotted all over Santiago, especially in the arty neighborhood of Lastarria which is full of shops (like Aji on Lastarria 316) which sell beautiful clothes and jewelry.
If you want the convenience of having everything in one place then Avenida Italia is a great place to start. The neighborhood, Barrio Italia, even has it's own website: www.barrioitalia.cl
Clothing boutiques, like the Argentina label Ay Not Dead line the streets. If vintage style is your thing, then head to Casa Malaquias, or if you prefer slick cuts and tailoring then Snog may just be for you. Hilos de Savia is perfect for anyone who loves block colors and fun accessories, whilst Lupe is more boho-chic.
If you'd like to check out the homegrown Chilean talent then Hall Central in Lastarria (on Merced 346) stocks independent up and coming designers so you'll find some real one-off pieces.