Top designer labels abandon Argentina - Article Photos 4/8

In this Sept. 26, 2012 photo, a cardboard picker stands in front of a Louis Vuitton store, left, and the Alvear Hotel, right, along Alvear Avenue in the Recoleta neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The world's most luxurious designer brands are abandoning Argentina rather than complying with tight new government economic restrictions, leaving empty shelves and storefronts along the capital's elegant Alvear Avenue, where tourists once flocked to see the latest in fashion. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)