RUSSELL JOHNSON IMPORTS was created because of a visit to the Sunday Flea Market in San Telmo, one of the city's historic neighborhoods. There Russell Johnson, our founder, came across a family selling a collection of beautiful vintage seltzer bottles from the 30s. Russell not only bought as many as he could carry, he also bonded with the family and promised to keep in touch.
It makes perfect sense that our extraordinary vintage products would come from a place as intoxicating and sophisticated as Buenos Aires, Argentina.
BUENOS AIRES is known as the Paris of South America. It is a city abundant with history, creativity and culture, and, thanks to the fascinating people who live there, ample amounts of personality. It is this unique combination that gives Buenos Aires its beauty and vitality which, for us, continues to be a boundless source of inspiration.