I am a bikini addict, somtimes its best to buy them at the beaches. But for the most part you can find the better quality ones at the local mall. Plus they have cute designer shops that are inexpensive. Oh and the shoes, lots of great shoes for running sround. I liked "Mr. Cat" and "City Shoes" they have simple styles for a good price.
What to pay: Large brand bikinis are aroudn $25 to $35 US
When I first arrived in Centro Floripe, I was exhausted, and was carrying a large backpack with all of my belongings. I stumbled into Sul Nativo, where I was greeted with open arms, and many local recommendations which opened doors for future adventures. The surf shop has an abundance of surfing gear, and the sales staff are all local surfers.
What to buy: The shop will supply you with any and all of your surfing needs.
The Jurerê Open Shopping is a open area located couple blocks from the Jurere Internacional beach. It has a great structure to offer the best for its visitants, such as clean bathrooms and restaurants. There you are able to find cute bathing suit!! You can get to sit down and relax in a shadow during the hottest hours when the sun is unbearable!
The Beira Mar shopping mall is located in a central area, just couple mins drive from downtown. It offers a great variety of stores: shoes, clothes, toys, jewlery, grocery, etc. However, it is not cheap! Actually most of the locals go there to catch a movie or meet friends, or at least that was what I did when I was a teenager there! Anyway, it has a nice decoration and often events take place there. It is worthy to be checked out!
Beira Mar Norte is a big shopping mall right in front of the seaside. It's in the center of the city.
It's one of those malls that have everything, all kinds of shops and restaurants.
It's beautiful, clean and sofisticated.
What to buy: everything you want
What to pay: avarage price