São Paulo Shopping

  • Shopping district of Sao Bento
    Shopping district of Sao Bento
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  • Inside one of the small record shops
    Inside one of the small record shops
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  • Inside Galeria do Rock
    Inside Galeria do Rock
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    Various: Malls in Sao Paulo

    by deeper_blue Updated May 24, 2013

    Paulistas are quite wealthy but conscious of crime, so indoor shopping malls have taken off in a big way. The most notable are Morumbi/Market Place, Eldorado, Iguatemi and Cidade Jardim.
    They are great places for people watching and trying international food too.

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    Street and Cheap Shops: Sao Bento Street Market Area

    by DSwede Written Jun 15, 2012

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    Shopping district of Sao Bento

    There are many street market areas in Sao Paulo. Some are weekends only, but others are daily. The street markets around Sao Bento are open every day. However the optional word here is "day". Due to the nature of things, the area is not the safest at night, so all stores closed about sunset. It is best if you do your shopping and move on before sunset.

    Along these dozen streets blocks, there are literally hundreds of different stores, street vendors (camelos), boutiques and novelty stores.

    What to buy: You can find just about everything from cheap Chinese electronic gadgets, costumes and wigs, shoes, luggage, souvenirs, clothes, spices, furniture, etc. Really, there is nothing that I can think of that would not be found in the neighborhood.

    What to pay: Prices are relatively low, but fixed. There is no haggling.

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  • Eco Arte Br - Capim Dourado: Brazilian Handicrafts and Souvenirs

    by caryag Written Mar 27, 2012

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    The store is located near Av. paulista and Jardins Neighborhood at Rua Augusta.
    There are many choices and the staff speaks good english.
    They sell golden grass items as bowls, baskets, bags, earrings, necklaces, decor itens, vases etc. Everything is handmade and very beatiful and unique.

    What to buy: crafts
    handicrafts
    earrings
    necklaces
    baskets
    bowls
    watches
    golden grass itens
    brazilian souvenirs
    brazilian flip flops

    What to pay: The earrings costs like USD 10.
    Neckalces USD 20 or 25 .
    Boxes USD 15
    Bracelets from USD 2,00

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    Luigi Bertolli: Menswear / Women's Clothes

    by Elainehead Updated Mar 13, 2012

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    When I first wrote this tip, you could find men suit for under US$ 100, but things have changed and their prices are sometimes as expensive as (sometimes even more expensive) in Europe. I no longer know if they have kept their good quality for men suit...

    Now you can also find women's clothes.

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  • City Center: Where to buuy Gold and jewrely

    by victor.arakawa Updated Apr 4, 2011

    If you want to buy jewerly, there is a street near Praça da Sé that sells for a reasonable price. Its a small street that concentrate many specialized stores. Many woman like to buy gold there, they give a purity certificate too. But beware of carrying to much money with you.

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    Grandes Galerias: Galeria do Rock

    by Elena77 Written Dec 28, 2008

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    At the city centre of São Paulo you will find this amazing 5 storey shopping mall dedicated to Heavy Metal and Rock music. There are around 140 small or medium sized shops providing practically everything the Metal/ Rock scene needs: CDs, LPs, clothes, videos, DVDs, jewellery, patches, decoration material, concert tickets, etc. Regular merchandise as well as rarities are on sale here. There also are various hairdressers and tattoo/ piercing studios. The Galeria also houses a few low-cost snack bars and cafés. You can spend a complete day there without ever getting bored! I’ve been there a couple of times and always found the place absolutely fascinating. I’ve spent hours just relaxedly rummaging in the vast offers and I’ve met lots of interesting people from all over South America there, too. Occasionally national or international bands visiting São Paulo will hold autograph sessions at the Galeria. There’s simply always something going on here! If you're into Metal/ Rock music this definitely is a "MUST visit"!
    Opening hours:
    Monday to Friday 09:00 am to 08:00 pm
    Saturday 09:00 am to 05:00 pm

    What to pay: Much of the merchandise you can find at the Galeria is bootleged or Brazilian pressings. These articles are cheap but (most of them) still of good quality. The average price of a Brazilian CD is around 10 $. There also are some European/ American originals but these can be rather expensive.

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    Calcados Eurico: Shoe shopping for larger sizes

    by kiwigal_1 Written May 5, 2008
    The shoes I bought :)

    This shop has a couple of stores full of beautifully designed shoes for larger sizes. The store has both mens and womens shoes and an attendant will be pleased to attend to your every need as you enter the store. The prices were reasonable compared to what I found in the mall so a good option for those of us blessed with large feet.

    What to buy: Shoes shoes and more shoes! They had heels, long boots, short boots, slip ons, havainas, sneakers etc.

    What to pay: Minimum of 100 Reals for most of the formal womens shoes.

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    El Dorado: El Dorado Shopping Centre

    by kiwigal_1 Written May 5, 2008

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    This shopping mall is really big (over 300 shops) and has all sorts of good stores for women's clothing, shoes, bags, lingere, men's clothing, toys etc.

    What to buy: Shoes are fantastic! and why not buy a beautiful chic bag to match?

    What to pay: Shoes ranged from about 80 Reals to 200 Reals more or less. About 140 Reals seemed to be a good price for a nice pair of heels.

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    Bras: AVOID BRAS!!!DANGEROUS!!!

    by MsCynthia Written Apr 16, 2008

    After reading how Bras was being talked about so much in the VT shopping section, I decided to check it out on my next trip to Sao Paulo. I walked right out of the metro, was there for 20 minutes, and walked right back in. There were too many people out in the street, it was complete mayhem out there. I did NOT FEEL SAFE, and I'm Brazilian-American. I asked some women if it was safe and they said to be careful. Also, all of the clothes they had in Bras were bad quality, cheap and mass produced. Warning: Avoid at all costs.

    I found that the neighborhood right next to Estação da Luz, has a bunch of stores with quality clothing for a good bargain. There you get three-in-one. You get to check out Estação da Luz and the Art museum (both in the same location), and across the street from the Estação da Luz (away from the art museum) you will find a bunch of stores (in a much safer environment) with stylish clothing at very reasonable prices.

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    Livraria Cultura: Brazilian Culture in One Place

    by mircaskirca Updated Jan 27, 2008

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    Livraria Cultura is best place to buy books and Brazilian culture in general. Apart from distribution, they try to unite people from different cultural and art spheres. There is an auditorium where regularly happen concerts of jazz and popular brazilian music, presentations and discussions.

    With other shops in Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, Recife and Brasilia they maintain a model with same concept: spot of entertainment where visitors not only buy but also debate and exchange ideas, meet others with same interest and have a good time.

    Besides, they also offer their service by internet to virtual clients all around the world.

    What to buy: nacional and imported books, CDs, DVDs and magazines

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    Morumbi Shopping: Excellent for Shopping and Dinning!

    by xuxaBR Updated Apr 9, 2007

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    When visiting Sao Paulo, if you are looking for a refined place to go shopping, that is "Morumbi Shopping". Its 480 stores include top Brazilian and international brands. Beautiful State-of-the Art Center, offers a pleasant atmosphere for dinning, finest fashion, movie theater, pedicure and manicure, a 5500 square meters Gym, Money Exchange, Banks and much more.

    What to buy: The finest fashion stores are at Morumbi Shopping. Also the best Sao Paulo restaurants have a small version inside the Shopping Centers. For dinning at Morumbi Shopping try Almanara, an Arabic Cuisine, Vienna is excellent for all you can eat, America, Le Chef Rouge, Galeto's, Rufino's among others to delight your senses...Enjoy!

    What to pay: You can expect to spend between US$ 10 to US$ 30 per...very cheap because of the dollar value.

    * US$ 1 = R$ 2.10 (when I visited)

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    R José Paulino: Clothing

    by Lady_Disdain Written Jun 5, 2006

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    This street is lined with clothing stores on both side! The shops are usually factory shops, selling wholesale to shop owners. Most of them will also sell retail (at a slightly higher price, though).

    There is clothing to fit every taste and one pocket size: cheap! Most clothing reflects the latest fashions as well.

    The quality varies from bad to excellent, so check before you buy. Also, many stores do not have fitting rooms (but they do allow you to slip the pieces over your own clothing to check for fit). Don't wear anything too baggy.

    What to buy: Great for buying tops (wear a tight fitting one so you can try what you like on over it).

    Skirts and pants are best bought in shops that have a fitting room (usually communal -but ladies only!- so wear nice underthings!).

    I bough several embroidered blouses for US$ 10 each, as well as dresses and a great curdoroy jacket!

    What to pay: About half what you would pay elsewhere.

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    Daslu: The most controversial store in São Paulo

    by Lady_Disdain Written Jun 5, 2006

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    The ultra exclusive Daslu is probably the most controversial store in São Paulo - decadent luxury shop (everything from Armani to Ferrari), an absurd example of the income gap, involved in fradualant imports, family differences - it has all the elements of a soap opera.

    Daslu was founded by three frineds in a small house. The luxury goods were so succesful that the store expanded into the neighbouring houses. At one point, it spread out over 23 houses, in a warren of rooms and corridors. It has recently moved to a new store, that looks like a bunker from the outside but is decorated in marble and gold guild.

    The store is famous for hiring young society girls and the daughters of traditional families as salesgirls (or daslusetes), who maintain very close relations with clients (to the point of sending dresses on approval for a specific party - sometimes before the client even knows about the events!).

    The store has its own conduct code - entry requires an ivitation (obtainable in their websites), a client has their own salesgirl (and a new client may not be approach by any of them until a receptionist makes the introduction!), no men are allowed (except in the men's clithing and car sections) and there are no dressing rooms - you just ask for what you need and try it on in front of the nearest mirror.

    What to buy: All the main high end, luxury labels.

    What to pay: A lot! An obscene amount of money!

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    Little Japaneese Market: LIBERDADE MARKET

    by RudoElCojonudo Written May 29, 2006

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    Liberdade market.

    Liberdade is the Japaneese neightborhood of Sao Paulo, and a little market takes place in front of the metro entrance every SUNDAY MORNING.
    There are many food stalls with Japaneese cusine.
    It´s a good place also to buy some exothic gifts, I can remember an old man selling some wooden items to clean your tonge!! It was crazy!! ;-P

    What to buy: - Japaneese Fast Food.
    - Gifts: From earings to tonge cleaners.

    What to pay: Try to hanggle!!

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    Market in Praça da Republica: PRAÇA DA REPUBLICA

    by RudoElCojonudo Written May 29, 2006

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    Oliver looking at the fishes in Republica.

    This square, Praça da Republica, is not far from the city center, but you can go there by metro if you prefer.
    A market takes place everyday here, where you can buy anykind of handmade items and food here.
    From earings, rings, berinbaos, leather items, etc.
    To hanggle is a custom here, so never buy anything in the first preize!! Don´t worry about that, you´ll get used in a pair of weeks!! ;-P

    What to buy: - Colour fishes.
    - Earings
    - Rings
    - Nice stones.
    - Leather items
    - Berimbaos
    - ...

    What to pay: Don´t forget to hanggle!!

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