São Paulo Shopping

  • Shopping district of Sao Bento
    Shopping district of Sao Bento
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    Inside one of the small record shops
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    Ponto Solidário: Brazilian Crafts

    by Lady_Disdain Written Feb 14, 2006

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    Best place to buy crafts in São Paulo!

    The shop supports social projects and local craftspeople, from urban art (recycled materials, crafts from the favelas) to native crafts from the forests. Everything is documented to avoid exploitation - which adds interest as well! Prices are reasonable and sales help people who really need it.

    The owner is great too and will talk for hours about the origins of everything and the people who make them.

    What to buy: Vine baskets, woodwork, paintings, jewelry, decorative knick knacks, ceramic plates...

    What to pay: From R$ 0,50 to R$ 500

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    A shopping district: Shops shops shops

    by benazer Written Jan 27, 2006

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    hundreeds thousands shops around this area near Sao Bento,would have looked at all the shops all day but soon started raining,I dont like much shopping in rain so just jumped on a bus which took me to this internet cafee which is where I am writing this now.

    What to buy: Anything you can think of you can buy here..

    some happy shoppers But soon started to rain.
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    LOTS OF THEM ....: SWARMS FROM SÃO PAULO AND OTHER STATES IN BRAS

    by schurlif Written Oct 24, 2005

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    This may or may not belong in the shopping section but I believe it does.... because I'm showing here how popular and sought after the clothing items of Bras are.
    Just about every day , so I was told , busses loaded with people from inner State of São Paulo ascend on Bras like swarms of locust.....to buy up , it seems , whatever they can..... The worst day is supposedly Saturday when the average John and Jane from cities up to 300 km away come for their shopping trip..... On other days it's just the owners of clothes shops , also from cities up to some 300 km away.....
    The busses arrive , their human load disperses in all directions , leaving the drivers behind without anything to do , the busses are parked in just about every street... This shopping trips are organized by local travel agencies in those cities , so the shoppers have a certain amount of time , 3 or 4 hours to find what they're after.... Then they get back to the bus , load everything in the cargo department ( where the driver has been sleeping for a few hours ) and all that done and everybody back , off they go home with their prey.....
    A nice day for the shoppers , an even nicer day for the cash registers in the shops.....

    What to buy: Clothes.......
    but there are a few shops in Bras that don't sell clothes or there are sidewalk stands selling CDs, DVDs ( all pirated products ) , sunglasses , chinese made toys contrabanded from Paraguay , even at times counterfeit alcoholic drinks that are popular , like Amarula , fruit licor from South Africa or Baileys Chocolate licor......

    These products are not recommendable......

    The clothes are......

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    (Can you read the names...?): BRAS SHOPS FROM THE OUTSIDE

    by schurlif Written Oct 18, 2005

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    Talking so much about the shops in Bras , why not have a look at some of them as they look from the street when you happen to walk by......

    What to buy: Clothes , clothes ... and more clothes.....
    and then another dozen items of clothes....

    What to pay: Explained before , this is cheap ( moneywise ) but it's wholesale , so you got to buy a dozen items..... for peanuts....

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    Are about 2000 textile shops in Bras enough ??: BRAS FOR BIG TIME TEXTILE SHOPPERS

    by schurlif Updated Oct 11, 2005

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    First of all : BRAS is NOT the plural of bra, ...
    it's a whole district east of the center of town where you have shop after shop after shop of wholesale great textile products , mostly made right in the back or upper floor of the shop. In a radius of , say, 500 meters around ground zero , the intersection of Rua Oriente with Rua Miller you will find everything your heart desires in fashionable clothes , blouses , jeans , you name it.....
    B U T : it's wholesale , so you have to get minimum 6 items , mostly even 12....( different , don't have to be 12 same items )..
    But what's the difference if you can get a dozen blouses for the price you'd spend for two in a boutique..? And just guess what ? The boutique owners in the posh shopping malls just as the clothes store owners from cities hundreds of kilometers away buy their merchandise right here !! My in laws come regularly twice a year like the locust from L.A. and shop till they drop and all shops in Bras are empty like the foliage after the grasshopper visit....... They arrive with 6 suitcases full of stuff for my kids and then fill those suitcases to the gills with bikinis , jeans , everything... Well , their's a big family and there are brothers and sisters and girlfriends and, and, and, and every one wants a brazilian jeans..... So imagine you can return home with quality, tight jeans , costing like 15 U$ each.....
    That gives some nice presents to bring from a trip.....

    Come with empty suitcases and fill them up in Bras !! For men too... !!!

    And this is yet without mentioning shoes ( which to buy in other places...)

    What to buy: São Paulo is not a city with great natural views , monuments , there's no beach .......
    But these are the four things to do in São Paulo :
    Have your convention here , stay at a wonderfull , first class hotel , go out and eat some of the best food available on the planet and GO SHOPPING !!!!!! ( Night life is also great here but I don't know too much about it...)
    Buy textiles , shoes , leather goods , handicraft.... all these are tremendously cheap for foreigners....
    ( Don't buy electronics.... expensive and always lagging one technological generation behind...)

    What to pay: A pair of jeans in Bras ( 12 minimum) costs about 20 to 25 U$ ( upper quality ) , a blouse between 5 and 15 U$ , a bikini 15 U$ ( the kind that would sell for 90 bucks in the States according to my sister in law... ( and it's only so expensive now because the dollar lost to the Real some 20 % in the past months , otherwise everything would be still 20 % cheaper )

    I like those hindsights too... Hard to decide  where to start... For that price I'll take all of them... I want the 5th from top in the 2nd column Can I try these on..? All of them..?
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    Tutti Tanto: S H I R T S

    by schurlif Written Oct 9, 2005

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    I personally H A T E shopping... I have a real problem with that , I never ever buy myself anything to wear.... but I have a lot of people who do that for me.... My bro-in-law from LA for instance who wears the exact same size shirt as I discovered this gem of a shirt store on Rua Oriente 1596..... He bought like two dozens of their shirts made out of some hard to describe , cool , light , no iron fabric that feels wonderfull on the skin... He showed me his shirts and asked me : "Do you want some of these?" , And , YES , do I want some of these...
    Next day my LA locust grasshoppers were back in Bras and bro-in-law brought me two dozen shirts too..... easy , at 7 U$ the piece.....

    So , I only wear two kind of shirts...... ( and ONLY short sleaves too...)

    American , but Indonesia or India made Hawaiian type rayon shirts and Tutti Tanto smooth and nice on your skin shirts... especially when the temperature gets close to 40 degrees Celsius.....

    What to buy: In this shop , shirts only......

    What to pay: 84 U$ for 12 different shirts.... how about that ...?

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    DON'T KNOW , ONE OF A HUNDRED....: J E A N S

    by schurlif Written Oct 9, 2005

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    This amassment of blue and other jeans is produced right there in the back of the shop....
    and sold all over Brazil.....
    Brazilian ( female) jeans are low cut and have some kind of elasticity that makes the pants smuck glued like a glove to the beautifull babes butts and legs....

    Hey..... don't blame me for what I'm saying...... THIS is THE reason why brazilian jeans and brazilian babes butts are sooooo famous !!!!!

    What to buy: Jeans

    What to pay: depending on model up to max 30 U$....

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    VIA BRAS LINGERIE: LINGERIE, BEACHWEAR AND BRAS IN BRAS....

    by schurlif Updated Oct 9, 2005

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    All the skimmy womens stuff with one top and one bottom piece at wholesale prices that will leave the women enchanted and the men with a sigh of relief...( I know this sounds old fashioned-macho and stuff... but it's definitely true in my case....)
    So , here another example what you might want to look for in Bras , my nephews girlfriend bought 17 bikinis...... ( why not 18 ??? )

    What to buy: If you like it , can afford it and most important of all , if it fits you , BUY IT !!!!!

    Don't think twice , it's alright , Ma.....

    What to pay: Peanuts.......
    ( or , as they say here in Brazil , for the price of bananas....)

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  • any mall or even supermarket!: Bikinis, Havaianas, and Loose Gemstones!

    by juicygirl Written Aug 30, 2005

    What to buy: I bought the most adorable embroidered bikinis in the middle of Brazil's winter for less than $25 -- they said during summer, prices can go down to as little as US$5! but i was still so happy with the 4 bikinis i picked up. You can find them in any mall with hundreds of choices to choose from. Havaianas are cheapest in supermarkets -- think HALF the cost they are at home. And not known to many, Brazil is the source of many gorgeous semi-precious stones such as rose quartz, tourmaline, blue topaz, aquamarine, etc -- definitely worth looking into!

    What to pay: Bikinis - between US$5-35
    Havaianas - as low as US$5
    Loose Gemstones - US$20 will buy you a 3 carat blue topaz, twice as much will buy you the beautiful aquamarine

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  • Rua Oscar Freire: Shopping

    by dam220 Written Aug 1, 2005

    Upscale shopping district in the Jardins neighborhood. It's been called the Rodeo Drive of Sao Paulo. Lots of stores and restaurants. Some are extremely expensive, but with the currency exchange you can still buy some items that would be very expensive in the U.S. or Europe for less.

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    A PLEASANT AFTERNOON WITH MY FAMILY: LOTS OF FUN IN LIBERDADE

    by RafaelTheSecond Written Jul 25, 2005

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    Going to Liberdade is something that you should do and spend the whole day there!
    marcio, my cousin Isabel, my aunt Sandra and me went there to have some japonese food. My mother was also there!;)

    It was a very funny day!;)

    What to buy: There are very nice restaurants all over the place!

    What to pay: With less than 50 dollars you can buy alot there!

    Rafael's amily in Liberdade by MY MOTHER

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    LIBERDADE: TO MY JAPONESE FRIENDS....

    by RafaelTheSecond Written Jul 25, 2005

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    All kind of asian goods, also clothes and restaurants, this neighborhood is a japonese territory in São Paulo. the hugh japonese colony is settled here!

    Brazil is the country which keeps the biggest japonese colony outside Japan.

    In Liberdade you can find newspapers written in japonese and poeple do speak japonese here!

    September 12th, 2004

    It is always a pleasure for me to go to Liberdade as I am a big fan of japonese culture!

    What to buy: Every time I go to Liberdade I usually buy japonese rice, and I am addicted to rice! :)

    What to pay: You can b buy many things, and the prices are not so high, as our real is not stronger than dollars or euros!

    Liberdade - japonese district by RTL

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    Praça Republica: Arts mart

    by MrAviator2u Written Apr 25, 2005

    This weekend market on Praça Republica brings many wonderful artist. there is leather, carvings, oils, shirts to be buy at good prices. There are many more little stores sorrounding the praça. be careful with pickpockets

    What to buy: Everything

    What to pay: cheap

    Art's Mart
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    Municipal market: More shopping for food

    by benazer Written Mar 22, 2005

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    All kinds of mouthwatering food,you can not help buying also you can "experimente"try any food you like shopkeepers are very eager you try before you buy..

    What to buy: Buy all you can afford,you will not get this opportunity again..

    Food and more food.
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    Wal_Mart: Easter eggs

    by benazer Written Feb 28, 2005

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    Hey hey it is Easter time again,well almost and here in the city of Sao Paulo it means a big business,hundreeds of easter eggs hunging on the roof of a special section in the store,photographing is not allowed...

    What to buy: Cheese and Easter eggs

    What to pay: All the money you have and more

    Easter time in SP
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