This is Venezuela's first Armani store. It is located in the biggest and most modern shopping center in the country, el Sambil, on the Libertador level near the Zara store. All the typical Armani merchandise is on sale, including a variety of clothes for adults, children, men and women. Armani clothing, though costly, is trendy and well made. On offer here are T-shirts, trousers, jackets, coats, bags and wallets.
This high-quality sports and casual wear shop is geared towards women, men and young people with an energetic and active lifestyle and dynamic personality. Each collection on sale has thousands of designs and colors: a wide range of quality, comfortable and tasteful items. This shop is especially good for those people that like their casual clothes to also be elegant. There is a spacious and comfortable ambience and the service is attentive.
It is worth remembering that at the Centro Lido, despite being a large and complex centre, it is easy to find your way around, although it is nice to get lost because everything is so refined. During the late 1990s, El Lido established the way forward for shopping centres geared towards a more select clientele. The few cheap shops that are here look somewhat out-of-place. A vast inner courtyard with marble flooring and a pianist welcome you to the complex. From here on you will find shops selling jewellery, perfume, electrical goods, books, clothes, shoes, video games, as well as a gym, and various high-class restaurants and cafés. The two towers are home to a multitude of offices as well as a hotel. Additionally, there are two cinemas in the basement, and a multi-level car park with a great number of spaces.
After the landmark US-style mall of El Sambil, Buenaventura Vista Place brings us a mall full of mini-shops. This new shopping center, which is still undergoing development, is built alongside its sister mall, the Centro Comercial Buenaventura, another shopping center. Both have been created to cater to the wealthy Guarenas-Guatire area. Apart from the mini-shops, the center has a cinema, family entertainment facilities, and eating areas spread over three separate air-conditioned levels. Indoor parking facilities are available.
Every day visitors to and residents of the capital visit this mall which caters for leisure activities as well as shopping. The center boasts an area of 250,000 square meters in total, with five levels. It offers more than 500 shops for a variety of shoppers and budgets, and has a Parque ExpoAventura here with robotic dinosaurs. There is also a terrace, a gallery which markets works from the Jacobo Borges Museum, an aquarium, and numerous eating establishments. 14 fast-food outlets, a romantic restaurant, and a cybercafé, to name but a few, are to be found here. Additionally, there are 4000 parking spaces for shoppers. In fact, El Sambil is such an attractive place to visit that many shop owners complain that people are going to sightsee rather than to shop.
Crowds of people from Caracas, during the weekend in particular, go up the Altos Mirandinos via the Pan-American Highway. The aim is to walk, to enjoy the mountain climate, to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, crafts, and the many products on offer along the shopping center route between San Antonio de Los Altos and Carrizal. At the very end of this route, the huge Centro Comercial La Cascada can be found, which not only attracts shoppers but also tourists, due to its original construction, which combines elements of Spain's El Escorial and Arabic architecture. The center occupies a vast area; the main area has a waterfall, which gave the center its name. There is also a separate building for offices, plus a further building situated higher up at the back of the plot, where the Parque Tierra Increíble can also be found. There is an array of food options to choose from. You will also find lots of clothes, shoes, electronic equipment, hi-fis, videos, restaurants, banks, a radio station, and even second-hand motorbikes.
Stop into Kakao and get a taste of gourmet Venezuelan chocolate. The modern shop features an assortment of flavors including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and even some unusual ones such as Earl Grey tea, mango, and minced ants! The take away boxes are also just as colorful, decorated by Venezuelan artists.
Housed within the Centro Comercial Sabana Grande, on Boulevard de Sabana Grande, Chip-a-Cookie is a chain of cookie shops located all over Caracas. On offer here is a range of delicious desserts that just about make your day. The place is chock-full of assorted biscuits, cookies, brownies and cupcakes, to name a few. If you're trying to stay healthy, they also have a selection of low-calorie snacks such as muffins, granola, sesame seed cookies and such. Apart from these, Chip-a-cookie outlets also serve a selection of coffees and such.
A hub of retail, dining and entertainment in the San Antonio neighborhood, close to the UCV campus, the Centro Comercial Galerías El Recreo offers plenty of fun opportunities for an afternoon out. Whether you're looking to complete a few chores, grab a bite or catch a movie, the many local and international stores and brands provide an enjoyable diversion from the daily routine. Women's clothing, cosmetics, toy stores, electronic stores, home crafts, pharmacies, book stores, amusement and play areas for kids, restaurants and a cinema are all located under one roof. To find out about the latest events and offers at the mall, visit the website.
Farmahorro the chain of pharmacies located all over Venezuela are present in several locations in Caracas. Situated at the intersection of Avenida Panteón and Avenida Alameda, Farmahorro of San Bernardino is associated with Hospital de Clínicas Caracas. Needless to say, it's quite a convenient spot to pick up healthcare products and medicines.
The Tecni-ciencia bookshop first opened over 30 years ago and is well known for its wide range of technical books. It has the largest collection of books, covering the widest range of subjects in the country, and on this has built a reputation not only in Venezuela but throughout Latin America. It has always succeeded living up to the standards of the demanding Venezuelan public. It is also possible to order books over the internet.