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.
Tucked away in the Trasnocho Culural Center, this is an obligatory stop for bibliophiles, especially those wanting to familiarize themselves with Venezuelan literature. Also featured are rare and vintage books, hard-to-find editions. Occasionally, you will find art exhibits and lectures at this active bookshop.
Enjoy a treat of a lifetime at La Praline, home to some of the best gourmet chocolate around. This boutique has wowed chocolate lovers all over the city. Choose from an amazing range of treats that cater to all tastes. If you get overwhelmed by their impressive selection, ask the friendly staff for a recommendation. You'll find great gift options here as well.
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.
The name “shopping city”, is well-suited to this 1970s-style center, which boasts over 500 different stores, excluding the 1000 offices distributed throughout the main area of the center and its two annexes. The center also has a separate indoor car park with some 6000 spaces. Although there can be continual traffic during the week owing to both the offices and the shops, weekends attract a great number of leisurely shoppers who come to seek out the restaurants, cinemas, casinos, fairs, children's activities, and other attractions. A four-star hotel also forms part of the complex.
The Centro San Ignacio is an architectural marvel which holds both commercial offices as well as a shopping center. With numerous floors of shopping space, this modern shopping hub is increasingly becoming a major shopping destination for tourists and locals alike. Lined with numerous boutiques, electronic stores, a cinema, music stores and much more, Centro San Ignacio is a perfect location to spend your free time.