One of Latin America's largest shopping centers, BarraShopping features a seemingly endless variety of stores for all tastes and budgets, as well as restaurants and fast-food shops. It also holds an extremely modern medical center with a panoramic lift, a business center, an external monorail that runs the entire length of the shopping center, an indoor amusement park, cinemas and a bowling area. You can find anything you need in the stores at BarraShopping.
Standing in the heart of Leblon, the sprawling Shopping Leblon offers a complete shopping experience under one roof. From designer fashion brands like Chanel and Ferragamo to the best in home decor and accessories, the mall's 200 boutiques cater to a large audience. Head to the food court for an excellent array of restaurants and food stalls. With a four-screen cinema, as well as a very popular theater located within the mall, there's no excuse to be bored. The mall's food court remains open till late. Check website for more information.
Since the late 1960s, at the peak of the hippie movement, this huge outdoor market has been selling everything from handicrafts, silver jewelry, paintings, furniture and sculptures, to old clothes and typical regional food from the North and Northeast of the country. Occasionally you can spot a famous artist mingling in the crowd, which is made up mostly by tourists, especially foreign. It is not hard to find an English or French-speaking salesperson.
The first large shopping center in Rio, it is one of the preferred shopping areas for tourists and locals alike. Located between the beaches and the city center, it has a large parking garage and is served by taxis and special buses that stop at all the hotels on the beachfront. There is an infinite variety of stores that sell everything from clothes and accessories to house ware, toys, CDs, souvenirs, books and electronics, including state-of-the-art home theatres and digital cameras. Scattered over its floors there are restaurants for all tastes and budgets, and fast-food places. Other services include beauty parlours, pharmacies, cinemas, a complete fitness centre, a travel agent, and a bank. While you take a break from shopping, enjoy one of the many events that take place here, like free concerts and book launches, or even pay a visit to Santa's grotto throughout December. There are some cash dispensers that will issue local currency for those who have an international credit card.
Established in 1997, in the buzzing neighborhood of Ipanema, the first store of Maria Filó went on to become a huge success. After this milestone there was no looking back. Intricate details, fine patterns and classy designs remain to be its forte. Dresses, tops, skirts and accessories on sale are perfect to enhance feminine charms. Elegant and chic collections that are on offer will surely leave you spell bound. The vivid colors and contemporary cuts are something that don't go unnoticed.
This store, traditional in the city center and opened recently in Ipanema, is a must for book and jazz music lovers. It sells mostly imported books on photography, cinema and the arts in general, but you will find a nice selection of all subjects, and bestsellers too. It also sells CDs and calendars. Browsing here is a delight, with jazz music playing in the background, and a small café in the mezzanine where you can eat snacks while paging your newly acquired books.