Shopping in Rio de Janeiro

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It wouldn’t be a trip to Rio without picking up some of the city’s famous beachwear. For the most stylish bikinis, head to Lenny—just be mindful that... Read More

It wouldn’t be a trip to Rio without picking up some of the city’s famous beachwear. For the most stylish bikinis, head to Lenny—just be mindful that the Brazilian bottoms leave less to the imagination. For men, Blue Man is a must, whether you prefer a sleek and solid suit or one printed with bananas. But the best shopping in Rio de Janeiro isn’t limited to swimwear: Aquim is doing its part to put Brazil on the map for fine chocolates (and while they’re at it, divine packaging). Any serious furniture collector (or even an aspiring one) is duty-bound to visit Mercado Moderno, with their artfully arranged Brazilian and international antiques. No Rio de Janeiro shopping guide is complete without a mention of Havaianas, where it is nearly impossible to choose just one of nearly 100 colorful rubber flip flops. Though they’re now an international fad, you’ll still feel coolest (and get the best deal) when purchasing them straight from the source.

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  • Agatha

    A popular chain of stores by Brazilian entrepreneurs Ceiça and Claudio Gioielli, Agatha is a favorite of younger-skewing Cariocas looking for flirty... Read More

  • Aquim

    Despite being a major cacao producer, Brazil is not known for fine chocolate. But Aquim, with its award-winning chocolate bars, is changing that.... Read More

  • Auslander

    Clubwear abounds at award-winning designer Ricardo Brautigam's shop, where locals and aspiring Cariocas flock for his sexy apparel. He's best known for... Read More

  • Blue Man

    Cariocas take the beach life—and beach look—seriously, and their number one place to shop for swimwear is Blue Man. Though it has full lines for women... Read More

  • Havaianas

    Once a staple for Brazil's low-income population, Havaianas' dressed-up rubber flip-flops have become a trendy international fashion brand worn by... Read More

  • Lenny

    Pop by this upscale boutique by swimwear designer Lenny Niemeyer for the most head-turning Brazilian beachwear—both in terms of sex appeal and high... Read More

  • Livraria da Travessa

    Brazil's answer to Barnes and Noble, Livraria da Travessa, is the largest book store chain in the country. This spacious and welcoming outpost in the... Read More

  • Mercado Moderno

    A true gem for serious furniture collectors, Mercado Moderno sells collectible pieces by Brazilian and international designers from the 1950s through... Read More

  • Olhar O Brasil

    One of the most magical design shops in the city, the Olhar O Brasil showroom features the work of internationally-adored—at least within the design... Read More

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