Rio is a shopper’s paradise and the city has something for everyone. Here are eight of our favorite places to go shopping in Rio, although there are many, many more! For a more comprehensive guide, download our free guide to Rio.
Gilson Martins. One of Brazil’s most gifted and acclaimed designers, his Rio-inspired items include high quality bags, jewelry and accessories. Gilson’s pieces are instantly recognizable, colourful and creatively designed. Roadtrips has featured exclusive Gilson Martins designs in our guest gift packages for both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Games. Rua Visconde de Pirajá 462, Ipanema and Avenue Atlântica, 1998, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
Havaianas. Stylish, comfortable and iconically Rio, a browse in one of the Havaianas shops is a must for visitors. Every colour, design and theme of these popular sandals can be found! Shopping Leblon, Rua Prof. Antônio Maria Teixeira, 245 – 108 A/108 B – Rio de Janeiro (and other locations)
Lenny. In a country known for its beach culture, there’s bound to be plenty of swimwear boutiques and Lenny is one of the standouts. The brain behind the brand, Lenny Niemeyer, started out as a landscape gardener and is now well known in the fashion industry for his brightly colored, Rio-inspired creations. Rua Garcia D’Avila 149a, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
Glorinha Paranaguá. Paranaguá’s handmade purses and are unique and sophisticated, crafted from natural Brazilian materials like bamboo. The line is a multi-generational collaboration, with Paranaguá’s daughter and granddaughter assisting the matriarch. Though her bags can be found at other upmarket shops like Barneys, Colette and Browns, a visit to Glorinha Paranaguá’s Ipanema boutique is a rare treat. Rua Visconde de Pirajá 365 Shop 2, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
Imaginarium. Started by a former doctor and a former architect who created a home-based business in order to spend more time with their daughters, Imaginarium has since evolved into 192 unique shops as well as an online shop. They brand themselves as the “fun-design store” and their pieces reflect this. Think funky stationery store meets the perfect gift shop. Rua Visconde de Pirajá 221, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
Osklen. Founded by Oskar Metsavaht, Osklen may be a global brand but its roots are firmly planted in Brazil. The innovative clothing collections are inspired by art, nature and science with end results that are unique and stylish. Rua Maria Quitéria, 85, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
Reserva. Named after the founder’s favorite beach, Reserva produces cosmopolitan, comfortable and casual clothing for the modern man. The owners were both born and bred in Rio, and their funky shop has a loft-like feel to it. Rua Maria Quitéria, 77, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
Atelier Ricardo Fasanello. Modern and unique furniture created by a Brazilian designer. The focus here is on local materials and offering truly one-of-a-kind items. Rua do Paraíso, 42, Rio de Janeiro
If you’re dreaming of getting to Rio for the Summer Games this year, we can make it happen. Contact us now to start planning your dream itinerary, where we’ll ensure you get to shop ‘til you drop as well as watch all the sports that you’re into.