Sao Paulo city is one of the richest cities in the world that offers a large selection of shopping centres and boutiques.
Rua Oscar Freire:
Rua Oscar Freire is renowned for the shops of exclusive international designers’ collections. It is located in the Jardins district - the cities trendiest and upscale part. It houses the shops of Armani, Diesel, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Gucci as well as the boutiques of local designers.
Address: Rua Oscar Freire, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Located downtown near Estado Avenue, Mercadao (Big Market) is a public market housed in a beautiful 1928 structure that offers the space for about 300 vendors. Famous for shopping fresh seafood, meat, vegetables, cheeses and many more things.
Patio Higienopolis is one of the most upscale shopping centres of Sao Paulo city. Situated in the Higienopolis neighbourhood of the city, the centre offers several high-end boutiques and designer shops. Some famous chain stores like Swarovski, Swatch, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and United Colors of Benetton are also situated inside.
Clube Chocolate offers the unique blend of a department store, a trendy clothing boutique, a hip cafe and a gourmet chocolatier. The shopping centre was built by making the abundant use of natural stone and wood. It has an awesome architecture with multiple levels centered on an atrium with palm trees and sand. Try out the latest designs from Prada, Blumarine, Donna Karan, Cavalli, Givenchy and Jean Paul Gaultier or enjoy coffee with svelte salads and sandwiches.
The Avenida Paulista area is the commercial centre of the city and well known for its skyscrapers and a lot of restaurants, bookstores, fine hotels, shops and all major bank branches. The venue is packed with numerous shopping centres and stand-alone shops and boutiques of every size, offering a range of goods from books to haute couture.
Address: Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Feira Oriental (Oriental Bazaar):
Liberdade District is home to the largest Japanese community outside Japan. It also has a deep impact of Chinese culture. The feira oriental i.e. Oriental Bazaar is held on Sunday afternoons in the front of Metro Liberdade station. Every Sunday, thousands of Sao Paulo citizens go to the public square in Liberdade to shop for crafted goods at this weekly fair. Rua Galvao Bueno and surrounding streets offer plenty of oriental supermarkets, bookshops and restaurants.
Address: Public square, Liberdade Metro station, Liberdade, Sao Paulo.
Shopping Center Iguatemi:
This is the city's oldest shopping centre which is situated in the financial district of Sao Paulo. The mall has more than 300 shops which include some international names such as Fillity, Burberry, Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., Ermenegildo Zegna, Calvin Klein, Clube Chocolate, Diesel, Armani, Max Mara and Salvatore Ferragamo. A food court and cinema house is also available for all visitors.
Website:Shopping Center Iguatemi
D&D Decoracao & Design Center:
This is an up market shopping centre famous for its interior design and decoration. It is connected with the Gran Melia WTC Sao Paulo hotel, a famous landmark of Sao Paulo city. The mall offers everything for everybody, from classic to trendy. It houses shops of furniture, fabrics, accessories, kitchen ware, linens, art, antiques and many more. It also caters some restaurants and cafes. Some people call it the more expensive IKEA alternative.
Website:Decoracao & Design Center
The bustling district of Vila Madalena has plenty of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Almost crowded at all times of the day and night, this area is famous for book shops, art galleries and vintage clothing shops. The popular Saturday Praça Benedito Calixto market offers a chance to buy antiques and collectibles, as well as a providing a great shopping day trip.
Address: Rua Fidalga, between Rua Wisard and Rua Inacio Pereira da Rocha, Sao Paulo.