Sao Paulo is one of the wealthiest and populous cities globally. You can get anything here in Sao Paulo. Explore one of many malls, markets and shop till you drop. The stops on the street are open from 8:00am to 6:00pm from Monday to Saturday.
Municipal Market (Mercado Municipal): (Visit)
Built-in typical Neo-Baroque style, 1928 constructed Mercado Municipal is the city's first and largest grocery market. After a significant makeover in 2004, the market hall is the top centre point for anything and everything related to food. There are hundreds of stands selling traditional snacks, vegetables, spices, snacks, cheeses and fish, some local only to Brazil. This stained glass decorated market hall has a food section popular for their cafezinho and sandwiches.
Address: Rua da Cantareira, 306, Cantareira Street, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Patio Higienopolis: (Visit)
Patio Higienopolis is one of the most upscale shopping centres in 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.
Address: Av Higienopolis, 618, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Paulista Avenue (Avenida Paulista):
Paulista Avenue is one of the most important avenues in Sao Paulo for headquartering numerous corporations and financial institutions on its extensive 2.8-kilometre stretch. It is also one of the most expensive real estate areas in Latin America, well known for its skyscrapers and many restaurants, bookstores, fine hotels, shops, and all major bank branches. The avenue is culturally rich with many museums and cultural institutions, notably the Sao Paulo Museum of Art (MASP). Several cultural events occur here annually, but it is most famous for the LGBT Pride Parade, the biggest pride parade in the world.
Address: Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Villa Lobos: (Visit)
Villa Lobos is a relatively new shopping centre situated at 'Marginal Pinheiros' nearby Villa Lobos Park and the University of Sao Paulo.
Address: Marginal Pinheiros, Nacoes Unidas Avenue, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Feira Oriental (Oriental Bazaar):
Liberdade District is home to the largest Japanese community outside Japan. It also has a profound impact on Chinese culture. The feira oriental, i.e. Oriental Bazaar is held on Sunday afternoons in 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, Brazil.
Shopping Center Iguatemi: (Visit)
It is the city's oldest shopping centre, 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 are also available for all visitors.
Address: Av Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2232, Sao Paulo, Brazil
D&D Decoracao & Design Center: (Visit)
An upmarket shopping centre famous for its interior design and decoration. The mall offers everything for everybody, from classic to trendy. It houses furniture, fabrics, accessories, kitchenware, linens, art, antiques, and many more shops. It also caters to some restaurants and cafes. Some people call it the more expensive IKEA alternative.
Address: Av das Nacoes Unidas, 12555, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rua Oscar Freire Shopping Street:
Rua Oscar Freire is renowned for the shops of exclusive international designers' collections. It is in the Jardins district - the cities trendiest and upscale part. It houses Armani, Diesel, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and the boutiques of local designers.
Address: Rua Oscar Freire, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The bustling district of Vila Madalena has plenty of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Almost crowded at all times - day and night, this area is famous for book shops, art galleries, and vintage clothing shops. The famous Saturday Praça Benedito Calixto market offers a chance to buy antiques and collectables and provide a great shopping day trip.
Address: Rua Fidalga, between Rua Wisard and Rua Inacio Pereira da Rocha, Sao Paulo. Brazil.