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Sao Paulo city is one of the richest cities in the world that offers a large selection of shopping centres and boutiques.

Municipal Market (Mercado Municipal): (Visit)

Built in typical Neo-Baroque style, the 1928 constructed Mercado Municipal is the city’s first and largest grocery market. After a major makeover in 2004, the market hall is the leading centre point for anything and everything related to food. There are hundreds of stands selling traditional snacks, vegetables, spices, snacks, cheeses and fish, some of which are local only to Brazil. Bustling at all times, 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 centers of Sao Paulo city. Situated in the Higienopolis neighborhood of the city, the center 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 regarded as the most expensive real estate in Latin America, well known for its skyscrapers and a lot of restaurants, bookstores, fine hotels, shops, and all major bank branches. The avenue is culturally rich with a large number of museums and cultural institutions, notably the Sao Paulo Museum of Art (MASP). Several cultural events are held here annually, but it is most famously associated with the LGBT Pride Parade; the biggest pride parade of the world.

Address: Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Villa Lobos: (Visit)

Villa Lobos is a fairly 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.

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: (Visit)

This is the city's oldest shopping center 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.

Address: Av Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2232, Sao Paulo, Brazil

D&D Decoracao & Design Center: (Visit)

This is an upmarket shopping center 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, kitchenware, linens, art, antiques, and many more. 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 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.

Vila Madalena:

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 providing a great shopping day trip.

Address: Rua Fidalga, between Rua Wisard and Rua Inacio Pereira da Rocha, Sao Paulo.