Rio is not only the land of hot bodies, tiny swimsuits and great beaches it also has a cool shopping scene and a great hippie market on Sundays. We have selected our favorite boutiques in Ipanema and Leblon, where you will easily find great gifts to bring home and the perfect clothing to channel the stylish and sexy vibe that permeates this city.
One of the oldest beauty brands in Brazil, this quaint shop is filled with artisanal soaps, creams, candles, and make up all wrapped in the chicest packaging.
R. Primeiro de Março, 16 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20010-080, Brazil, +55 21 3231-6747, www.granado.com.br
This is the gold standard for Brazilian bikinis, Lenny Niemeyer created the first Brazilian mega swim brand.
Galeria Forum, Loja 114 e 115, Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 351 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, 22410-003, Brazil, http://www.lennyniemeyer.com/
A contemporary bohemian clothing brand -- cool and inexpensive- Brazil’s version of the Free People brand.
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 365, Loja C–D, 202–204, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, 22410–003, 021/3813–3817, www.farmrio.com.br/
This shop is Rio’s home design mecca, featuring custom designs by owner Monica Penaguiao as well as Europe's best design sources.
Rua Dias Ferreira 480, 22431-050 Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, +5521 2580 05 13, firstname.lastname@example.org,www.poeiraonline.com/html/loja.asp
Bold printed dresses in an exclusive but beachy store environment.
Boutique Beach Hotel, Rua Dias Ferreira, 64, Sala 101, Leblon, 22431-050, +55 21 2512 3320, www.adrianabarra.com.br
Super quirky Brazilian souvenirs and gifts.
Figueiredo de Magalhães, 304 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, 22031-010, Brazil +55 21 3816-0552, http://www.gilsonmartins.com.br/
This casual yet sporty brand is one of the country's best known exports.
Rua Maria Quiteria, 85, +55 21 2227 2911 | 2930 Ipanema@osklen.com.br, www.osklen.com/
Luxury handbags made from lacquer, raffia, bamboo, and leather.
Galeria Fiamma - Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 365 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - 22410-003, Brazil, +55 21 2522-8203 http://www.glorinhaparanagua.com.br/
Beautiful contemporary jewelry. This is clean modern jewelry you will want to wear everyday.
Rua Garcia d' Ávila, 121, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro – RJ.
Feira Hippie Market
Here you will find reasonably priced cowhide rugs, retro chic bean bag chairs, and every style macramé bag, bikini, or bracelet you could hope for! Shop Latitude Tip: Most Carioca’s at the market do not bargain. The price they quote you is the price it is.
Praça General Osório, s/n, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20410-020, Brazil, +55 21 8746-1082. Only open on Sundays.