Rio is the perfect paradise for luxury and that includes a multitude of shopping venues. Whether you are interested in high-end designer clothing, independent boutiques, or open market indigenous art, Rio has it all.
Stores are generally open from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm with two hours for lunch, usually from noon to 2:00pm. Some stores, especially grocery stores, are open 24 hours.
Siqueira Campos- One of Rio's first shopping centers, this area has a mix of original crafts, antiques, and hand-crafted jewelry. There is also an art gallery, pet shop, and supermarket.
143 Rua Siqueira Campos
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
Phone: +55 21 2549 0650
Barra Shopping- This is Rio's biggest shopping center and one of the largest in Latin America with 577 stores spread over 120,000 meters. It also has cinemas, restaurants, an indoor theme park and a bowling alley. Over 25 million shoppers visit Barra every year.
Av. Das. Americas, 4666
Barra De Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Phone: +55 21 4003 4131
Praia Shopping (Botafogo)- This is the largest shopping store in Botafogo. It has some of the best designer shops.
400 Praia de Botafogo
Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro
Phone: +55 21 2259 9880
The Babilonia Hype Fair- Located at the Jockey Club, this market has many different stalls selling products. From decorative art, to hippie wear, to piercing salons, it's all here.
Hipódromo do Joquei Clube Brasileiro
Rua Jardim Botanico s/n, Rio de Janeiro
Phone: +55 21 2236 7195
The Hippie Fair - This sprawling street market is set-up every Sunday in the city square. Clothing, leather goods, arts and jewelry are all available. This is an excellent place to get a true Brazilian momento.
Address: Avenida Afonso Pena, Rio de Janeiro
Pé de Boi - Artifacts from Brazil and many of the neighbouring countries are available here. This is an excellent place to buy rare handicrafts.
Rua Ipiranga, 55
Laranjeiras - 22231-120 Rio de Janeiro
Phone: +55 21 2285 4395
Modern Sound - Located in Copacabana, this is a music store with a vast collection. The store also offers the latest equipment in music like home theaters.
Rua Barata Ribeiro 502
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
Phone: 55 21 2548 5005
Maria Oiticica - An amazing assortment of jewellery and silverware can be found here. The jewellery is made from Brazilian trees and Amazonian fibres and the shop is known for being environment friendly.
Av. Afrânio de Mello Franco 290 loja 112b
Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
Phone: 55 21 2275 4197
Constança Basto - This is the place to go to buy shoes in Rio. It has celebrity clientele and tends to be fairly expensive.
Av. N Sra Copacabana 769/1101
22050 002 Rio de Janeiro
Phone: 55 21 2549 2432
Note about safety: The city center after commercial hours can be quite dangerous. This area should not be traversed alone after 7 PM on weekdays, Saturdays after 4 Pm and on Sundays.