Practical Life in Sao Paulo


Shopping in Sao Paulo


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Sao Paulo is a good place for buying relatively cheap clothes and shoes in particular. If you’re looking for souvenirs head to the Casa dos Amazonas (Al Jurupis 460) or the Galeria Arte Brasileira (Al Lorena 2163). Ceará Meu Amor specialises in lace products from north-eastern Brazil (R Pamplona 1551, Ioja 7) and at the República Metro station you’ll be able to browse local handicrafts in the Sutaco shop.

The FNAC on Av Pedrosa de Morais 858 in Pinheiros offers an excellent selection of foreign books, and both the Livraria Freebook (R da Consolaçao 1924) and Livraria Kosmos (Av Sao Luis 258, Ioja 6) have good quality international books on sale.

Markets

Sao Paulo’s open-air markets are definitely worth a visit: there’s the wonderful Orientel Fair on Praça de Liberdade on Sundays, and the Sun market on the Praça de República.

On Sundays there is also the long-established antiques market underneath the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo.

The Ceasa flower market is a must-see (Av Doutor Gastao Vidigal 1946, Jaguaré), it’s open in the mornings on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Malls

Apart from some local arts and crafts the main shopping focus in Sao Paulo is on the glossy malls however.

In addition to hundreds of stores Sao Paulo’s malls typically also offer food courts, money exchange offices, cinemas and even theatres and bowling alleys. Top of the list is the chic Daslu department store (R. Chedid Jafet, 131). The impressive Clube Chocolate department store is on Rua Oscar Freire – one of the the city's premier shopping streets. Also on that street is Osklen (number 645 R. Oscar Freire) where upperclass and trendy locals head for nature-friendly beachwear-influenced urban clothing.

Here’s a comprehensive list of Sao Paulo’s main commercial malls:

  • Shopping El Dorado, Address: Av. Rebouças, 3.970 - Pinheiros - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Light, Address: R. Xavier de Toledo, 23 - Centro - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Iguatemi São Paulo, Address: Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2232 - Jardim Paulistano - São Paulo - SP
  • Continental Shopping, Address: Av. Leão Machado, 100 - Jaguaré - São Paulo - SP
  • Diretão São Miguel Paulista, Address: Av. Marechal Tito, 2405 - São Miguel Paulista - São Paulo - SP
  • Fashion Center Luz, Address: Praça Júlio Prestes, 137 - Luz - São Paulo - SP
  • Fashion Shopping Brás, Address: R. Xavantes, 719 - Brás - São Paulo - SP
  • Frei Caneca Shopping & Convention Center, Address: Rua Frei Caneca, 569 - Consolação - São Paulo - SP
  • Market Place, Address: Av. Dr. Chucri Zaidan, 902 - Brooklin - São Paulo - SP
  • Morumbi Shopping - Morumbi, Address: Av. Roque Petroni Jr., 1089 - Morumbi - São Paulo - SP
  • Raposo Shopping, Address: Rod. Raposo Tavares, km 14,5 - Butantã - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Anália Franco, Address: Av. Regente Feijó, 1739 - Tatuapé - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Bourbon, Address: R. Turiassu, 2100 - Pompéia - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Butantã, Address: Av. Francisco Morato , 2718 - Butantã - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Center Norte, Address: Trav. Casalbuono, 120 - Vila Guilherme - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Center Penha, Address: Rua Dr. João Ribeiro, 304 - Penha - São Paulo - SP
    Shopping Central Plaza, Address: Av. Dr. Francisco Mesquita, 1000 - Vila Prudente - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping D, Address: Av. Cruzeiro do Sul, 1100 - Canindé - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Ibirapuera, Address: Av. Ibirapuera, 3103 - Moema - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Interlagos - Interlagos, Address: Av. Interlagos, 2255 - Interlagos - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Jardim Sul, Address: Av. Giovanni Gronchi, 5819 - Morumbi - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Lar Center, Address: Trav. Casalbuono, 120 - Vila Guilherme - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Leste Aricanduva, Address: Av. Aricanduva, 5555 - Vila Matilde - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Metrô Santa Cruz, Address: Rua Domingos de Morais, 2564 - Saúde - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Metro Tatuapé, Address: R. Domingos Agostim, 91 - Tatuapé - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Pátio Higienópolis,Address: Av. Higienópolis, 618 - Higienópolis - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Paulista, Address: Rua 13 de Maio, 1947 - Bela Vista - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Plaza Sul, Address: Praça Leonor Kaupa, 100 - Saúde - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping SP Market, Address: Av. das Nações Unidas, 22540 - Jurubatuba - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping Villa-Lobos, Address: Av. das Nações Unidas, 4777 - Pinheiros - São Paulo - SP
  • Shopping West Plaza, Address: Av. Francisco Matarazzo, s/n - Barra Funda - São Paulo - SP

Update 13/12/2010


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