São Paulo offers much more than just fantastic nightlife and great places to eat. It is also a world leader in shopping and high-end fashion. Looking for big name brands is one of the favorite pastimes in São Paulo’s stylish neighborhoods, and Paulistas (as São Paulo’s life-loving residents are called) know where to find big name brands and exclusive designs. So, join them and start exploring the city’s many boutiques and luxury malls.
Rua Oscar Freire, in the fashionable district of Jardins, is the street to find the par excellence for luxury shopping in São Paulo. This tree-lined street is the perfect setting for a relaxing stroll among its many boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, while the rhythm of the neighborhood is set by the many young Paulistas that pass by on their way to the next boutique. Here you will the find the latest collections by such international brands as Calvin Klein, Nike, Lacoste, and Montblanc, as well as Brazilian brands, such as Havaianas, which is known for the quality sandals and flip flops that shoppers from around the world love.
Another mall popular with chic Paulistas is Shopping Cidade Jardim. Inspired by the world’s most beautiful boulevards and malls, this luxurious space is designed to make you feel as though you were in a luscious garden. You will pass beautiful trees and plants as you wander past the store windows of such world-class brands as Dior, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, and Cartier. At Food Hall, you will find 28 different types of cuisine certain to satisfy even the most adventurous foodies. And when it comes to children, the mall offers numerous activities in its elevated garden, as well as the chance for the little ones to visit the tree house.
Not far from there is JK Iguatemi, a mall located in a modern building on the banks of the Pinheiros River. After opening less than two years ago, it has become one of the most popular places in the city to find the latest trends. Its long walkways, decorated with flowers and comfortable seating areas house some of the most prestigious names in the world, including Chanel, Gucci, Prada, and Lanvin, which is a true delight for any fashionista. And after immersing yourself in the world of designer brands, why not take a break from shopping and enjoy some food worthy of this exclusive setting? The great French restaurant, Ladurée has its only Brazilian branch in this mall, giving you the opportunity to savor the best macarons outside of Paris. Afterward, head up to the top floor to admire the magnificent views of São Paulo from the rooftop terrace as you drop your bags and take a well-earned rest on one of the many sofas.