If you want to go shopping for clothes in Rio you have plenty of options. There is everything from highest fashion to the cheapest wear and tear. Buying trainers produced in Brazil is a good deal.
Buying Fashion in Rio
Well this is a big subject and to tell you what stores are good is almost impossible, I can tell you where to find the stores though. Along R. Visconde de Pirajá, the main street in Ipanema, starting from the square Nossa Senhora de Paz, all the way until and into Leblon you have plenty of good boutiques. You should also try some of the shopping malls around town, the ones of certain interest are listed below.
Shopping Rio Sul, R. Lauro Muller 116, Botafogo map
Fórum de Ipanema, R. Visconde de Pirajá 351, Ipanema map
Shopping Leblon, Av. Afrânio de Melo Franco 290, Leblon map
Rio Fashion Mall, Estrada da Gávea 899, São Conrado map
Buying Cheap Clothes in Rio
The best places to find cheap clothes in Rio are either in one of the chain stores of some clothing companies or in Centro. The latter is explained more in detail in Shopping in Centro. For the bigger clothing stores I have listed some of them below.
Renner, located in Rio Sul on R. Lauro Muller 116, Botafogo map.
– in Rio Sul on R. Lauro Muller 116, Botafogo map
– in Botafogo Praia Shopping on Praia de Botafogo 400, Botafogo map
– on Av. Rio Branco 151, Centro map
– on R. Gonçalves Dias 56, Centro map
Buying Trainers in Rio
You can make quite good deals on trainers in Rio, the trick is to stay to the shoes made in Brazil, otherwise they are about the same prize or more expensive than say in Sweden. Many bigger international brands has factories here so there is a good decent selection. The shopping mall Rio Sul on R. Lauro Muller 116 in Botafogo map has many sports stores so that´s a good place to look. Some other stores worth checking out are:
Maikai Esportes, Av. N. Sra. de Copacabana 647, Copacabana map
Charifs Ipanema, R. Visconde de Pirajá 141, Ipanema map
Adidas Original Store, R. Garcia de Ávila 130, Ipanema map. Not that cheap but a temple for Adidas lovers.
Farme Esportes, R. Farme Amoêdo 75, Ipanema map
Runsports Artigos Esportivos Ltda, Av. N. Sra. de Copacabana 647, Copacabana map