Make your planning and be sure to know these places to shop in São Paulo
Certainly, the city is always remembered for its gastronomy, for its intense cultural life and, of course, for its infinite options when it comes to purchasing great products, from the most affordable to the most exclusive. This is because there is a great diversity of places to shop in Sao Paulo.
In fact, among so many options, it's good to filter your choices by areas or streets, so you don't lose what you have most precious: your time. Finally, wear comfortable clothes, drop off your heels at the hotel, and happy shopping!
The Bom Retiro neighborhood is located in the central region of São Paulo and is a traditional area for shopping for good quality and affordable fashion. The main shopping street in the neighborhood is Rua José Paulino.
As the options are very varied, it is worth the basic tip: pay close attention to the quality of the clothes, which can vary greatly from store to store. Another important tip: if you can choose, prefer to go to the region during the week, as Saturdays tend to have crowded streets and shops.
MASP Antiques Fair
Sunday is the day to enjoy Av. Paulista, and arriving at the open space of MASP, you will find the traditional Antiques Fair that has all kinds of objects.
From works of art to crockery, crystals and decorative objects, the antique shops' stalls are a journey through time, with many charming surprises. It is possible to find affordable pieces, although the fair is known for its higher prices.
It is unanimous: Rua Oscar Freire is one of the most charming places to shopping in Sao Paulo. The street brings together stores of major national and international brands, with luxurious facilities and windows.
Even if so much luxury is too much for your consumption reality, the tour will always be worth it, as information on what's trending and even to stop at one of its coffee shops and enjoy the atmosphere.
Av Galleries. Paulista
Walking along the iconic São Paulo avenue is discovering a wonderful amount of “shopping labyrinths”. On the corner of Rua Augusta you can go to Conjunto Nacional, which is a small shopping mall, with a varied mix of products. If books are your thing, Livraria Cultura is a must.
Across the boulevard, Center 3 has over 100 stores for you to explore. In both, you will also find many options in gastronomy, from the side dishes for a perfect coffee to places where you can have a complete meal.
If your interest is in electronics and Chinese products, try Boulevard Monti Maré and Shopping Veneza.
March 25th Street
25 de Março has something for all audiences, and the super attractive prices added to the variety of options make up for the trip there.
Toys, jewelry, shoes, household items and gifts help to compose the mix of street products, making it one of the best places to shop in São Paulo.
The traditional fashion street in São Paulo has, over the years, lost its original characteristics, but this has a positive side, as it now offers a wider mix for your shopping, with many charming corners where you can always discover delights that always reaffirm that São Paulo is the Brazilian capital of gastronomy.
But fashion and novelties are still present at Augusta, especially in the stores at Galeria Ouro Fino, very much in tune with the most hyped brands and trends. Explore all floors and be surprised.
At Brás, the watchword is low price. The favorite neighborhood of sacoleiras is perfect for those who like bargains and are not afraid to do a lot of research, go into many stores, from the gigantic to the small, half-hidden, until you find the perfect deals.
From cell phones to computers, Santa Ifigenia is the right place to find everything you want when it comes to electronics, including products, parts and even repairs.
The street, in the center of the city, is close to the Luz subway station.
Benedito Calixto Arts Fair
Finally, the fair in Benedito Calixto square, in Pinheiros, is a mix of thrift stores, antiques, handicrafts and hype products, in addition to gastronomy. It must be appreciated calmly, so that you give yourself the chance to discover, in each stall, objects of desire that you could never imagine.
There are many others places to shop in Sao Paulo, but starting from these tips you will already feel dominating the city, being able to take many objects of desire back home.
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