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Where to shop in Rio de Janeiro – Best Places

Where to shop in Rio de Janeiro – Best Places

Let’s agree that traveling and shopping is always a cool program, isn’t it? The Wonderful city is not left behind in this regard. Read here where to buy in Rio de Janeiro. You can find all the articles you need and more. Check out!

WHERE TO BUY IN RIO DE JANEIRO

In times of an unstable economy and very high cost of living, the population has no alternative but to save. Thinking about that, here’s a very helpful post for you. Rio de Janeiro is an expensive city indeed, but there are many markets and places where is possible to do some cheaper shopping.

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The city offers, in general, many shoppings (the commercial center), street fair and varied markets. The prices and the quality of the products may change a lot, especially if compared between a shopping and a market of variety market for example.

Let’s get to the point, and what are the places for shopping in Rio de Janeiro?

OPTIONS IN DOWNTOWN

SAARA

Probably if you know someone who has visited Rio, you have been referred to SAARA. Guys, the Saara is a merchant society of central Rio de Janeiro. It is a kind of organized market where you can find what you imagine.

There are many options for clothing, sporting goods, party supplies, accessories, shoes, swimwear, souvenirs and many other utilities, in wholesale and retail options. The stores vary in price, but in general, they are much cheaper than the prices practiced in shopping centers in the South Zone neighborhood.

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Don’t be afraid to explore the streets of SAARA, it really worth to find better options. Two specific streets are very interesting for tourists: Rua Senhor dos Passos e Rua da Alfândega.

INFORMATION

Address: Rua da Alfândega, 004.  

Opening Hours: From Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday from 09 am to 2 pm.

TIP

Using Metro Rio, Uruguaiana is the closest station.  

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Check all the details about the Downtown of Rio de Janeiro. And to know the city in a special way, join a fun tour. The Walking Tour Downtown and Lapa.

FEIRA DO RIO ANTIGO- FEIRA DO LAVRADIO

On the first Saturday of the month happens in Lapa, the fair of Rua do Lavradio. This fair is a party. The street is closed for cars. You will find handicrafts, antiques, second-hand stores (clothing and accessories) and many other articles.

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Besides all the things, it’s also possible to enjoy the bars and restaurants in the area. In some places also have live music. Just enjoy!

INFORMATION

Address: Rua do Lavradio, Lapa.  

Opening Hours: First Saturday of the month, from 10 am to 6 pm. 

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TIP

Using Metro Rio, Cinelândia is the closest station.

More details about Lapa in Rio de Janeiro 

ANTIQUES FAIR AT PRAÇA XV

In this square you can find every kind of antique imaginable. It is the famous flea market. Those who like this kind of fair can find rare items like typewriters, antique cameras, vintage items (clothing and accessories), crockery, coins, art.

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This market is located at XV Square in the City Center and there are over 300 vendors on site. It is also the largest market in this style in Latin America. Do not miss the opportunity to visit.

INFORMATION

Address: Praça XV de Novembro, Centro.  

Opening HoursSaturdays, from 8 am to 2 pm.

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TIP

Read more about XV Square in Rio de Janeiro. 

OPTIONS IN THE SOUTH AREA OF THE CITY

Among the main shopping centers of the city we have:

SHOPPING RIO SUL

Rio Sul is one of the main and largest malls in the city. It has a wide range of stores and brands. You can find stores of all price ranges. In addition to the shops, it has a cinema, restaurants, and a gym. The place is very well structured. Very cool, for shopping in a more comfortable place.

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INFORMATION

Address: Rua Lauro Sodré, 446 – Botafogo. 

Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 10 pm; Sunday from 12 to 9 pm. 

Telephone: (21) 2122-8070 

Website: RIO SUL  

SHOPPING LEBLON

One of the newest malls in the city. Here you can not find as many store options as the above option and the prices are already much higher. Medical services are offered in space as well. Gym and restaurants are among the facilities.

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INFORMATION

Address: Avenida Afrânio de Melo Franco, 290 – Leblon. 

Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 10 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 9 pm.

Telephone: (21) 3138-8000 

Website: SHOPPING LEBLON 

Where to enjoy the night in Leblon? See here Best Bars in Leblon.

BARRA  SHOPPING

In Barra da Tijuca you can find all kinds of services. The neighborhood is known as the Miami Carioca. We already understand that prices are very high too. For fun, bowling and movie theaters are offered. In addition to many renowned and refined restaurants and bars.

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INFORMATION

Address: Avenida das Américas, 4666 – Barra da Tijuca. 

Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 10 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 9 pm.   

Telephone: (21) 3089-1050 

Website: BARRA SHOPPING 

Find out The Best Bars in Barra da Tijuca.

The South Zone of the City is not only about shopping centers, but we also have some streets for shopping in the neighborhoods. Check it out:

OPTIONS OF STREET STORES

RUA SANTA CLARA

At Copacabana neighborhood, there’s a street called Santa Clara. This’s a good street for shopping. In this area, there are many galleries (number 33 and 75) and very well priced shops and a lot of variety.

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Shopping can be done in wholesale or retail. There are clothing options, sporting goods, footwear, souvenirs, accessories and much more.

Read more about the Best Bars in Copacabana.

INFORMATION

Address: Rua Santa Clara – Copacabana. 

Opening Hours: From Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 7 pm; saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.

Telephone: (21) 3089-1050 

TIP

Using Metro Rio, Siqueira Campos is the closest station.

IPANEMA STREETS

Ipanema is a neighborhood with many varieties of shops. Most of the brands are national and there are plenty of shops for beachwear. Some international brands can also be found. There is a wide range of bars and restaurants as well.

Read more about The Best Bars in Ipanema.

INFORMATION

Address: Rua Visconde de Pirajá e Rua Garcia D’Ávila – Ipanema.   

TIP

Using Metro Rio, Nossa Senhora da Paz is the closest station.

To make even better your options for shopping, check out the craft fairs in the neighborhoods.

OPTIONS OF STREET FAIRS

IN IPANEMA

On Sundays, in Ipanema neighborhood we have a fair that’s known as Hippie Fair. This fair happens at General Osório Square. There are options for leather goods (between clothing and handbags), accessories, art and a lot of variety.

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In addition, in the fair are options of gastronomic tents and the options please the most varied tastes. Ipanema is a very hip neighborhood. Make a visit!

INFORMATION

Address: Praça General Osório – Ipanema.   

Opening Hours: Sundays from 7 am to 7 pm.

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TIP

Using Metro Rio, General Osório is the closest Station, look for the nearest exit to the square.

Website: FEIRA HIPPIE OF IPANEMA  

OPTIONS IN OTHERS NEIGHBORHOOD

GLÓRIA FAIR

At Gloria Neighborhood also has a street fair. This is a fair more focused on the taste, with delicious typical dishes, exotic fruits, sweets, honey and cheese, fish, meat and spices.

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The sellers are always very attentive and excited. Make your visit much more special.

INFORMATION

Address: Avenida Augusto Severo 

Working Hours: Sundays from 7 am to 1 pm.

TIP

Using Metro Rio, Gloria is the closest station.

GOLDEN CHANCE

Want to know the Glory Fair with a guide, explaining all the dishes and delicacies found on site? And still have a nice walk in the neighborhood and visit traditional neighborhood places?

Join our Food Tour of GlóriaYou will not regret it and will still enjoy all the delights of the fair.

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MERCADÃO DE MADUREIRA

One of the largest markets in the country is here in Rio de Janeiro. That’s right! Mercadão de Madureira is a wonderful option for your shopping. Here are over 500 stores.

You will be able to find articles of the most varied, and the best? The prices! Keep the famous brands for the malls and here enjoy the more modest stores. Here you can also find articles from different religions.

DETAIL

Mercadão de Madureira is the intangible heritage of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

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INFORMATION

Address: Avenida Ministro Edgard Romero, 239 – Madureira 

Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm; Sunday from 7 am to midday.

Telephone: (21) 3355-9044 

Website: MERCADÃO DE MADUREIRA 

FEIRA DE SÃO CRISTÓVÃO

With a northeastern vein, the São Cristóvão Fair is perfect to enjoy the articles of this region of the country. This fair is known as Feira Nordestina. Most of the traders who are part of the fair are northeastern who left their land many years ago.

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There you can find articles between clothing and souvenirs, handcrafted products and food. On weekends you can still enjoy the party that happens there, with live music, food and typical drinks.

INFORMATION

Address: Campo de São Cristóvão 

Opening Hours: de terça a quinta das 10h às 18h; sexta das 10h à 00h; sábado 24horas até as 20h do domingo.  

Telephone: (21) 3860-1842 

Website: FEIRA DE SÃO CRISTOVÃO 

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PRAÇA SÃO SALVADOR

At Laranjeiras neighborhood, in São Salvador Square is where a fair takes place on Sundays. In this square, you can take a quiet walk and buy some little things like handicrafts, clothing and accessories, and much more.

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The place is very calm and nice. There is a space for children’s play. In addition to all this, there is still live music, samba and choro (a type of Brazilian music). In this fun place enjoy and taste the delights of the gastronomic tents of the fair.

INFORMATION

Address: Praça São Salvador, Laranjeiras 

Opening HoursSundays from 9 am to 6 pm.

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TIP

Using Metro Rio, the closest station is Largo do Machado 

So, what did you think of our shortlist? There are many options to enjoy in the city. Enjoy!

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