Rio de Janeiro

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  • 1. Aquim

    Ipanema | Food/Candy

    The interior of this intimate chocolate shop is almost as exquisite as their hand-crafted chocolate bars. Produced by the Aquims, one of Rio...Read More

  • 2. Babilônia Feira Hype

    Leblon | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    This fair that takes place roughly every couple of months combines fashion, design, art, and gastronomy from independent labels and artisans...Read More

  • 3. DC Lá em Cima

    Jardim Botânico | Art Galleries

    This charming concept store combines artsy coffee table books, contemporary photographs, and homewares with a little coffee shop that specializes...Read More

  • 4. Feira da General Glicério

    Laranjeiras | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    Browse for local crafts, enjoy delicious snacks, sip a caipirinha, and listen to the delicate sounds of live choro at this laid-back Saturday...Read More

  • 5. Feira do Rio Antigo

    Centro | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    Vendors at this outdoor fair sell antiques, rare books, records, and all types of objets d'art on the first Saturday afternoon of the month...Read More

  • 6. Feira Nordestina

    São Cristóvão | Local Specialties

    The crowded, lively Feira de São Cristóvão, better known as the Feira Nordestina, is a social hub for Brazilians from the country's Northeast...Read More

  • 7. Gam Arte e Molduras

    Ipanema | Art Galleries

    A good place to find high-quality modern and contemporary paintings and sculptures, this gallery, which ships items abroad for customers, also...Read More

  • 8. Lenny

    Ipanema | Clothing

    Upmarket swimwear store Lenny sells sophisticated, exquisitely cut pieces in a range of sizes, and lots of fashionable beach accessories. Prices...Read More

  • 9. O Sol Artesanato

    Jardim Botânico | Crafts

    Exhibiting Brazilian craftsmanship at its finest, O Sol is a nonprofit, nongovernmental shop promoting and selling the handiwork of artisans...Read More

  • 10. Osklen

    Ipanema | Clothing

    The Osklen brand is synonymous with fashionable everyday wear, and all the clothes and accessories are designed to help you look good while...Read More

  • 11. Spa Maria Bonita

    Ipanema | Spa/Beauty

    This holistic spa combines a range of beauty treatments, massages, and alternative healing therapies like acupuncture, colonics, and lymphatic...Read More

  • 12. Toca do Vinicius

    Ipanema | Music Stores

    Tiny Toca do Vinicius bills itself as a "cultural space and bossa nova salon," and indeed the shop feels like more than just a place of business...Read More

  • 13. Tucum

    Santa Teresa | Antiques/Collectibles

    This gem of a store collects hand-crafted artisan pieces from more than 30 indigenous Brazilian tribes. Although prices are higher than buying...Read More

  • 14. A Garrafeira

    Leblon | Wine/Spirits

    The charming liquor store Garrafeira sells a wide range of cachaça, including excellent versions from Minas Gerais State. ...Read More

  • 15. Academia da Cachaça

    Leblon | Wine/Spirits

    You can buy close to 100 brands of cachaça here. The bar serves amazing caipirinhas and other cachaça-based drinks. ...Read More

  • 16. Alessa

    Ipanema | Clothing

    For fashion-forward designs, visit Alessa. Pay special attention to Alessa's fabulously fun underwear, which makes for great presents. ...Read More

  • 17. Amsterdam Sauer

    Ipanema | Jewelry/Accessories

    One of Rio's top names in jewelry, this is the perfect place to pick up an elegant gift. The on-site gemstone museum is open weekdays between...Read More

  • 18. Animale

    Ipanema | Clothing

    A favorite among local fashionistas, Animale carries casual wear and formal wear that's both sophisticated and sexy. If you want to make an...Read More

  • 19. Argumento

    Leblon | Books/Stationery

    Its large selection of books in English has made this bookstore popular with expats and vacationers. There's also a CD section. The cozy Café...Read More

  • 20. Armazém do Café

    Ipanema | Food/Candy

    The "Coffee Store" chain has several branches in Rio, including ones in Ipanema and Leblon where you can enjoy a cappuccino or espresso and...Read More

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