Jardins

LUXE City Guides - Sao Paulo - - Shopping Itineraries -

Paulis­tanos tend to­wards bor­ing, ubiq­ui­tous malls, but lovely leafy Jardins is fa­mously home to the city’s only luxe high street. Credit card locked n’ loaded – there’s plenty of fab­u­lous home­grown tal­ent to get your mitts on here, but it ain’t cheap, Char­lie! Be­gin your search for that Brazil­ian je ne sais quoi on Rua Melo Alves, with street­edge cou­ture at #561 Alexan­dre Her­ch­cov­itch / 3063 2888 / her­ch­cov­itch.uol.com.br, then exit right up­hill and right again onto Rua Os­car Freire, slip­ping by Mara Mac at #1141 / 3085 0695 / mara­mac.com.br / for cool, earthy w/wear, and cross­ing the road for a rain­bow of rubber soles, plus span­gly stud bar at #1116 Hava­ianas / 3079 3415 / hava­ianas.com. Stay­ing left, and not­ing pretty pa­tio Chez Os­car (see Lunch/Brunch) for bites later, you can­not miss #1102 Cavalera’s / 3083 5187 / cavalera.com.br / youth­fully flam­boy­ant uni­sex prints, nor just op­po­site at #1105 Huis Clos’ / 3088 7370 / huis­c­los.com.br / silky, un­der­stated gowns, plus younger dif­fu­sion line Maria Gar­cia in the next room. Exit right and tot­ter across Rua da Con­so­lação di­ag­o­nally. El­lus on the left at #990 / 3061 2900 / el­lus.com / is fa­mous for its booty-en­hanc­ing take on the iconic skinny jean, or hot­foot it to shoe palace Schutz at #944 / 4508 1499 / schutz. com.br, and Ze­ferino at #924 / 3064 1006 / ze­ferino.com.br / for its cache of ex­otic leather stil­lies. Fur­ther down the block still are snazz party frocks by Fo­rum Tufi Duek at #916 / 3085 6269 / fo­rum.com.br, while fel­las head up­stairs for modish men’s duds. Spot Nespresso on the cnr, and duck right down Rua Bela Cin­tra. Here trop­i­cal girly gar­ments await at #2164 An­i­male / 3063 2038 / an­i­male.com.br, then cross over for struc­tured-glam ladieswear at #2167 Reinaldo Lourenço / 3085 8150 / reinal­dolourenco.com / and #2173 Glo­ria Coelho / 3083 1079 / glo­ri­a­coelho.com.br, fol­lowed by Jack Var­ta­nian’s con­tempo rare stones at #2175 (see Stand­out Stores). Back­track to Os­car Freire, and con­tinue right for dainty knix at #849 Valis­ere / 3063 1693 / valis­ere. com.br, and a colour­ful cave of out­landish wa­ter­proof shoes at #827 Ga­le­ria Melissa (see Stand­out Stores). Cross over Rua Had­dock Lobo for stud­ded suede jack­ets in hot pinks and lime greens at #736 Ca­rina Duek / 3086 1292 / ca­rina duek.com.br / on the left; Brazil’s finest baubles at #652 H. Stern / 3068 8082 / hstern.com.br; and high-con­cept ca­su­al­wear op­po­site at #645 Osklen / 3083 7977 / osklen.com. Just over Rua Au­gusta on the left is candy-hued beaut-ique Quem Disse Berenice at #608 / 3062 4303 / quemdis­se­berenice. com.br, or slip left onto Au­gusta, and scoot up a block un­til you reach Al Lorena, hang­ing an­other left for #1655 Louloux’s / 2305 1282 / louloux.com.br / disco plat­forms and os­ten­ta­tious slip-ons on the right. From here, spy vin­tage phar­macy Granado at #1353 / 3061 1080 / granado.com.br / on the op­po­site cor­ner with per­fumed lo­tions and po­tions. Cross Had­dock Lobo for whim­si­cal pa­per prods, great gifts and leather totes at #1688 Papel Craft / 3081 8171 / then take pause for thought at book nook Livraria da Vila across the road at #1731 / 3062 1063 / livrari­a­davila.com.br. Fi­nally, hob­ble left down Bela Cin­tra for a well-earned foot rub at #2023 L’Oc­c­i­tane Spa / 3088 9008 / br.loc­c­i­tane.com. Ahh!

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