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!