This epic Brazilian city’s fashion Weeks are the fifth largest behind the “big four” — London, Paris, New York and Milan. With a huge amount of wealth (the city has the largest GDP in Latin America), there are close to 100 malls and high-end shopping areas.
Local designers to look out for: Alexandre Herchcovitch, Fause Haten, Renato Ratier, Samuel Cirnansck, Thiago Marcon, Fernanda Yamamoto
Where to shop: Oscar Freire St in Jardins is Sao Paulo’s equivalent of Rodeo Drive; Avenida Paulista has an extensive range of shops; for bargains head to the markets, Rua 25 de Marco.
Niemeyer fashion show. Getty