The city of São Paulo offers everything to enjoy a royal day: shopping at the most renowned brands, exclusive dish tasting and even staying at high standard hotels.
The luxury sector usually generates R$ 4 billion in the capital, which gathers a large set of options for those who can and want to pay for comfort and sophistication.
There are design hotels and brand stores with new collections, jewelry, imported cars, cosmetics, beverage, sophisticated restaurants from worldwide renowned chefs, golf courses…
It is possible to buy a Ferrari, a piece of jewelry at Bvlgari, taste a rare imported wine or a contemporary D.O.M. dish. Other than, of course, enjoying a stay at hotel-boutiques, like Unique, Fasano, Emiliano and L’Hotel, and high standards, such as Hilton and Grant Hyatt.
Among its streets, avenues and shopping malls are some of the most wanted brands from all over the world. The city was the first in South America to host the jewelry store Tiffany & Co; it has the eighth most luxurious street of the world, Oscar Freire; at Jardins, there are stores with the most wanted imported cars and motorcycles of the world; and there are shopping malls like Iguatemi and Cidade Jardim, for a VIP public.
São Paulo has also the second helicopter fleet of the world, with over 500 helicopters (only behind New York City), it has over 10 golf clubs and a prestigious Jockey Club, with over 135 years of history.
For those who wish to make an indoor ride and have access to what’s the most luxurious, there are essential points. Shopping Mall Cidade Jardim was the first in Brazil to host the French Hermés and Longchamp. There is also Spa Cidade Jardim, which provides the most modern beauty treatments, from Finish saunas to pilates class.
Another primordial place to enjoy a shopping day is shopping mall Iguatemi, the first created in Brazil. It has several brands, like Hugo Boss and Dolce & Gabanna. Besides shopping, the tourist can choose between charming and exclusive cafes.
Now at shopping mall JK Iguatemi, a new luxury area of the city, there are unique stores as TopShop and Miu Miu, already renowned worldwide.
When talking about the richness in the streets of São Paulo, it is necessary to mention Rua Oscar Freire. It has an extense sidewalk and it has 200 of the most beautiful showcases in town, from stores like Calvin Klein Underwear and Carmim. It also has unique stores, like Galeria Melissa and Espaço Havaianas, which have exclusive sandals with Brazilian trademark.
Avenida Europa and its surroundings host car dealer stores like Ferraris, Porsches, Lotus and BMWs. The cars have over 6 digits prices and are an object of desire of thousands of people. The avenue has a sequence of showcases with classic brands like Bentley and Harley Davidson, and super powers like Lamborghini.
In São Paulo you can eat well in exclusive restaurants like Figueira Rubaiyat, which has in its area a gigantic tree that names the place and creates a very cozy atmosphere. The place provides incredible dishes with lots of quality meat cuts and imported wines. An option to enjoy dinner with a date is Fasano, which has a very intimate atmosphere, once there are tables with small lamps. Its kitchen mixes contemporary with classic seasoning, in traditional dishes of Italian gastronomy.
Terraço Itália, which exists for over 40 years, is a postal card of the city and one of the most traditional restaurants downtown. As the name itself mentions, the dishes go back to Italian food. The restaurant is at the 41st floor of the building and it provides a view of the entire capital paulista. It is also interesting to join a dancing dinner, to relive the beginning of the 20th century.
You cannot miss some of the places that sell exclusive products. One example is Casa Santa Luzia, which has a super fresh fruits and vegetables sector and a wide range of kosher products. Empório Santa Maria is a store that has wines, fine cheese, high standard cuts in meats and a bazar, which offers clay pans, flower sets, spices and much more. That goes without mentioning the Vinoteca, in which one can taste over 40 different kinds of wine, and the Sushi Bar, located at the second floor, that has a full menu. Galeria dos Pães is an option for those who want to taste fine cheese, buy chocolates, experiment wines in its cellar and eat sandwiches in ciabatta buns.
Shopping Cidade Jardim
Address: Av. Magalhães de Castro, 12000 – Morumbi – West Side – São Paulo.
Phone: (+55 11) 3552 1000.
Address: Av. Brig. Faria Lima, 2232 – Jardim Paulistano – West Side – São Paulo.
Phone: (+55 11)3048 7344.
Shopping JK Iguatemi
Address: Av. Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, 2041 – Vila Olímpia – South Side – São Paulo.
Phone: (+55 11) 3152 6800.
Rua Oscar Freire
Address: Rua Oscar Freire, s/nº – Jardins – West Side – São Paulo.
Address: Av. Europa, s/nº – Jardins – West Side – São Paulo
Address: Rua Haddock Lobo, 1738 – Jardim Paulista – West Side – São Paulo
Phone: (+55 11) 3087 1399.
Local: lobby at Hotel Fasano.
Address: Rua Vittorio Fasano, 88 – Jardim Paulista – West Side – São Paulo
Phone: (+55 11) 3896 4000.
Local: 41st floor of Edifício Itália
Address: Av. Ipiranga, 344 – República – Downtown – São Paulo
Phone: (+55 11) 2189 2929.
Casa Santa Luzia
Address: Alameda Lorena, 1471 – Jardim Paulista – West Side – São Paulo
Phone: (+55 11) 3897 5000.
Empório Santa Maria
Address: Av. Cidade Jardim, 790 – Jardim Paulistano – West Side – São Paulo
Phone: (+55 11) 3706 5211.
Galeria dos Pães
Address: Rua Estados Unidos, 1645 – Jardim América – West Side – São Paulo
Phone:(+55 11) 3064 5900.