Those who travel to a destination usually take hundreds of photos to be able to save moments lived during a trip. And many people also like to take home a souvenir, an object that rescues the memories lived in a place or tourist attraction.
São Paulo has at least 38 specific souvenir shops, which sell magnets, keychains, mugs, stationery, simple decorative objects, t-shirts, eco bags (fabric bags) and much more.
See the list below, divided by categories:
São Paulo souvenir shops: there are four stores – one virtual and three physical – dedicated to the sale of souvenirs related to the city or state of São Paulo. Alluding to its attractions and addresses, there are products that predominate in black, white and red, which use the acronym SP, which refer to slang and customs of the city, etc.
São Paulo Convention & Visitors Bureau store
The São Paulo Convention & Visitors Bureau has an online store with products named after the city. Mugs, umbrellas, suitcase covers, and other products are sold.
Mercapoint from the Municipal Market
Located in one of the attractions that most attract tourists in São Paulo, Mercapoint is a souvenir shop with products mainly related to the city and state of São Paulo. Souvenirs as pens, magnets, t-shirts, key chains and other products that print icons and attractions of the city, in addition to other products with the flag of Brazil and the state.
Rua da Cantareira, 306 – Rua M Loja 42/44
Contact: +55 11 95270-3209
Paulista Souvenirs from Shopping Center 3
Kiosk found at Shopping Center 3, on Avenida Paulista, a place with a large flow of tourists, especially on weekends. The souvenir shop sells products related to the city of São Paulo and Brazil, such as t-shirts, mugs, keychains and magnets.
Projeto São Paulo City
Virtual store specializing in the sale of t-shirts, hoodies and clothing in general with the theme of the City of São Paulo. It also sells mugs, keychains, ecobags and a wide variety of products.
Shops in tourist attractions: They are present in at least 19 tourist attractions. Some tourist attractions reserve part of their space for the sale of exclusive items related to their brand, temporary exhibition, collection or the city, such as Masp, Catavento Museum, Pacaembu Stadium, São Paulo Zoo, Farol Santander, Pinacoteca, Japan House, Immigration Museum, São Paulo Aquarium, among others.
Solidarity Craftsmanship of the São Paulo Museum of Art (Artesol from Masp)
It sells handicrafts from communities, indigenous peoples and designers, such as ornaments, jewelry, benches, ceramics and decorative objects, as well as books and ecobags. There is a curatorship to display the products for sale, dialoguing with the museum itself.
Futebol Super Store at Estádio do Pacaembu
The establishment is not directly connected to the Football Museum, but because it is in the same space at the Pacaembu Stadium, it attracts fans of the sport. The store sells boots, balls and shirts from different teams, from São Paulo to international clubs. Highlight for the space theme, which has autographed shirts, posters, photographs and other relics of the sport.
Praça Charles Miller, S/N – www.superstore.com.br/lojas.php
Contact: +55 11 3667-3598
Zoo Souvenirs (São Paulo Zoo)
The SP Zoo has a large store and kiosks scattered throughout the park. They sell plushies, toys, mugs, umbrellas, park maps, souvenir photos, postcards, as well as scientific publications and the Ciência no Zoo magazine. The “Dinosaurs World” sector also has a commercial establishment, which has toy dinosaurs as its main product.
Avenida Miguel Estéfano, 4241
Contact: +55 11 5073-0811
Livraria da Travessa from Instituto Moreira Salles
Livraria da Travessa is found at Instituto Moreira Salles, a cultural center dedicated to photography and audiovisual arts. The store has a vast catalog of books dedicated to the theme of the place and sells souvenirs such as t-shirts, ecobags, disposable camera, notepads and wallets, these items with the logo or theme of the Institute itself. There is also an online store.
Farol Santander – Loja da Cidade (City’s Store)
Located in the lobby of the building, Farol Santander’s souvenir shop is called Loja da Cidade. It sells official items from the Farol and its exhibits. T-shirts, mugs, cups, squeezes, pillows, buttons, ecobags, notebooks, umbrellas, magnets, pencils and stickers, among others. It has Instagram and official website (lojadacidade.com) with online sales. The store’s items dialogue with the theme of the city itself, through its colors and prints.
Rua João Bricola, 24 – ground floor
Contacts: +55 11 97111-2145 / [email protected]
Loja da Mônica (Mônica’s Store) – Parque da Mônica
It sells products related to Monica’s Gang and the characters of Maurício de Sousa. From toys to adult t-shirts and clothes, decor, masks, etc. Many exclusive products, sold in the physical store of Parque da Mônica or in the virtual store.
The Pinacoteca do Estado’s internal store has books and catalogs of past exhibitions, visitor guides, caps, mugs, t-shirts, paintings (replicas and miniatures) and ecobags. The products are themed, according to the temporary exhibitions and the museum’s permanent collection. It has an online store.
Praça da Luz, 2 – pinacoteca.org.br/loja/
Contact: +55 11 3324-1000
Afro Brazil Museum Store
The Afro Brazil Museum Store sells items such as books, catalogues, records, accessories, paintings (originals or prints) by Brazilian or foreign black artists.
Gate 10, Avenida Pedro Álvares Cabral, s/n
Contacts: +55 11 3320-8900 / [email protected].org.br
Furoshiki and Shin – Japan House
The cultural center dedicated to Japanese culture, Japan House, has two indoor stores, Furoshiki and Shin. The first one, found on the first floor, is dedicated to the dissemination of the art of the same name, a Japanese fabric packaging technique – the customer can learn the furoshiki art and buy fabrics and accessories to build their bags. Shin, on the ground floor, is dedicated to the sale of Japanese products that sharpen the five senses of the human body, in addition to selling products by renowned Japanese artists and designers.
IT from Instituto Tomie Ohtake
Instituto Tomie Ohtake’s souvenir shop, called IT, is dedicated to the sale of decorative items, handcrafted jewelry and clothing, which dialogue with the institute’s own proposal. The Institute also has the Gaudí Bookstore.
The Museum of Modern Art Store sells products with the museum’s brand, such as stationery materials (pencils, notebooks, notepads), t-shirts, mugs, squeeze bottles, ecobags, decoration pieces, in addition to catalogs of exhibited artists. It has an online store, in partnership with Amazon.
Avenida Pedro Álvares Cabral, s/n° / www.amazon.com.br/b?ie=UTF8&node=21561365011
Immigration Museum Store
The Immigration Museum Store sells museum-themed products, such as books, DVDs, postcards, t-shirts, buttons and themed mugs. It has material related to São Paulo coffee from the beginning of the last century.
Rua Visconde de Parnaíba, 1316
Contacts: +55 11 2692-1866 / [email protected]
São Paulo Aquarium Stores
The São Paulo Aquarium has some themed souvenir shops, with products such as plush and toys in general, t-shirts, totems, among others. The stores’ themes reflect the area of the park where they are installed: Africa (savanna), Australia (Outback), the Poles and, of course, the oceans.
Lojinha do MIS (MIS Shop)
It sells exclusive products from the Museum of Image and Sound and related to its temporary exhibitions. It also sells books, DVDs, CDs and LPs. It has an online store.
TerraCotta Sacred Art from the Museum of Sacred Art of Sao Paulo
The TerraCotta stores chain is specialized in Catholic religious art. One of its units is found at the Museum of Sacred Art, which in addition to images, rosaries and religious items, sells objects related to the place, such as catalogues, notebooks, notepads, religious memorabilia (baptism, first communion and marriage).
Avenida Tiradentes, 676 – www.lojaterracotta.com.br/collections/produtos-do-museu-de-arte-sacra-de-sao-paulo
Contacts: +55 11 3326-3336 / [email protected].org.br
Souvenirs do Templo (Solomon’s Temple)
It sells religious items and souvenirs related to the Temple and the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. Among the articles, religious books, keychains, mugs, bags, t-shirts, masks, miniatures of the Temple and objects related to the place.
Avenida Celso Garcia, 605
Contacts: +55 11 2291-5084 / [email protected]
Handicraft stores and general Brazilian representations: in São Paulo it is also possible to find more than ten stores that sell handicrafts from all over the country, such as indigenous and quilombo communities. Some have jewelry and decorative objects with Brazilian gemstones, and sell traditional souvenirs, such as mugs and keychains with icons that represent Brazil.
Store specialized in the art and craft of Brazilian indigenous peoples. It sells sculptures, woodwork, baskets, body accessories and others.
Rua Haddock Lobo, 1307 – store 26
Rua Augusta, 2530 – store 26
Contatos: 11 99935-3440 / artetribal.negocio.site
Shop in the eastern neighborhood of Liberdade that sells Brazilian precious and semi-precious stones for decoration, as well as images of Buddha and other religions, mixing Brazilian and oriental styles in their merchandise.
Rua Galvão Bueno, 230
Contact: +55 11 3209-7227
Brastone Pedras Brasileiras
It sells Brazilian precious and semi-precious stones, souvenirs, items for decoration and jewelry developed through gemstones. It also sells indigenous handicrafts, folk art, carved wooden pieces, T-shirts, pens and porcelain.
Avenida Pavão, 728
Contact: +55 11 5092-3447
Casa do Amazonas
Shop specialized in indigenous arts and crafts that sells decorative pieces and furniture carved in wood, ceramics, traditional indigenous straw work.
Alameda dos Jurupis, 460
Contacts: +55 11 5051-3098 / [email protected]
Store specialized in Brazilian precious and semi-precious stones, focused on decoration and jewelry.
Rua Barão de Itapetininga, 255 – www.facebook.com/Brunocortezminerais
Contact: +55 11 3255-3136
Shop specializing in indigenous handicrafts and handicrafts from the northeast and Brazilian hinterland. It sells ceramics, sculptures, porcelain, baskets made of wicker and straw, works in wood and clay, paintings, sculptures and cachaças.
Galeria Arte Brasileira
Shop specializing in Brazilian art and crafts in general, selling accessories, indigenous art, clay art, basketry, wood or clay sculptures, decorative pieces, popular sacred art, paintings and Brazilian stones. The establishment focuses its sales on the online store but has a physical store in Jardim Paulista.
Havaianas Oscar Freire (Concept)
Store of the Brazilian brand Havaianas sandals and flip-flops, whose unit on Rua Oscar Freire is a concept store, which sells unique and even personalized products and is ideal for tourists and admirers of the brand.
Rua Oscar Freire, 1116
Contact: +55 11 3079-3415
Ho Kim Do
Store specialized in Brazilian precious and semi-precious stones, with jewelry and objects for decoration. Being in the Japanese district of Liberdade, his pieces have an oriental influence.
Shops and Handicraft Fair of the Center for Northeastern Traditions (CTN)
The CTN is dedicated to promoting and strengthening the Brazilian Northeastern culture in São Paulo. The place has some shops dedicated to the sale of handicrafts typical of the region it represents, products such as woodwork, ceramics and weaving. On weekends, there is a craft fair that brings together more shopkeepers and products.
Rua Jacofer, 615 – ctn.org.br
Contact: +55 11 3488-9400
Solidarity Point in the Yellow House
It sells handcrafted products referring to the five regions of Brazil, such as sculptures, paintings, lace and Brazilian popular arts in general.
Store specialized in Brazilian semi-precious stone jewelry and decoration and design pieces made with this same raw material, such as sculptures and picture frames.