Insider's Guide | Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro


In addition to picking up the obligatory pair of Havaianas, Brazil has some great clothes designers (our Staff are dressed by the local Handred brand) and is a wonderful place to search for interesting homeware, or vinatge items in the street markets.  Below are some recommendations on the best shops and malls in the city.

Botafogo Praia Shopping

One of the city’s top shopping centres and walking distance from the Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro.  A large selection of shops and restaurants (many with spectacular views over the bay and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Shopping Rio Sul

One of the original shopping malls in Rio de Janeiro.  There are over 400 stores, spread over seven floors.  This is a good place to look for homeware.  There is also two large food courts and a cinema.

Livraria Travessa

One of the best book stores in the city, with a wide variety of national and international titiles.  There is also an informal restaurant to relax in and enjoy your purchases.


A local brand, which showcases fashion in colourful prints.