Things to do in RIO DE JANEIRO | Souvenir Shopping

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Walk with Cham's Brazilian Hairventure: Souvenir Shopping

Thinking of what to buy for your relatives & friends back home or you just want a souvenir for yourself? Here's a list of the things you can buy that is authentic Brazil! Brazil!

1. Havaianas
100% Brazil made! Havaianas sandals/slippers has become a household name worldwide especially in the Philippines. And I'm sure most of you have or want to have this Brazil made sandals. It's comfy & practical and the tons of colors and designs make us want to have more. In Brazil, they have plenty of them selling almost everywhere! So I searched for the store with the cheapest and widest collections of Havaianas and luckily the store I was looking for is just a walking distance from our hotel in JW Marriot Copacabana.

MG Bazar is a no-frills shop that sells different kinds of Havaianas and they sell it really cheap! From R$10- R$70 (P200-P1,400) depending on the style and size. 

Of course we bought a lot for pasalubong and Christmas gifts. They were so many, we filled up one whole luggage for it. We even had to go here twice to buy more. :)

Of course we had to buy some for ourselves :)

MG Bazar Address
R. Figueiredo de Magalhães 414, Copacabana

2. Night Market in Copacabana
For really cheap Brazilian items go to the night market in front of Copacabana beach from 6pm onwards. They sell Brazilian shirts, shot glasses, mugs, magnet, keychains, Christ the Redeemer figurines, hand painted bags, swimsuit, canga (sarong), hammocks and other items. It is where most of our souvenir items were bought.

Copacabana Night Market Address
On the beach avenue AV. Atlantica in between the streets of R. Bolivar and R. Sa Ferreira, right in front of Othon Palace Hotel

3. Hippie Market in Ipanema
For more artistic & handmade Brazilian items, go to the Hippie Market which is open every Sunday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Here you'll find artsy fartsy souvenirs, handcrafts, bags, shirts and lots of paintings! 

We bought Brazilian statement shirts for gifts, and these two Brazilian themed bags for ourselves :)

Hippie Market Ipanema Address
General Osório Square, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4. Melissa Shoes
Brazil is well known for their jelly footwear and one of the most popular jelly shoes is Melissa. I own a couple of Melissa Shoes, they have the prettiest designs, the smell is so yummy plus it's waterproof too! So glad I visited a Melissa Store in Brazil, even if I have no plans of buying any, I was just so happy I got to step into a Melissa Store.

They have so many cute colors and designs.

Amused with the designs, my Mama bought one for herself. So proud of her! :)

Melissa Store Address
Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana 664

5. Brazilian Chocolates
After buying Havaianas, we saw this Chocolates Brasil store just beside MG Bazar, we found it interesting to we bought ourselves some to take home.

We also tried their Brasil Cacau Chocolate Drink and it was delish! :)

6. Brazilian Coffee 
Take home some Brazil coffee at Armazem do Cafe. This was recommended by our concierge at Ipanema Inn Hotel which is just a few blocks away. We ordered about 10 bags of Armazem Coffee 250g worth R$12.25 (P240) for our relatives back home.

7. Souvenir Shop in Hotel Ipanema Inn
If you are staying at this hotel, pay this shop a visit and you'll find unique and artistic Brazil decorations you can take home.

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  2. Thank you for this!!!!!!! This is definitely helpful for when I go :) maraming salamat

    1. You're very much welcome Kat!!! Don't forget to tell me all about your Brazil experience!!! God Bless!

  3. Magkano po ang nagastos nyo overall, and how many days po kayo sa Brazil? Ty!

    1. Hindi ko na maalala but around 70k for the both of us excluding airfare

  4. OK..! so i have an friendly store for online shopping for gift items for people who’s want shop online for you can go to and enjoy with online shopping for gifts we have lots of gift items for everyone and every occasion like Christmas gift, Birthday gift, Anniversary gift or gift for kids and many more…thanks

  5. I am glad to have found your blog and I really appreciate this post, which helped me a lot. Thanks! ;)
    God bless.


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