Rio de Janiero has long been known as a jetset capital -- a place where hot bodies, tiny swimsuits, and 1970’s-style abound in architecture and fashion. I recently returned from this decadent destination after launching our first pop-up shop at Design Hotels: Project Rio. Below is a list of our favorite boutiques in Leblon and Ipanema.
This shop is Rio’s design mecca, featuring custom designs by owner Monica Penaguiao as well as Europe’s best design sources.
Rua Dias Ferreira 480, 22431-050 Leblon
Bold printed dresses in an exclusive but beachy store enviornment.
Boutique Beach Hotel, Rua Dias Ferreira, 64, Sala 101, Leblon, +55 21 2512 3320
- Patricia Viera
Exceptional quality leather garments and homewares. The leather fringe belts and biker jackets are to die for! Rua Dias Ferreira, 417/401 Leblon, 22430050, +55 21 25129467
- Glorinha ParanaGua
Luxury handbags made form laquer, raffia, bamboo, and leather. Galeria Fiamma - Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 365 - Ipanema, +55 21 2522-8203
This is the gold standard for Brazilian bikinis – (and it’s in the same gallery as Ka).
Galeria Forum, Loja 114 e 115, Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 351 - Ipanema
This is a multi-brand boutique that carries many indie Brazilian designers like Isolda. Rua Visconde de Pirajá 351 lj. 106. 21 2247-2768 // 21 2227-4291