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.
-Poeira 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
-Adriana Barra 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
- Lenny 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
- Ka 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