“Built around 15 years ago amidst a lot of opposition, this upscale shopping mall has become a symbol of the neighborhood, giving it new energy and pushing up real estate prices in the environs. Its design respects the historical buildings around it. The place is very inviting and flooded with daylight, as pleasant a shopping experience as you’ll find anywhere in the city. It has brand stores such as Osklen, Livraria da Vila, Studio W, and Lanchonete da Cidade.” —Arthur Casas Avenida Higienópolis 618, 55/11-3823-2300. This appeared in the October 2013 issue. Read more about Arthur Casas's Higienópolis neighborhood..