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Shopping in Brazil

Published:Monday | June 23, 2014 | 12:00 AM
The Lacoste storefront in the Morumbi Shopping Center. - Photo by Sadeke Brooks

Sao Paulo, Brazil:

Although Sao Paulo, Brazil, is known as a business district, the Morumbi Shopping Center in the South of the city has something for everyone - from those wanting high-end pieces to those shopping on a budget.

The 30-year-old mall has more than 480 shops, making it almost impossible to cover in just one day. It is complete with many top international stores as well as local businesses. There, you can find stores like Lacoste, Pandora, Calvin Klein, Levi's, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Christian Dior, Forever 21, Clinique, Mac, Nyx, Havianas, Zara, Coach, adidas, Renner, Swarovski, Brookfield and GAP.

The options for dining is certainly one of the strong points of the Morumbi Shopping Center. There are two food courts, one on the ground level and the other on the third floor, totalling 30 fast-food outlets and 20 restaurants. In addition to popular franchises such as McDonald's, Burger King and Subway, there is also an abundance of restaurants offering oriental, seafood, grilled dishes and salads, all in a fast-food format.

posh restaurants

But if you have a more refined palate, just around the corner you can enjoy a fine dining experience with seemingly posh restaurants like The Fifties, La Pasta Gialla and Viena Delicatessen that offer three-course meals.

Another striking thing about the mall is the number of caf├ęs. At almost every corner, persons can be seen enjoying coffee, teas and pastry. The pastry options are also endless.

But the mall is not just for shopping and food. It has a Japanese spa, post office, lottery shops, game arcade, tailor services, travel agency, cambio, day-care and beauty services.

And to make the experience more comfortable for customers, there is also valet service and ground assistants to answer any query you might have. Now all you need is your credit card ready.

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