Quality Hotel Jardins
Alameda Campinas, 540
Sao Paulo, 01404-000
Phone: (55) 11 21820400
Fax: (55) 11 21820401
Ofner is a haven for people with a sweet tooth. English cake, mini croissant and doughnuts are just few of the assorted array of baked products available here. A morning breakfast at this bakery or a quick grab for the evening hunger pangs, this bakery caters to all your needs. Locals vouch by the freshness and premium quality that this place offers consistently. This place is crowded with people of all ages and the staff tends to them efficiently. So do come by to treat yourself with these delights. For further information do check their website.
The Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) attracts many locals and tourists throughout the year on account of its eclectic collection. Another reason for the popularity is the Sunday market that has been taking over the space under it since the '70s. Predominantly known for rare antiques and other collectibles, the MASP Antique Market is spread over 74 meters (243 feet) of the museum's periphery. The many, non-descript stalls that line here feature remarkable trinkets and souvenirs like vintage, posters, postcards, coins and much more at affordable rates.
Located on Alameda Lorena, Legado Antiguidades is a unique antique store featuring a wide range of vintage trinkets and other collectibles like vases, silverware and much more. Apart from the mainstream antiques, they also have some oddities like gears used by famous athletes and rare paintings. The store also conducts regular auctions for remarkable, old objects which are extremely hard to find.
Shoe lovers won't miss checking the summer collection of Francesca Giobbi. Platforms, flats, clogs, boots, and pumps beautifully adorn the store as customers try one pair after another. Giobbi's creations have attracted even the Italian shoe market and have become famous in the international circuit. And if you aren't impressed by the ankle-straps and stilettos, check out the bags and belts on offer.
Cigar aficionados in São Paulo should not miss an experience at Raineri Pipes. This cigar bar boasts of the finest blends by top luxury brands including Don Pepe, Monte Cristo as well as premium Cuban varieties. Enjoy a puff and some conversation with well-crafted whiskeys or gourmet coffee. The piano tunes in the background enhance the old-worldly vibe of the place. Head to their counters to take home a gift hamper for your loved ones. Select from pipes, lighters, humidors and other cigar paraphernalia as unique souvenir.
What started out as a book-rental store in 1947 in Eva Herz's living room is now a thriving franchise with several locations across the country. The Livraria Cultura in São Paulo is one of the largest bookstores on the continent and is housed in the prestigious Conjunto Nacional. On the shelves are an array books, magazines, CDs and DVDs in a range of categories like arts, sciences, travel, food and so on, for all age groups and in most languages. In addition, it plays host to lectures, concerts and book signings, making it a popular hotspot among students, intellectuals and avid readers.
Every Sunday, a fair takes place called the Feira de Antiguidades do Bixiga. Here, you can discover all sorts of different items on sale - stroll through the colorful stalls and look through antiques, trinkets, pottery, and much more. Stop by the Italian restaurants nearby when you are tired for a delicious treat.
While the city of Sao Paulo has a good deal of shopping options when it comes to antiques, few can match the magnificent collection available at Patrimonio. The eclectic store covers such a broad range that it’s easy to tire yourself out just looking at the items on display. From antiques and rustic tribal art to contemporary figurines and artwork, there's something to please everybody here. Well worth a look.
Located in the heart of Jardim Paulista, Elaine Monteiro opened her eponymous bakery in 2007. With her degree in design and passions for baking, Monteiro’s confections are art inspired and delicious. On offer at this flagship store are an array of handmade pastries, cupcakes and sweet treats. Complement your selections with their range of coffee and beverages.
The official outlet of Sao Paulo's top soccer club, the Corinthians Paulista, this shop stocks almost everything that can be branded with the team's logo. Jerseys, jackets, sweaters, tees, pants and more are available at each shop, offering something for men, women and children who want to show their support. Perfect for a gift for that family soccer fan, Poderoso Timão is a great stop for visitors seeking a little local flavor.
Even since Coleciona Brinquedos opened its doors in 2006, no child has wanted to leave this store. Spread across two stories, Coleciona Brinquedos houses a diverse range of toys, making it one of the largest of its kind in Brazil. Quality is of utmost importance at Coleciona Brinquedos, and you will find products by trusted brands like Lego, Disney, Hot Wheels, Barbie, Marvel and others displayed on their shelves. They also offer a range of figurines and souvenirs related to popular shows, which is sure to catch the fancy of adults as well.
Amalia Spinardi's baby in the form of Jo de Mer is a fantastic store specializing in swimsuits and bikinis. The collection offers flattering bikini designs to cover most body flaws. Tiger prints, one-piece, strapless, polka dots, stringy thongs...take your pick. And if you want to make your beach entry a tad more tasteful, pick a designer cover-up, which are also on display. See-through ponchos, tunics and demure bags are on offer too. A bikini set can set you back by BRL250, but if you're wondering whether the price is worth it, ask Fernanda Tavares or Gisele Bundchen.