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Saara - the maze of downtown shopping streets that attracts bargain hunters like bees to a honeypot - should be the first port of call for anyone looking for colorful carnival costumes at bargain... Read More
Saara - the maze of downtown shopping streets that attracts bargain hunters like bees to a honeypot - should be the first port of call for anyone looking for colorful carnival costumes at bargain prices. Along with scores of stores selling everything from full-on spangly samba outfits with feathered headdresses to animal fancy dress and glitter wigs, the stores of Saara sell the type of fast fashion that is ideal for anyone who wants to look like a local in a snap and without spending a fortune. Think teeny tiny denim shorts, flip flops and boob tubes for the girls, surf shorts and casual tees for the boys.
181 Rua da Alfândega
Rio de Janeiro, 20070005
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: This hectic maze of shopping streets is the antidote to all those chic but expensive Rio malls.
- Best for Christmas Shopping Because: The breezy streets of Santa Teresa are lined with arts and crafts stores.
- Best for Shopping near Cruise Port Because: Here you can find everything from beachwear and sarongs to electrical goods and disposable cameras.