Cariocas have got looking good down to a fine art, and nowhere do the locals come more polished and perfect than those bronzed beauties strolling the sands and sidewalks of Leblon. This is arguably the city´s most affluent neighborhood, and those who live here spend a good proportion of their healthy incomes on clothes, beauty treatments and the health foods that help them keep those beach bodies in perfect condition for sporting teeny tiny beachwear. Anyone hoping to look as chic as the locals on the sands should pay a visit to bikini stores Lenny and BumBum, both of which have franchises in Leblon, while fun and flirty fashions guys and gals can be found at Farm. For some serious spending, head to Shopping Leblon, where you´ll find a whole host of designer boutiques under one roof. Shopping Leblon also has some genuinely appealing dining options, so shoppers will have ample opportunity to refuel during a spending spree.
Self-caterers can pick up tasty goodies for home cooking at Zona Sul supermarket, there are yummy organic veggie goodies at Vegetariano Social Clube, and even Leblon´s bars and beaches offer opportunities to pick up gifts such as caipirinha-making kits, caps and shot glasses.