Comfort Suites Alphaville
Alameda Rio Negro 1030
Phone: (55) 11 2137-4100
Fax: (55) 11 2137-4111
Antiquário Marcelo Aguila has an impressive collection of historic and religious relics. You can find pinhas (18th-century Portuguese statuettes), religious relics from the 17th and 18th Centuries, and a 300-year-old oratorio (miniature chapel). Nestled within an 18-th century historic building, the location of the store adds to the charm of the collection on display.
Capricho à Toa has been operating as a thrift store since 1991, and is one of the largest in São Paulo. The highlight of this store is their extensive collection of national and international designer wear that can be purchased at reasonable rates. Housing over 30,000 items, Capricho à Toa is neatly segmented into sections for men, women and children. A cozy little coffee shop is located on-site, take a break from your shopping spree and rejuvenate yourself here for some more purchases.
The Livraria de Vila was designed on the site of a two-story home by Brazilian architect, Isay Weinfeld who has also designed wonders like The Fasano Hotel. A book store that has become a landmark in “form follows function” style of architecture, the design helped the bookshop to accommodate more books than it would have otherwise. Completed in 2007, the highlight of the store is its revolving door that is made up entirely of bookcases. Fascinating to look at, the Livraria de Vila is frequented by not only avid readers but also architecture enthusiasts.
Established in 1981, Shopping Eldorado takes pride in being the third shopping center in São Paulo. It started out on a small-scale with limited stores, but has expanded into a huge mall over the years. In 1992, a food court was set up, and this place became the first in the city to have a dining zone in a shopping center. Shopping Eldorado offers shopping a wide range of options, right from high-end designer outlets to pocket-friendly stores.
A Queijaria is a testament to Minas Gerais' cheese making tradition. This store features over 70 fine varieties of cheese that are hand-selected by owner Fernando Oliveira on his travels across Brazil. Some of the specialties include the queijo from the Canastra region. Pick up a regional cheese to pair with your wine, or as a unique souvenir to take back home.
With a collection of antiques that date as far back as the 18th Century, Juliana Benfatti is an antique collector's delight. A family-run store, it is known for its rare and eccentric pieces from many parts of the world. Artistic bronze bowls, elegant wall brackets, colorful table lamps and sophisticated crystal boxes all form a part of the collection at this store.
A vibrant facade of yellow and red, welcomes you into a trove of timeless fashionable goods. Nestled in a structure from the 1920s, Minha Avó Tinha opened its doors as an antique store, in 1992. But as its collection of garments and accessories kept on expanding, it came to known for its vintage stylish goods over curios. Clothing from 1920s right up to 1990, can be found here; it also includes designs by renowned names like Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and others.
Ellus began exclusively as a jeans brand in 1972 by Nelson Alvarenga. Over the years the store expanded to skirts, blouses, shirts and accessories as well. This brainchild of Alvarenga is one of the popular fashion stores in Brazil and has numerous outlets across the country. This store is located in Iguatemi São Paulo shopping center. You can find a nice collection of garments that look trendy and are comfortable as well. A range of accessories like handbags, belts and shoes are available to complement your attire.
With multiple outlets across Brazil, Livraria da Vila houses an extensive collection of books, ranging across various genres, that it is sure to please every reader. Livraria da Vila began as a book store in 1985, but has expanded over the years to become much more, a platform for cultural events. Theatrical acts, book signings, lectures, workshops are amongst the varied events conducted here. While shopping at JK Iguatemi, take a detour at this book store and enrich yourselves.
Like all the other stores that make up this hugely popular chain, Livraria da Vila at Cidade Jardim is known for a lot more than just books, although the collection is truly impressive. Storytelling sessions, debates, book launches and workshops are regularly organized; those who just want to curl up with a good book can do just that, all while enjoying a coffee and sandwich from the in-house cafe.
Dedicated wholly to the Brazilian dessert, brigadeiro, Maria Brigadeiro is located in Pinheiros neighborhood of São Paulo. Established in 2007 by gourmet baker Juliana Motter, the store takes large and small orders for many different varieties of the confection. Ranging from classics like dark chocolate, milk chocolate to the nuttier pistachio or almonds, from the fruitier orange or mango to the more exotic sesame flavor and even the Indian masala flavor, you can take your pick from over forty different versions of brigadeiros. All products are hand-made, using the best ingredients available which reflects in every bite of the favorite Brazilian bonbon from Maria Brigadeiro.
Daslu is a fashion hole, where models and socialites exchange pleasantries and shop until they drop. The couture haven boasts of multiple floors of clothing for men and women, stalls of belts, felt hats, jackets, denim, and much more. Brand dropping never got so easy as Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Dior, Chloe, Miu Miu, and others have huge displays of their collection. Looking for georgette sandals, pencil skirts, Ana Rocha rings, and purses just got better.