Shopping in Brazil

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If you are looking for versatility, Brazil is your ideal destination. There are local handicrafts where you can find regional products. There are also international boutiques that have unique designer collections.

There are ample national and international boutiques available in the streets. Many fashionable items are available here in Brazil. You can also find gourmet food shops where you can eat something while you are shopping.

Restaurants specialize in international and traditional cuisines, and it will be a great treat while you are busy shopping in Brazil. Someone who is passionate about accessories should visit great Brazil once as there are some high-end jewelry stores.

If you are heading to Brazil for the education be sure to get your Carnival branded t-shirts at any amusement spots. Brazilian shops work from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm on weekdays and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays. Some large stores may be open up to 10:00 pm. Some supermarkets are open 24 hours a day.

Here jewelry of decent quality can be purchased at lower prices than in other countries of the world. Football in Brazil is raised to the status of a national religion.

It is no wonder that here you can find a lot of sportswear and accessories related to this sport.

Some stores offer their visitors balls autographed by their favorite players. Visit this place if you are interested in all kinds of small things and souvenirs at very low prices.

There are two sales seasons in Brazil. The first one starts in February and usually lasts about a month or so. It is timed to the carnival. Travelers should be attentive during this period.

If tempting sales reach 100% and more (and sometimes it happens), then traders inflate prices for goods artificially, returning prices to the original values profitable for themselves. The second season falls at the end of the Brazilian winter. Usually, it is August and September.

The country does not have such a great flow of tourists during this period, and some shops reduce prices to attract customers.

RocApply Tips:

  • As with other facets of life in Brazil, food, and grocery are also sold in their local currency, so ensure to make all the necessary conversions and move around with a little local cash on you. Many of the establishments only accept the Brazilian dollar.
  • As a newcomer, some of the names of the items might confuse you, please use any online translator services to check the correct Portuguese word for whatever you are searching for.
  • Always ask for help or directions from fellow students and if you can't find any around you then ask even the locals they are always happy to assist foreigners and visitors.

"I enjoy shopping and I found it affordable but some of the clothes are definitely not of the highest quality." - Hassan from Turkey

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