Avenida das Américas, 4666 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
NileGuide Expert tip:
You'll have to take a bus ride out to the suburb of Barra da Tijuca, but shopaholics will find it's well worth the trip.
If you're in the mood to do some serious shopping in Rio de Janeiro, BarraShopping should be your first port of call. This vast, US-style mall is the largest in the city, and here you'll find everything from chic bikini boutiques to chain stores. Bargain hunters beware, though, Rio de Janeiro is not a cheap place for fashion - high quality will usually cost you a pretty penny. There are some good deals to be had though, so be prepared to invest a few hours rooting out the best buys.