This secondhand store is a true mix of vintage pieces and more recent collections from national and international brands that have been donated or sold to the store. Have a look around for gorgeous clothes from unknown brands that make an impact. Then, add these discoveries to some of the most sought-after items in store — shoes from Manolo Blahnik, bags from Balenciaga and jeans from Diesel — to create an individual and one-off look.
Emporium do Futuro is mostly a secondhand shop. Based in Leblon, one of the most upscale neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, means that it receives mostly branded items and sells them for a largely discounted price. Here, you can pick up quality items from great names such as Lacoste and Juicy Couture, as well as a few vintage pieces. Look out for the gorgeous trench coats — they may not be necessary in Rio, but they are perfect when traveling to cooler countries.
Based in Lapa and open once a month on the first Saturday of the month, Feira Rio Antigo is one of the best places in Rio de Janeiro to buy vintage, secondhand and retro pieces. Over 400 stalls unfold along the street Rua do Lavradio with various collections of vintage clothes, accessories, bags, hats and shoes. Be prepared for some hardcore rummaging, but know that you will find some items you like. Look out for the stall Totolinha — it is a store that has a stall at this fair each month and stocks wonderful accessories and quirky clothes.
This vintage store stocks all varieties of fashion items, from bags, shoes and clothes to accessories. Many of the brands are secondhand items from large national names such as Farm, Espaço Fashion and Shop 126, and are a great way to get these items on the cheap. This store also stocks vintage shoes and sandals, which are perfect for a night out in Rio.