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Vintage Shopping in Rio de Janeiro’s Brechós

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Not exactly renowned for vintage fashion, Rio de Janeiro’s shopping districts still offer a plethora of options for the retro lover. In particular, get hunting through the Carioca ‘brechós’ (thrift shops) and style conscious ladies and gentlemen will not only be rewarded with a window to the Brazilian threads of the past but may also come across a treasure chest of high-end brands starring the likes of Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.

“Although vintage style is not so obviously worn in all areas of Rio by the locals . . .

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