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Brazilian Bikini Shopping

Tiny, flattering and colorful summarize the Brazilian bikini, a phenomenon of beach wear rarely dared in the United States yet definitive of the Rio de Janeiro experience.

That the "Girl from Ipanema" is a world-wide icon of the bronzed beach goddess, it should come as no surprise that Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema district is also home to three of Rio's best Brazilian bikini shops.

547 Rua Visconde de Pirajá, #204, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro Brazil 011-55
Tucked away on the second floor is the fabulously chic center for Brazil's best bikinis. Small, like the cut of the Brazilian bikini, and staffed with a knowledgeable, English-speaking staff, Salinas boasts inventive (the Carmen Miranda, off the shoulder one-piece is so tropical), colorful bikinis in a modern, elegant boutique for women.

Blue Man
Forum de Ipanema, 351 Visconde de Pirajá, #108, Ipanema Rio de Janeiro Brazil 011-55
Mix and match bottoms at this perennial Rio de Janeiro favorite for Brazilian bikinis. While Salinas specializes in women's bikini sets, Blue Man also offers several male options, which, in perfect Brazilian style, are comparable only to the American Speedo.

Forum de Ipanema, 351 Visconde de Pirajá, Ipanema Rio de Janeiro Brazil 011-55
Founded in 1979, BumBum was the Brazil's first store dedicated solely to the bikini. With over twenty years experience, BumBum is a Brazilian leader in sensual, well-made Brazilian bikinis. BumBum also carries a selection of beach outerwear for women.

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