Locally inspired designer wares
The Gilson Martins flagship store in Rio is a treasure trove for lovers of design. Martins takes Brazilian iconography–like the flag and the silhouettes of local landmarks–and applies them to homewares, handbags, tablet covers, wallets, passport and a variety of other things you can take home with you. Everything is top-quality and expertly constructed with sustainable, recycled, and where possible, locally-sourced materials.
Only in Rio
If you want to get your hands on Martins’ designs, don’t wait until after your holiday–they’re only available at the flagship store and a few other outlets around the city. The flagship store in Ipanema is definitely the place to go, though–the range and service are unsurpassed there. For visitors with a little more taste and sophistication, this is the place to visit for your souvenirs–and the folks back home will truly appreciate the craftsmanship and uniqueness of anything you bring them from the collection.