On Friday, Day 229, I spent a good amount of time at the mall in Higienópolis. I had time to kill during my daughter’s Friday afternoon activities so I thought I would see what was up in, hopefully, what will soon be my neighborhood shopping center. This time with no pressure to by anything. (See O Presente.)
Now, I’m not a big maller. Unless it is for something I must try on, I prefer to shop online. But as mentioned, this mall, Shopping Patio Higienópolis, has quite the extensive array of shops, which makes it kind of interesting to walk around.
However, I couldn’t help but be drawn to overpriced items, cementing the idea that Sao Paulo leads the world in expensive cities.
Sao Paulo Shopping: R$59,99 (U.S. $30)
Amazon & Walmart: $11.88
Disney Tangled Color Wonder Packet (18-page coloring pad, 4 markers)
Sao Paulo Shopping: R$49,90 (U.S. $25)
The Tangled Color Wonder Gift Set, which includes the 18-page coloring book, a 24-page drawing pad, 6 markers and paint set is only $15.99. Color Wonder sets equivalent to the above except with 5 markers, such as Disney Princess, are $10.99 online at the Crayola Store. I’ve found it for about $5.00 in stores.
Neutrogena Deep Clean
Sao Paulo Shopping: R$21.50 (U.S. $10.66)
Walmart: U.S. $5.27, $10.54 for packet of 2
Good Grips Sink Strainer & Stopper
Sao Paulo Shopping: R$90 (U.S. $45)
Bed, Bath & Beyond: $9.99!
This is why my suitcase is filled with supplies when I arrive into Sao Paulo!
What overpriced items have you come across in Brazil? Or another country?