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Very special and different!

It was great to finally find a store in Rio that had high quality and unique Rio related items... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Kitchener, Canada
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Unique, stylish signature Rio handbags and accessories

There are several locations of Gilson Martins stores across Rio. Do yourself a favor and visit... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Centreville, Virginia
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11 Dec 2018
“Very special and different!”
29 Aug 2016
“Unique, stylish signature Rio handbags and accessories”
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Rua Visconde de Piraja 462 B, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-002, Brazil
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

It was great to finally find a store in Rio that had high quality and unique Rio related items. When I visit a place I always try to find something special to remind me of my time there. These purses and goods are just what...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

There are several locations of Gilson Martins stores across Rio. Do yourself a favor and visit because the unique stylish signature items make wonderful momentoes of the magnificent city of Rio with quality workmanship at very reasonable prices. My black and white shoulder purse with...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

This is a great little shop for giftsthat people will actually use. I believe everything here is handcrafted in the shop so it's truly an item that is made here in Ipanema Rio de Janeiro. The items are also of excellent quality.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

I was expecting to see overpriced bags in an over-hyped boutique. But no! I was very wrong. Great collection, lovely staff (Thank you Adriana at the Ipanema Store for being so patient with my pickiness!) I found and bought some lovely handbags and pouches! I...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank KreativeKs
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I bought two bags and a number of souvenirs from this store. The items were all so cute and gave me something chic unique to Rio de Janeiro. If you want to bring people something nice without breaking the bank, this is a good place...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Coffy B
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I had no idea Gilson Martins was a well known Brazilian brand. I stopped in this store while shopping on Piraja. The colorful bags caught my attention, but what kept me in the store was the helpful service. I ended up buying bags and card...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank ChristopherF7
Reviewed 4 August 2015

In a good way.....OK....you want something to remind you of your trip but you don't want a sugar loaf mountain carved from coconuts? Gilson is your man. Subtle, kitsch-free, even abstract references to the cidade maravilhosa decorating stylish well-made bags, purses, handbags etc. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Distefano8
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Virtually everything in this upscale-feeling artists boutique is cool and will remind you of Rio. Staff was great, I walked in straight from the beach with no money or credit cards and they had someone meet me back at my hotel with a bill and...More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank JDC10001
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

What a fun store to explore. The wallets and key chains make great gifts and are well made. The store offered us welcome drinks which we enjoyed. At the back of the store is a small museum with specialty made hand bags. Found this place...More

1  Thank NancyB710
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Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the
best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is
inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from
Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many
high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which
can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue.
The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing
many art galleries that show contemporary art. There
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