Vintage Brazil

With its winding concrete stairways and dark hallways, the Cidade Copacabana shopping center (143 Rua Siqueira Campos; 55-21/2549-0650) looks more like a garage, to be honest, than perhaps the best place in Rio for antique furniture. The 270 stores sell everything from period pieces by Brazilian designer Sérgio Rodrigues to more recent works by São Paulo's Campana Brothers (like the chair pictured). For vintage jewelry, there's Cassino Atlântico (4240 Avda. Atlântica; 55-21/2523-8709), which has 185 shops and an antiques fair every Saturday.