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August 01, 2014

Summer Find: Brazilian Beach Bats

By Sasha Levine | Gifts

Summer Find: Brazilian Beach Bats
Photo courtesy of Anna Campbell

The World Cup may be over, but a Brazilian way of being hasn’t lost its luster—especially when it comes to spending a day at the beach.

That’s especially true for ShopLatitude, an e-commerce website that curates a unique collection of fashion, accessories and home-decor items sourced from designers, artisans, concept stores and hotels around the world. The site, which lets you shop by destination, officially launched Rio de Janeiro—its 14th and arguably hottest locale—this summer.

While exclusive beaded jewelry, limited-edition blouses and high-end poufs abound, this handsome Leblon beach-bat set ($250)—emblematic of the Carioca lifestyle—caught our eye as a chic, playful hostess gift. Made and designed by London-based, Brazil-inspired beachwear and accessories brand Frescobol Carioca (47 Blandford St.; frescobolcarioca.com), the set is handcrafted by artisans in the company’s Brazilian workshop using up to 13 pieces of wood in a variety of types. The bats are finished with a glossy surfboard resin and have a colorful neoprene grip, making them as comfortable to hold as they are stylish. shoplatitude.com.