RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A Balmain blouse with a Paulo Camargo blazer. Mixed pants and Alexandre Birman sandals. A Chanel handbag.
Rio de Janeiro doctor Andreia Frota's "look of the day" - owner of a clinic specialized in facial injections attended by the famous and wealthy in Barra da Tijuca, Rio's west zone - rarely costs less than R$10,000 (US$1,918). She is part of a group of Brazilians who, prevented from traveling abroad because of the Covid-19 pandemic, began to spend much more on luxury products in the country.
Frota says that with the devalued . . .