SWIMWEAR FOR EVERY BODY: Brazilian Show Room Celebrates its First Anniversary on Monsarrat Avenue

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(Honolulu, HI)— Brazilian Show Room is a swimwear boutique that has been in Hawaii for over 16 years with three popular locations around Oahu including Haleiwa and Kailua. While the original showroom opened on Waialae Avenue in 2003, owner Nadia Ribeiro closed the Waialae shop and focused on the beach towns on the other side of the island before reopening in Honolulu with its latest store on the trendy and bustling Monsarrat Avenue. Now, Brazilian Show Room Honolulu celebrates its first anniversary with festivities and a promotion of 10% off for the first 100 customers that receive the flyer. 

Nadia Ribeiro is a transplant from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and has been in the swimwear business for over 35 years. After working in her early twenties as a representative of various swimwear manufacturers in Brazil, Ribeiro opened a wholesale clothing boutique in her home country. This opportunity gave her unique insight in the fashion industry along with connections with many apparel, accessory and swimwear manufacturers. When Ribeiro eventually moved to Hawaii, her intuition and ability to spot trends in swimwear and fashion eventually led her to open Brazilian Show Room Outlet—a retail shop on Waialae Avenue.  

With a name that often invokes images of racy, tiny swimwear curated for beautifully bronzed and toned bodies, the shop’s popularity stems from Ribeiro’s ability to consult with women and find styles that bring out the best in each person at any age and shape. “People assume that Brazilian women run around naked but that’s not true,” says Ribeiro with a chuckle. “We’re actually more conservative than many assume. That said, of course we do have amazing bathing suits that are known for quality, colorfulness, and uniqueness!!” 

True to its name, Ribeiro makes an effort to feature women’s and girls’ swimwear, apparel and accessories from Brazil. Her quest to find unique brands and styles often means that she seeks out brands from other countries such as Colombia, Australia, and Bali. Brazilian Show Room showcases a selection of styles that range from sexy crocheted bikinis to modest one-piece suits with a focus on high quality material, color, print, and functionality. Ribeiro was one of the first to pioneers of mix-and-match bikini top and bottom sets and her reasons are simple. “I have very inclusive styles with sizes that go to 10/12 and tops that include D/F cups” says Ribeiro. “We fly to Brazil and to other countries to look for those unique pieces that we don’t see everywhere with handmade detail made with love and creativity. It is the reason I like to travel and pick things myself. I want swimsuits for all body types, shapes, sizes and age.” 

When it comes to what Brazilian Show Room curates, Ribeiro is very straightforward. “I’m not attached to brand names—I want quality and uniqueness. Enjoyed by everyone. That along with the best customer service is what Brazilian Show Room is known for.”

Brazilian Show Room Honolulu

Address:                    3045 Monsarrat Ave. #3, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone:                        (808) 732 – 1777     
Business Hours:       Monday – Saturday, 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM, Sunday, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM   
Instagram:                 @brazilianshowroom_honolulu

Brazilian Show Room Haleiwa

Address:                    66-250 Kamehameha Hwy Ste. #E-101, Haleiwa, HI 96712
Phone:                        (808) 637 – 1777     
Business Hours:       10:00 AM – 6:30 PM, daily      
Instagram:                 @brazilianshowroomhawaii

Brazilian Show Room Kailua

Address:                    629 Kailua Rd. #120 Kailua, HI 96734
Phone:                        (808) 261 – 3026     
Business Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Saturday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instagram:                 @brazilianshowroom_kailua