This shop is one of a kind to Lapa, Rio! You will not find another one like it anywhere else in the world. Transformers sells individually designed and hand-made clothes by Almir França who is also a stylist and set designer based in Rio. You can check out his blog here http://blogdoalmirfranca.blogspot.com.br/
The clothes displayed attractively around the shop range from cool and casual shirts and tops to funky show dresses and sexy evening wear. This underground clothes store is for both men and women and has an “edgy” style suited to the youth spot of Rio – Lapa. You will not find tacky or silly priced “vintage” tat but genuine clothes that will no doubt become quality vintage in years to come.
The shop is owned by Luana Muniz, a well know performer from Lapa. Her glamour and sensuality is expressed through the design and display of the shop – don’t forget to check the ceiling out when you walk in! The shop attendants, and friends of Ms. Muniz, are very nice and helpful and keep the place organised. There is a changing curtain and the shop is even in the process of building a toilet at the back too.
Transformers is a great place to visit even if just to window shop so as to take time to look at the unusual bags, shoes and accessories whilst soaking up the urban vibe of Lapa. Customers also get free condoms with their purchase!
Avenida Mem de Sá, 110/loja B- Lapa, Rio de Janeiro
Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 00h
Cash or credit card