By  on October 22, 2012

Brazil’s northeastern region, the country’s poorest, is about to get its first major shopping mecca with space dedicated to luxury brands. The RioMar mall, which is scheduled to open Oct. 29 in Recife, will house brands such as Burberry and Hugo Boss as Brazilians get richer and regional demand for luxury items increases.

This story first appeared in the October 31, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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