Shop-alcoholics will rejoice in Lisbon. Lisbon remains one of the cheaper cities to shop in compared to the rest of Europe and shoppers can expect fantastic deals in a charming shopping experience. The few international brands available in Lisbon are generally sold at cheaper prices than in the rest of Europe. Lisbon is particularly famous for its leather products, handmade tiles and gold.
The shopping areas are relatively concentrated in Lisbon. In broad terms, there are many Delicatessens and chic or traditional boutiques in Baixa, sophisticated fashion and decoration shops have invaded the Chiado area. When in the Bairro Alto, it reigns a festive, and inventive mood changing at all time. The shopper scroll out without getting tired in the Principe Real and Sao Bento quarters. The great Portuguese and international fashion names are focusing on the very chic Avenida da Liberdade while foreign and local retail chains squat around Avenida de Roma. A most popular shopping direction is Campo Ourique with shops for children and good works fashion.
Stores are generally open from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 7pm, with sometimes a break between 1 pm and 3 pm. On Saturday, they normally close a 1pm, except in December, or they remain open for the afternoon. In shopping or touristic areas (Chiado or Belém), some shops open on Saturday afternoon. In Baixa, most are closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Finally, in the Bairro Alto, the shops stay open until late at night, usually on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The majority of the shops accept international credit cards. Otherwise, it is better to withdraw money in one of the many distributors and pay in cash. At each payment, the merchant must give you a receipt that you will want to keep. Generally, the receipt is essential: it may be subject to Customs and will be useful if you want to sell your items one day, or if you are a victim of lost or stolen items, to complete the paperwork for your insurance company or about just get reimbursed for the VAT. Always ask for a receipt and a certificate of authenticity for a work of art or other items with high-value.
Winter sales are in late December to end of February and mid-July summer sales mid-September. Throughout the year, many shops display interesting promotions.
The studios of Portuguese designers flourish in the Bairro Alto and Chiado. Discover the proven talent, Ana Salazar, Fatima Lopez, and the work of other designers like Lena Aires, Joao Branco and Luis Sanchez.
Alexandra Moura, Rua Dom Pedro V, 77 – Príncipe Real
Portuguese designer Alexandra Moura presents her cutting-edge collections of fashion and accessories in this narrow all-white space. She also invites other local creators to present their creativity shown on curious mannequins with lit heads. Other pieces are on displays with mirrored bases to reveal their interiors, and there is still room for the designer’s shoe line.
Ana Salazar, Rua do Carmo, 87
An internationally known name in fashion, Ana Salazar is the most avant-garde Portuguese designer of women’s clothes. Known for her stretch fabrics, lots of leather and synthetic fluid and brilliant. Neutral tones: black, grey, Brown, Navy Blue and white, with drapes, long and enveloping, forms, Salazar designs clothes that critics have called “body-conscious yet wearable.” In addition to her main store, she has a branch at Av. de Roma 16E.
Fatima Lopes, Rua da Atalaya, 36
The internationally renowned designer brings her extroverted style to the Bairro Alto: Collections for men and women where strong colours and tight leather prevail.
Lena Aires, Rua da Atalaia, 96
The seduction and joie de vivre. Unstoppable from her smile to her creations. Lena Aires makes mesh, just mesh, which she decline in color with «good color mine». as fluid dresses and sweaters, neck boat or draped, ornated floral motifs, stripes and pea…
Lanidor, Chiado & Avenida Liberdade
Founded in 1966, it is the largest Portuguese brand of women’s ready-to-wear clothes. Today it is much more than a brand of women’s clothes. Lanidor created the LA LIFE STYLE with its VISION of “making people happier” as its continual inspiration. It has launched new market segments, currently with nine innovative concepts, all related to the fashion world.
Jose Antonio Tenente, Traverssa do Carmo, 8
Tony Miranda, Haute Couture, Av. da Liberdade, 92
Ever since he sent a model dressed in a tuxedo down a Paris runway and created a collection made of cork, this Portuguese designer has been known for his extravagance.
He presents collections for men and women, and since 2007 a collection of textiles called Tony Miranda Home Couture which includes scented pieces.
Throughout his career dressed famous people like Brigitte Bardot, Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour, Reza Pahlevi and Omar Bongo.
Storytailors, Calçada do Ferragial, 8
Behind Storytailors, hide the designors Luis Sanchez and João Branco, the new generation of Haute Couture in Portugal. The duo of fashion designers who are arguably the country’s most creative, reflect their creativity in the decor of their boutique and draw their inspiration from fairytales for their creations . Behind the Chiado Museum, a strange warehouse, with stones and clicking chandeliers welcome their fairytale inspired collections of silk dresses, with studies folds, modern corset pieces, and pierced patterns for a lace effect.
Major Shopping Areas
- Avenida de Liberdade: This is the Champs Elysee of Lisbon and is home to high fashion names like Armani, Hugo Boss, Luis Vuitton etc.
- Chiado: This quarter is also home to international brands like Cartier and more mainstream brands like Zara, H&M and United Colours of Benetton etc.
- Baixa: Lisbon does not uphold a strong shopping culture, so it is common to see shops that are also cafes, bars and even clubs, making this an alternative to tourist ridden Avenida da Liberdade.
- Principe Real District: This area has been dubbed as the new design mecca. This is the place to head to for shops specializing in interior design.
- Bairro Alto: For those of you who fancy alternative fashion and funky streetwear, head to this part of town.
- Santa Apolina: The Avenida Infante Dom Henrique lies on the picturesque waterfront of the River Tejo. Providing selective design shops and chic restaurants, it is a place to visit to be seen…
- Sao Bento: A peaceful area at night with a few upmarket restaurants provides a perfect place for a romantic meal. In addition, the Rua de Sao Bento is an antique collectors dream.
- Campo Ourique, Lapa, Estrela, Santos: It is a neighborhood described in three words: dressing, walking and food! Lapa is a maze of streets that lurk the Tagus. It is the elegant address for embassies that share space with more traditional homes weekenders. Santos is the epicenter of the designer shops.
- Casa da Guia Cascais: one of the most beautiful and unique places in Cascais, filled with a variety of attractions. Shops, restaurants and terraces are surrounded by the green and the most amazing view of the ocean off the coast of Cascais.
Malls & Outlets
Lisbon has some of the largest shopping malls in Europe. Below are some of the most famous malls in this city:
- Armazens do Chiado: Popular and centrally located in the Chiado district
- Amoreiras: Oldest mall in Lisbon
- Atrium Saldanha: Loads of shops and large food court
- Centro Vasco da Gama: Popular shopping mall built along an ocean theme
- Colombo: One of the largest malls in Europe, it has a number of restaurants, health club, bowling alley, multiplex cinema etc
- El Corte Ingles: A Spanish department store that’s opened to great popularity in Lisbon
- Freeport Outlet: Located on the south bank of the Tagus, less than an hour away from Lisbon and it is there that they are all great opportunities to buy pieces of your favorite brands at a bargain price!
- Strada Outlet: You will find the services and amenities of a mall outlet prices with discounts simply irresistible.
Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
There are a number of small supermakets dotted across Lisbon. It’s a good idea to pop into a Portugese supermarket to pick up a drink or snacks as they are often much cheaper than cafes and souvenir shops. For organic lovers, there are two new organic supermarkest that have popped up in Lisbon. Biocoop is a famous one that’s just next to the airport. It is a consumer cooperative for organic products and you can find a vast variety of fresh vegetables, meat, cheese, vegetable proteins, yoghurts at reasonable prices. Brio is another famous organic supermarket that’s built in the heart of Campo de Ourique neighbourhood. They sell organic food, cosmetics, hygiene and cleaning products, books, handicrafts and also deliver the goods to your house for an extra five euros.
Akira, Calcada do Combro
This shop has an urban style with a clean and modern décor. It is a place where one find original parts and rarely seen in other stores and that therefore makes the difference. collections poorly disclosed in Portugal, are Adidas by Stella McCartney and Adidas Originals signed by: Jeremy Scott, David Beckham, Kazuki, and even special editions but that move millions of people, such as the Star Wars and Ransom.
Art on shoes, Rua 1 De Dezembro
ART ON SHOES By ALEXANDRA PRIETO COLLECTION® is the trade mark and prestigious brand of the painter Alexandra Prieto, who cradles the original concept in converging her art with exclusive and exuberant collections of shoes and fashion which complements her art.
B Bazar, Rua Dom Pedro V, 65— B São Mamede,Rua Escola Politécnica, 94 – Príncipe Real
B Bazar and B São Mamede are two of Lisbon’s best shops for fashion.
They offer pieces by international labels and designers, both well-established and emerging names.
In addition to the fashions, there are shoes and accessories, and at B São Mamede you’ll also find exclusive fragrances.
The two shops are down the street from each other.
Chiado 8, Rua Ivens, 8
A luxury store dedicated to major female brands, it offers fashion and accessories from varied collections such as that of the Italian Emilio Pucci or the French Charles Jourdan which is best known for its shoes.
Although the luxury market has been clustered on Avenida da Liberdade, this elegant concept store returns sophistication and good taste to those looking for exclusivity in this prime area of the city.
Chi-Coração, Rua da Misericordia, 51
Espace Cannelle, Avenida Clotilde, 52 H
Fashion Clinic, Avenida Liberdade 180
Exclusive fashion boutique. It always has the latest collections by the best national and international designers.
Galeria de exclusivos, Rua da Rosa, 195-197
Get Vintage, Rua da Horta seca 1-3
A clothes store for men and women in search of a very smart look, with casual chic, vintage and trendy styles.
Hoss Intropia, Rua Castilho, 59 B
This Spanish brand of clothing and accessories is aimed at women with sensitivity, personality and owners of exquisite taste. Good cuts, quality materials, beautiful prints and subtle color combinations. From dresses to tops and pants to accessories, all pieces have that air of romantic and chic that will reveal the elegance of every woman own sense of style.
It was here that this now-international brand was born. Created by an American, this children’s fashion label is for those looking for quality classic European styles, all beautifully handmade in Lisbon. You can now find it in the world’s biggest department stores, but this is the original shop.
Philosophie, Tivoli Forum – Avenida Liberdade 180
A cosy, feminine atmosphere where you can find dresses, tops and jackets by the most fashionable brands (Chlóe, Ferré, Red Valentino, Moschino) .
Rosa & Teixeira, Avenida da Liberdade, 204
One of the city’s most prominent quality menswear stores, opened in 1915. Smart, classy clothing made with fine fabrics and perfect cuts.
Rosa 78, Rua da Rosa, 78
Stivali, Praça Francisco Sá Carneiro
All kinds of women’s clothes by international designers to suit all tastes.
Tivoli Forum, Av. Liberdade 180
A shopping mall with a host of things on offer (shops, restaurants and accommodation) for fashionable, refined customers.
Tous – Chiado
Tous is a jewellery, accessories and fashion firm based in Catalonia, Spain. The establishment, located in Rua Garret Street in the Chiado District of Lisbon, is of great historic value for both the country and city, being considered one of their most emblematic properties due to its beautiful façade, created in 1914, and its interior which includes artworks by the famous Portuguese painter, Artur Alves Cardosa.
Urbanfusion, Rua da Rosa
A fashion store selling highly original T-shirts and shoes, all with a cartoon touch. 14F.
Véronique, Travessa do Carmo, 1
Luvria Ulisses, Rua do Carmo, 87A
Behind an ornate façade is this tiny historical shop selling all kinds of exquisite gloves. A probable record holder for “world’s smallest shop”, enter one at a time for a trip to the 1920s and exclusive perfectly-fitted hand-made gloves.
You Shoes, Rua da Rosa
All sorts of shoes and trainers by the most sought-after brands that the coolest people in Lisbon and foreigners wandering around the area are looking for. 14B.
Joalharia Do Carmo, Rua do Carmo 87B
This is one of the best shops in the city for filigree work. All the silver pieces are handmade, and many of the platinum pieces have stunning designs.
Located in the Bairro Alto, in one of Lisbon’s most historic areas, this place has become a must-visit store for residents and visitors alike.
Mod’s Hair , Rua Barata Salgueiro 30
Minimalist yet comfortable spaces with a high-quality service, combining classical beauty with the latest trends. The Mod’s Hair, globally recognized brand of beauty salons and hairdressers fashion, arrived in Portugal in 2004 at the hands of Yohann Peres, a reputed hairdresser who already has 17 years of experience and a great track record in the fashion world.
Filthy Rich, Rua António Maria Cardoso, 39
A Arte da Terra, Rua Augusto Rosa 40
For that special gift or handicraft, this outlet deep in the heart of the Alfama is an idyllic hunting ground. Standing alongside the Lisbon Cathedral, the shop is housed in a building that survived the 1755 earthquake. Since the shop’s creation in 1996, it has been a showcase for some of the best regional articles in the city. The owner purchases the creations of craftspeople who work in different materials such as iron, wood, stone, or sandstone, including every kind of weaving and embroidery, even hand-painted tiles or paintings.
A Outra Face da Lua, Rua da Assunção 22
This Baixa shop is a fashion atelier for designer Carla Belchior. Her vintage and period clothing is the best in the country, and she often sells or rents wardrobe to film, TV, and theater people. If you want to look like flapper Clara Bow in the 1920s, head here. Carla also creates her own original styles in clothing. As an oddity, she sells rare wallpaper and even tin toys. A blast from the past.
Artes & Etc., Rua da Misericórdia, 94-96
A convenient destination for Portuguese folk art. That means quality traditional and contemporary crafts displayed next to books by Portuguese authors translated into several languages, paintings, and some gourmet choices (jams, chocolates of the Arcadia brand, etc.).
Everything comes from all over Portugal, from the north in Viana do Castelo, to the mountains of Serra da Estrela and Caldas da Rainha closer to Lisbon.
A Vida Portuguesa, Rua Anchieta, 11
A beautiful shop lined with dark wood where you can see and check out all sorts of Portuguese products. Chosen by Time Out magazine as one of the 10 most original shops in Lisbon.
When it was established in 2006 by a Portuguese journalist (Catherina Portes), local residents wondered if this place was a shop or a testimonial to old-fashioned Portugal as it’s remembered by anyone born during the baby boom of the 1950s. It occupies what functioned during the early 20th century as a warehouse for (very) old-fashioned cosmetics, especially rice powders and unguents that might have been in vogue before Salazar. Today, you’ll wander through battered cases of retro-hip objects that you might find baffling, but which exert powerful iconic appeal to the Portuguese. What, for example, are soaps by Claus Porti, and how, exactly, should that kitschy plastic model of Saint Anthony be constructed and at what time of the year? Look for lavender waters, kitchen tools, handicrafts, artists’ supplies, books, and pomades that evoke waves of memories for the Portuguese.
Bertrand Livreiros, Rua Garret, 73-75
It’s officially the world’s oldest bookstore, as confirmed by a Guinness World Records certificate on a wall. In business since 1732, there are periodicals and English-language books in addition to the latest Portuguese best-sellers. Peace and tranquility is the atmosphere that welcomes you inside Bertrand bookshop, despite the fact that it is located in the busy Rua Garrett. It offers an excellent selection of contemporary literature, and you can leaf through the books in the various rooms or even sit down and read in a comfy armchair in front of the large windows. Tel.: +35 1 213 476 122.
Casa Havaneza, Largo do Chiado, 25
This has been one of Lisbon’s most luxurious shops for over a century. Over the decades it has sold exclusive cigars to the city’s upper classes (including the royal family) and continues to offer the famous Cuban exports today.
Other exclusive products include Ruinart champagne and it has opened branches in some of the city’s shopping malls like the Amoreiras and Armazéns do Chiado.
Casa Das Velas Do Loreto, Rua do Loreto 53-55
An atmospheric old shop selling candles made on the premises since 1789.
Casa Macario,Rua Augusta 272-276
This is one of Rua Augusta’s most beautiful shops due to its well-preserved century-old interior. It offers coffee, tea, chocolates, and old bottles of port, including some expensive vintages.
Casa do Turista, Madeira House, Av. da Liberdade 159
This centrally located store stocks more than 2,000 handmade items from throughout Portugal. Regional clothing and accessories include sweaters from Póvoa do Varzim and traditional scarves from Minho. (The fabled fisher’s sweaters of Nazaré are much more likely to be made in Póvoa do Varzim than in Nazaré.) Other items for sale include embroidered hand towels and napkins, tablecloths, ceramics, and straw baskets.
Celeiro, Rua 1 de Dezembro, 65
This health food supermarket specializes in vegetarian and macrobiotic products, along with vegan products. Everything’s guaranteed 100% natural. This branch also includes a self-service restaurant in the basement.
Claudio Corallo Cioccolato e Caffè, Rua Cecilio da Sousa 85
This is a chocoholic’s dream shop. There is no place in Portugal like it. In 2008, it burst onto the scene, the creation of Bettina and Ricciarda Corallo. Their family owns coffee plantations and cocoa fields on São Tome and Príncipe, two West African islands. The chocolates are so pure, they don’t need any additives; and they are the only chocolates in the world that contain a distillate (liqueur) that is extracted from cocoa pulp. Some tiny coffee beans are coated in chocolate, and natural ginger or orange peel are sometimes added.
Confeitaria Nacional, Praça da Figueira 18B
Founded in 1829 by Baltazar Ruiz Castanheiro, it has belonged to the same family for five generations, and has won recognition in various international exhibitions both for its traditional portugueses cakes and pastries, and for its creative innovation over the years.
Among these was the introduction of the “Bolo Rei” (The Kings Cake), customarily associated with Christmas, brought to Portugal by the son of the founder in the middle of the 19th Century.
Conserveira de Lisboa, Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 34
There sell conserves of all flavours. Beyond the excellent quality of the product, the shop preserves the ancient signs, at present considered vintage.
Cork & Co., Rua das Salgadeiras, 10
David Rosas, Avenida da Liberdade, 69
Designed by Pritzker Award-winning Portuguese architect Siza Vieira, this sophisticated store presents its own jewelry collection together with international brands.
Depósito da Marinha Grande, Rua de São Bento 234-242
This unpretentious store offers glass items created in the century-old Marinha Grande factory. The merchandise includes traditional service glasses, dishes, water pitchers, and salt and pepper shakers, as well as modern colored glass services. Other items include Atlantis crystal services and Vista Alegre porcelain. Atlantis crystal from Marinha Grande is renowned in Portugal, and there are some good buys here. You can purchase full services or individual pieces.
D’Orey & Cardoso, Rua do Alecrim, 68
Empório Casa Bazar, Rua Dom Pedro V 65
In the Príncipe real district, this is like some vast emporium of flea market kitsch, and, as such, is one of the most amusing stores in Lisbon. Expect one-of-a-kind gift or household items that might have come from anywhere, certainly Iberia, but also Italy or Brazil. You might pass over those plastic Portuguese saints but latch onto some enchanting Portuguese ceramics.
Espaço Acores, Rua de São Julião, 58
Delicious cheeses, jams, the only tea produced in Europe, and also handicrafts — all from Portugal’s Azores islands.
Espaço Mínimo – Travessa do Carmo
A project of Carla Gonçalves Pereira and Joaquim! This space was opened in 2005 and is dedicated to the realization of projects Design and Interior Design and visual works!
Apart from the projects for Private and Business customers, they work directly with the best international and national brands Design.
Jorge Welsh – Antique Dealers, Rua da Misericordia
Set up in Lisbon in 1993 with his partner Luisa Vinhais, this is the city’s most prestigious gallery, the only Portuguese representative at the TEFAF Basel Fair and the Paris Biennial. They specialize in Portuguese colonial art in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, China and Japan. , 41-47.
Livraria Ferin, Rua Nova do Almada, 72
This is what bookstores used to look and feel like, and what they should still be. It’s Portugal’s second-oldest shop and retains its original 1840s furniture.
It’s been in the same family for six generations and you can browse for Portuguese and foreign literature, art books, and some rare and wonderful finds.
Paris Em Lisboa, Rua Garrett, 77
Old fashioned shop with contemporary household designs. You’ll find beautiful linen, hand-embroidered nightdresses, sheets, and tablecloths, and 100% cotton towels in a wide range of colors.
Principe Real, Rua da Escola Politecnica, 12-14
This shop produces some of Europe’s finest tablecloths and sheets that have been sold to European royalty and to famous names such as the Kennedys, Rockefellers, and Michael Douglas. It specializes in elegant linen, and provides artistic manual embroidery by order.
Made-In, Rua Augusta, 175
Manual Tavares, Rua da Betesga, 1A
This lovely traditional shop dating from 1860 has a great selection of chocolates, nuts, cheeses, and vintage wines, and a wide variety of traditional Portuguese products.
Maria Joao Bahia, Avenida da Liberdade, 102
Maria João Bahia has been designing jewelry for two decades, and opened this shop in the city’s main avenue in 2005. It sells jewelry, silverware, crystal, and handbags, all designed by her.
Meio da praca, Rua da Prata, nº 78
Since last March there is a new shop in downtown Lisbon offering only the most special products “made in Portugal.” Meio da Praça is found on Rua da Prata and has everything from quirky souvenirs to special gourmet products. You’ll see tshirts saying “Portugal is a country right next to Spain!” or the best of all Portuguese olive oils, and you’ll likely stay at the shop browsing for a while. Best of all is that everything is really inexpensive and you can find some traditional products that are disappearing from most other shops.
Memorias e Segredos, Lda, R. Almirante Pessanha
Memórias & Segredos ( Memories and Secrets ) is a small but charming shop, located in the heart of the historical quarter of Chiado, around the corner of Largo do Carmo square. If you have a passion for food, enjoy a shopping experience discovering a diverse range of food and wine products made in Portugal.
Napoleão Wine Shop, Rua dos Fanqueiros, 70
Ourivesaria Sarmento, Rua Aurea, 251
In business since 1870, this store always has rich window displays presenting jewelry made in Portugal. It’s especially known for its silver which includes pieces of 17th and 19th century designs.
Sapataria Do Carmo, Largo do Carmo, 26
One of the oldest shops in town (it was founded more than a century ago in 1904), this small space was renovated in 2012. It preserves a traditionally exquisite 1950s décor but with the refinement expected by today’s shoppers. It only offers Portuguese handmade shoes, including exclusive pieces.
Terre D’Oc, Rue Do Ouro, 4F
Close your eyes and imagine you in Provence under a fig tree, on a mid-summer ‘s evening surrounded by wonderful fragrances. Discover these sensations, taates and aromas at Terre d’Oc. They sell organic products, air freshners, candles, incenses, bio cosmetics and selected teas in a lovely vintage tins.
Vista Alegre- Largo do Chiado 18-22
WE3, Rua da Misericórdia, 100 – Chiado
This beautiful boutique showcase three Portuguese designers creations. You will succumb to the ethnic clothing, chic and urban collection, patchworks of fabrics embroidered and printed hand. When this shop opened it only sold 100% Portuguese handmade “Muu” cowhide bags. But later these very original and exclusive items that come in several sizes were joined by two other quality Portuguese brands — Catarina Martins for footwear and TM Collection for women’s fashions.