A small selection of shops for a successful shopping trip in Lisbon

A small selection of shops for a successful shopping trip in Lisbon

Chiado, Avenida da Liberdade, Príncipe Real: Lisbon is a window-shopping wonderland of trendy boutiques and fashion-forward addresses.

The Portuguese capital has no shortage of incredible shops, each one more surprising than the last.

Luvaria Ulisses, a tiny 15-square-metre shop, is a must. Open since 1925, this shop features handmade leather gloves that the shop people will let you try on but only if you follow their very precise instructions. In a diametrically opposed style is the Embaixada Concept Store, a temple of hip with a great café, all housed in a former palace. All the hottest Portuguese brands are on display: limited edition women's clothing and accessories, custom jewellery, cosmetics. A Loja in Mouraria is a true cabinet of curiosities. Run by Marie-Gabrielle, a long-time French expat, it carries traditional Portuguese crafts (porcelain objects, embroidery, jewellery, brooches and pins). Catarina Portas, a former journalist, is the founder of A Vida Portuguesa, which specialises in luxury Portuguese products: the best brands of scented soaps, famous Tricana sardine tins, books, and vintage trinkets.

If you are looking for candles, Casa das Velas is the address of your dreams: they've been making handmade candles, including birthday candles, since 1789.

Luvaria Ulisses
Rua do Carmo 87
1200 Lisboa

+351 (0)21 342 0295


Embaixada Concept Store
Praça do Príncipe Real 26
1250-184 Lisboa

+351 (0)965 309 154


A Loja
Rua de São Cristóvão, 3
1100-514 Lisboa

+351 (0)91 624 1865


A Vida Portuguesa
Rua Anchieta 11
1200-023 Chiado Lisboa

+351 (0)21 346 5073


Casa das Velas
Rua do Loreto 53
1200-241 Lisboa

+351 (0)21 342 5387