Casa dos Tapetes de Arraiolos
A grand, 19th-century Moorish style palace in the glamorous Principe Real section of Lisbon is home to one of the city’s coolest shopping emporiums. The palatial building that has housed an embassy (hence its name) hosts a variety of shops in what used to be rooms, plus a bar/restaurant in the interior courtyard. From baby clothes to bikinis to leather goods, products featured in the myriad stores tend to be made and designed in Portugal.
The Fabrica Sant’Anna tile factory is based in Belem but the store is located across the street from Palacio do Chiado. Offering everything from loose tiles to serving dishes, both antique and modern, the shop is a treasure trove of the perfect Portuguese souvenirs.
Leitão and Irmão
This boutique, established in the 1920s, is so small it can usually only fit one customer at a time. As a result, customers benefit from uninterrupted service when getting fitted for custom-made gloves or perusing the fine leather assortment (like an animal-print-trimmed button-up model) ready for purchase.
Paris em Lisboa
Stores like Paris em Lisboa, on Lisbon’s pedestrian-friendly Rua Garrett, don’t exist much anymore. The old-fashioned shop façade advertises an old-fashioned way of life, where household goods, particularly linens, were crafted by hand and with great care. In addition to sheets, blankets, towels and tablecloths, the store sells beautifully packaged bath products like artisanal soaps and natural sponges.
Principe Real Enxovais
Sal Concept Store by BRANCO sobre BRANCO
The main focus of this chic concept store is to showcase pieces from the locally made Branco Sobre Branco furniture brand, whose atelier is adjacent to the shop, but the lovely brick-ceiling space is also home to little treasures that can be easily packed up and brought home. Pick up gifts for those at home such as teas, candles and soap made with Azeitona olive oil, or treat yourself to a piece from the flawlessly curated collection like a stylish wicker clutch or seasonal selection of bohemian blouses.
From wall-sized tiled murals to individual azulejos, the specialty at this treasure-filed emporium in Principe Real is antique Portuguese tiles. A veritable encyclopedia of the medium, this store acts as a museum as well as shop, and anyone taken by the favored décor of the country must prioritize a stop here.
Vista Alegre has been part of Portuguese culture for centuries, as their first porcelain factory was built in 1824 in the Aveiro district in central Portugal. They now have outposts across the world, but at this store in Lisbon, you can find the stunning porcelain dinnerware, dishes and home goods the brand is famous for in the country where it all began.