Shopping Guides

The Shopping Guide: Lisbon

Portugal’s shopping scene is rooted in history and displays some of Europe’s most creative designs. In Lisbon, shoppers can find both locally made, artisanal wares as well as sleek, cutting-edge fashions and furnishings. The city has many neighborhoods, but the majority of Indagare's favorite shops are concentrated in the historic quarter of Bairro Alto, with a few in old-world Alfama and elegant Baixa.

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Indagare Picks // Alfama

Alfama is the oldest district in Lisbon, with narrow cobblestoned streets, preserved architecture and fado bars where traditional Portuguese music ("fado") is played. Here, local artisans create handmade products, like beautiful wools in a variety of designs.

Bairro Alto is the most popular shopping area in the city, with myriad shops that range from concept stores to Portuguese handicraft ateliers.

Fashion & Accessories
  • Embaixada is housed inside a grand, 16th-century Moorish style palace and hosts a variety of shops that sell items ranging from baby clothes to leather goods, many of which are made and designed in Portugal.
  • Luvaria Ulisses is a sliver of a shop that sells only gorgeous leather gloves.
  • Loja do Burel, a two-floor storefront, exhibits beautifully patterned wool scarves, blankets and woven bags, as well as local jams and pesto.
  • Nuno Gama: A pioneer of Portuguese style, Nuno Gama’s elegant menswear is steeped in culture and tradition, incorporating luxe materials like velvets, cashmere and leather. The sleek shop exhibits his exquisitely tailored suits, shirts, jackets and pants, designed with subtle hues and slimming lines.
  • Antiguidades Antonio Trindade: This antiques shop sells wonderful paintings, objects and textiles that evoke the rich trading history of the city.
  • Leitão e Irmão Jewelers: Previously jewelers to the Portuguese crown, Leitão e Irmão Jewelers are now well known for beautiful silver pieces and jewelry.
  • Vista Alegre: Here find the stunning porcelain dinnerware, dishes and home goods this Portuguese brand is famous for.


  • AR-PAB: This shop displays colonial treasures from the 18th and 19th century in an artful way, such as hanging wooden dining chairs from the ceiling.
  • Republica das Flores: Republica is a delightful den of interesting Asian-inspired treasures including fashions, furniture and flowers.
  • Solar Antiques: From wall-sized tiled murals to individual azulejos, the specialty at this treasure-filed emporium in Principe Real is antique Portuguese tiles.

Concept Store

  • Sal Concept: Chic concept store that showcases pieces from the locally made Branco Sobre Branco furniture brand, as well as little treasures like teas, candles, soaps, stylish wicker clutches and bohemian blouses.
  • 21 PR Concept Store: This spacious concept shop mostly stocks Portuguese products, such as tiles, soaps, clothing and home accessories
Local Treasures
  • A Vida Portuguesa is tucked inside a beautiful historical building adorned with gorgeous Portuguese tiles. You’ll find all sorts of made-in-Portugal goodies, from chocolates to beer to wine to soaps to lotions.
  • Comur is not your normal souvenir shop. It sells 24 varieties of canned Portuguese fish, from sardines to tuna to octopus, all in colorful tins. It’s a great place to find an unusual souvenir for fish-loving friends.

Indagare Picks // Baixa

Baixa is the elegant central district with wide streets arranged in a grid-like pattern. Here, there are some lovely boutiques that offer products made in Portugal, such as linens, clothing and homewares.

  • Cante is a lovely bathing suit atelier with swimwear (made on site) that features joyful motifs, vibrant colors and creative cuts for women and children.
  • Fashion Clinic: This trendy boutique has multiple locations in Portugal, all popular for their glamorous interiors with dark wooden shelves and dramatic chandeliers. It also stocks some of the biggest names in fashion from sky-high heels by Jimmy Choo, patterned trousers by Kenzo and accessories in the most supple of leather from Saint Laurent.
  • d'Orey Tiles: Just next to Palacio Chiado, this shop specializes in antique tiles. You can find single tiles, as well as full wall sections. Mixed in with the tiles are various antique objects, as well as the work of contemporary Portuguese ceramicists.
  • Fabrica Sant’anna: 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.
  • Paris em Lisboa sells beautiful linens and towels, as well as beautifully packaged bath products like artisanal soaps and natural sponges.
  • Teresa Alecrim has a lovely selection of embroidered pillows, linen napkins and tablecloths, tailored sheets, soft cotton bathrobes and baby linens.

Indagare Picks // Off the Beaten Path

Outside of the main neighborhoods of Lisbon lie some hidden gems, such as the LX Factory, a series of restored factories that now house cool shops and trendy restaurants.

Published onSeptember 20, 2022

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