About Lisbon Shopping
Shopping in Lisbon is to buy into its many neighbourhoods. The couture crowd will be rewarded with rich pickings along glitzy Avenida da Liberdade where designer stockists include Prada, Louis Vuitton and Boss.
The elegant Chiado district is noted for its beautiful 18th-century veneer and period charm. On Rua do Carmo the tiny boutique Luvaria Ulisses sells exquisite handmade gloves. Nearby, A Vida Portuguesa is where to shop for authentic souvenirs in retro wrapping.
Vintage rules in Bairro Alto. This sassy bohemian enclave is home to the odd, the alternative and the outrageous. Check out El Dorado for hand-me-down attire and heaps of accessories, or Sneakers Delight for colourful gym shoes.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and at Feira da Ladra in Alfama you can sometimes walk away with a genuine bargain. This animated flea market jumps into action on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Be prepared to haggle!
The gourmet food hall in El Corte Inglés is reason enough to visit this stylish department store located at the top of Parque Eduardo VII. But for all the trimmings, the Vasco da Gama shopping mall in Parque das Nações delivers with its futuristic architecture and riverfront location.
About Paul Bernhardt
Paul Bernhardt cut his teeth as a press photographer in England before leaving the UK to settle in Portugal, where he has lived for over a decade, and where he started to focus on more travel-related topics. He has journeyed the length and breadth of his adopted homeland and its islands, interacting with locals and photographing a fascinating range of... Read More
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