Where to find the best shopping in Lisbon.

Experiencing the best shopping in Lisbon is to discover some of the city's most traditional shops, boutiques and stores. For authentic souvenirs made exclusively in Portugal head for A Vida Portuguesa, a great place to get hold of the “genuine article”. For Portuguese and international wines, plus spirits and liqueurs, it has to be Garrafeira Nacional Wines & Spirits. You can still dress like it's summer by diving into DCK and grabbing a pair of colourful board shorts. Lisbon's year-round mild climate also makes it worthwhile checking out Typographia for T-shirts with funky designs. The Arabesque-styled Embaixada mall bills itself as a “conceptual Shopping Gallery” where some of Portugal’s most talented brand ambassadors have set up boutiques in an abandoned 200-year-old mansion. For a retro retail experience pop along to Conserveira da Lisboa where they sell tinned seafood wrapped in colourful retro packaging. But to fully replenish your picnic basket head out to Deli Delux, a smart little delicatessen sited near the city’s Santa Apolonia cruise port. Back in Lisbon’s Chiado district you can find one of Portugal’s smallest shops, the delightful Luvaria Ulisses, where you can buy beautiful handmade gloves. Another unique place to shop is the venerable Caza das Vellas Loreto. This historic candle shop was founded in 1789 making it one of the oldest retails outlets in Portugal. And for some of the greenest and most eco-friendly shopping, browse the cork products at Rutz. Items for sale include shoes made from this versatile raw material. 

24 de Julho & Docas/Alcantara


Uniquely Portuguese, Rutz sells footwear for men and women crafted entirely from cork. Stock is surprisingly eclectic, and includes several varieties of boot, Chelsea and Oxford high heel, classic pointed toe, moccasin, loafer and brogue....  Read More



One of the oldest stores in the city is the wonderfully understated Caza das Vellas Loreto. Trading since 1789, this wood-panelled architectural gem is a candleshop, and its appearance has changed little. Ecclesiastical Candles in all shapes and...  Read More



If the glove fits... and customers will find a pair to suit them at this authentic art deco boutique, a dinky, wafer-thin shop situated in the heart of Chiado. Hand crafted from the softest leather, there are dozens of styles in different...  Read More

Santa Apolonia


A fantastic selection of Portuguese wines, extraordinary in its range, helps define this upscale delicatessen. An entire wall displays rows and rows of bottles – a connoisseur's idea of shopping! Stocked are some of the country's most...  Read More



For one of the most original souvenirs of any trip to Lisbon, breeze down to this little cornershop in the city's Baixa (downtown) district and buy a tin of tuna. Not any old tin but one packaged in great retro wrapping. Established over 80...  Read More

Bairro Alto/Principe Real


The salons in the 18th-century neo-Moorish palace located in the city's trendy Principe Real district have been transformed into a series of attractive boutiques, over a dozen in fact, each selling a different range of independent fashion,...  Read More



This Lisbon store owes its cool range of T-shirts to a group of local graphic designers who have produced some of the quickest clothing in the city. Each T-shirt is embossed with a unique print created by members of a world-wide collective of...  Read More



Summer may be drawing to a close but Lisbon's surf season runs year round. OK, it's not so hot and the days are shorter, but hitting the beach is still the stuff of long weekends, and looking the part is an important aspect of surfing culture....  Read More



This is the place to go if you're a connoisseur of wines. Stocked with an incredible variety of national and international labels, there are wines from all four corners of Portugal, a bewildering range of reds, whites, roses, late harvest and...  Read More



If you're after an original souvenir of Portugal, this absorbing handicraft-hardware store is probably where you'll find it. Items on sale here are represented by brands that have been manufactured in the country for generations, and the...  Read More


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