A lot goes into cultivating your own distinctive image, and clothes are a major component. Whether you’re after a smart sophisticated look or a shabby-chic hand-me-down appearance, a professional executive profile or a casual, come as you are guise, what you wear is what you are. Fortunately, the range of women’s clothing shops in Lisbon is vast and eclectic, with something suitable to fit every size and shape.
At Kolovrat79 the emphasis is very much on making a unique fashion statement. The clothing here is individually styled and handcrafted to produce an exclusive image. The variation of the female form is fully understood at Dama de Copas, where bras and lingerie are made according to body type rather than the whims of the advertising industry. Hats always make an attractive fashion accessory and at A Fábrica dos Chapéus there are dozens of different styles of headwear to choose from. Serious fashionistas on the other hand should head for Fashion Clinic where celebrated designer names like Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent highlight the clothing offer. Respected Portuguese boutique Os Nicos has been trading for 40 years and is known for its mature and more sobering fashion range. If vintage is your thing however, the second hand clobber stocked at Ás de Espadas will take you back decades. One of the smallest stores in the city, Luvaria Ulisses is also Portugal’s loveliest glove shop, where each pair is carefully handcrafted and presented with impeccable service. The 20-something set has great fun browsing Gardenia, and young, flirty and quirky describes the vibe at this fashion focal point. For more upmarket fashion options, take a look inside Pinko, which specializes in creating perfect mix and match clothing combinations. And for that very special occasion, there’s only one place to shop for bridalwear – Rosa Clará. Besides wedding gowns, this stylish boutique also offers a range of stunning cocktail dresses.