Must-see shopping in Portugal

  • Ó! Galeria

    Miragaia

    Immerse yourself in the art of illustration (mostly Portuguese, with a smattering of international artists) at Ó! Galeria. Prints range from geometric…

  • Alexandra Moura

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    This all-white space is a temple to the latest collection of Portuguese designer Alexandra Moura – from imaginative, stylishly cut clothing to one-of-a…

  • Fabrica Santo Antonio

    Funchal

    A delightfully old-fashioned shop, with its early 20th-century display cases, scales and counters still in place, from which staff offer the classic made…

  • Fabula Urbis

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    A great little bookshop that celebrates works about Portugal, both by home-grown and expat authors. All the best books by Lobo Antunes, Saramago, Pessoa,…

  • Anthrop

    Coimbra

    Ceramicist Célia Guerreiro set up this welcoming shop to promote Portuguese designers. The result is a browser's delight, with a small but well-curated…

  • Dolce Vita Tejo

    Lisbon

    New in 2009, this massive shopping mall – more than 280 stores, 30 restaurants and an 11-screen cinema – is a siren song for weak-willed shop-goers and…

  • Oliva da Praça

    Guimarães

    Opened by a young local couple in 2017, this shop specialises in award-winning extra-virgin olive oils from the neighbouring state of Trás-os-Montes,…

  • Ateliê das Artes

    The Beiras

    Local artisans João Robalo and Salete Afonso display their hand-crafted creations, including painted decorative tiles and objets d'art in various…

  • Papabubble

    Baixa & Rossio

    Papabubble – now known worldwide but proudly Catalonian – makes and sells very tasty old-fashioned hard candy in a variety of classic and creative…

  • Retrosaria das Flores

    Ribeira

    This retro-flavoured haberdashery is a wonderful place to browse for buttons, wool, embroidery and flamboyantly printed fabrics (some of which have been…

  • CRU

    Miragaia

    Allowing Portuguese designers to give flight to their fantasy, this unique gallery space crackles with creativity. What's on offer changes frequently, but…

  • Concept Store

    Coimbra

    This laid-back store, attractively housed in a tall townhouse, provides a showcase for a range of Portuguese designers. Each room is given over to a…

  • Fonte de Letras

    Évora

    Set on a quiet lane, this small bookstore stocks intriguing titles, including a few English-language versions of books by Portuguese authors. Don’t miss…

  • Gente da Minha Terra

    Évora

    On a boutique-lined street leading off the main plaza, this is a great one-stop shop for gifts. The shelves are packed with quality olive oils, azulejos …

  • Forum Madeira

    Funchal

    If you are staying in one of the many hotels or self-catering flats at the western end of the Hotel Zone, you will at some point gravitate towards this…

  • Loja das Tábuas

    Ribeira

    As the name suggests, this shop specialises in quality Portuguese oak tábuas (chopping boards) in all shapes and sizes (starting at around €16), as well…

  • Península Boutique Center

    Boavista

    This modern mall harbours a range of Portuguese and international brands, with a focus on fashion and labels such as Massimo Dutti, Adolfo Dominguez,…

  • Leonel Telo

    Monchique

    Watch potter Leonel at work in his atelier while you browse his bright, quality ceramics (tableware, tile friezes, lampshades, wall hangings and fish…

  • Louie Louie

    Aliados & Bolhão

    Click into the groove of retro Porto at Louie Louie, well stocked with vinyl and secondhand CDs to whisk you through the entire musical spectrum – from…

  • Mestre João Santos

    Estremadura & Ribatejo

    Ceramics are big business in Alcobaça but if traditional is not your style, head to this small contemporary space – the former workshop of famed…

  • Praia do Norte

    Nazaré

    Eager to capitalise on its newfound international fame among the surf world, Praia do Norte has been branded by the municipality. You can take home…

  • Poise/WetheKnot/Fern

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    This boutique threesome sells beautifully crafted handbags made from 100% Portuguese materials in the on-site atelier (Poise). WetheKnot (www.wetheknot…

  • Bookmark Évora

    Évora

    When you need a break from sightseeing, retreat to this delightful bookshop, owned by expat and author Julie Hodgson. You'll find a good selection of…

  • Afonso Ginja

    Alto Alentejo

    Afonso Ginja has been handcrafting bonecas (clay dolls) for over 40 years now. Stop by Ginja’s shop to see him in action, and browse his ceramic figurines…

  • Outra Face da Lua

    Baixa & Rossio

    Vintage divas head for this retro boutique in Baixa, crammed with puffball dresses, lurex skirts and wildly patterned '70s shirts. Jazz and electronica…

  • A Vida Portuguesa

    Aliados & Bolhão

    This lovely store in an old fabric shop showcases a medley of stylishly repackaged vintage Portuguese products – classic toys, old-fashioned soaps and…

  • Icon

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    Steeped in the promotion of home-grown artists, this discerning Chiado design shop specialises in quality design and lifestyle wares you won't find in…

  • Espaço Açores

    Baixa & Rossio

    The closest you can get to actually visiting the Azores in Lisbon is this attractive shop, where a taste of the islands comes in the form of cheeses,…

  • Olaria São Pedro

    Sintra

    It can be overwhelming sifting through the riff-raff in Sintra's obnoxiously touristy shopping scene, but the ceramic, pottery, porcelain and jewellery…

  • Garbags

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    A second outlet of the ecofriendly Graça shop hawking all manner of gear (wallets, phone cases, handbags) fashioned from recycled coffee sacks, potato…

  • Fashion Clinic

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    Everything designer divas crave: ready-to-wear DKNY, Gucci and Prada, Jimmy Choo shoes, perfumes, accessories, fashion books and more. Men should head to…

  • Touriga

    Aliados & Bolhão

    Run with passion and precision by David Ferreira, this fabulous wine shop is a trove of well- and lesser-known ports and wines – many from small producers…

  • Queijaria Nacional

    Baixa & Rossio

    A one-stop cheese shop with varieties from all over Portugal – from pungent and creamy Serra da Estrela offerings to Azores and Alentejo varieties. You…

  • Loja dos Descobrimentos

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Watch artisans carefully painting handmade azulejos at this workshop and store near the Casa dos Bicos. Fruits and flowers, boats, culinary motifs or…

  • Feira da Ladra

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Browse and haggle for buried treasures at this massive flea market. You’ll find old records, coins, baggy pants, dog-eared poetry books and other attic…

  • Casa Galileu

    Alto Alentejo

    If you miss the Saturday market, visit this shop southeast of the Rossio. It is crammed with locally made items, including essentials such as sheepskin…

  • Typographia

    Ribeira

    Young creatives join collective forces to thrash out the designs of the eye-catching T-shirts sold here. Independent designers put their stamp on the…

  • Silva & Feijóo

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Planning a picnic? Stop by the shop of this century-old brand, one of several in the area, for sheep’s cheese from the Seia mountains, sardine pâté, rye…

  • Lisbon Shop

    Baixa & Rossio

    Housed in the Pombaline Pátio da Galé complex, this shop is crammed with Portuguese gifts, from tram T-shirts, cockerel mugs and cork bags to speciality…

  • Era Uma Vez Um Sonho

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    For over 20 years this colourful and enchanting shop has dealt in unique puppets, stuffed animals, puzzles and illustrated books, all handcrafted in…

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