Must-see shopping in Portugal

  • A Carioca

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    Little has changed since this old-world store opened in 1924: brass fittings still gleam, the coffee roaster is still in action, and home blends, sugared…

  • Santa Luzia Flea Market

    Funchal

    Every last Sunday of the month a flea market takes place at the Jardim de Santa Luzia. There's all sorts of bric-a-brac on sale, including secondhand…

  • Soma Ideas

    Baixa & Rossio

    Traditional Portuguese imagery gets a modern, design-forward twist at this not-so-average souvenir shop. Colourful coffee mugs, ceramics and framed art…

  • Igreja de Misericórdia

    Baixo Alentejo

    An artesenato cooperative has a range of goods for sale within the Igreja de Misericórdia – a unique style of store. You’ll find hand-painted ceramics,…

  • Casa Ramos

    Aliados & Bolhão

    Old-world grocery stores like this one are a dying breed. Besides beans, bacalhau and alheira sausages by the kilo, you'll find everything from…

  • Livraria Latina

    Aliados & Bolhão

    This beautiful old bookstore first opened its doors in 1942, making it one of Porto's oldest. Pop in for a great collection of Portuguese literature, as…

  • La Vie

    Funchal

    This 21st-century mall is the best shopping centre between Lisbon and New York. In addition to the big-name shops, it also has a pharmacy, a large…

  • El Dorado

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    A gramophone plays vinyl classics as divas grab vintage styles, from psychedelic prints to 6in platforms and pencil skirts, at this Bairro Alto hipster…

  • Monseo

    Massarelos

    If you're looking for unique, Portuguese-designed jewellery, you'll find just that at this strikingly lit boutique. Many of the pieces are embedded with…

  • Kubik Gallery

    Massarelos

    Click into the local arts scene by stopping by this contemporary gallery, which showcases the work of established and up-and-coming Portuguese and…

  • Galerias Lumière

    Aliados & Bolhão

    Named after the cinema that once stood here, this minimall harbours an eclectic array of original stores, food outlets and pop-up shops. Livraria Poetria…

  • Matéria Prima

    Aliados & Bolhão

    When tripeiros want to plug into the current music scene that's swimming away from the mainstream, this is where they go. The record store also has plenty…

  • Madeira Shopping

    Funchal

    Madeira's largest shopping mall, situated high above the city centre in the Santo António neighbourhood. There are more than 100 shops, plus restaurants…

  • Quintas de Seia

    The Beiras

    This central shop stocks the full range of local mountain specialities, from rounds of tangy Serra de Estrela cheese to cured sausages, woolly slippers,…

  • Carlos Tomás

    Coimbra

    Lovely hand-painted ceramics by Senhor Tomás. If you can't find anything from the stacks of mugs, jars, plates tiles, objets d'art on sale, he can do…

  • Livraria Bertrand

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    The world's oldest operating bookshop, open since 1732 according to Guinness World Records, Bertrand has excellent selections, including titles in English…

  • Nuno Baltazar

    Boavista

    This is the flagship of designer Nuno Baltazar, Portugal's king of the catwalk. Pop in to take a look at his latest collections, which are always urbanely…

  • Conserveira de Lisboa

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    In Rua dos Bacalhoeiros ('cod-vessel street') lies this store dedicated wholly to slinging tinned fish, and whose walls are a mosaic of retro wrappings…

  • Feiras no Largo

    Évora

    Each weekend sees the Feiras no Largo, one of four different markets held in the city. Expect antiquities, used books and collectables, art and artesenato…

  • A Arte e As Coises

    Ribatejo

    With more discerning taste than most, artist Paulo Baptista picks out the best of regional handicrafts as well as hawks his own creations fashioned from…

  • Fashion Clinic

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    Shop for Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and the like here. It's the male counterpart to the top-end Fashion Clinic boutique nearby.

  • Feeting Room

    Aliados & Bolhão

    Up-to-the-minute Portuguese fashion and design take centre stage at this concept store with a much-coveted array of accessories, bags and some seriously…

  • Vista Alegre

    Aliados & Bolhão

    Vista Alegre has been doing the finest line in Portuguese porcelain since 1824, with pieces ranging from minimalist to those emblazoned with naturalistic…

  • Galeria de Arte São Mamede

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Interesting to browse in even if you have no intention of buying, this immensely cool vaulted gallery displays the contemporary works of Portuguese…

  • Fátima Lopes

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    Fátima’s has an immaculate collection of figure-hugging, Latin-inspired threads, from slinky suits to itsy-glitzy prom dresses and hot-pink ball gowns.

  • Pura Filigrana

    Boavista

    Housed in the Mercado Bom Sucesso, this little pop-up is a showcase for dainty Portuguese filigree jewellery, from classic styles to contemporary slants.

  • Artecouro

    Funchal

    This small, unmarked emporium sells leather goods made from the finest Portuguese hides in Funchal, including belts, handbags, briefcases and wallets.

  • Casa de Artesenato

    Baixo Alentejo

    Among the craft shops around town, this is one of the best, with painted ceramics, wooden cutting boards, oils, honey, herbs and handicrafts.

  • Porto Wine House

    Vila Nova de Gaia

    Stock up on fine whites, rubies and tawnies here, as well as conservas (tinned fish), preserves and other goodies. Ships worldwide.

  • Paço da Chancela

    Tomar

    For Knights of the Templar fanatics, this is the spot to go for everything from battle figurines to swords, both replicas and antiques.

  • Discoteca Amália

    Baixa & Rossio

    This shrine to fadista (fado singer) Amália Rodrigues stocks an excellent range of fado and classical CDs (and cassettes!).

  • Mercado Municipal

    Lagos

    Lagos' covered market is an intriguing place to wander, and a great spot to stock up on fresh produce and super-fresh seafood.

  • Montsobro

    Évora

    One of many shops along Rua 5 de Outubro, this was the first – and is still one of the best – that sells cork products.

  • Louie Louie

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    Clued-up DJs head for this music store that stocks second-hand vinyl and the latest house, dance and electronica grooves.

  • FNAC

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    One of the city’s biggest book and music stores. You can buy tickets for many concerts and events here as well.

  • Galeria Presença

    Miragaia

    This gallery homes in on both home-grown and international modern art, with strong ties to Portugal.

  • Irmãs Flores

    Alto Alentejo

    A great place to browse handmade crafts.

  • Grab a wicker basket at the door of this spacious deli and fill it with carefully selected national and international gourmet products, organic produce, or freshly baked bread.

    Mercearia da Mila

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Grab a wicker basket at the door of this spacious deli and fill it with carefully selected national and international gourmet products, organic produce or…

  • The shop window showcases the best Portugal has to offer

    Portugal dos Meus Amores

    Lisbon

    This gift shop is stuffed top to bottom with vibrant-coloured souvenirs made in Portugal, from modern versions of traditional craft pieces and religious…

  • Made in Madeira

    Funchal

    The name says it all here, with almost everything on sale made on the island – whether it be wicker from Camacha, wine from Funchal or bolo de mel …

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