Must-see shopping in Portugal

  • Kolovrat

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    One of the big names on the fashion scene, Lidija Kolovrat was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but her adopted home, Lisbon, gave flight to her fantasy…

  • O Bordão

    Funchal

    Had to leave your walking sticks at airport security, lost your compass or forgotten your hiking boots for the levadas? Then head for O Bordão (The Staff)…

  • Ag Jewels

    Ribeira

    Housed in an attractively restored 19th-century building, this is a great place to find filigree silver necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings, some of…

  • Original Lisboa

    Belém

    As its name suggests, this is the place to find original gifts by young Portuguese designers. Playful ceramic jewellery in candy-bright colours, bags…

  • Prometeu Artesanato

    Ribeira

    A collective of artisans from across Portugal, this antiquated stone-house riverside shop has a fun collection of azulejos, ceramic dishes and jewellery …

  • Ecologicalkids

    Parque das Nações

    Ecominded parents might want to pop into this hip baby and toddler supply store, a Porto transplant specialising in stylish reusable nappies (diapers)…

  • Mercado Municipal de Faro

    Faro

    Faro's modern covered market building makes a great place to wander, people-watch, buy fresh produce, sit down on a terrace with a coffee or have lunch at…

  • Tou c'os Azeites

    Évora

    The Alentejo produces outstanding olive oil, though it has little name recognition outside Portugal. At this tiny shop, you can buy high-quality olive…

  • Luis Onofre

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    For sexy women's shoes (from €308) fit for a princess, it doesn't get any bigger than Portugal's Luis Onofre, who has even been known to bedazzle high…

  • Garrafeira da Sé

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Inebriating lisboêtas since 1927, this vaulted cellar behind Sé de Lisboa stocks hundreds of Portuguese wines and vintage ports. Try them first at the…

  • Oficina de Tecelagem

    Mértola

    A small wool-weaving workshop next to the turismo, this place hangs on by a thread through tourist sales of beautiful handmade products, including rugs…

  • Casa das Bordadeiras de Machico

    Machico

    This tiny (work)shop belonging to a local cooperative is the place to pick up some authentic, locally made embroidery. Keeps slightly erratic hours and…

  • Linhas de Pau

    Estremadura & Ribatejo

    Owner Paula Faria oversees one of Leiria's most discernibly curated shops, with a better assortment of local and regional Portuguese arts and handicrafts…

  • Manuel Tavares

    Baixa & Rossio

    For a lingering taste of Lisbon, nip into this wood-fronted store, which has been tempting locals since 1860 with pata negra (ham), pungent cheeses,…

  • Porto Signs

    Ribeira

    A nice twist on the traditional tourist shop, Porto Signs has unique, locally designed graphic T-shirts, as well as Portuguese wine, tea, photography…

  • Centro Comercial Colombo

    Lisbon

    Lisbon's largest shopping centre is colossal (nearly 350 shops and restaurants, plus cinemas) – it has its own app! To get here, take the blue metro line…

  • Ericeira Surf & Skate

    Ericeira

    Gear up on surf, skate and streetwear at the original location of this now Portugal-wide surf shop. In addition to its own brand, you'll find…

  • Fátima Estróia

    Alto Alentejo

    One of several Estremoz artists continuing the tradition of making bonecas (clay dolls). She operates out of the back of the Casa Estroia clothing shop…

  • Arte Periférica

    Belém

    This small gallery in the CCB spotlights the work of young Portuguese artists, from abstract paintings to contemporary landscapes and portraits. Inspired?…

  • Fabrica de Chapeus de Santa Maria

    Funchal

    Tiny, old, ramshackle Zona Velha workshop where traditional Madeiran hats are sewn together amid piles of headgear, ancient sewing machines and scraps of…

  • Margarida Pimentel

    Belém

    Margarida Pimentel’s ultrafine, nature-inspired jewellery fuses silver and gold with semiprecious stones. The designer’s squiggly necklaces and bangles…

  • Dom Luis

    Baixo Alentejo

    Facing the main plaza, this tiny delicatessen sells queijadas (crisp pastry shells filled with marzipan-like mixture), olive oils, cheeses and other…

  • Retrosaria Bijou

    Baixa & Rossio

    Buttons, ribbons, threads and trimmings line the walls in art-nouveau Retrosaria Bijou.

  • Oceanário de Lisboa Store

    Parque das Nações

    Oceanário de Lisboa's 600-sq-metre ecofocused museum shop stocks clothes, souvenirs, cuddly toys and more, and has partnerships with local producers and…

  • Mercado Municipal

    Mértola

    Self-caterers should head to the mercado municipal, which sells fresh fruit and vegetables, olives and cheeses. It's right outside the old town gates.

  • Loja PortugueZa

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    This tiny store stocks tins of olive oil with vintage designs, retro coffee packs, grocery bags with colourful designs and other objects that make fine…

  • Feira de Rossio de São Brás

    Évora

    On the second Tuesday of each month a vast open-air market sprawls across the big Rossio de São Brás, just outside the walls south of Rua da República.

  • Livraria Nazareth

    Évora

    Évora’s oldest bookshop sells a few eye-catching coffee-table books of the Alentejo as well as useful maps, including Alentejo & Évora.

  • Rei do Bacalhau

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    At this humble ‘king of cod’ you can buy dried, salted bacalhau by the gram. And who can resist those potted cod tongues and fins? Mmmm…

  • Mercado Municipal

    Aljezur

    Located near the bridge, the small covered market is a good place to buy fresh fruit and veggies, cured meats and locally caught seafood.

  • Centro Vasco da Gama

    Parque das Nações

    A glass-roofed mall sheltering high-street stores, a cinema and food court – upper-level restaurants have outdoor seating with views.

  • Mercado Municipal

    Silves

    On the northern banks of the river, Silves' municipal market has stalls selling fresh fish, meats, cheeses and local farm produce.

  • Garrafeira Soares

    Tavira

    Opposite the market building, this outlet of the Algarve liquor chain has a good selection of Portuguese wines, port and spirits.

  • Mercado Municipal

    Tavira

    Tavira's hangar-like modern food market near the bridge at the eastern edge of town sells fruit, vegetables, meat and fish.

  • Ceramicarte

    Cascais

    This eye-catching gallery showcases Luís Soares’ bright, abstract, fused-glass creations, from jewellery to tableware.

  • Amoreiras Shopping Center

    Lisbon

    A modernist mall with over 200 stores. Take bus 758 from Cais do Sodré or walk 1km west from Praça Marquês de Pombal.

  • Armazéns do Chiado

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    Fashion, books, music and cosmetics in the heart of Chiado, plus inexpensive eating (with views) on the upper level.

  • Leya Buchholz

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    Leya Buchholz has a sizeable collection of literature in Portuguese and English, plus in-store readings.

  • Owl Story

    Lagos

    Run by a friendly British couple, Owl Story has an excellent supply of second-hand books in English.

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