Lisbon is an encyclopaedic example of an emerging capital. And I in mean it in all possible and artistic ways!
The Feetting Room
What I love most about this place is the merging between the past and present. A former historical bakery is filled with contemporary objects. What’s more, I love the contrast that The Fitting Room has created by settling off one of the most commercial streets in Lisbon – Rua Garrett. But that’s not all, of course.
This concept store happens to be the biggest lifestyle space in the Portuguese capital. Where local and emerging producers of clothing, decor, accessories meet and overlap, offering us fulfilling and sustainable experience. And if you need to take a cool-down moment after all that adventure – it’s all set! SO Coffee Roasters’s café is waiting for you!
address: Calçada do Sacramento 26, 1200-203 Lisboa
openings: Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 21:00
Sundays 11:00 – 20:00
Casa Pau Brasil
I don’t even know where to start! Because what’s not to like there! Every time I need a boost of inspiration, I head to Casa Pau Brasil! The moment you cross the door, you feel like you’re entering an imaginary and fairy Brasilian garden. Where people are warm and happy. Where everyone follows the same path. A path that is respectful, fair and ethical.
Let’s take the example of the Brasilian eco-queen Flavia Aranha. Not only is she designing the ultimate, timeless collections. She’s also developing and reaching for the most natural techniques. Her staple pieces are handwoven by the local woman communities and dyed with rose petals, coffee or even restaurant wastes like onion skins!
A visit to this concept store is an absolute must, even just for a relaxing browsing or an energetic cup of coffee!
address: R. da Escola Politécnica 42, 1250-096 Lisboa
openings: Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 22:00
Sundays 11:00 – 20:00
Another superb space that is manifesting both a great form and content. The location, the historical spirit, the contemporary fashion and art, they all remould into a cultural feast!
Honestly, it’s worth getting there just for the building itself to see how unconventionally yet seamlessly it’s blending in with the modern culture. This concept store is set in a Moroccan, neo-oriental building dating to 1877! And now it’s serving so well as a canvas for the emerging Portuguese creators.
The best part is that even if you break and get yourself a little (or big) goodie, at least, you’ll be becoming an ambassador of local craftsmanship!
address: Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisboa
openings: Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 20:00
Sundays 12:00 – 19:00
A Vida Portuguesa
A Vida Portuguesa is a neverending labyrinth of local objects! To be more precise, 500m2 of fashion, homeware, cosmetics, food and books, all packed up in a retro and old-fashioned manner. Since every single product is 100% made in Portugal, it makes a perfect souvenir store. Put it on your ‘to visit’ list!
address: Largo do Intendente Pina Manique 23, 1150-017 Lisboa
openings: Monday – Sunday 10:30 – 19:00
Under The Cover
Undercover is not like any other Lisbon concept stores! But it’s a real heaven for non – commercial magazine readers. Finally, Lisbon has its space where you can buy printed titles like Kinfolk, Milk or The Business of Fashion. Where you dive into the pages dedicated to widely understood art and fashion. But not only! Travelling, literature, society, music, minorities. Anything that reflects modern and provocative mindset.
address: R. Marquês Sá da Bandeira 88B, 1050-060 Lisboa
openings: Monday – Friday 11:00 – 19:00
Saturdays 12:00 – 18:00 (closed on Sundays)
I hope you guys enjoyed our quick tour among my favourite Lisbon concept stores!
Here’s the promised map, that hopefully will help to localise and organise your Lisbon visits!