Destinations / May 17, 2018. By Susan Connolly
Whether you’re in the market for vintage finds or original accessories these shops should be on your Lisbon shopping list. You’ll find unique holiday gifts for that someone special in your life with our Lisbon shopping guide.
Pátio do Tijolo, Nr. 16, 1250- 096 Lisbon
Pelcor’s eco- friendly golf bag is made from Portugal’s largest export material, cork. Sustainable harvesting means trees age for 25 years before the nine-year harvest cycle begins. Trendy and innovative products infuse sustainability with fashion. (We love the umbrellas and the totes.) How’s that for a hole in one?
Rua Augusta, 93, 1100- 052 Lisbon
A chic boutique with a unique selection of sloganed and designer T-shirts (see: Cod Eaters Since 1147, LISBOA, Mui Nobre Sempre Leal) can be found at at Typpgraphia on Rua Augusta. Made in Portugal from high quality cotton and water- based inks. There’s nothing that screams“souvenir” here. Buy as a gift for a loved one. Talk about a statement piece.
Praça do Principe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisbon
Yearning for something different? Check out the Embaixada in the trendy district of Principe Real. The place to go for a curated selection of Portuguese designer goods. Housed in a former Moorish palace.
An old factory converted into unusual artisan shops, cafés and restaurants. A lively, funky place to spend a few hours shopping. The interesting graffiti on the walls ads to the experience.
Rua Serpa Pinto 15B, 1200-443 Lisbon
Unique and interesting high design destination in the fashionable Chiado district of Lisbon. The owners of this shop have taken the age old process of producing Burel, a traditional wool fabric used by mountain shepherds and transformed it into fashion accessories, home decor, and even wall coverings.
Calçada de Santo André 86, 1100-022 Lisbon
Located in the Mouraria district on the steep climb up to St George’s castle you’ll find Galeria Ó !. Specialising in the art of illustration, the walls are filled with drawings by artists from all over the world.
Rua da Madalena 115, 1100-318 Lisbon
Stock up on edible souvenirs at this grocery shop in the Baixa. You’ll find products from the Portuguese island of Azores – cheeses, liqueurs, teas, canned food, all with the quality and flavours of the islands.
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Petinga (tiny sardines)
Rua do Arsenal 130, 1100-040 Lisbon
Head to Loja das Conservas for an astonishing array of Portuguese tinned fish. Cod, eel, octopus, squid and mackerel. Skinless, boneless, in vegetable or olive oil, plain or with tomato sauce. (Our favourite is “petinga” tiny sardines). Beautifully packaged they make a lovely gift and one of the best buys in Lisbon for under $10. I never leave Lisbon without some.
Avenida Guerra Junqueiro 28-D, 1000-167 Lisbon
A cabbage cereal bowl – yes, you read it right –functional and decorative pieces inspired by local traditions. Traditional Portuguese pottery of Bordello Pinheiro. There’s even a section on sardines.
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