When you have a fashion emergency (or simply want to find great pieces), visit the Fashion Clinic, a boutique for the stylish and glamorous. Located in fashion-forward Avenida da Liberdade, across from the metro opening, this is a hip “one stop shop” in downtown where a number of internationally known brands can be found. It also sells a wide range of merchandise from clothing to shoes to accessories. When you want to shop for the whole family, head to the second location on the same street at number 192, otherwise stick with Tivoli Forum, where it’s all about women’s apparel.
Lanidor has branches throughout Lisbon. They can be found downtown in Chiado, as well as in the major shopping plazas including the Centro Vasco da Gama, Amoreiras Shopping Center, and the Colombo Shopping Center. This may also be Portugal’s most famous shop, with stores open around the world. The brand is known for its modern, contemporary appearance and sells clothing for women of every age, including a petite range.
Sapataria do Carmo
Sometimes, a woman needs a really great pair of shoes (or two). This wonderfully unique shoe store sells handcrafted pieces made only in Portugal, customized for the shopper. It’s also one of the older shops in Lisbon, having opened in 1904. Whether you’re looking for loafers for a smart, business look, or boots to match a cute skirt-top pair, the Sapataria do Carmo covers it all (even sneakers). Also, note the mid-20th-century décor while you’re there.
A Vida Portuguesa
Less of a clothing boutique and more of an “everything you’re looking for” kind of place, A Vida Portuguesa is the place to buy 100% Portuguese items. Which makes sense since the name translates into “A Portuguese Life”. In addition to scarves, jewelry, purses, and shoes, you’ll find kitchenware, specialty food items, books, textiles, soap, and even gardening tools. This is the place to go when you want to buy a memento from your Portuguese adventure. There are a few stores around the city, including in Largo do Intendente and in the Mercado da Ribeira.
Are you looking for a fun outfit for a night out in the city? What about shoes to match? This store, located downtown in Chiado, is full of youthful, hip pieces from a range of designers. You can expect brands like Calvin Klein and Versace alongside upcoming newbies in the fashion industry. Gardenia is the place to go for must-have contemporary styles.
Last but not least is an accessories store that specializes in jewelry and purses. Tous can be found in the famous Rua Garrett in Chiado. This elegant shop also goes by the name Ourivesaria Aliança in downtown, but Tous is the name you’ll look for when searching through any of the other shopping centers where it’s located. This is another of the oldest shops in Lisbon, having opened in 1909. Like the jewelry on display inside, the store is absolutely breathtaking and worth a peek, even just for a browse.