It’s easy to fall in love with Lisbon as you walk through the cobblestone streets of Portugal’s vibrant city. Fair warning, you may decide not to go home when lounging in a lush plaza and enjoying world-class local wine as you look over the Atlantic. You could spend a lifetime discovering the attractions of this distinctive, red-roofed city, which has a rich history and fascinating fashion and culture.
Lisbon is well known for embedding its rich art and craftsmanship into its fashion, guaranteeing that almost every piece is unique. It remains Western Europe’s least expensive capital, and shopping is a social experience, especially when visiting noteworthy boutiques like the small “Luvaria Ulisses” glove shop and “Casa das Velas do Loreto” for candles.
“I want to bring inspiration to the ones that experience my work,” says Kolovrat founder, Lidija. The brand was established in 1990 with the aim to be the expression of the culture of a hectic city life.
Lidija Kolovrat’s passion for design and conceptual approach to fashion are obvious in her collections. Her designs are natural and spontaneous, made using materials available from stock leading to a unique design experience. Her collections are never fully balanced, but rather an eclectic combination of ideas and interventions. Find playful clothes
Open Monday to Saturday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Address: R. Dom Pedro V 79, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal
If you know where to look, you may discover a luxury avenue, ancient boutiques and beautiful apparel in Lisbon. And that’s how you’ll find Cantê!
Saying goodbye to grey days and hello to a colourful summer, the Portuguese brand Cantê greets you with a collection fit for beach days, fresh drinks, and afternoons spent relaxing with friends.
Cantê’s swimwear is a one-of-a-kind explorations of details, patterns, designs, and colours.
Based in Lisbon, the brand specialises in beachwear that goes beyond bikinis, trikinis, and swimsuits.
It prioritises romantic and country aesthetics of its collections, adds a new dimension to everything from beach bags to shirts, scarves, scrunchies, and beach towels. This brand is quintessential before the bathing season begins!
Cool Tip: Post-shopping, we recommend a quick bite at Tartine. It’s only five minutes away in Chiado!
Open 11 am – 7:30 pm
Address: Calçada Nova de São Francisco 10, 1200-300 Lisboa, Portugal
The Feeting Room
You know those stores where you walk in and are instantly wowed? The Feeting Room is one such marvel. While the boutique’s primary focus is on shoes, the great curation of local and independent labels in home décor, accessories, fragrances, menswear and womenswear, and other categories also drew our attention.
The boutique promises a casual yet memorable experience, while allowing the customer an opportunity to explore new concepts and access differentiating products.
A delightful splash of colour in any look with their printed pieces or simply. Their designs are ideal for a stroll in the city or a night of partying. Pick and choose the ones you want to bring home.
Open Monday to Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm
Address: Calçada do Sacramento 26, 1200-203 Lisboa, Portugal
Amelie Au Theatre
Amélia Antunes began her career as a jewellery designer many years ago, and this led her to open an amazing studio in the city.
The boutique has been inspired by Paris’ magnificent world of Amélie and Marie Antoinette. It has a varied influence, from the baroque to the burlesque and Belle Époque periods. Amelia’s collections are exclusive, and each piece is only created once or twice with slight modifications.
The boutique is an ode to women who dare to be different–adding a little fantasy and a touch of eccentricity. Amélia chooses apparel that best fits the space, combining it with her accessories and one-of-a-kind design pieces. All of this with just the proper amount of grandeur.
Open 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Address: R. da Escola Politécnica 69 71, 1200-244 Lisboa, Portugal
Alexandra Moura designs avant-garde modern collections for men and women that expresses her individuality and inventive spirit. Moura offers a gutsy approach to fashion with a focus on artistic expression and an unconventional style, leading the charge for Portuguese arts and culture alongside contemporaries. Moura’s collections are reinterpreted conventional fashion with a creative perspective that makes them unique, dynamic, and downright enjoyable.
Each season, the Alexandra Moura design team uncovers the concept of opposing forces colliding, experimenting with contrasting ideas, materials, and allusions. Romanticism merges with metropolis, classic looks clash with famous sporting features, and conventionally feminine looks are subverted with the masculine. The collections are unabashedly romantic and artistic, drawing clear similarities with the cultural mood of Portugal.
Open Monday to Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm
Address: Alexandra Moura, Rua de Xabregas 20 – 2.13, 1900-440 Lisboa, Portugal
In between exploring the treasure troves of Portuguese design, take a stroll about the city to acquire some more inspiration from the bright streets and cheerful monuments. Stay in the Alfama district because the colourful narrow streets and evocative little residences exude a true city vibe. Don’t forget to ride the renowned yellow trams to receive a glimpse of Lisbon’s freewheeling energy!
Grab a coffee or tea after you’ve finished shopping and exploring the best of Lisbon fashion. Take some pastel de Belém (custard tart) and head to the most romantic and fabulous Torre de Belém to watch the sunset. What could be a better way to spend your day than with an amazing view, delicious treats, and successful shopping?