Where to shop in Lisbon

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Shopping in Lisbon is a real treat: from colorful boutiques to concept stores, you’re bound to find a place to buy gifts!

Shopping in Lisbon isn’t just about spending money: it’s also about discovering small designers, industrial-style concept stores, workshops tucked away at the end of a street, chaotic markets and stores with multicolored products arranged like art galleries… Discover the capital’s neighborhoods when you go shopping in Lisbon!

Shopping malls and concept stores in Lisbon

Like any big city, Lisbon is overflowing with shopping centers… But some stand out from the crowd! One of the best known is undoubtedlyEmbaixada, in the Príncipe Real district. This shopping center is housed in the magnificent Ribeiro da Cunha Palace, a huge building in neo-Moorish style. Inside, a multitude of chic and trendy designer boutiques line up: clothing, accessories, cosmetics, ceramics, restaurants… For a more urban experience, run to the LX Factory, a shopping center-coworking-gallery that describes itself as « a factory of experiences ». Housed in a former industrial building, it features designer boutiques, bookshops, workshops, restaurants and cafés…

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LxFactory – Photo credit: Flickr – Jaime Silva

Feira da Ladra flea market, the temple of second-hand goods

Near the Alfama district, discover the Feira da Ladra flea market (« the thief’s market »). You’ll find just about every conceivable object, with prices to suit every wallet: from restored Portuguese antiques to second- and third-hand T-shirts… A must-see, at least for the atmosphere and the sometimes astonishing objects!

Shopping in Lisbon’s Baixa and Chiado districts, from chic to vintage

Rua Augusta, the Baixa’s main thoroughfare, is where you’ll find all those large, century-old, typically Portuguese family businesses, as well as a variety of international brands. In Chiado, another shopping street is sometimes referred to as the « Portuguese Champs Elysées »: the majestic and chic Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon’s temple of shopping.

Also in this district, don’t miss Conserveira de Lisboa, a canning factory opened in 1930, fascinating for its stacks of multicolored sardine cans. Another must-see institution is the A Vida Portuguesa boutique. This store is a tribute to the great Portuguese brands of the past: soaps, tins, posters and other vintage design objects are on display as if in a museum…

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La Conserveira de Lisboa – Photo credit: Flickr – Heather Cowper

In Bairro Alto, design made in Portugal

It’s in Bairro Alto that you’ll find the energy of bohemian, creative Lisbon, with a string of small designer boutiques, sometimes combined with art galleries. Ceramists, designers, craftsmen, artists… Shopping in Lisbon’s Bairro Alto means buying made in Portugal! Don’t miss: Fabrica Sant’Anna for ceramics and azulejos; Soulmood for a chic concept store dedicated to fashion; and the Cork&Co shopping center, renowned for its trendy recycled objects!

Main photo credit: Feira da Ladra flea market – Flickr – Albedo 20