A Vida Portuguesa
Rua Anchieta, 11 (Chiado) | Largo do Intendente, 23 (Mouraria)
Not only is this one of Lisbon’s most beautiful shops, it also offers some of the most genuine products from Portugal. Some of them were near extinction before once again becoming must-have items, such as the Ach Brito soaps and fragrances. A second, more recent space in Largo do Intendente, also offers homeware.
Arcádia - Casa do Chocolate
Rua da Misericórdia, 72 (Chiado)
Rua de Belém, 53-55 (Belém)
Rua Almeida e Sousa, 29A (Campo de Ourique)
It has been creating handmade chocolates in the city of Porto since 1933, and opened its first store in Lisbon in 2010. It presents sweet temptations in dark, white or milk chocolate in various forms, some sugarless and others with varying percentages of cocoa.
There is also a mixture of other flavors (fruits, coffee, caramel...), as well as Port Wine-filled bonbons.
Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 20A (Alfama)
Rua da Escola Politécnica, 8 (Príncipe Real)
Rua Rodrigues Faria, 103/Lx Factory (Alcântara)
This brand founded by a Lisbon apothecary in 1925 continues to create unique fragrances, using natural ingredients found in Portugal: aloe vera, lemons, roses, and almond oil. Over the decades, its Art Deco-style packagings were present in most Portuguese homes, including that of Queen Dona Amélia, who was one of its most loyal customers. However, an increasingly competitive market led to the closing of its last store, but new investors have been reviving the brand and opening new stores since 2017. They have also developed new products, such as liquid soaps and lip balms, which join the classic face, hand and body creams -- none of them tested on animals and almost all of them vegan.
Rua da Misericórdia, 135 (Chiado)
This is where you find the fragrances (including the famous soaps) of the Porto brand created in 1887. For decades, the space was a pharmacy, and much of the architecture and décor were maintained, including the stucco ceilings, the mosaic floor and the cabinets. The packaging of each product (soaps, cologne and candles) have colorful hand-drawn patterns and maintain the original Art Deco style.
Conserveira de Lisboa
Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 34 (Baixa)
There are now several canned fish shops in Lisbon, but for decades this was the only one exclusively dedicated to the canned fish from Portugal. It’s a store that looks more like a museum, keeping much of the original 1930's decoration. It offers canned tuna, sardines, cod, mussels, and more, with vintage labels that delight tourists and make a beautiful gift from Lisbon.
Cork & Co.
Rua das Salgadeiras, 10 (Bairro Alto)
Portugal is the world’s largest producer of cork, a natural and eco-friendly material. At this shop you’ll see how it can be used in virtually anything, from handbags to home décor. It’s all about innovative fashion and home design “made in Portugal.”
Praça do Príncipe Real, 26 (Príncipe Real)
A beautiful palace from the 1800s is now a showcase of local creativity, dividing rooms into spaces dedicated to the work of Portuguese brands. It’s worth a visit not just for the unique quality products presented over two floors, but also for the building itself.
Loja da Burel
Rua Serpa Pinto, 15B (Chiado)
This shop offers handmade products using wool from Portugal's Serra da Estrela mountain range, with an innovative, sustainable, and functional design. There are rugs, blankets, and backpacks among other pieces, in a variety of colors.
Rua D. Pedro V, Pátio do Tijolo, Loja 4 (Príncipe Real)
An image of a Pelcor cork umbrella was on display around New York, advertising an exhibition of Portuguese design at the MoMA. That brought even more attention to the Portuguese brand’s innovative and eco-friendly products, mostly fashion accessories and footwear. You’ll find them in the brand's store in the Príncipe Real district.
Largo do Chiado, 23 (Chiado)
Producing quality porcelain since 1824, this brand is now synonymous with sophistication, luxury and good taste. It’s one of the world’s largest ceramics brands, and international recognition has included several awards and the privilege of decorating some of the grandest homes in the world, from royal palaces in Europe to the White House.