Archive for the 'luxury shops' Category

Saldaña, Estefania, Arroios: wonderful areas to discover in Lisbon & famous Pastelaria Versailles

If you like to walk around outside of tourist areas go to Saldaña , the fashionable Avenidas Novas (a part of Lisbon built in the 1950s), with department stores, cinemas, museums, supermarkets and libraries. Avenida da República near Saldaña square. A must-do is to have breakfast or lunch in the wonderful old tea- and lunchroom Pastelaria Versailles (opened in 1922) which […]

Lisbon eco-shopping: ‘Pelcor’ cork shop Baixa: from handbags, hats, sophisticated accessories to stamps & welcome to the beautiful world of cork

New in Lisbon’s Baixa district: Pelcor (‘skin’ & ’cork’), located Rua da Pedras Negras no. 30. From beautiful handbags, hats, sophisticated accessories to stamps (!), all products in this shop are made from cork oak skin. This 100 % Portuguese outfit has won various eco-design awards and distinctions for innovation, potential and creativity. Pelcor cork shop, […]

Lisbon shopping: The story of Chapelaria Azevedo Rua, Lisbons’ unique hat makers shop & Fernando Pessoa

Chapelaria Azevedo Rua is a traditional hat shop (opened in 1886) on Rossio, one of Lisbons’ famous squares, creating tailor-made hats (chapéus) on request. Portuguese people are fond of hats! Rossio January 2009. Typical Portuguese hats, bridal hats, Panama- and Cylinder hats. In this well-known hatter’s you can find handmade hats for all occasions and top-hats, bowler hats, […]

Remarkable Christmas window dressing in Lisbon’s city center, a pierced Santa Claus & how a reindeer recommends a ‘sexual desire’ product

Already in October Lisbon is busy decorating the streets and the trees with lots of Christmas lights. Walking along the Baixa and Chiado, visitors have plenty of opportunity to find the perfect gift, to suit everyone’s wallet. The windows of the shops are dressed up with Christmas decorations, and some are quite remarkable!  Herewith some examples […]

Lisbon shopping: Rua dom Pedro V, boutiques, traditional antique shops, Fabrico Infinito, a fancy art gallery, a fairy tale tearoom & beautiful blossoming jacaranda trees

Walking around in Lisbon is even better after spring has sprung. The streets, squares, parks and avenues are even more beautiful now that the jacarandas are beginning to blossom. Originally from South America, these trees of the Bignoniaceae family arrived in Lisbon in the mid-17th century and ever since, between May and June when they’re […]

Lisbon shopping: beautiful Avenida da Liberdade, luxury international brands & Prada’s wonderful window dressing

Beautiful Avenida da Liberdade (Liberty Avenue) is located between Restauradores Square and Marquis of Pombal Square. The Avenue was built between 1879 and 1882. This broad boulevard, with a pedestrianised centre in the middle, is the Portuguese equivalent of the Champs Elysees. It’s a lovely avenue to wander down, with cafes where you can take a break.  […]

Lisbon shopping: charming & trendy Rua do Carmo, top desginer Ana Salazar & ‘Luvaria Ulisses’, famous little glove store

The easiest way to get to Rua do Carmo is from the central square Rossio From Rossio you walk up to Rua do Carmo. There are trendy shops of international brands and some other traditional and very old ones. Rua do Carmo. Lisbon Famous little glove store ‘Luvaria Ulisses’, Rua do Carmo nr 87 A This very […]

Bairro Alto (1) Lisbon at daytime: trendy shops, art galleries & fashion queen Fatima Lopes

Lisbon Bairro Alto (high neighborhood) or just Bairro, in the afternoon. During the day Bairro Alto is very quiet.  Elder people with coloured plastic bags are coming back from the market, having a chat with eachother while they slowly climb the steepy streets. The atmosphere is very relaxed. In the shops and in the cafes people take […]