The best shopping in Lisbon

Lisbon Shopping
Long respected as one of Portugal’s leading jewellery shops, Porto-based David Rosas has recently opened in the capital and is one of the top shopping spots in Lisbon

Lisbon isn’t a major shopping city, but if you know where to look you can unearth some excellent local products, as well as a few bargains. The vintage nature of the city centre, in particular around Baixa, is inspired by the centuries-old shops that have been run by the same families for generations. The old-world feel inside many of the haberdasheries and fabric stores, which overflow with colourful beads and accessories, is a real treat for lovers of antiquated crafts and décor.

Below our expert picks the best places to go shopping in Lisbon, while here we have our guides to the city's best hotelsrestaurantsbarsattractions and how to spend a weekend in Lisbon.

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Manteigaria Silva

This delicatessen is really a Lisbon institution and one of the capital’s oldest shops, having opened in 1890 when it sold the butter (manteiga) of its name by the kilo, wrapped in paper. Now it is famous for its dry cured hams, which it de-bones on its premises, and which it slices so thin as to be almost transparent. There is a wide range of artisanal cheeses too. Try the famous Serra da Estrela sheep milk cheese, which is painstakingly ripened here, or the many regional dry-cured sausages and then, of course, a wine to pair with them.

Prices: ££

Manteigaria Silva, Lisbon
Manteigaria Silva is a institution in Lisbon - BRUNO CALADO


Burel Chiado

With pure wool sent by the shepherds who tend their flocks in the northern mountains of Serra da Estrela, creative designers have pulled an old tradition into the 21st century with a range of colourful blankets made on an ancestral loom and finished by hand. Designs and colours are very Portuguese, like the azulejos (tiles) pattern, which is a nod to the characteristic cladding on the buildings here. In this shop you will also find coats, handbags, cushions and soft toys for children, all woven in Burel wool. The fabric is even sufficiently durable and impermeable to be used for shoes.  

Prices: £££

Burel Chiado, Lisbon
Burel Chiado uses local wool

Claus Porto

This brand's deliciously fragrant scents and soaps, hand-wrapped in stylish Belle-Époque packaging, have stood the test of time since its birth in 1887, but the last few years have seen the start of a whole new chapter with  the opening of a flagship store  in Porto and a new, aesthetically pleasing, Lisbon store. Here, you can browse at leisure across the ranges, from the scents created by perfurmer Lyn Harris to take you on a sensory journey through Portugal, to the unbeatable citrus-fresh Banho soap or the delicious new Alface range.

Prices: £££

Claus Porto, Lisbon
Claus Porto sells fragrant scents and soaps - VICTOR MACHADO


This new, luxury, Portuguese brand is getting much attention for its vibrant designs which are bringing mules and loafers into the lounges and lobbies of Lisbon with aplomb.  Choose (and there is a wide choice, hence the name) between chunky penny loafers in black or slim black velvet evening slippers embroidered with the message HOPE,  lined with camel leather.  Mules come in black fur, slip ons in lilac velvet, leather loafers in python print.  And for the summer there are even double buckle sandals in camel zebra.

Prices: £££

Paris em Lisboa

Open since 1888, and awarded a royal warrant by Queen Amélie in 1902, this beautiful store, still with the same old art nouveau shopfront and wooden interiors, is the go-to place for exquisite table linen, bath towels, linen sheets and high quality cottons. Its name derives from the days when fabrics used to come from Paris, but the shop has since expanded to include sheets and table linens and now draws its products from all over Europe, including Portugal, justly famous for its cottons. There are three floors to browse through, all linked by an elegantly curved wooden staircase.

Prices: £££

Paris em Lisboa, Lisbon
Paris em Lisboa opened in 1888

A Vida Portuguesa

Born from the desire to showcase the very best of Portugal – the brands that have survived the passage of time; the enduring quality of Portuguese manufacture – A Vida Portuguesa's flagship emporium is a glittering treasure trove of memories for those who grew up in Lisbon. For those who didn’t, no lesser joy will be gained from exploring the cluttered shelves and wooden cabinets in this century-old warehouse and one-time perfume factory. There are ceramics and soaps, stationery and jewellery (much of the filigree work typical from the north of the country), flower vases and pottery – all make perfect gifts.

Prices: £

A Vida Portuguesa, Lisbon
A Vida Portuguesa showcases the best of Portugal - SOFIAOALVES

Vista Alegre

This Portuguese porcelain has been gracing the finest tables all over the world since 1824, from royal palaces to The White House. Here, at their flagship store, is a wide range of dinner services, the plates they have re-produced from archival material and their gilded ornaments of birds and fish. Their children’s plates and fun coffee cups make excellent buys. Atlantis, maker of Portugal’s best glass and crystal, is also here with its decanters, candlesticks and flower vases, as is the bold, colourful, pottery of Bordalho Pinheiro. Stock up on watermelon bowls to bring a bit of sunshine back with you.

Prices: ££

Vista Alegre, Lisbon
Vista Alegre sells Portuguese porcelain

Avenidas Novas

El Corte Inglés

This is Lisbon’s only department store and, over 13 floors, hosts a wealth of high-end domestic and international designer labels covering fashion, cosmetics, accessories and electronics. On the top floor, there is a gourmet store that offers a well chosen range of Portuguese wines, ports, olive oils, cheeses, sea salts, pumpkin jams, Landeau chocolates and French Dammann Frères teas. Newly opened beside this is a food court where several of Lisbon’s best chefs have outlets from Jose Avillez’s, Tasca Chic, Henrique Sá Pessoa’s, Balcão and Kiko Martins’s, O Poke.

Prices: £££

El Corte Inglés, Lisbon
El Corte Inglés is Lisbon's only department store - STOCKPHOTOSART

Avenida da Liberdade

David Rosas

Long respected as one of Portugal’s leading jewellers, this flagship store of the Porto-born brand is a relatively new addition to Lisbon’s streets. Apart from the many international brands represented here, worthy of serious exploration are the designs of Luisa Rosas, the late David’s daughter. Originally trained as an architect, Luisa has carved out an impressive following with her delicate jewellery, from her nature-inspired Essences line (representing wood, water, grass, stone and leaf) to the feather-light Tribe, which draws on the tiny, overlapping, veins of leaves, each one is a tangible pleasure to hold.

Prices: £££

Campo das Cebolas


It is as much a pleasure to go in and look around this shop as it is to try the various lotions and potions that line its shelves. Glossy white walls make a perfect background for Benamôr’s retro packaging, in fresh lime greens for their Alaintoíne miracle hand cream to the purple tones of their Jacaranda soaps, a nod to the vivid trees that line many a Lisbon street. The shop is a relatively new venture for the brand, which has been going since 1925 (the aforementioned Queen Amélie was a fan), but recipes for its products have remained virtually unchanged in nearly a century.

Prices: £