The 5 most unusual shops in Lisbon

1) Luvaria Ulisses

This ‘hand haute couture’ shop is probably one of the smallest shops in the world, able to welcome only one client at a time inside its delightful Art Deco interior. As a member of a dying breed of classic shops, it sells gloves and only gloves, custom-made for each client.

Casa Pereira gloves store

2) Caza das Vellas Loreto

This amazing shop has been selling candles of all shapes, sizes, aromas and colours since its opening in 1789. The wood-panelled shop itself is a gem of commercial architecture. As you walk in, you will feel as if you were thrown back in time to a world gone by, where service is more personal and attentive than you have ever experienced.

Caza das Vellas Loreto candle store

3) Vida Portuguesa

In these stunning traditional Portuguese giftshops all items on sale are carefully selected by Catarina Portas, the mastermind behind this incredible concept, which has helped many traditional manufacturers to find a second breath for their products.

Vida Portuguesa store in Lisbon

4) Chapelaria d'Aquino

This is one of the few shops from another time that are still around in Lisbon. Chapelaria d’Aquino is a headwear specialty store that has been one of the preferred purveyors of hats for generations and generations of fashionable Lisboetas.

Chapelaria d'Aquino in Lisbon

Rua do Comércio 16-A

+351 91 227 7783

5) Casa Pereira

Casa Pereira has been a family business since the early 20th century, and still is the place to shop for high-quality coffee beans, teas and chocolates. As in the past, the shop still sources many of its products from suppliers in the former Portuguese colonies, namely coffee and chocolate from São Tomé and Brazil.

Casa Pereira coffee store

Rua Garrett 38

+351 21 342 6694

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