5 shops by local fashion designers in Porto
1) Nuno Baltazar
Nuno Baltazar is one of the leading fashion designers in Portugal. At his flagship store and studio in downtown Porto, you’ll find his latest womenswear and menswear collections, which blend an urban industrial look with elegant shapes. Bespoke tailor services are also available, including a made-to-measure service for brides.
2) Katty Xiomara
Born in Venezuela, Katty Xiomara moved to Porto in 1992 at 18 years old to study fashion. Her collections have made it all the way to the Paris and New York Fashion Week circuits. Her playful womenswear creations don’t shy away from vibrant prints, different textures, asymmetry and volume.
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3) Anabela Baldaque
Local fashion designer Anabela Baldaque launched her own brand in the late 1980s and was one of the designers present at the first Portugal Fashion event in 1995. Her sophisticated collections tend to focus on unique feminine pieces including dresses, blouses and shirts.
4) Luis Buchinho
Luis Buchinho’s creations stand out for their original knitwear and playful cuts, giving them a modern cosmopolitan look. At his boutique and studio in Rua de Sá da Bandeira, he showcases and sells his collections to a female clientele.
5) Maria Gambina
Maria Gambina is a well-established designer from Porto who has also dedicated herself to teaching fashion design, having mentored many of contemporary Portuguese designers. She finds inspiration for her creations in her passion for music. At her store in Foz, she sells her collections and accessories.
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