Above: Outdoor market at LX Factory in Lisbon, Portugal

The greatest pleasure of shopping inLisbonis that the big international brands haven’t taken over the retail scene, allowing independent local talent to shine. While the usual luxury suspects are clustered on Avenida da Liberdade, the shopping areas of Chiado and Príncipe Real are lined with small boutiques that showcase unique design sensibilities as well as Portuguese excellence in textiles, ceramics and leather. While not all of these are “concept shops” per se, they sell a variety of goods by different makers and merit a poke around.

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Above: Outdoor market at LX Factory in Lisbon, Portugal

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