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Portugal Shops

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Fashion Clinic
180 Av. da Liberdade, Avenida de la Libertad
One of Portugal's only department stores, Fashion Clinic has floor space devoted to all the major designers (Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Prada, etc.), making it an indispensable part of Lisbon's fashion scene, if not necessarily known for showcasing Portuguese designers. Though the store has been in existence since the '90s, it got a major revitalization when it was purchased by Portuguese businesswoman Paula Amorim in 2005. Leave some time to check out the well-curated lifestyle section, which stocks everything from Diptyque candles to Smythson notebooks.
Feira Da Ladra
Campo de Santa Clara, Graça
Lisbon's big open air flea market, which has been taking place since the 12th century, now assembles every Tuesday and Sunday. It's admittedly a bit all-over-the-place, so finding the good stuff can take some hunting, but if you're patient, you can find furniture, old postcards, antiques, and vintage clothes and accessories. Fiera da Ladra translates roughly to "thief fair," which is to say that haggling is central to the experience. Photos: Marco Verch
This & That
3 Rua Ferragial, Príncipe Real
We love Branca Lagarto and Natacha Tavares Pinto's narrow, light-filled shop for unique, accessible Portuguese design pieces. The walls are hung with sweetly designed graphic prints, and the shelves are stocked with little sculptures and homewares, like star-shaped cutting boards, artful ceramics, and jewelry from local designers. Souvenir-wise, they've got a selection of quirky giftables like ornate craft scissors in the shape of a peacock, oversized erasers, and an old-school boomerang. Don't miss the kids' section.
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