Looking to uncover the city’s most authentic treasures? Check out these boutiques.
A Vida Portuguesa: Come here for a well-curated selection of homegrown goods (Confiança soaps; Tricana conserves), handicrafts (hand-loomed blankets), and bric-a-brac.
Caza das Vellas Loreto: A family-run candlemaker since the 18th century, the jewel-box shop west of Chiado sells a vast array of colorful candles. There are tapers, novelty sculptures, and scented varieties.
Claudio Corallo: The Italian/São Tomense chocolate maker has almost single-handedly revived the cacao trade in the former Portuguese colony of São Tomé and Príncipe, off the western coast of Central Africa. Locals line up to buy the sweet stuff at his shop in Príncipe Real.
ChiCoração: Undyed Portuguese virgin wool has long found its way into traditional blankets and rugs. But this stylish spot makes those fibers into chic capes, coats, sweaters, and shawls.