The city is loaded with some of the finest shopping streets and shops and still remains one of the least expensive cities in Europe. Downtown is a place shoppers will love as it has specialist and traditional shops that provide a refreshing shopping experience where some attract patrons by the decorations they have. This can be referred to as a shopping haven for visitors as they are likely to get anything they want at a good price from a variety of stores. Shoppers can get great bargains on handmade goods that make fantastic souvenirs. Here you can get gold that has been sold in karats for a very long time, regional textiles like embroidery and table cloths as well as ceramic and hand made tiles.The Avenida da Liberdade is a great place to get high fashion items as it is popular for successful local and international designers like Louis Vuitton and Prada among many others. Most Portuguese designers are however mostly found in Chiado and Bairro Alto.
The Chiado quarter also has some high class and famous modern retailers and international brands like H$M and Zara alongside bookstores and old quaint traditional shops. The Principe real district found upper the hill is home to numerous interior design shops where some have designs from both international and local designers but some are exclusive to Portuguese designs. Bairro Alto caters to a different market and has a number of street wear and club shops. Most shops here don’t open in the morning but start business in the afternoon and stay open into the better part of the night.The bubbly and colorful Ribera market features an amazing fish hall and one can find regional specialties as well as fresh produce. In Alfama, you will find the Feira da Ladra flea markets where you can find almost everything you are looking for on sale on Saturday and Tuesday mornings.
Visitors who love shopping malls will love Lisbon as it has some of the biggest malls in the entire Europe. Colombo is one of the largest and most famous malls whereas the Spanish El Corte Ingles is the biggest department store found in the city. Since there are very many stores where one is not able to choose the one to visit, you can look for a list of the best malls as well as shops in the city. This will give you a guide on the ideal places to get handicrafts, shopping items, music, design and many others.