Lisboans typically do not value second hand clothing as much as new designer fashions. Just as Lisbon apartments are nowadays styled with a modern interest, so Lisbon locals generally like to experiment with new fashion concepts. There are however, a couple of vintage store gems dotted around the city centre, which are really worth a dig around when shopping in Lisbon.
The most famous and most central, is A Outra Face da Lua. Located in Baixa Pombalina, this extensive vintage store concentrates itself on high quality vintage gear, with second hand dresses, shoes and unique garments through the decades. What’s more, its fun 70’s styled café is the epitome of pretty. With a mouth-watering selection of accessories and fabrics to match, A Outra Face da Lua really does itself proud as the principal outlet for vintage wear in Lisbon.
Trendy as ever in Bairro Alto, the Rua da Norte street presents two more excellent spots for vintage and second hand shopping, among its unique design boutiques and curiosities.
The musically inspired El Dorado store in Bairro Alto has a great selection of vintage clothing, including traditional flamenco skirts and accessories, with a range of vinyls and Fado music for perusal.
For a taste of Americana, check out the Bad Luck rockabilly vintage store further along the street. Sistered with a tattoo shop, Bad Bones, this store revolves around the Deep South and rockabilly styles, with vintage clothing, jackets, skirts and other compliments all pertaining to 1950’s rock’n’roll.
Catch the famous Tram 28 out to Campo de Ourique to find designer vintage, at the Be Vintage boutique, located here. For a selection of second hand luxury labels such as Dior, Versace and Prada, this little store is an original treat for shoppers who want to splash the cash on classic quality.
Last but surely not least, a better contender for vintage and second items of any description, be it clothing, furnishings, vinyls, jewellery and bric-a-brac, has to be the Feira da Ladra fleamarket in Alfama. This open market definitely deserves a look for fans of second-hand items and be prepared to barter. But thanks to its humble standing and laid-back vendors, there are many vintage clothing bargains to be had, at a snip of the trendy store prices.
Vintage Shopping in Lisbon; Address Index
A Outra Face da Lua, Rua da Assunção 22, Baixa
El Dorado, Rua do Norte 23-25, Bairro Alto
Bad Luck, Rua do Norte 91, Bairro Alto
Be Vintage, Rua Almeida e Sousa 51, Campo de Ourique
Feira da Ladra, Campo de Santa Clara, Alfama