Inspired by the Spanish Tourist Office initiative developed with Monocle magazine in the last months and motivated by the lack of promotion of the best brands and places by the Portuguese Tourist Office, O Editorial will publish in the following weeks 50 of its favourite things in Portugal, from architecture and design to culture and urbanism. In the third part of Best of Portugal series, the focus will be on the best portuguese shops, from bike stores to delis, a new generation of entrepreneurs is changing the face of portuguese retail:
Lobo Taste - Known for his interior design projects, Paulo Lobo opened this store as a result of his passion for portuguese handicrafts and design. Beside the colourful armchairs designed by him, you can find an eclectic selection of hats, baskets, textiles, traditional ceramics and design objects.
DeliDelux - Since the opening that DeliDelux is a reference in terms of gourmet products in Lisbon. Beside the grocery and charcuterie, where you can find a great choice of fresh products, olive oils, chocolates, jams and cheeses, DeliDelux presents an exemplary wine shop, organizing regular tastings with the best portuguese wines.
Velo Culture - Created by three friends in Matosinhos, now there's a shop in Lisbon too, Velo Culture presented an original concept in terms of bike shops in Portugal. Beside bicycles by Wren, Flying Pigeon, Velorbis and the portuguese Órbita, among others, Velo Culture offers a series of accessories for urban cyclists, like Brooks saddles and L'Eroica range by LeCoqSportif.
Fine & Candy - Being the best stationery brand in Portugal, Fine & Candy also presents an appealing shop in Porto. In their renovated space, Fine & Candy presents their exquisite collection of notebooks, diaries, pencils and accessories, all produced manually in Portugal.
Organii - Founded by sisters Cátia and Rita Curica, Organii was the first organic cosmetic shop in Portugal. With stores in Lisbon and Porto, Organii provides a large range of brands, from Mádara and John Masters to Voya and Ila.