Lisbon – My hotel was located just next to the Loja das Meias store in the heart of the city. It was impossible not to visit this magical store, which is a part of the city’s history and the development of trade and commerce. The store originally opened its doors in 1905 and sold only stockings and corsets.
Since then and throughout the years, Loja das Meias has developed new concepts, similar to a ‘Grand Magasin’ which you would find in France, they offer an entire fashion collection as well as accessories and perfume. This innovative boutique was ahead of its time as it stocked the latest designs from all around Europe. The city’s elegant population frequented the store as well as many famous visitors such as Primo de Rivera, the Duke of Windsor, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jean Renoir, Guillermina Suggia, Baron Rotschild, King Humberto of Italy, Carol of Romania…
The store continues to maintain its innovative foundation. As well as having the creations of Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Céline, Pucci, Escada, Christian Dior (the exclusive supplier in Portugal) and products for their male clientele, they offer a wide range of perfumes and even a spa (cool!).
Lojas das Majas, contains 4 levels dedicated to luxury where you can find everything you desire. I could not resist their CD collection. So I bought the Lounge selection to accompany my trip to Lisbon. For those who love fashion (like me!) and who love to get to know places with an interesting history then you are sure to fall in love with this store…
- Loja das Meias
- Rua Castilho 39,7º, Lisboa