Merrell’s mantra for performance and style is “better, faster and more comfortable.” The American brand of outdoor clothing and footwear has become synonymous with functional and fashionable active wear. For outdoor adventurers in Portugal, there is a new Merrell mecca. The Merrell Portugal Flagship store is open on Rua do Ouro in the Baixa of Lisbon.
Following in the heels (Gucci heels) of Prada and Louis Vuitton, hot designer brand Gucci now has a shop on Lisbon’s street of luxury products, Avenida da Liberdade. Gucci groupies should go ga-ga over 200 square meters of space devoted to products from one of the world’s most recognizable and beloved brands.
In Lisbon, Fashion Clinic has two shops on the tres-fashionable Avenida da Liberdade. A shop for women is in the Tivoli Forum. A companion men’s shop is at No. 192. Not wanting to forget the stylistas in Porto, Fashion Clinic has a space on the fancy Avenida da Boavista.
As every one of our cool readers knows, Portugal Confidential IS everything cool in Portugal. SO, when we heard about Samadi House of Cool in the Baixa district of Lisbon, we just HAD to check it out.
Every world-class city has one—a shopping area who’s name alone is recognized for haute couture, high-end jeans and fine fragrances. Rodeo Drive. Fifth Avenue. Mayfair. Champs-Elysees. Ginza. With this year’s introduction of a new Prada shop, Lisbon’s Avenida da Liberdade certainly deserves to join the list.
These pieces are only reproduced if ordered, and are only made in the the workshop, generally made to measure. The design of the pieces of each collection is associated to a specific character in each story, that allows the pieces to survive the seasons they were created in--becoming timeless.