Thanks to the grandson of the founder (Manuel Aquino de Azevedo Rua), who now manages the shop, this lovely place is still open. Notable people like Fernando Pessoa and Spain’s King Carlos have been among its customers.
Even with fashion changes over the years, the hat shop has been able to keep on going, adapting to new times. It has hats for men and women. Do you need a wedding hat, a beret, or a fancy number with plumes? Take a look at this shop.
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Lisbon's Vintage Hat Shop
If Lisbon is a trip back in time by itself, then the Chapelaria Azevedo is one of its most prominent pinnacles, keeping close to its founding origins since its establishment in 1886. Quite literally the last bespoke hat shop in Lisbon; this centenarian boutique is kept alive by the same family and is already going on its fifth generation.
It is quite interesting that the most interesting and attention grabbing hats are the ones made specifically for the female gender, however the shop only started to cater to these clients in 1988. Until then, male hats in a few traditional varieties were the only item on sale. Inside, the resilient turn of the 20th century woodwork and hat displays make for an incredible vintage memory in today’s modern times.