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Bespoke Gloves Heaven
This small little wonder of a shop is located at 87 Rua do Carmo, the most fashionable street in Lisbon after the superseding Rua Garret. It is the last shop in the whole of Portugal, which is exclusively dedicated to the bespoke hand manufacture of leather gloves. The cream of the Lisbon society has been its avid clientele since 1925, procuring high quality leather tailor made gloves for those days when the sunshine is not enough to warm the hands. At about 50€ per pair, depending on the model and leather, you do not have to go to Italy to get a product of this tremendous quality. A woman from Chicago once told me that she had visited Lisbon ten years ago, where she had the opportunity to purchase a single pair. She was so impressed and the gloves had left such a good memory that she was here to get three or four more pairs in case she did not have the opportunity to come back to Lisbon for another ten years.
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Buy Gloves Made Just for You
It’s so tiny, but it’s so worth a visit. Founded in 1925 by Joaquim Rodrigues Simões, with an art deco interior and a neoclassic façade, this shop sells classic gloves for ladies and gentlemen. And how do you try on a glove? Place your elbow on a cushion for measuring the hand, and then you will have an original and unique glove made for you by highly skilled artisans, using traditional handcrafting techniques.
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