In spite of a world where nowadays every street is full of huge chain stores, we can still find treasures like this tiny shop. In the romantic Largo do Carmo, this charming shop is decorated in '50s style with red velvet sofas and classical stacked boxes. It sells exclusive and unique handmade shoes. The great quality of shoes made in Portugal is well known abroad. (The singer Rihanna designs shoes that are manufactured in the north of the country; Shakira wears Portuguese shoes; and, if you are fond of royalty, did you know that Princess Kate wore Portuguese shoes at her wedding?)
Women can find heeled shoes or Oxford shoes (also known as men’s shoes). Men can find timeless classics. Everything sold is unique, trendy, and bold.
After belonging to the same family for three generations, in February 2012 the shop was sold. But luckily, it was sold to another family!
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Sapataria do Carmo
Furnished with vintage-inspired red velvet sofas, there's an air of nostalgia that pervades Sapataria do Carmo, a shoe store founded in 1904. Located on Largo do Carmo in Chiado, the shop specializes in shoes made in Portugal, with a focus on unique designs and high-quality craftsmanship.