ESPAÇO-B // concept store

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One of my favourite places to shop in Lisbon. Located in the blooming Príncipe Real area, it is one of very few luxury boutiques in Lisbon that boast a selection of more niche, researched brands, such as Comme des Garçons, Sophie D’Hoore, Ter et Bantine, Hache, etc.

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When it comes to concept stores, Lisbon is slightly behind cities such as London (Dover Street Market), Paris (Colette) and Milan (10 Corso Como), which is to be expected in a place where luxury isn’t really in everyone’s reach – it’s hard to cater to a niche audience when the larger audience itself is already quite small. One of the most striking things about Espaço-B is how well it keeps up with the high level of concept stores abroad, offering a variety of niche clothing and accessory brands, design and lifestyle-related books, perfumes, jewellery and even some household items and technology bits.

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The store itself is organised more like a moodboard, or a lookbook. Looks are put together on mannequins mixing several labels, with shoe and bag suggestions nearby. Pops of colour amidst white garments and a rack dedicated solely to mix-and-match black and white items, as well as monochrome colour-block. The decor is extremely clean, geometrical, linear and the tall ceilings and white walls give the impression of a large space, making the whole shopping (or browsing) experience relaxed and pleasant.

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Particularly interesting are the fitting rooms, or rather, room. The customer changes behind a massive mirror facing two identical chairs – perfect for when you’re dragging someone with you to help you pick your outfits – and the incredibly spacious and comfortable fitting room is closed off by a curtain. No cramped spaces and tripping on your clothes, mixing what you’ve already tried on with what you haven’t, hesitating about putting your bag on the floor.

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Every bit of this store, fitting room included, is designed to give you an enjoyable and calm shopping (again, or browsing) experience – not to mention the staff is very nice and always helpful, even if you’re on a budget. And, attention: it’s not women only. The menswear section, albeit considerably smaller, hosts a well-curated selection of high quality every day basics, hovering somewhere between a relaxed elegant look and a polished casual attitude.

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ADDRESS: RUA DOM PEDRO V, nº120

CONTACT: (+351) 21 346 1610 // loja@espaco-b.pt

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/espacob/

 

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The Author

24-year-old Portuguese girl. Bilingual English, fluent in Italian. BA in Fashion Communication. MUA with a proper diploma! MA Creative Media student. Globetrotter and shopaholic, can't seem to be able throw away menswear magazines. Has a serious mental problem when it comes to buying photography books and is working towards being a part of the fashion industry.

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  1. João Pena says

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