Monday, June 1, 2015

"Paris Em Lisboa"


The iconic department store "Paris em Lisboa" (Paris in Lisbon) opened doors in 1888. A few years later Queen Amelia granted it the status of "Providers of the Royal Household".
Thanks to Portugal's neutrality, prominent figures in European societies became clients during WWII.
Opposite to other similar stores which, sadly, no longer exist, "Paris em Lisboa" has adapted itself to new lifestyles and consumption habits over the years.
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This is my contribution to the CDP June Theme Day: Stylish
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29 comments:

Merisi said...

Grand style!
I especially love the gold-leaf etched letters on the black glass.

LuiZ FernandoS said...

Em Belém, Pará, houve uma loja chamada Paris n'América, hoje tombada.

biebkriebels said...

This looks very stylish indeed.

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet it's a classy shop!

Dina said...

The outside gives a promise of good things inside.

Kathy said...

Very stylish, indeed. Very few elegant stores remain here in the States outside of New York and LA. Of course, few can afford to shop in them. The rest of us must find our duds in the many franchises, all of which carry their own line of cheap apparel, or shopping on line. Oh, well, I suppose most of us wear jeans and T shirts anyway!

Birdman said...

Yes! For sure. Quite a stylish entryway.

LOLfromPasa said...

Amazing detail and a stunning photo. Very stylish, indeed.

Sami said...

Love the stylish canopy!

Mersad said...

Definitely very stylish.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Tanya Breese said...

it is extremely stylish/fancy!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The name alone is the epitome of style Jose.. Paris AND Lisbon, two of the most stylish cities! Super gorgeous image for the theme.

Jane Hards Photography said...

That's so eye catching ad unusual

Sharon Anck said...

This looks like a very elegant place. I'd love to do a little shopping here!

Lowell said...

Lisbon is style, it speaks style, it reeks style, it's the home of style. Thus, I'm not surprised to find such a shop and I fully intend to visit this place when I visit Lisbon. Meanwhile, have a great week!

MARTY said...

must be a beautiful shop !

Sylvia K said...

Ah, a classy shop indeed!! Amazing that it has remained such a favorite for so long!! Says a lot for the quality and style!! I would love to visit/shop there -- and be back in Lisbon!! Have a great new week, Jose!!

cieldequimper said...

Let's hope they make it to 2088 because places like this should be treasured!

RedPat said...

Very stylish indeed, JM! Good one.

Photo Cache said...

The awning alone is reeking with class and style.

Small City Scenes said...

What a great stylish shop. I would love to visit it. Ah, someday......
MB

Halcyon said...

I don't know about the shop, but the entrance is certainly stylish! I love it!

VP said...

That awning is elegant and surely unique!

William Kendall said...

Quite an entrance!

Randy said...

Beautiful entry.

Bob Crowe said...

Stylish, elegant and very French. I've seen a couple of awnings like this in London, too, and I can think of one here in St. Louis.

bailey-road.com said...

That's a very stylish awning.

My Life in the Charente said...

Love this shot. Diane

Joan Elizabeth said...

Oh dear I have missed another theme day. Just can't get my act together at the moment. But it is lovely to pop in and visit my favourite blogs every now and then.