I have a big fascination of everything that is retrocool. ”A vida portuguesa” means The Portuguese Life and this store is the definition of Portuguese retrocoolness aka my dreamstore for postcards, notebooks and weird remakes of old products.

If you’re looking for a Portuguese ”70s-remake-of-bonnie-and-clyde-poscard” this is the place to get it. This is also a great place to get some alternative notebooks if you want something different than the classic Moleskine, or to get the Lisbon edition of Le Cool.

The store was opened in 2004 after the journalist Catarina Porta did some research about antique Portuguese products. Time Out magazine has listed the store as one of the most original ones in Lisbon, and I definitely agree! This place is the greatest source of the Portuguese part of my kitsch postcard-collection.

I’ll be back with more retrocool shopping tips.




Boa viagem = have a nice trip!

Uma Vida Portuguesa

Rua Anchieta 11, Lisboa

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 20:00



Kathrine Opshaug Bakke Kathrine Opshaug Bakke, editor at Travelettes from 2009 to 2013, wrote this post. Originating from Norway, she has been living in Berlin, Lisbon, and Stockholm the past 6 years.

She loves cities with imperfect facades, photography, traveling by bike, vintage hunting, and everything that comes with cheese. Follow her visual diary at anchoredpaperplane.com.