It is one of the most beautiful shops of Oporto. Its creators researched, from north to south of Portugal, Portuguese product creation and manufacturing. They chose those that crossed generations and maintained the original packaging and excellent quality, internationally recognized.
"A Vida Portuguesa" Shop was born of an investigation, by the journalist Catarina Portas, on old Portuguese products, marketed in a commercial centenary space fully preserved, in the Clérigos. They call it the delicate trade.
"A Vida Portuguesa" was one of 15 brands selected worldwide to integrate the first Christmas Market Monocle magazine, in London. In 2011, Wallpaper magazine elected Catarina Portas as one of the "bright new talent" on a global scale.
The store of Oporto was the first store to join the National Retail Directory of Wallpaper, a selection of 22 stores in different parts of the world, "the year's most innovative retail design discoveries."
"We believe that the objects are able to tell extraordinary and revealing stories. . About a people and their peculiar tastes on a society and its context on a story that is ultimately a common identity. (..) This are registered trademarks in the memory market and a way of living. Recall the everyday of an era and reveal the soul of a country. These are our products. These products are us. "