There is no one who can resist good stationery, right? Whether to buy a notebook or a souvenir, I almost never miss this type of store. Most of them also usually sell some super cute decoration items, so I always end up spending more than expected seeing so many beautiful things.
I have already told you some different stores, such as thrift stores and vintage spaces in Porto. However, I could not fail to make a list also about the stationers there. In the other post I told you about Coração Alecrim, a vintage boutique with incredible stationery. Besides it, I selected some very interesting stores that will make you want to buy several items itens
Those who love products with a vintage face will fall in love with the A Vida Portuguesa store. Although her products are new, the design of all of them is inspired by old packaging, giving a super original effect. The stationery part of the store is cute, as if you were living in another time and buying school supplies.
Like El Corte Inglés, they also have other types of products. They have a special sector for gifts, perfect for those looking for a different souvenir that is not just a souvenir. If you also want to taste some traditional foods from the country, take a look at the corner with the grocery items in the store.
Fine & Candy
I give a lot of value to handmade products and prepared with great care, you know? The Fine & Candy collections are almost all limited, so you will have unique and super authentic products. Some pieces have a very modern design, while others follow a more classic and serious line.
If you care about the materials used, types of binding and techniques used, I am sure you will love to know the work of Fine & Candy. Everything is very well done and prepared taking care of the smallest details.
Araujo & Sobrinho
Following a more serious and traditional theme, Araújo & Sobrinho. It is one of the oldest stationery stores in Porto, founded in 1829, so it is often adored by adults who used to visit the store during their childhood and adolescence. Still, it offers products for all ages, considering that most parts are very neutral and simple. The diversity of products is very large, mainly because the store size is not very large!
The English court
Although not in Porto, but in Vila Nova de Gaia, El Corte Inglés cannot be left out of your itinerary, especially if you are passionate about stationery. It is one of the most complete stores on the list, as it sells a little of everything and from very diverse brands.
You’ll find everything from traditional moleskine notebooks to super cute items from Mr. Wonderful. In addition, they sell products from other sectors, such as decoration, home and decoration, fashion and accessories. The store has an incredible curation, it is very worthwhile to stop by!
Another store that follows an artisanal line is Arminho. In addition, almost all products in the store are made from 100% recycled materials. The key word for the store is sustainability – from the materials used to the production process.
Their stationery is limited to notebooks and small backpacks, but they also sell ceramics, posters and other accessories. My favorites are the notebooks. You want to take one of each and buy several to give away. Some of them are even themed, like the ones on the cover with the words cooking and travel.
These were the cutest and most interesting stores I found there! If you know other amazing places like these, don’t forget to comment here. After all, there’s nothing better than receiving tips from those who live or have already been to Porto, right?