I love their shop and the quality hats and I'm so glad to have known them.
Hope they keep making their long history even longer :)
The founder, Manuel Aquino de Azevedo, was making port wine in the north of Portugal but grape phylloxera destroyed his yard. In 1886, he came to Lisbon to open the hat stores. For decades it dictated the fashion among ladies and, above all, gentlemen, who exhibited its bowler hats and top hats in the gatherings at the cafes.
The business, however, would only truly reach the female population in 1988, when the grandson and great-grandson of the founder took over the business, restoring the space, investing in the feminine side and coming into contact with suppliers from various countries, in an attempt to upgrade and modernize the hats business.
Panama hats, made with Portuguese rabbit hair. Very classic and still stylish.
They are so soft and great quality. Inside the hat sees the maker's stamp.
It's their original bowler hat made with Portuguese rabbit hair.
The design hasn't changed and it's one of the traditional hat for men in Portugal.
They are the original barets made with Portuguese wool.
There is a small space in the back of the shop where the current owner told me that it was used to be a workshop making customized hats in the old times but now it's a storage / office.
colourful and stylish hats filling up the show case
The both of the shops are not big but very charming with the great classic designs of the shop interiours! and that's what I love this places about. The ceiling is clean white with old decorative sculptures and almost everything else is made in wood including the show cases, the shelves and the counters.
This is one of the oldest shops in Lisbon and one of my favourite places! They are a maker of the classic and high quality hats, and the shop has been there since 1886 through the five generations! It has actually 2 shops, only one door apart from each other, and they are located in a corner of the square D. Pedro IV near Rossio train station.
"Chapelaria Azevedo Rua"
- Hat shop in Lisbon since 1886 -