Furniture, Hardware, Appliance and Office Supplies Shopping

Where to buy furniture, soft furnishings, white goods and electrical appliances for your home in Portugal...

What follows is a small selection of basic self-service furniture, appliance and DIY hardware chain stores in Portugal (some are only available in the larger cities). There is no guarantee that anyone will speak English, but once you have found what you need, little more than basic Portuguese should be necessary for the transaction.

Look in the Yellow Pages or on the stores' own websites for the branch closest to you.

Hypermarkets, Supermarkets and Superstores

Auchan: International hypermarket. It also offers home delivery, wedding lists, store loyalty card, credit card, and online services.

Continente 700 stores throughout Portugal. The Continente fidelity card entitles customers to store discounts.

Intermarché European economy supermarket chains which form part of the Les Mousquetaires group. The Intermarché loyalty card can be used to collect points and gain discounts on products or money back on purchases. Online shopping and home delivery services are available.

Lidl: Economy supermarket chain selling a variety of European products, including Portuguese delicatessen items, at discount prices. Weekly promotions leaflets can be accessed via their website.

Minipreço  Discount supermarket chain, part of the Spanish Dia. 

Pingo Doce One of Portugals largest food retailers

Furniture and Appliance Shops

IKEA: The largest chain of furniture shops in the world. For indoor and outdoor furniture, sofas, dining tables and chairs, bookshelves, futons, kitchens, and storage containers. There are outlets located in Alfragide, Braga, Loule, and Loures.

Chateau d'Ax: Italian design company selling more than 1,500 patented fabrics and leather sofas. Footrests, carpets, and lighting solutions are also sold.

Moviflor: Indoor and outdoor furniture, soft furnishings, and interior decoration. Home delivery service, assembly assistance, and customer advice on interior design in addition to the store card scheme. There are branches throughout the country.

Natuzzi: Furniture shop with goods from the Italian Divani & Divani collection.

Worten: Specialists in white goods, as well as consumer electronics, such as PCs, printers, plasma and LCD televisions and multimedia. Worten branches are located close to Continente Hypermarkets.

Media Markt: A range of televisions, DVD players, sound systems, computers, mobile phones, and home appliances as well as games and consoles, films, and music.

Building Materials, Hardware and DIY

Confersan: Representing renowned Portuguese and international manufacturers of kitchen and bathroom furniture. They also provide ceramic paving, tiling, mirrors, and hardware supplies.

Fabri: Manufacturer of kitchens, bathrooms, and accessories. The company also trades under the names of Fabrilinha and Fabricomercio.

Framarte: Supplier of flooring, tiling, kitchen and bathroom furniture, fittings and accessories, appliances, and other building hardware items.

Leroy Merlin Large hardware superstore chain. For tools, electrical equipment, paint, wood, plumbing supplies, bathrooms, kitchens, building equipment, and lighting. 

Maxmat: Building equipment, DIY tools and garden supplies, paints, and a variety of varnishes. Services include delivery, store card, customer advice, and gift vouchers.

Mestre Maco: DIY specialists for hardware, wood, flooring, tiling, garden furniture, lighting, wallpaper, bathroom equipment, mechanical and plumbing tools, wallpaper, and office furniture.

Bricomarché: Decorating and DIY materials, gardening and pet products, and equipment for hire. Advice, delivery, and after-sales services provided. Customers may also apply for store and loyalty cards.

Office Supplies and Stationery

Staples Office Centre: Suppliers of office materials, computer and electronic products, office furniture, and paper goods to individuals and businesses. Also provide photocopying and printing services.

Media Markt: Selected brands of desktop computers and notebooks, paper shredders, printers, digital cameras, and other electronic devices. They also provide advice, technical assistance, and home delivery.

Worten: Office equipment, computer hardware, and software, LCDs, plasma screens, televisions, DVDs, Hi-fi and electrical appliances, photographic and video cameras, mobile phones, and other electronics.