Nowadays shopping abroad is not really what it used to be. I used to shop almost exclusively when traveling, bringing home garments no one else would have. But unfortunately chains like Bershka and Gina Tricot have recently opened in Cologne, so I don’t have to go to the Iberian Peninsula or Scandinavia for those anymore. Then all the Inditex chains (Zara, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius, Bershka, Oysho etc.) opened their doors for the online customer.. Sure, the clothes are still the same but they just lose their appeal now that they’re available for anyone anywhere. At least I spent a lot less money on clothes while I was in Portugal this time!
Still, the portuguese high street is quite good (and cheap!), one of my go-to stores there is Pull and Bear. You can order from them online and I might just do that. Here are some of my favorite items: