Claus Porto is one of the most beautiful shops I visited in Lisbon. I’m particularly fond of their soaps which feature exquisite design and delicate vintage craftsmanship. The brand was launched in Porto in 1887, when businessmen Ferdinand Claus and Georges Schweder created Portugal’s first soap and fragrance factory. Today, its scents continue to evoke the rich floral diversity of the Portuguese countryside.
PORTUGUESE BEAUTY HOUSE OPENS STORE IN NEW YORK
Claus Porto has just opened its first international store in New York. Located on 230 Elizabeth Street and with 550 square foot of retail space, the store nestles among the stylish boutiques of Nolita, a charming Manhattan neighborhood. Conceived by Tacklebox Architecture under the direction of Jeremy Barbour, the Claus Porto boutique pays tribute to Portuguese architecture and craftsmanship. A 42 foot long freestanding archway has been inserted into the existing ground-floor storefront of an early 1800’s building, creating a portal through which the visitors immerse themselves in the world of Claus Porto’s soaps and fragrances.
The arch is a reference to Porto’s São Bento train station, that was first proposed in 1887, the same year that Claus Porto was founded.
Claus Porto is present in 60 countries and sold by the world’s most exclusive retailers, including Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus in New York, Liberty London, Le Bon Marché and Printemps in Paris, The Corner in Berlin.
VIDEO: THE CLAUS PORTO STORE IN LISBON
Discover the world and the online shop of Claus Porto.