Bespoke Gloves Lisbon
Wandering the cobblestone streets and sidewalks in Lisbon, I prowled each doorway looking for Lisbon’s fashionable Luvaria Ulisses on Rua do Carmo, the tiny gem of a shop with one specific purpose – the making of bespoke leather gloves. The most fashionable and smallest shop in Lisbon caters to gentlemen and women.
Founded in 1925 by Joaquim Rodrigues Simões, the tiny 4 sq. meter interior has a classic art deco interior, the neoclassic façade is fairly easy to locate. The location of Luvaria Ulisses hasn’t changed since 1925 when it opened, the name is taken from Greek Mythology.
An atelier nearby contains the work room where the custom gloves are cut and sewn by hand, the small three-person maximum fitting room has lines out the door. Patience is a necessity if you desire well made custom fit leather gloves. Choose from a myriad of options, dainty button edged gloves, sporty contrasting colors; soft skins: sheep, goat, nubuck calfskin, lined with cashmere or unlined..the choices are many.
You might inquire: and how do you try on a glove? Lean onto the glass display case, place your elbow on a cushion for measuring the hand, Helen will gently pull a glove over your hand to determine exact size. If they have a glove in stock, walk away with your purchase, otherwise return in 24 hours. I promise each time you slide on the beautiful gloves, you will remember your personal fitting in this charming bespoke shop.
Old world craftsmanship is challenging to find these days, Luvaria Ulisses is the finest for original and unique gloves, still made by highly skilled artisans, using traditional handcrafting techniques.
Travel Gems! Luvaria Ulisses on Rua do Carmo, 87-A, 1200-093 Lisbon www.luvariaulisses.com