Caroline Filou and Anne-Marie Bonnamy moved to Lisbon in 2012, almost simultaneously. The two young French women met there, and both fell in love with Portuguese products. They decided to create Pois Selection, to share their passion with the rest of the planet.

Pois is a very useful Portuguese word which means nothing and yet means everything. Of course, certainly, alright = Pois!

Pois Selection discovered for instance the products of Benedita Feijó, one of the most influential Portuguese graphic designers who studied at Central St Martin’s in London. A mix of fantasy and dreamlike influences, also very inspired by life. Her postcards of the different regions and places of Portugal will give you the pleasure to write postcards again.

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At the end of this week, Pois selection will host a private Christmas Sale in Lisbon, that will include cosmetics, clothes by Christophe Sauvat (founder of Antik Batik), design objects (Leal Light Box are in the mix!) as well as a selection for kids.

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Friday 29 Nov & Saturday Nov 30- 10:30am to 8:00pm – Sunday Dec 1st, 10:30am to 4:00 pm. More info here.

And if you visit Lisbon, here’s Caroline list of favourite spots :

– Restaurant Pharmacia – For the decor, the lively summer garden where to share delicious cocktails and tapas with friends.
– Restaurant 100 Maneiras (Bairro alto) – great menu, Portuguese dishes with a twist.
– Store Burel Loja
– Store A Fabrica – concept-store above the Benetton store, displaying young Portuguese and International designers.
– Hotel Hall Chiado, very intimate and with a corner by Pois Selection!
–  For afternoon tea or a quick salad Wien Café Haus