Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


In recent years, Marvila – a former industrial area in Lisbon – has been witness to a gentrification boom consequence of Portuguese tourism. New shops, restaurants and start-ups that have flocked to the neighbourhood have incited a metamorphosis not unlike that of Brooklyn or Copenhagen’s Meatpacking district. Soon, a luxury housing complex by Renzo Piano will open nearby.

Tem-Plate, an omni-channel concept from luxury retail savants Rune Park and Robby Vekemans, set up shop in the district this spring. Veterans of companies such as Chanel, Antwerp-based retailer SN3 and Henrik Vibskov, Park and Vekemans decided to join forces to bring a new perspective to the global industry. Their goal? To ‘explore territories off the beaten fashion path.’


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