Shops We Love: Saudade
If Saudade, a new lifestyle shop in Toronto’s Little Portugal neighborhood, feels like a surprisingly mod boutique set in an old world Lisbon city building, that’s on purpose. Co-owner Nancy Fernandes grew up in Canada but spent her summers with family in Portugal, where she developed an appreciation for the Euro nation’s signature old-meets-new style. “We’d stay in these gorgeous apartments in Lisbon and Porto that were from the 18th and 19th century, so they had beautiful baseboards and moldings and mosaics — and then they’d also have gorgeous Scavolini kitchens and so on. Portugal is all about that tension, so I wanted the shop to reflect that,” she says.
Nancy and her business partner, Connie Freitas, worked with Toronto designers Sarah Keenleyside and Lindsay Konior of Qanūk Interiors to create an airy, light-filled space that provides the perfect backdrop for the shop’s pretty selection of products.
Located at 1191 Dundas St. W., Toronto.