Name of establishment
TM Collection, Quinta do Lago
A boutique showcasing a new brand of clothing and home products designed by Teresa Martins, with a unique concept that mixes beauty, colours, and textures.
Not unlike a large walk-in wardrobe. The store is not cluttered with lots of clothes on the rails - instead each rail has a few pieces of each item and design, with the interior design pieces carefully mixed in to look like part of the shop décor, with the accessories displayed at floor level (boots), and in the display cabinets (scarves, belts and bangles).
What to buy?
If you are looking for a unique fashion design that is well-made and delicate to the touch, then the Teresa Martins Collection is for you. Coats that can be worn as displayed and reversed inside-out are a particular speciality, while the skirts, shirts, trousers, boleros and tunics can be worn as a head-to-toe collection or matched with pieces that you already have in your wardrobe. Some of the pieces have more than one design (e.g. same print in different fabrics) while other pieces in the collection are one-offs.
Why do you like it?
The TM Collection is a temporal fashion that can be worn all year round. And if particular care is taken with their cleaning, can be worn again and again. The staff are fashion-conscious, extremely knowledgeable about the brand, and are on hand to help when needed, allowing you to browse at your own leisure.
It’s a talked-about and admired collection that was started in 2003 after a trip to India and inspired by the vibrant colours and fabric dyeing techniques that were being used there. Initially only seen by friends and family, it wasn’t until 2005 at the Maison and Object show in Paris that a wider audience became aware of the designs, and so began the TM Collection. Teresa’s Spring/Summer collection is inspired by what she calls Vegetal - a natural collection painted with strokes of male character within an intrinsic female spirituality.
When to go?
Beautifully designed outfits for any occasion, night or day. The jewellery makes great presents for a best friend or family member who likes unusual pieces, and the soft furnishings and furniture make great special house warming gifts or a treat for yourself.
The other TM Collection store in the Algarve is at the Tivoli Victoria Hotel in Vilamoura. There are also TM Collection stores in Lisbon, Braga, Cascais, Comporta, Guarda and Sines.
They also produce a men’s collection in Spring/Summer only.
Loja 19, Quinta Shopping, Quinta do Lago
Cushions €100 - €200
Chairs from €2,207
Lamps €700 - €935
Necklaces from €395
Cabinets from €770
Decorative pots from €262
Silk belts from €97
Silk rokon (worn on hair) from €45
Slim scarves from €14
Other scarves from €87
Dresses €200 - €1,000
Skirts €155 - €1,000
Coats (reversible) €800 - €1.300
Trousers €196 - €1,500
Shirts (cotton) from €114
Bangles €30 - €159
Summer opening times:
Monday - Sunday
June: 10am - 9pm
July: 10am - 12pm
August and September: 10am - 10pm
Winter opening times: (Oct - May)
Monday - Sunday
10am - 8pm