Claus Porto is opening its first store outside of Portugal in New York’s Nolita neighborhood.

Claus Porto is opening its first international store in New...

Claus Porto is opening its first international store in New York

Conceived by tacklebox architecture under the direction of Jeremy Barbour, the stores design pays homage to Portuguese architecture and craftsmanship with a unique, forty-two foot long freestanding archway that is milled completely out of Portugese cork. A monolithic washbasin sits at the heart of the space which is a nod to the baptismal font and a celebration of the ritual of daily cleansing.

Located on 230 Elizabeth Street with 550 square foot of retail space, the new Claus Porto store is nestled among the stylish boutiques and charming cafes and coffee shops that define this downtown Manhattan neighborhood.

The 131-year-old Portuguese beauty and fragrance house is present in 60 countries around the world, sold by the famous exclusive retailers, including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom in the United States; Liberty London in the UK; The Conran Shop in the UK and France, Le Bon Marché and Printemps in Paris, The Corner in Berlin, The Galeria, Belport and Shinsegai in South Korea; 10 Corso Como in Shanghai and Seoul, Space.NK in China; and online at Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter. Claus Porto’s Flagship store is located in Porto, Portugal, with a second outpost in Lisbon, on Rua da Misericórdia.