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Friday, March 6, 2009

Le Petit Marche........

A piece of Portobello in Lagos...For those who enjoy a stroll down the busy Portobello road, the energy and noise from customers haggling in the market stalls and the aroma of hot dogs and corn-on-a cob and shopping for less...you would love Le petit Marche.
This is a new age market with goods varying from vintage clothing and Bric à Brac, to Art, retail clothing and greeting cards.

The market will be open every last Saturday of the month. it started on the 28th February 2009 at Lagos Toast, 12a tbs, next to Lagos lawn tennis club. Onikan, time's 12- 6pm.The Line included goods from Obsidian,CaxtonAlile Cards, Buki De La Zaria bags and leather goods,Rukky Frocks, Trak apparel by Bisola Kamson,Vintage clothing and accessories by The Lagos Look,Art by Ivie’sRetail clothing, style junkie, liam agency,cocktails dresses, accessories etc.
(so i stole the write up from the fb group page...lol)

(vintage dresses on display.)

this is like a genuise idea . i wonder why i couldnt have thought this up:(
when i first heard the name, all i could think of was a french restaurant i heard about in brooklyn nyc. and i thought 'oh my god, they're opening a restaurant in lagos'(yeah i know, but it was one of my blond moments)

think flea market meets high street, or say liverpool street meets oxford street.
cos you get the cheap to the expensive here. even the expensive comes with cheap price tags.(okay so maybe the massive sales in the west might have something to do with the discounts here, but shops in naija are still selling at cut throat prices)
i deliberately left my cheque book home and attended the event to see how it'd go, invited my cousin Ene Mya to join me and the wonderful SMARAGD(yes i've met her, she saw me at a salon and knew it was me...how weird, then i realized we've been working on the same office building since last year and i got to know on her last day of work)
anyways, i left my cheque book home thinking i had grown strong in my resolve to treat money with respect, i refused to try most things on, or even look at the jewelry on display, but then i snapped towards the end, my discipline thrown away. i got this lovely cocktail dress for just N6,000 and two vintagey frames, you know the weird cocky looking ones,(think kanyes/jay's new look), sort of an 80's wear. i'll have my optician put up new lenses for me, its gold plated and so nerdy, i might just be too faint hearted to use it...
(vintage(nerdy)frames on display.)
but my kill purchase? this cream colored vintage Valentino dress. omg, its just so beautiful, i tried resisting and pushing it on my cousin, but it was too tight on her and i knew couldn't let anyone else have it,i got it for just N10,000, all i've got to do is change the buttons and some slight alterations....SWEET!!
i was especially impressed by this young lady isoken who owns the label Obsidian, shes got some lovely ankara designs, impressive finishing. there was this stunning damask skirt, and ankara dresses for very very cheap, i made my orders and can't wait to spot my hooded dress made from the woodin fabric.
its a fun event, and even more fun when you go with two or three friends, theres cheap but good food and drinks inside lagos toast, so if you decide to go with a male friend, he can chill inside while you go crazy outside.
and its monthly so make sure you're at the next one 28:03:09(if u're interested in setting up a stand send me a mail and i'll hook you up with the young lady wonuola odunsi whos putting it all together.)

P.S the blogger awards is heating up, don't be left out of the fun event, i've selected my special dress to cheer all the winners in:)
thats all folks....have a super weekend.
P.P.S i've been so lazy with blogging and commenting on pages, i read all your blogs people, but i dont comment, so forgive me.
***pictures courtesy of le petit group page.

24 comments :

  1. Firssssssssssssssssssssstttt, and to think I read the post first....

    wow thats lovely oh....Cant wait to come home...actually wish i was there now,....

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  2. lol' someones really competing for this awards o...
    dont worry i've filled ur name up in every category:)

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  3. so I'm assuming the ankara dress that u ordered is mine right?

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  4. cousin...i'm getting my order in first week of april, if its to die for, then i'll slip ur's into my 'to do' list

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  5. I had to check if it was really Nigeria you were talking about...sounds great...

    How did Smaragd know it was you...

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  6. Im interested ina stand, i want i want i want to display my shoes thats if i have any then. So... il hook up with you. Yeah, how come smargad know it was you? your clear picture has never been up on blogger now abi?

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  7. i'm liking lagos more every day. hope the area boys will not move in

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  8. You are such a BECKY BLOOMWOOD!

    I think i saw the event invite on fb tho. Sounds like a brilliant idea. Makes me long to come home even more.

    Funny how Smargd already knew you. I guess it is such a very small world afterall.

    P.s...be sure to order for my own dress along with Bumight's own.

    P.P.S ....eben though i know you are going to vote for Bumight, make sure you vote for me as well oh...by force, by force!

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  9. really? I wish I could attend. I love flea markets especially those with quality items. Ahhh. That's what I am doing on Saturday and i just can't wait. Smaragd already knew you? I swear this blogville, its less than 6 degrees of separation.

    Hope all is well.

    NIGERIAN CURIOSITY
    IT WAS SO MUCH EASIER WHEN I ONLY HAD ONE...

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  10. Too much money!!...lol..rock on girl.

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  11. will you take me there when next i'm in lagos? lol

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  12. lmao!

    i see u beat my lazy ass to it FQ, now b4 the whole of blogsville starts to think "hermione granger", i think u forgot to mention that we were already friends on fb! lol.so it wasnt hard recognising FQ peeps...lol..wish i was actually that "all knowing", would just be walking up to y'all saying " u must be Afrobabe" and u are SSD" lmao!

    Le petit Marche was really cool, i'll continue this on my blog...lol

    FQ, that valentino dress looked good on u,i'm still eyeing that other dress from Izzy. and u are great company.

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  13. flea markets in gidi....yippie

    if twinny had not clarified i for wonder how did she know you just by seeing you??

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