Hello lovely readers. Parfois, a Portuguese fast-fashion accessory brand is coming to Antwerp. As Parfois is one of my favorite stores to visit whenever I’m in Spain, I couldn’t be more excited. They were kind enough to send me one of their statement pieces in their new La Femme collection and I just couldn’t wait showing it to you. Don’t know the brand? Then you’re missing out and you just need to read the article! 😉
For those of you who don’t know the brand, Parfois is a Portuguese brand, founded in 1994 by Manuela Medeiros. Medeiros’ dream was to make fashionable accessories affordable and accessible to everyone, and I guess you could say she succeeded. The bags are often between €15 and €40, making it rather impossible to leave a Parfois shop without buying at least one item. Next to handbags, they also sell jewellery, sunglasses, shoes, watches etc., and last year I also spotted a mini collection of clothing in their stores. Everything to give your outfit that little bit extra.
La Femme Collection
With their new collection, La Femme, Parfois wants to put emphasis on women’s individuality. They played with colorful patterns and various fabrics to make winter a little less dull, with just a hint of the vintage style that is becoming super popular again.
As for the handbags, the La Femme Collection also plays with graphic details. They incorporated words that couldn’t scream louder what their philosophy stands for: “An ode to every woman.” A focus that more and more brands seem to embrace. Go Feminism! How beautiful is this bag? You wouldn’t think to put these patterns and colors together, and yet, they form a beautiful piece all in one.
You can shop the La Femme Collection here or in store (my bag seems to be out of stock though, but I’ll keep you updated if it were to return).
The Parfois Store in Antwerp (Wijnegem)
Somewhere begin December, Parfois is opening its first stores in Flanders (fourth store in Belgium). Me, being from Antwerp, I’m obviously most excited for its opening in Wijnegem Shoppincenter. The exact opening date is not known yet, but keep an eye on my social media, as I will definitely keep you posted there. The other store will be opening in Ville 2 in Challeroi.
My Outfit: SHEIN & Monki
Of course, accessories go together with an outfit, which is why I chose this beautiful 80s inspired longline jacket from Shein, paired with the red french baret from Monki (also a new store in Antwerp, yay u go Antwerp!). The jacket is beautiful and looks expensive, but beware because it kind of ruffles out. Apart from this, it feels very luxurious for its price and it very comfortable to wear. A musthave for the Blair Waldorfs between us (and you all know I love me some Blair from this post) 😉
Trend alert: Pearls
Underneath the jacket, I’m wearing this with pearls embellished blouse by Shein. If you’re searching to buy something from Shein, this is one I definitely recommend! It has nice fabric and even though it’s been in the laundry multiple times, the pearls don’t come off (I was afraid they’d get lost in the washer, since the blouse is only 14$). Besides, pearls seem to be the trend of the winter, so you can’t go wrong with this item.
I think it’s safe to say that I’m excited for this new store to open its doors near my home (my wallet isn’t so happy though, oops). Will you be visiting the new Parfois store? What’s your favorite item from the collection? Let me know!
Have a lovely day,