Le Petit Marché

Last Sunday marked my first experience of the infamous ‘Le Petit Marché‘ (LPM). Like the name implies, LPM is ‘a small market’; and based in Lagos, it serves as a platform for promoting and building the ever-growing Nigerian fashion industry.

As a self-proclaimed fashion aficionado, I deemed it necessary to step into this fashion dimension and draw up a personal conclusion of the atmosphere, the location and most importantly, the vendors.

Upon arrival at the GET arena I was overwhelmed by the turn out. I must have arrived smack bang in the middle of peak period because it was packed!!! The ambiance was absolutely amazing and had me immediately delving through the racks of Akpos Okudu. The jaw-dropping craftsmanship at Raindrops on Roses (R n R) was breathtaking with the presentation signifying a stamp of good quality. House Of Marie was also present displaying a collection of ankara inspired blouses; and a royal blue Virtue (by Dipo Abiola) blazer sitting on a mannequin was just the sight for sore eyes.

This October, LPM are handing over the reins of the Marché to you (well us) all you need do, is send your idea or what you’d like to see to: info@lpmnigeria.com. I hear there’s even a prize to be won 😉

In the mean time, here are pictures from September’s LPM…

Akpos Okudu

House Of Marie

Oremi Crafts

Virtue by Dipo Abiola

CamCam SweetsOurs By Juliada

Raindrops on Roses (R n R)


Ps: I forgot my camera at home that Sunday so all pictures are courtesy of Taiwo’s phone 🙂

Pps: Kanye West at Paris fashion week is on right now. I’m eager to see what he had to offer.

Author: Bonita Valli

Bonita Valli is my diary. It was initially an outlet for my hair journey and my personal style, but in the same way those things are evolving, so am I. So while I figure it out, I've decided to make BV a journal of my thoughts and experiences. Feel free to like, comment or share any of my posts. If you don't that's fine too. But if you DO share, please reference this source and if you DO comment, remember that kind words build up. Feel free to subscribe via email and contact me via Twitter: @Kehndae xXx

3 thoughts on “Le Petit Marché”

  1. Hi there, I’ve just learnt about LPM as well and came across this link via twitter. I was just wondering what price ranges the products go for? Are they mostly top of the range and does one come across reasonable bargais?
    I intend to go for the one this month hopefully and want to be prepared.
    Nicely written blog post!

    1. Hello there, first of all, thanks for commenting and thanks for the complement (everyone loves a complement) 😀 As for the prices, I’d say they varied. I mean there were rings for as low as N500, but there were also a few as high as N4,000. There were polo tops for about N5000 and low back dresses for about N8000. There were even a few dresses as high as N20,000. So I guess it depends on what you’d class as a ‘reasonable price’ and how much in love you are with the items you find there.

      I’d definitely suggest going for LPM though. There’s nothing quite like getting a feel for it yourself.

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