Last week was gloriously filled with visiting the various stocksales (or sample sales) here in Antwerp. As the pieces are usually from two seasons old, these temporary shops are the ultimate opportunity to score yourself some designerwear at incredible discounts. As we do take this quite seriously, we usually have planned which pieces we want from that one collection. This time around, the spring/summer 2011 season was being sold. Patricia and Kim were both able to score the Dries Van Noten shoes they were craving for and I got that waistcoat that I really needed to have and an amazing metallic trouser (both Haider Ackermann).
To my great excitement, the lovely ladies of La Fille d’O invited us to the Wednesday evening opening of the Contemporary Fashion Days. Flanders Fashion Institute yearly organizes this sample sale with a various collection of young designers on offer. After I found out that they also had La Fille d’O, I officially had to go.
I have been craving one of their beautiful unmentionables for years now. Thanks to Patricia, we found a sample for a steal and she was sweet enough to let me have it. For herself she found some gorgeous La Fille d’O shoes with the perfect vintage feel. At Fabuleux Marcel De Bruxelles we immediately spotted this pair of gorgeous lace-up ankle booties which turned out to be never worn Opening Ceremony -score!- SS12 shoes. I put them on and never took them off. Not to mention the group of people that was suddenly staring at my feet when I was trying them on! After those last buys, we decided to call it quits and just went wondering through the booths of Omsk, Black Balloon and Lalou Dandine. Beautiful pieces but the budget said no, maybe next year!
All photos by Ella & Louise:
1. La Fille d’O shoes of Patricia
2. My Haider Ackermann waistcoat and trousers
3. Dries Van Noten shoes of Patricia and her mom
4. My La Fille d’O Bra
5. Dries Van Noten shoes of Kim
6. My Opening Ceremony shoes
7. The H&M pink label that I sneaked in
8. Strangers staring at my new Opening Ceremony shoes