The Belgian fashion label Essentiel Antwerp invites preloved designer webshop Labellov.com again in its boutiques for a vintage pop-up shop where you can find the most beautiful second-hand designer handbags from Chanel, Delvaux, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. You can also go to the pop-up to bring in your own designer handbags for sale. The team of Labellov experts checks the items for authenticity and takes care of the sales process. In return you get a new budget to spend on new items! A sustainable solution where you can give a new life to once-loved items. Inge Onsea from Essentiel Antwerp and Birgit de Jager from Labellov want to promote the circular movement in the fashion industry in a way that is both fashion and environmentally conscious.
Why this collaboration?
Inge Onsea : “The choice to work with Labellov is obvious; two dynamic Antwerp companies that join forces together. I myself have always been a fan of vintage. The combination of old treasures and new on-trend items make your outfit unique and personal. It is this mix and match that makes it interesting.
How did you get to know each other?
Birgit : “We met in high school and had an instant click. The rest is history! Since then our friendship has not changed and we are still just as close. "
What is your best memory together?
Birgit : “Last year we went on holiday to Saint-Tropez with our children, who are now real teenagers. That was a journey full of nice memories and very interesting conversations, so to speak. (laughs) "
Which item of clothing would you like to borrow from each other?
Birgit : “I would love to borrow the bright pink jumpsuit from the summer collection at Essentiel Antwerp. A dose of power in a suit! "
Inge : “I already want Birgit's handbags! Pretty please? "
Which item should every woman have in her closet?
Birgit : “For me, beautiful lingerie and a pair of killer heels are an absolute must for every woman. That is the basis and the secret of every good look! (laughs) "
Inge : "A male blazer, boyfriend jeans with the perfect fit and a good lipstick are all indispensable in my closet."
Tips to extend the life of your designer items?
Birgit : “When it comes to leather goods, it is important that you rub them on properly. Leather is like your skin, it must be well nourished. So regularly coat your bags or shoes with a leather cream. In addition, the key is: fill all accessories when you are not using them. "
What is currently on your wishlist?
Birgit : “A Fendi baguette is currently high on my wishlist. She was already iconic after her appearance in Sex and the City, and I am completely a fan of Fendi's new release. I am waiting for the day that I will come across the ideal baguette! In addition, a digital detox is high on my wish list. Customers can constantly reach us via social media, whatsapp etc. My phone never stands still .. "
Inge: “All the jewels from the French fashion house Louis Vuitton are on my wish list. But certainly the earrings. It is a shame that I only have 2 ears and already have 6 piercings in it, otherwise I could wear all my earrings at the same time! (laughs). "
What is this season's must-have item?
Birgit : “Size doesn't matter this season, the smaller your accessories, the better. Mini bags are not only hot and happening, they are also super cute. Just think of an iconic Louis Vuitton pocket square, the Jacquemus bags and mini versions of large it bags such as the Hermès Kelly. ”
Inge: “The male blazer with broad shoulders is always a must-have, but he should not be missing this season. My motto is: the broader the better! "
What do you think is the future of the fashion sector?
Birgit : "In the future, the life of clothing and accessories will be extended by the large rise of the resell market. The resell market is booming and we also notice this in the fashion sector. Major brands such as Stella McCartney and Burberry join the recycle route! We are going to invest more and more in pieces that can get a second life. "
What inspires you?
Birgit: “I mainly get inspiration from the young and dynamic team around me at Labellov, and from the sense of entrepreneurship. The combination of my passion for the profession and the young violence in my team ensure that I start working with a smile every day! Or almost (wink) ”
Inge : “Everything inspires me. I can draw inspiration from a journey, both after a distant destination and a beach holiday or city trip, but also an artwork, film or person can be inspiring. You can find inspiration anytime and anywhere and that drives me. My life is chaotic, I like to do a lot, see a lot of people, discover new things and that is inspiring. "
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