Parfois (par-fwa) is a Portuguese brand that just opened shop in Manila last year. I remember checking it out in Glorietta 4 then, but I had the impression that it was too expensive for my budget. The store definitely looked swanky and intimidating! But what do you know, the accessories are actually quite affordable. All of them, even the elaborate ones, are less than P1,000, with an average price of P380 to P600+. That's about the same price range as Forever 21 or SM accessories.
I'm really glad that Parfois invited me to be their blogger stylist of the day last Friday. It was my first time to assist customers in a store and I must admit, it's exhausting! Nonetheless, meeting everyone was a real treat; I was impressed by the diversity of Parfois customers. There were students, yuppies, working moms, and even grand old ladies with white hair. I guess this diversity speaks for the kind of items you can find in the store - timeless, versatile pieces that can be worn by anyone regardless of age.
Watches are a hit
Warm, earth-toned pieces
This is less than P500 if I remember correctly!
Turquoise and metals
A wall of belts
Bags at Parfois were a revelation. They're priced between P1400 to up to P3,000, but you can bet that you're getting your money's worth. The quality is really good plus the style isn't something you can find just anywhere. I scored a faux ostrich bag for myself at only P1,400 something.
Thinking of coming back for this one. It's P1,740. Love that the material used is very supple, and it's the perfect size for me.
Rose and tan
Floral satchel for around P1,500
Summer wedges at P2,280. They come in teal, pomelo, tan, and black! Mooning over the pomelo one. It's actually comfy!
I was really glad that two Project Vanity readers showed up to support me. Kari was there early, but Charles managed to catch up at the last minute! Because I was guesting that day, Parfois gave generous gifts to everyone who bought a Parfois piece. Kari got a lovely weekender bag (perfect because she's going to Palawan next week!) and Charles got something I didn't see. Haha. Wait for her post on it, I'm curious myself.
Almost half of the gifts left
She got a statement crystal necklace
Thanks so much to Parfois Philippines for giving me the chance to experience being their stylist for the day. I'm happy I got to help a few people pick their next (hopefully) favorite item! I'll show you what else I got for myself in another post. In the meantime, check out the new arrivals at Parfois in the branch nearest you: either in Glorietta 4, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, or Abreeza in Davao. :D