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Fashion Night Out! Photos from the Private Launch of New Fashion Retail Store – L’Espace in Lagos



Wonuola Odunsi (Co-owner of L'ESpace)

On Sunday 18th December 2011, Wonuola Odunsi and Isoken Ogeimwonyi – the brains behind the successful monthly shopping fiesta -Le Petit Marché  hosted friends, family, well wishers and loyal LPM fans for the private launch of their brand new fashion and lifestyle retail concept store – L’Espace in Victoria Island, Lagos.

This fabulous launch was an evening of fun and networking with lots of food and drinks. In attendance, were also  fashion cognoscenti and serious shoppers who availed themselves of the many goodies on offer.

An attendee who was happily surprised at the contemporary pricing of the brands in store, said “I’m really impressed and I love the idea of stocking young African designers because there is a lot of undiscovered talent, just waiting to be found by people like me. Tonight, I bought a piece by a lady I have never heard of, I love the dress so much that after trying it on I decided to wear it home”

This new store from the LPM team marks the beginning of a new era for the Nigerian Fashion Industry and we so love it.In case you missed the event, don’t worry BN has got you covered with all the exclusive photos.


Ejiro Amos-Tafiri

Tola Odunsi

Femi Ahmed


Oyinda Fakeye

Ugo & Nnena Okoye

Honey & Wonuola Odunsi (Co-owner of L'Espace)

Kikelola Soyode & Femi Ahmed

Maria with a friend

Inside L’Espace

Isoken Ogiemwonyi (Co-owner of L'Espace)

Sasha hugging a friend

Folake Folarin-Coker (Creative Director of Tiffany Amber) looking around

Maureen Ibe (R) with a friend

About L’Espace
L’Espace brings a unique product mix and service offering to the fashion forward customer. With a laidback and fun ambience – L’Espace creates its own shopping universe, allowing customers the convenience of a one stop shop with fashion design from fresh young talent in fashion and accessories, and services exclusive to the store such as the Nail Bar Abuja’s decadent Garru Rafa pedicures. From oenological indulgences and pieces for true art lovers to Voluspa candles and scented oils to transform your home or office with a scented slice of heaven to delicious frozen yoghurt on the go or naughty sweet treats for you and yours, L’Espace is the lifestyle haven.

Modern chic from contemporary, established and up and coming brands in the fashion and accessories categories, with varying aesthetics and price points means L’Espace offers value like no other. With constant updates, the sheer scale of options gives consumers the opportunity to re-invent themselves and recreate their look as often as they feel like. Trend or style inclined there’s something for the fashionable woman, and the modern man.You can visit the L’Espace store from Mondays -Sundays from 10 AM – 8 PM

Contact: To get in touch with L’Espace team;

  • Visit the L’Espace store, 19A Olosa Street Off Karimu Kotun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
  •  Call the L’Espace Hotline 07028028960
  •  E-mail [email protected]


  1. Ginika

    February 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Okay, Okaay, I already love l’espace. I hope to visit it when next around

  2. Mena Oudha

    February 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Nice Shop

    • beremole

      February 4, 2012 at 10:47 am

      But y is bellanaija so slow on gist? and they don’t update on wknds either… so uncool/

      n pls publish my comment bcuz this is also a suggestion from a ‘fan’…

  3. Sisi London

    February 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm


  4. Mika

    February 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Well done girls. Guy in black shirt talking to the girl in pink dress – keep your eyes on her face now…at least try you can imagine the rest later….haba!!!!

    • Opal

      February 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      Err… that is actually her brother. Lol

    • mary007

      February 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      I think he is looking at her neck piece

  5. Nnedi

    February 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    pictures that have been online on other blogs for over than a month now…Bella Naija whats up with the snail pace?

  6. Ndidi

    February 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Keep up the good work ladies. Very nice to see young Niberian women doing their thang! If I were home right now, I’d stop by and shooooop!!!

    • Ndidi

      February 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      Of course I meant NIGERIAN!! LOL just got the office, haven’t had my first cup of joe.

  7. Ndidi

    February 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Of course I meant NIGERIAN!! LOL just got to the office; haven’t had my first cup of joe.

  8. Lady G

    February 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Nice one

  9. Demmy

    February 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Nice pics………….

  10. BukiOni

    February 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    The store looks good and it looks like they have the support of quite a few influential fashionistas which is obviously good for business.

  11. kokie

    February 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    someone give me a pair of scissors. This wig wan kill me ooooo. Ya’ll need to stop it or at least get imaginative with the styling.

  12. Kem

    February 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Well done Mika, u saw well. LMAO at the guy in black shirt

  13. neema

    February 3, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Everyone is dressed up and posing for pictures, no one is actually carrying a shopping bag. Typical shopping/fashion event in lagos.

  14. Turn turn turner

    February 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Veeeery nice concept.

    But Femi Ahmed…cheer up na!

  15. CaRaMeL SeXy NoNi

    February 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Looks like a fun event, evey1 looked aiit

  16. yeah!isaidit!

    February 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    So they are selling clothes, sweets, accessories, alcohol and frozen yoghurt all in one store? If they were going for the ‘Selfridges’ effect, they should have gone all the way and done it properly. This is my problem with the “nouveau naija entrepreneur”- they rarely go the extra mile to do things to a top quality standard. The goods are poorly presented, the space is not being used very well and it all looks too tacky. Tejuosho market meets V.I ? I would sooner spend my time and hard-earned cash perusing the isles of my local Tesco. At least it is not trying so hard to convince me that it is on par with Harrods! I am not hating. I just want people to stop accepting sub-standard as the norm in Nigeria. My dad had display cabinets like those in his barber shop circa 1989!

    • joicee

      February 3, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      I agree with you…the products are not being properly displayed at all….total waste of space…People spend all those money and stand to have their photos taken but the main essence of it all which is to showcase the businesses at hand is actually not being done…It looks so sparse and dry…Sorry.

    • nephetiti

      February 3, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      nne, biko don’t be angry oh. I don’t think it’s by force to go there ehn. I don’t know them, but i apologise on their behalf. ewo.

    • Blossom

      February 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

      I agree with this comment

    • Nike

      February 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      God bless you!!!!!! Well said!!!!!

  17. Mary

    February 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    I will like to be ur friend

  18. ally

    February 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I agree-not much thought seems to have gone into the layout and presentation of merchandise especially with the menswear and the sweets. However a great start and lovin the art on the walls!
    Ps: Girl in the pink dress.. you’re totally rocking that purple clutch….hard!I like!

  19. Pendo Jesse

    February 3, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    looks good but like someone mentioned too much going on in one space.

  20. Misc

    February 3, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    I’m totally agree with yeahsaidit. Totally the wrong way to go about this! Instead make it a fashion haven other focused on clothes, accessories or lifestyle not a mishmash of everything. Would rather stick to my Selfridges, Harrods and Macy’s! Was looking forward to this but disappointed

  21. Tink jewellery

    February 4, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Nice shop

  22. nubianbelle

    February 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    please where is it situated

  23. Giselle

    February 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Na wa o,this event looked sparsely attended sha. Didn’t they do publicize it? I guess with time they’ll increase their array cos it looks quite boring. No one should bite me o.

  24. TJ

    February 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Biko, those ankara bags, who is the designer. Love, love, love, love.
    P.s Rock on Wonu and Isoken, the sky is the limit…

  25. triangle

    February 4, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    The shelves are empty? What happened now?

  26. Curious

    February 5, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Is the co-owner really wearing a red wig with her roots showing? Oh no!!!
    If the co-owner looks like that, well that says a lot.

  27. Rhoda

    February 5, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Guys, its not a store but an open market for a variety of items. Obviously not the Selfridges, Harrods stuff but looks like a gallery space used for the event!

  28. Tiki

    February 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    All I saw were the bags…*licks lips*

  29. Zizi

    February 5, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Ankara bags; Bola Obileye of Tote. Google Seriously Doughnuts. Thanks.

  30. Blossom

    February 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

  31. cool cat

    February 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I wonder if selfridges and harrods became what they are in 1 day. This is an ingenius idea and it will explode in no time. BN is about covering events not necessarily advertising wares.

    That being said, beny awere, slippers to such an event? Glam up girl

  32. Lovelybite

    February 7, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I really like the wedding photos on bellanaija, where are they.

  33. Akwa_Ugo

    February 8, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Great to know that the business of fashion is growing in structure as well as content. L’espace is on point with capturing the eclectic market in Africa. Good stuff!

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