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A Fab Day of Shopping & Mingling in Lagos! All the Photos & Scoop from LPM September 2012 | Spotlight on LPM August Vendor, La Bennis

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On Sunday 30th September 2012, another exciting edition of the monthly shopping extravaganza, Le Petit Marché (LPM), successfully took place at the GET Arena, Lagos.

Yes, other editions were fun and fantastic, but LPM September 2012 was definitely the best this year has seen yet. The creative team behind the shopping event pulled all necessary stops to deliver another spectacular gathering with loads of vendors stocked with the latest array of items including cakes, sweets, beauty products, jewelry, shoes, bags, sun glasses, art works and so many more, from Nigeria and beyond.

If you missed the event, don’t sweat it, BN has got your back with all the photos. For more info on how to book stands at the upcoming October edition, simply send an e-mail to[email protected] | [email protected]

LPM Stalls & Shopping

LPM Shoppers

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna

BN Presents LPM Vendor Spotlight – La Bennis

About your brand
La Bennis is a wholesale and retail company. We design and produce customized jewelry and accessories made from African print, metal, plastic, wood, ivory e.t.c.  We also sell off-the-shelf designer jewelry and accessories.  La Bennis has been in the business for 10 years, and it’s safe to say that we have become a known brand in the Nigerian fashion and entertainment industry.  The brand is also known for styling/ costuming, and applying professional makeover for fashion shows, TV commercials, musical videos, movies, photo shoots and many more.

Where do you get your pieces from?
Our pieces come from different parts of the world. Wherever I go in person or via the internet, and I find unique pocket friendly pieces, I buy to re-sell. But the bulk of our off- the- shelf designs are from different designers in the UK and US. e.g Dorothy Perkins, Top shop, Diva, Accessories Crossings, Ribbon & Ashe. 40% of our stock are exclusively made by me. And it is my desire to increase this percentage to 80%.

What do you need to go into the accessories business?
The 1st and most important tool for this kind of business is PASSION. Passion births other tools like consistency, creativity, discipline and focus.  With passion, you go into the business and succeed because you know you are in for more than just the money. With passion, you strive at being better in what you do, and how you do it.  The best way to start this business is to get trained in jewelry making, identify your target market and cater for them.  Making your own jewelry will help you understand jewelry better, and help build your capital to invest in buying and selling of other designer brands.

Where do you see your brand in the nest 5 years?
In 5 years, I see La Bennis as a major wholesale brand, distributing our unique and affordable jewelry internationally. La Bennis will be host to several training programmes and workshops to encourage entrepreneurship in enterprising individuals.

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32 Comments

  1. nems

    October 3, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Looks like a pretty cool event!

    http://www.anemistyle.blogspot.com

  2. luchi

    October 3, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    This LPM is party for some people o and for those that wear tights with small tops, yuk! we dont wana see anything that we shouldn’t see, try and wear longer tops or learn how to stand properly if you wont wear longer tops.

    • Richard Head

      October 4, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Speak for yaself! LOL!

    • whitney

      October 4, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      Lmao….i know right..peplum tops werent made for leggins…take note…gosh naija babes ehn

  3. Chattyzee

    October 3, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Very beautiful looking goods. The ankara especially. Love it!
    I also love the high low dress with Nigerian material – gorgeous!
    http://dprodigalchild.wordpress.com/

  4. Sylvia

    October 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Nice event, those neck pieces are gorg and as for the cakes, thank goodness I wasn’t there!
    http://sylviachima.blogspot.co.uk

  5. Xtsy

    October 3, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Quantity vs quality

  6. Mz Socially Awkward....

    October 3, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Oy… this fellow… http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/LPM-September-2012-at-GET-Arena-BellaNaija219.jpg
    Your t-shirt is just plain rude and not clever at all. When did being uncouth suddenly become the new “cool”? Sigh…

    • Let them say

      October 4, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Abi o!

    • iCrossMyHeart

      October 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      I thought I was the only one who had a problem with it….plain T-shirt is a better choice. But not everyone can do simple…

  7. @ajiriavae

    October 3, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    The jewelry looked really nice. One has to land with very interesting merchandise or one will not get any notice in the sea of goods on display.
    http://ajiristyle.blogspot.com/

  8. K

    October 3, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    See my Tolu, go Toseki!!!

  9. Anon

    October 4, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Nice event. Can somebody snatch dat dried up tin off her head….mscheww. I hate when naija women wear those and think it’s okay.

    • Anon

      October 4, 2012 at 9:39 am

      What dried up thing now? sigh

  10. i no send

    October 4, 2012 at 8:28 am

    hermes??…nah….not real

  11. lilz

    October 4, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Uduak!!!!

  12. Izzi

    October 4, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Vivyy i see u ohhh….

  13. frances-diaries

    October 4, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Oh my picture is the leading photo. Thanks BN i so much appreciate this honour.
    xoxo
    Frances
    http://frances-diaries.blogspot.com

  14. Motun

    October 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Awwh! feel like crying, how come one doesn’t hear about these events. BN please update when next there’s going to be another of its kind. Thanks!

    • Moesh

      October 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      You’ve obviously been living under a rock……

  15. ugochi anyaka

    October 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Great to see dreams come alive…. beautiful pieces. I see Frances, Ogechi and LaLa. You ladies rocked it !!!!

  16. brandigest

    October 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    If we continue this way, London, Paris, New York, Milan will all be outdated.
    the 2nd golden rule in branding is BE DIFFERENT…

    http://brandigest.wordpress.com/

  17. iCrossMyHeart

    October 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I saw FAKE HERMES…and TOTALLY TURNED OFF…but then my spirits were leveled up when I saw LOCAL TALENTS….

  18. Amazeballs!

    October 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    This LPM shoppers self!

  19. onnari

    October 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Cool- seems like more accessories were on display than clothing. Nice outing all the same 🙂

  20. Mrs Bola

    October 5, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Can somebody send me details of the Royal Blue layered Beads please – I would be grateful for that or a website for this bead maker, if she has one.

  21. Mrs Bola

    October 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Can somebody send me the details of the Royal Blue layered Bead please – I would be very grateful for that or a website for this bead maker, if she has one.

    • Dukiees

      October 22, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      hi thanks for appreciating. you can place your order for the Royal Blue layered beads kindly inbox [email protected]

  22. Julz

    October 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    i’m glad bn displayed more of the goods this time and not the people.
    funny how flea market(LPM) is a big deal for nigerians.

  23. biola

    October 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

    I love lpm, visit my website for african inspired accessories. Delivery worldwide.

  24. amarachi

    October 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    OMG luvly pieces keep it up

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