personal shopper

We are happy to announce...

… we have personal shopper services in www.elisfa.com and that’s the project we’ve been working on for a long long time now. Our passion is still sustainable fashion and we wanted to expand this by giving personal styling solutions based on sustainable fashion items. Of course that doesn’t mean that our service is based only in vintage clothing, but of course second hand is a part of it and for clients that they feel comfortable with this type of fashion.

Our personal shopper service will provide the following contracted services:

  • Personal styling: That contains the morphological and color analysis of the client, a closet review and then the personal shopping based on his/her needs. This can extent to special events and weddings.

  • Shopping tours: An organized shopping tour that contains store hopping based on the needs of the participants and try looks based on the advice of the personal shopper.

  • Wardrobe Cleaning: We provide solutions for your closet organization and we help you relief from the constant struggle of “what to wear” by organizing your closet accordingly.

These services are currently available only in Barcelona, but we are planning to expand them in more places around the world. Feel free to comment below with questions about the services or contact us through e-mail on info@elisfa.com

Mother's Day, Let's Celebrate

With all the conversation of powerful women growing day by day, I always look for empowerment to the women of my family, the real heroines of my life that taught me how to love and care and at the end of the day how to dress with respect to my surrounding and the environment.

One of my favorite activities of all times is to go through my mom’s or grandma’s wardrobes and find little treasures that have been sitting there for decades for me to find them and give them a new life. I was always finding the fact of these clothes being so timeless and beautiful, fascinating and I couldn’t come with the idea that we, the millennials we are so used on the idea of buying over and over again under the shade of the fast fashion. For all of us it’s important to stay in fashion everyone with her own style but at the end of the day the classic is internal that’s why vintage clothing became so popular so quickly. We all feel this nostalgia of our mothers in the cutest kitten heels or floral dresses.

Running through my mom’s inventory from her youth, I also realized the amazing quality that her clothes had, so I stood there trying to understand if that was a choice she made for her clothes to be well made and having a good quality or bad quality wasn’t an option at the time. The answer came from my mom directly, “They are not making them like this anymore…” she told me and I immediately knew what she meant. Simple tunics used to be silk, today they are rayon, a simple eternal white shirt used to be cotton today is polyester. People used to make their clothes carefully and with love, they knew their customers and they wanted everything to me made with love and care.

With the same love and care I call you today to think of your beloved mothers share a comment about how these women changed your lives and celebrate by sending them a gift made with love and care.

Happy mother’s day everybody.

Hello world!

Hello All! This first blog post is here to express our passions and desires for the future of fashion and our world. We feel what we are passionate about, even on a small scale, is able to influence change throughout the world.

Elisfa store was born after the owner’s personal love for fashion and interest in sustainability. Vintage might have been one of the biggest fashion trends at the moment, but behind the trend we should see the benefits we can get from vintage clothing. Two decades ago we noticed a fast fashion explosion, where fashion stores were opening the one next to each other, and they were renewing collections every week to keep people’s interest. Instagram played a big role in this story since all of us we are guilty of scrolling eternally in our own feed and without even thinking saving one or two outfits that we would love to try. Fast-Fashion made everything easier, it offered to the client a vast variety of clothes that looked exactly like the designers clothes that we love to watch online. So, what is the result of this? Fashion, unfortunately, is not sustainable anymore. What does this mean for our health, our planet, and most of all, the countries that produce these fast fashion pieces?

  1. Would you wear a plastic bag around you if that was sold to you as fashion? Let me answer this question for you. You wouldn’t! And that’s because you know how but plastic is for you, you know that your skin cannot breathe when it’s covered with plastic and all the toxins cover your skin all day long. That’s what fast fashion offers. A bag of plastic. Next time you will be in one of these famous franchises, make sure to check the material that the clothes are made of and try to find one that contains any cotton or wool blend. It will be a treasure hunt and I can reassure you for that.

  2. The consumption of plastic is for years now a red flag for the environment. Recycling your clothes is the last thing that you think to recycle. Wearing vintage clothes is one form of recycling. So why not to try to save the planet by wearing more vintage/second-hand clothes and buy new clothes wen they are made by sustainable materials like cotton, wool, linen or silk.

  3. And last but certainly not least, why to have people dying while making our clothes? Fast fashion is based in cheap labor in under-developed countries having young kids sleeping at the same place where them with their moms working all together. And if you think this is bad you should also consider the conditions, the chemicals  and the value of their labor. Is it worth 800 people (including kids) dying in an obsolete building that collapsed, for us to wear our cheap fashion? I don’t think so…