Name of establishment
Jouk’s Studio, Caramujeira, Lagoa
Small, bright and well laid-out, this fashion boutique with a difference is intimate and has the feel of a large walk-in closet, complete with a dressing room and bathroom.
The entrance to the studio is through the garden of the main house; follow the path around and the studio opens out into a cosy courtyard with outdoor table and chairs, perfect for groups of friends to sit, chat, have a glass of wine and relax after their personal shopping experience.
What to buy
Jouk Harris travels to trade shows twice a year to countries such as Holland, Germany and Poland to find interesting pieces, and one of her main suppliers is the Dutch label Hebbeding.
The clothes are made from natural materials (e.g. cotton, linen and silk) and everything is washable. For clients who are unsure or worried about a wash cycle, Jouk will take the item and test the wash first.
And to complete an outfit, choose from a small selection of hats and scarves.
Why do you like it?
Exclusive and uniquely-designed fashion pieces that in most cases are ‘one-offs’. Not for the very petite, but good at catering for all other shapes and sizes. Those termed ‘basics’ however are carried in more than one size and style, and only basics in the collections can be re-ordered.
Jouk’s international clientele all have one thing in common - they want something special. From wedding clients who don’t want a traditional outfit to something to wear to a formal ball - individual requests are always welcome.
When to go?
Anytime of the year for any occasion. Jouk has a loyal and strong client base who trust her fashion eye and know that they can walk in and say ‘dress me’.
A hairdresser is available once a month - those on the mailing list are informed by email and services include cut, colour, re-styling and hair extensions.
Also, exclusive to the mailing list is an invite to the ‘once a year’ garden party.
Telephone Jouk, or check the website for directions from the International school in Lagoa.
Parking is very limited outside and inside the drive-way of the house.
Hats from €20
Dresses from €70
Other items start from €50 across all ranges
By appointment only. Please call Jouk to arrange a time.