LAGOFRA is a Portuguese brand. We design, manufacture and market our garments.
Our journey spans three generations, honoring our traditions, respecting our present and committed to our collective future.
Our team is made up of designers from the best art and design colleges and schools in Porto, skilled seamstresses and a sales force that loves them all.
But let’s start from the beginning...
In 1934, downtown in Porto, our grandfather decided to study tailoring. After that training, our grandfather established his own tailor shop and ran it all his life. At the front of the tailor shop there was the clothing store, led by our grandmother. So, the business went on and all their children passed through. Some learned to be proficient tailors at a young age.
Several years later, our father decided to start his own company, not a tailor shop, but a clothing manufacturer. It was the year 1980. Our father also managed his business until his retirement.
In fact, we, the third generation, when established LAGOFRA welcomed all our father’s workers. It was in 2011 and with pride, every day we work with some people who have been in our family business for over forty years.
We decided to establish the new company LAGOFRA, as we believed it was important to start exporting and develop our own collections. We kept the talented production team and started to hire people for the new challenges.
In these twelve years, we have exported almost all our production, from the United States of America to Japan, from Norway to South Africa. It’s our way of keeping the Portuguese traveler’s soul alive. It’s our way of being Portuguese committed to the world.
We appreciate being part of a small universe of brands that run their own factories. We love having people working with us for a long time. Enjoying working with us. Partying together and travelling together, going to a music gig or a bike ride. Also, we are always providing more training and comfort for their lives.
In our brand, from the moment we start creating a product, we always have tradition and contemporaneity in the back of our minds, and we remain faithful in creating timeless products that last beyond seasons.
We look at the design as something distinct: knowing to combine it with functionality and longevity is the key to create unique items that respect the four pillar of sustainability – environmental, economic, social, and cultural – and which are an alternative to the fast fashion market.
With our suppliers the goal is the same, long relationships. We prefer local suppliers, committed the way we are, skilled professionals, loyal partners… and, by the way, good for partying.
Briefly, we really intend to keep our business worldwide, but with our strong local commitment.
We have our flagship store in the art district in Porto. We call it DAILY DAY BY LAGOFRA. Every day, amazing customers come and enjoy our products. They are local customers and from all over the world. They are the customers we love to serve.
We aim to produce the clothes you desire. We aim to produce the clothes that fit your thoughts.