Yesterday evening saw me in KLCC jostling with the weekend shopping crowds. Don’t ask what possessed me to indulge in something so mindblowingly dumb but it was done. I did manage to get a parking spot quite easily and picked up some nice groceries so it wasn’t all bad. Oh, and I also indulged in a bit of bag window-shopping. Hey I had to let off stress someway or another! 😉
First, Rootote. Remember those tote bags that everyone got so excited over back in 2008? Are you still carrying yours? I am and I have even purchased more since then 🙂 I like how roomy and practical they are and I carry my first Rootote to work everyday now – it carries the bulky stuff and frees up my handbag so I don’t turn into the Hunchback of Notre Dame 🙂
Well, I spotted a Rootote stand at Isetan KLCC! There was a fairly large selection with many different designs and shapes available and they had the Roototes and the Rooshopper bags. I took quick trot around the stand and from my quick survey, the designs on offer are quite different from those carried by Tiny Tapir. Pricing is a little higher too. Couldn’t get better pics coz the SA was shooting me very suspicious looks 😛
The other thing of note that I saw lies on the other end of the price spectrum – Chanel.
I was stunned by what I saw in the window of the local Chanel boutique. My poor eyes have not seen anything so utterly fugly for a long long time. Sorry Chanel, this isn’t one of your best. I’ve got some stock photos below for a better representation.
Here are 2 representations of the Chanel Classic Flap Bag for Spring Summer 2010.
The one on top is the Chanel Classic Flap Bag in Tweed and interwoven with silk. To me, it looked like inspiration came from a haystack, or perhaps a bird’s nest. In real life, from the store window, the bag just looks like someone took a gunny sack or jute bag, strung some bits of rags through it and passed it off as a Chanel. It probably costs top dollar too. I actually saw a lady try it on for size in store. Felt like throwing up 😛
The one below is the Classic Flap bag in lambskin and what appears to be a watercolour wash. It looks to me like someone took a classic white lambskin chanel flap bag, handed it to a child or pseudo-artist and said “Cover this with colour! And so people know its Chanel, write the name on it when you’re done” My heart bleeds at what I perceive to be a defacing of a classic.
Sigh. These luxury designer brands think they can get away with anything! (and they probably do most of the time) Thank goodness my Chanel classic flap bag will be the classic black caviar leather with gold or silver hardware and not one of these disasters! 😛