I posted previously about the Anya Hindmarch “I’m not a Plastic Bag” bag that launched in KLCC today 6th July 2007.
I woke up early and dragged my sorry self to KLCC at about 8am intended to queue for the bag that retails at RM55. Its probably the only Anya Hindmarch bag I can afford! Anyway, I was also there to try to score a bag for my sister and Doris.
When I got to the 2nd floor, I was stunned to see a queue snaking all the way from the store front to the centre of the mall and it kept going! Horrifying! The signs said that the queue was to start from 7am.
They queued but did they get it?
It was only 8.15am by the time I got there and the store opens at 10am. I took a look at the 300 or so people sitting and standing in the queue and I thought “Sod it!” There was no way I was going to sit there for 2 hours, with no guarantee of getting the bag. The sales assistant had told me over the phone that I could queue but “There is no guarantee you can get the bag.” I don’t even know how many the store had for sale. All I know is that they tried to order more but their request was denied. So, I did not think they had that many to start with, what with reservations from celebrities and their regular customers.
I had to apologise to Doris and my sis but there you go. Isn’t it odd that a bag created to help save the environment by reducing the use of plastic bags would be made in such limited quantities? You would think that they should make more so more people can buy it! But its a branded design so I guess they had to maintain some form of exclusivity.
If anyone can get me an “I’m not a plastic bag” bag at retail (US$15, GBP7.50, RM55) I’d really appreciate it. I’m not going to pay a lot over retail. That’s just silly. But I will offer a small finder’s fee 😉 Thank you!