What’s going on?? As I go through the new arrivals of 2008 F/W handbags, I just get more and more frightened by those bizarre designs. 

I know nothing about bags, the little bit I do know I learned from the Bagsnob.  I think they’ll probably agree with me that it is the season of nightmares.

The Miu Miu Napa Patch Tote which was disapproved by Tina actually looked cute after I saw the other three bags.  Just take a look at the Carlos Falchi Buffalo Anaconda Bag, need I say more? It’s hard to tell whether it looks more like a buffalo or an anaconda, or maybe some monster in between.

And the Jimmy Choo Fringe Hobo, it reminds me of an apartment mate who hangs strands of her own hair (after they’ve been cut) on the side of her closet.  After that, seeing anything with fringes always gives me the creeps.

The Valentino Rosier Tote would be fine if only the colors are a little rosier (didn’t they have a red version?). The only good thing I can say about this bag is it remotely resembles Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

The list can go on and on.  But there’s a positive side to everything, in this case it’s that we can save money from the bags and have more budget on shoes, which look fabulous this season, starting from the Something Blue Satin Pump!

 

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Officedesigns.com is having a sale on Herman Miller furniture. Too bad I bought this Herman Miller Nelson Swag Leg Armchair (from $379 to $341.1) earlier this year. But it’s a really good piece of furniture, comfy and nice looking, even comes with a Herman Miller authenticity certificate. (when do you ever get authenticity certificates with $300 purchase??).

Some further discounted items from Net-A-Porter:

Bottega Veneta Silk Bustier Dress, from $4550 to $3412.50 set price alert.

Jimmy Choo Dessy Weekend Bag, from $1075 to $645 set price alert.

Emilio Pucci Swarovski Crystal Embellished Flip-flops, from $230 to $172.50 set price alert.

To get price alerts on anything you want:

You can do it on the ShoppingNotes front page following these instructions (or refer to Illustrations in my previous post)

or using the ShoppingNotes bookmarklet following these instructions (or refer to the step-by-step illustrations I’ve written for Firefox and IE).

VBH Ostrich Leather Clutch, from $1850 to $1295

VBH Manila Envelope Clutch, from the sale price $990 to further discounted $742.50. Now this may be the 2nd or even 3rd time this item has been returned (it was sold out and then the item re-appeared, most likely a return!) . So think about that before you grab it.

Giuseppe Zanotti Rock Flat Sandals, from $750 to $562.50

Alberta Ferretti Grecian Jersey Dress, from $1486 to $1114.50

Jimmy Choo Lynton Patent Slides, from $530 to $247.39, in white only

Vivienne Westwood Red Label Swarovski crytal bone bracelet, from $345 to $241.50

 

To get price alerts on anything you want: 

You can do it on the ShoppingNotes front page following these instructions (or refer to Illustrations in my previous post)

 

or using the ShoppingNotes bookmarklet following these instructions (or refer to the step-by-step illustrations I’ve written for Firefox and IE).

 

Some further discounts on shoes from Saks Fifth Avenue:

Christian Louboutin Maribis Roll 70s slides, from $740 to $517.90, in silver color only

Miu Miu Raso Slingback Sandals, from $590 to $412.90 only size 9 avaiable

Jimmy Choo Lynton Patent Sandals, from $530 to $370.90, in white and fuchsia, lots of sizes available. I think this will go well with a neutral color dress like this Lanvin Goddess Dress and a colorful Sang A tote.

(there’re a lot more stuff on sale, I only listed the products that I set price alerts)) for here)

To get price alerts on anything you want (that’s how I know these items are on sale starting today):

You can either do it on the ShoppingNotes front page following these instructions (or refer to Illustrations in my previous post) or using the ShoppingNotes bookmarklet following these instructions (or refer to the step-by-step illustrations I’ve written for Firefox and IE)