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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Check out the designer sale at Germany-based Mytheresa.com!  Their prices are VAT included. If you have it shipped into the US, you will not pay VAT, but you will have to pay duty, which adds back to about the same price listed on their website.

Some Catwalk-worthy items I spotted in the sale:

YSL Patent Catwalk Bag from 995 to 695 Euro (approx. $1077)

Miu Miu Red Patent Pumps from 290 to 175 Euro (approx. $271), another red shoe!

YSL Slip Pollack Dress from 995 to 695 Euro (approx. $1077)

Proenza Schouler Draped Bustier Dress from 1290 to 909 Euro (approx. $1408 )

YSL Stone-Detail Chemise Dress from 1950 to 1365 Euro (approx. $2115), this was worn by Carrie in the SATC movie.

And here’re two summer flats you can wear all day long:

Car Shoe Castoro Mocassin from 205 to 169 Euro (approx. $261)

Car Shoe Flower Detail Slippers from 279 to 169 Euro (approx. $261)

 

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).

 

 

Bottega Veneta’s online private sale starts. I didn’t see anything particularly interesting from the listed sale items.

But there’s a Kawaii print tote I loved from their summer catalog, it’s so sweet and summer-like. I’m going to find out whether it’s also on sale.

Also looks like Net-A-Porter adjusted sale prices on some items by $0.50, what’s up with that??

Like this Proenza Schouler Bustier Dress, it was $1396.00 when sale started, now it’s $1396.50.

On the other hand, those Miu Miu Flower Motif Flats, went from $338.00 (sale price) to $337.50.

If this was due to change in currency exchange rates, shouldn’t them all go down by $0.50 or all go up by $0.50?

To get price alerts on anything you want:

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)

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)