Monday, July 20, 2009

Fashion . Lust {the bad kind}

It's photos like this...



...that get me into trouble. Chanel does this thing with cashmere and tulle that's somehow irresistible. When I first saw this photo...



...in 2002, I snatched up the phone and dialed Chanel as fast as I could. A snotty SA informed me that if the wait list for the cardigan wasn't already full, it would cost $1800.00. As I was a grad student on a small stipend, I pouted as my hopes of owning that pretty little cardigan were dashed.

Four years later, B. and I were in Toronto for a long weekend. B. wanted to go record shopping, and I wanted to go shopping.shopping, so I had to pick just a few from a list of designer consignment stores that I wanted to go to. As we pulled up to the very first one, what was it that was hanging in the window?

MY Chanel cardigan!! $300 CAD later...



...it came home with me!

So the moral of the story is: Quickly turn the page if you suspect it's filled with puddles of Chanel cashmere goodness.

15 comments:

briannelee said...

So pretty! I like stories w/ happy endings :)

drollgirl said...

what a fantastic SCORE!!! i love it! it is just divine!!!

and someday i hope to own SOMETHING chanel, but it will have to be thrifted unless i magically win the lottery. ;)

Kristin said...

Now that is a Carrie Bradshaw worthy love story!

Lily G. said...

Oh wow!! Yay for finding that cardigan again!!! It's lovely!

Jenny Cindy said...

Wow the cardigan really is lovely and you're so lucky that you found it for such a good price all those years later. What a wonderful story ^o^

♥Aubrey said...

Oh yeah...you got your cardi! I love when luck is on your side :)
Fabulous indeed lady.

...love Maegan said...

oh but it's just so fabulous!

Bethany @ Budget Bride said...

Wow! It is absolutely divine! I love that it's cashmere with substance...not some soft, yet flimsy little sheet, but a garment that you can really hold on to, if that makes any sense.

Awesome Sara said...

i love happy endings!! go you. and thank you for your nice comment about my breakup. you're awesome.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

All good things come to those that wait..GORGEOUS cardy!

OceanDreams said...

Ohhh, Chanel. That is GORGEOUS!

Alexandra said...

What a beautiful cardigan! That's lucky you found it!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

No freaking way. That's amazing. Then I'll hold out hope for that DVF tunic I want this season :(

Kyla Roma said...

That's amazing, what a great find- I'm glad you two were finally reunited ;)

Barnard said...

lovely story..i love every single part of it....



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