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Buying cheaper can backfire.

Do you remember earlier in the year I was considering buying the Alexander Wang Rocco in tangerine?  Sharron at StyleAtEveryAge had also blogged about her love for the neon Rocco and I was that close to ordering it.  At $850 it is not crazy expensive, but it was still more than I wanted to spend on an every day bag.  So I was over the moon when I saw the Alexander Wang Diego on TheOutnet.com at half price!


I bought it and have had a love hate relationship with it ever since.  I love the style and the color, but the leather was laser cut  – it almost felt like velvet.  It meant that it lifted dye from every item of clothing it came into contact with.  I tried using baby wipes – apparently a fool proof way of removing clothing dye from bags – but the leather – as it was like a fabric – did not respond.  So sadly I returned it for a store credit this week.  Just goes to show trying to make a ‘saving’ is not always the best approach.  TheOutnet.com were brilliant about the return, as I had bought it way back in January, – and you know what – I knew immediately what to spend my credit on!!

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the Anya Hindmarch shoulder bag in mushroom on sale at $472 reduced from $1350.

Anya Hindmarch


I personally refer to this bag as the “Kat” bag, as Kat over at DoesMyBumLook40 got hers late last year from the Bicester Village outlets (which I cannot wait to visit one trip back to the UK!).  I think it is the same shade as Kat’s – if so it will be perfect with my Acne Pistols, and of course most of my other boots!  It is winging it’s way to me as we speak thanks to the lovely Ashley at TheOutnet.com who held it for me until my Diego return was processed.  There are, however, still some left on the US site along with a lovely red color.  I’m not sure it is a brand that is well recognized over here yet, so they haven’t flown out of the door as quickly as I had anticipated.  For me it adds something special to it because the brand isn’t seen everywhere, unlike Coach for example.

You’ll never guess what too?  The lovely Husband, knowing about my disappointment over the the Diego, and hearing my ‘need’ for a summer bag, walked in today with this for me.  Spoiled, me?  Oh yes.




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