Today’s entry’s title is rather timely, based on my last post and a recent comment from my dear reader, D. She recounted a bittersweet story about her own hunt for the Birkin and unfortunately, it’s not the first time that I’ve heard from people who have not been treated well by the orange house. I always thought cash was the common denominator that leveled the playing field in most economies, but apparently some vendors still see shades of currency and don’t even bother to disguise their contempt for certain buyers whom they feel may not deserve to spend money in their stores. I know, shocking. It’s 2011. Consumers are tightening their belts–the level of customer service should be at an all time high. Ok, enough soapboxing. Let’s get to the real adventure I want to share with you today!
The month was March. The date the 19th. This year. People remember birthdays, anniversaries, phone numbers. Me, I remember inception dates. What do I mean by this? Well, they’re dates when ideas germinate, whether it’s for business or for pleasure. In this particular case, it was the date when my virtual bff from Kuala Lumpur and I conspired to land me a very limited edition Chanel flap that was to be released just for Malaysia. To be honest, the chatter surrounding this bag was back in early February, but we didn’t really fixate on the idea until that fateful email in March. Almost exactly five months later I was tracking its voyage online as it crossed the Pacific this past weekend and cleared customs yesterday then finally arrived here today…
I paused and exhaled before I took it out of its sleeper bag. I’d only seen a few spy pictures of it, so this was definitely do or die time for me. Would it be as amazing as I imagined? Would it be love at first sight?
Move over orange, Malaysia Exclusive is here. Birkin who :D?
The tweed versions were released globally, but I knew it’d be the pale champagne leather for me. The whimsical enamel charms of this Secret Garden flap make the bag fun and dressy at the same time.
Check out the butterfly charm attached to the chain strap…
and the logo-ed ladybug on the lock:
Can’t wait to put together some looks for this bag!