It was around a month ago when ate saw a lady in the grocery carrying the most amazing bag ever. Even I was impressed! It was black with gold studs at the bottom, very edgy, just the type that would catch ate’s attention. Even a mile away she told me it was the Alexander Wang bag she’s been telling me about -I just didn’t care much for it back then haha.
Seeing that the lady looked pleasant enough, I approached her to ask if it was indeed the AW bag. She confirmed it. I asked where she was able to buy it. She got my number & promised she would text me the website as she got it on sale (half price can you believe it?!?). I waited & waited & waited, her text never came through boohoo! :((
Knowing how much ate wanted the bag, I secretly googled looking for where they had it on sale. I don’t think it ever was, maybe the lady confused it with her other bags. Or the sale ended. But I really don’t think it ever was on sale as it was in demand & always out of stock.
I finally found one in shopbop.com
Rocco Duffel with Gold Hardware
|Gold harware. It also comes in rose gold & black.|
Alexander Wang (designer)
Wang at the 2009 V.S. Fashion Show
But wait, before I end, I have to tell you about a funny thing that happened. Because I wanted to save on customs (you know how the Philippine tax is so EXORBITANT na, may red tape pa!), I had it shipped to Johnny Air Cargo in L.A. so I can skip the customs & tax. However, may nagmagaling sa shopbop & had it delivered to the Philippines by mistake via FedEx. So it had to be shipped back to L.A. to JAC, then shipped back again to the Philippines. It took 2 weeks. O.A. diba!
I was really expecting a spiked bracelet when I went to Johnny Air Cargo, bubby. As soon as I walked in and said your name, the people gave me a sly smile. And when a package big enough for 100 bracelets came out.. Oh dear, my heart. I was at a total loss for words and I forgot I had to pay for tax. I was ready to take my package and go! I was so shocked and the people there were laughing at me for taking photos of everything!!!
Thank you so much, bubby! You really do spoil me so much. You are the sweetest! Thank you for my surprise! I love you!!! I’m clutching my dream bag as I blog..
PS – I only paid 3k (discounted from 4k) for shipping cost at JAC -would probably have gotten more if only SOMEONE knew how to make tawad! ;P I would have had to pay over $200 for tax if I had it delivered straight to the Philippines via FedEx. Thank you, Johnny Air Cargo! :)
|Packaging from Shopbop.|