I have a disorder. I can't walk into SCP without buying something. Yesterday I met up with DZ and T for lunch and "window-shopping". No harm if I just run into Bottega and ask the SA a few quick questions about the new Orchid color available for S/S 2010, right? WRONG. Before I knew it, she was showing me a bag that had been set aside for one of her regular customers. The updated Aquilone (Italian for "kite") in Orchid. Heavenly soft leather (as in Chanel Soft-Chain type of buttery softness) tie-dyed to BV standards and finished off with just a teeny-tiny bit of signature Bottega weaving. Uh, how could I not try my hardest to charm my way into getting this purse?! The manager said that the customer who ordered this bag was probably out of the country and since the Aquilone (available in Orchid, Yolk, and Cigar) is starting to trickle into stores, they figured by the time she gets back in town, they will have no trouble locating another one for her. SOOOOOOOOO...presenting my new baby:
The SA told me that I was probably one of the first to own this purse in the entire country. Again, big thanks to the shopping gods and I strongly believe this was due to the good deed I had done earlier in the week :D
Considering its size, quality/color of leather, BV name brand, and THREE compartments, the Aquilone is an absolute STEAL. Lets just say its cheaper than the purple lizards my CL SA had on hold for me.
The technique is also new to BV. The leather is folded and then dyed. Hence the tie-dye effect. Add all of this together and you'll understand why I was jumping and squealing in joy yesterday when I was handing over the CC ^.^
PS: Updated purse collection