Sometimes there are deals *SO* good, even an austerity drive can't prevent a purchase...
Takashimaya S.C. at Ngee Ann City is having a 3-day promotion where Taka cardholders enjoy an extra 10% off anything the store. I was there scouting for a present and spotted some sales staff unpacking "American Designer Bags" - which upon closer inspection turned out to be: Foley + Corinna, Botkier, Hayden Harnett, Kooba AND all up to 70% off!
Now, online at Shopbop or Revolve, the Classic City Tote in Patent would set you back US$340 to US$444 - but over at the Takashimaya TABLE.... (yes, it was that lowkey) the City Totes were all under S$300!
Not all colours were available (lots of brown patent and black patchwork versions) but there was a beautiful Navy or Eggplant Patent Classic City Tote, each only S$204! The Mid City Clutches were inexplicably going for the same price, but in Raspberry and Brown Patent.
After the cardholder discount, each F+C weighs in at a paltry S$183.60! I say "Go fetch!!"
(For the uninformed, F+C bags have turned up all over Gossip Girl. If it's good enough for B and little J, it's good enough for me)
Incidentally, the Botkier Bianca in Medium and Small were also on sale - ranging from S$297 to S$370, though only in Brown.