Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Seasons of Change: Celine Sale
In case you're wondering how to spend your lunchtime/evening, do not go to the Celine sale at Takashimaya S.C. I mean that genuinely and without any irony. Over the weekend, when I gently enquired if they'd be participating in the Great Singapore Sale, the SA informed me that clothing & selected accessories were 30-40% off, selected bags were 30% off.
As always, the devil is in the details: None of the Cabas bags (plain or bi-coloured) are on sale, neither are the leather wallets. When pressed, this was rationalised on the basis they were 'classic items' - which I personally felt was a dubious response. They were, admittedly, classic Celine shapes but the colourways were definitely (and mostly) seasonal. Neon yellow python? Peach with Taupe? Navy with Neon Yellow? I was miffed.
Perplexingly, this applied to their belts too - the same tune was sung and I was reminded that 'classic styles' apparently never go one sale, which was another dubious statement considering I picked up the identical style - a deep red "classic" belt - on a very decent 50% discount last year!
What a change of attitude... I guess Celine has finally hit IT-status in Singapore. And a sad day it is.