Tuesday, 20 January 2009

My Shopping Conquest #47










Yves Saint Laurent Heart Brooch
Reveal from 'Shopping Saturday - 17 Jan 09 Edition'

As Sex and the City, the movie proudly 'proclaim' in the finale, 'LOVE' is the best label to be worn, looks fabulous on anyone and never goes out of style, so whoever who finds it are definitely some lucky happy people.

And if you have yet to find LOVE, then I think I found the next best thing:-P

First spotted from the huge loot of YSL shopping of Jonathan, I instantly fell in love with the cute and funky YSL Heart Brooch in matte brass gold. I put it at the back of my mind, but LOVE smitten by the smiley face and the cute design, I knew somehow I had to try my luck in locating one. On a happy Friday evening last week, I went into the YSL boutique at Paragon after work to see if I am fortunate enough to find the brooch. I was not having expectations at all since the YSL sale has gone on for quite a while and chances are slim that this brooch is still available. Nevertheless, I happily asked about the brooch with the ever so friendly and beautiful lady SAs in the store. Their smiles and enthusiasm makes me feel very welcome and it encouraged me to want to spend, spend, spend, despite the lack of mens designs here in SG:-P

One of the lovely ladies went rampaging thru the cabinets as she remembered there is one in stock. My heart was pounding a little as I really wanted to buy the brooch. Imagine 'Comme Des Garcon' PLAY Heart Shape Print on T-shirts? But YSL instead and in metal?...that thought alone is enough reason to lust for this brooch. Moments later, to my delight, she found it! However, the brooch was in silver colour instead of the brass gold I saw on Jon's blog. Expectations did not matched up and I sadly decided to forgo buying the brooch. It lingered on my mind though, and LOVE does grow. My fondness grew and grew overnight and I imagine the possibilities this brooch could bring to my tees and jackets:-) By the next morning, I am very convinced that this is something I must own.

So the next day, on a Saturday shopping expedition all over Orchard Road with my friends, we made YSL one of the stops and happily, I bagged my 'rekindled LOVE'. Who says money can't buy LOVE (50% off in fact, at only SGD$100!), I know I did. It's in the form of a cute little metal heart that smiles back at you:-P The industrial design makes this brooch gender bending and I have no qualms wearing it on my chest. As SATC's soundtrack played in my mind...Yes, I am all 'DRESSED IN LOVE' now...my little 'heart' proudly gloating away:-)

Retail price: SGD $200. Where to buy: YSL Boutique at Paragon

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

you spent 200 bucks on a brooch that looks like you can get it from a cart shop at jurong point? jeez.

SE@N said...

It's so LOVEly...

Anonymous said...

Nice! for S$100 why not? Looks very Prada like duncha think? Well done! Is the Store manager, Sylvia still working there? - MC

freshmess said...

I heart. Tee hee! :)

Kevin and myMANybags said...

hi anony,

it is $100.

and i do not shop at jurong point so i dunno they have similar ones. lol

and to the other anony...yes...it look more prada.:-P like those robot thingy from a few seasons back.

Sean & freshmess...thanks!

toosan said...

oh you DID get them eventually haha. this was a few seasons back already though, but you know, anything from YSL just stays classic and chic. You obviously know how to work that broochh even on a tee~

agrasshopper said...

cheap and tres chic!

Kevin and myMANybags said...

Yeah, I love the heart shape:-) You know which season these were from Jonathan?

And Siowwei, yes, cheap and chic!:-P

A wonderful find. It's 70% off now at YSl..a reader alerted me and he got the knot bracelet for $72! WOW

toosan said...

I think.... 3 seasons back, they were only released as, side merchandises, never made it on any promo, there are keyrings, bag tags and necklaces, braceletes for these too. I'm gonna be hitting the stores during this CNY again! WIll be in spore for a whole week, enough time to really shop and die now.

Kevin and myMANybags said...

oh cool! Welcome back to SG! we should catch up when you are here and go shopping again. lol

YSL+70% discount...die liao!

Kevin

deluxeduck said...

i also have a thing for pins and brooches. this one looks nice and happy. does remind me of those CdG Play t-shirts.

Kevin and myMANybags said...

Hi Javier, yes, that is what I thought so too...the comme des garcon play heart shirts!