Sunday, 1 February 2009

My Shopping Conquest #49

Below: My small Mulberry indulgence this weekend...


Below: The very fun unwrapping part...


Below: Peek-a-boo, something gold and bronze...


Below: Yes, it's a heart, it's bronze, it's snakeskin!


Below: Mulberry Heart Keyring in Gold and Bronze Snakeskin


Below: My small collection of LOVE inspired accessories...
(from left: D&G 'LOVE' Bracelet, Mulberry Heart Keyring, YSL Heart Brooch, Prada Heart Keyring, Dolce Gabbana Heart Lock Necklace)


Below: Looking LOVEly and bling on my Guccissima Leather Tote...


Below: The Mulberry Holiday 2008 Catalogue/Poster...The matt gold with gold snakeskin heart keyring is featured...


Mulberry Gold Heart Keyring With Bronze Snakeskin

After a tip off from Bagaholicboy's recent post, I had time on Saturday to check out Mulberry at Hilton to see what charming bag accessories I can bag before the sale is finally over. There were a lot left on sale. Which goes to show that either the economy is holding back the frantic sale shopping or Mulberry keyrings are just not appealing enough to move off the racks. I would say it's both reasons. Perhaps, lots of people are now more focused on their shopping budget and will only get the more 'important' items. Keyrings are just frivolous extras which are dispensible and be bought at anytime. Plus, I do see a whole rack of horoscope keyrings left...which to my honest opinion was pretty unattractive. The sculpt on these metal horoscope animals is not fine and the lacqured colours on them made them look cheaper than they seem.

So I passed on them and begin my selection from the heart keyring range which is way much more attractive! There were only a few left. I had first picked one made of matt gold brass and black croc embossed leather. But the SA told me it was not on sale. I decided against non-sale items since my sole purpose was to take advantage of the markdowns. I was left with 2 more choices...a matt brass version with gold snakeskin heart or a shiny gold version with bronze heart. I test both on the chocolate Piccadilly bag in store and it was clear which one won my heart. The matt gold keyring may have the same finishing as the brass turnlock on the Piccadilly...but being all gold, it does not provide enough contrast to the bag. However, the shiny gold version with bronze snake skin heart compliments the chocolate brown very well and was very bling and stands out against the bag!

I was also surprised to find out later the matt version being 60% off was more expensive than my shiny bronze version which was of only 50% discount.:-) (I paid a fantastic price of just SGD $50 and it was also the last piece in the store)

Happily, I paid for my new Mulberry Gold Heart Keyring With Bronze Snakeskin. A welcome addition to my collection of 'LOVE' theme accessories. See it for yourself:-P

And it looked great on my Gucci brown guccissima leather tote! Totally chic!

Retail price: SGD $99. Where to buy: Mulberry Boutique at Hilton Hotel

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

you keep wasting money to buy useless small things. haha what bad taste.

Kevin and myMANybags said...

Hey Anonymous, Whether I have bad taste or not, it's not up to you to criticise, especially with someone who do not even dare to comment with a name, maybe you have even more bad taste than me, which I seriously suspect. Spare me these stupidity on your end. If you think I am wasting money(it's my money not yours) and have bad taste, why read my blog in the first place. Do you have any self integrity in you or what? Please feel free to help yourself out of this little bloggersphere I have here. I am not forcing you to stay:-P

agrasshopper said...

Nice little big collection...swoon! you're inspiring me to start my own. Maybe stars or hearts too, or all glittery shiny stuff...heehee *giddy*

Kevin and myMANybags said...

You should Grasshopper!

It's makes me more focused on buying accessories, in a way!:-P

I love little accessories and things to add on bags. Makes the bag acquire a new life and look!

trish said...

hihi.. if you every wanna sell this mulberry keyring, I'd love to take it!