Thursday, October 20, 2005

saturday shopping report

so we went to rustan's FSP sale last saturday. sigh, what a disappointment. gone are the glory days of the exclusive FSP sale or the rustan's clearance sales of yore, when the store would be in a crowded frenzy, with bodyguards and yayas competing for floor space, and customers crashing the front glass door because they couldn't be let in anymore. it was like a rock concert! busloads of people from the provinces would arrive, like it was part of some tour. we remember buying christian louboutin shoes for P995, and vivienne westwood skirts for under a thousand, and christian lacroix (the first line, not the bazar bridge line) skirts in luxurious fabrics sold at 90% off, they were practically free! and we'll never forget that buy-one-take-one sale that we discovered at the alabang branch several years back. we bought a fendi baguette for 6000 and got a nina ricci bag for free, which means they each cost 3000! rustan's should just open an outlet store somewhere in laguna or cavite to get rid of old stock instead of waiting for them to burn (ilang beses na nasunog ang warehouse nila ha). we also passed by zara, which was a complete contrast! first day open to the public and already women were going nuts! we spotted the tantoco mothers, daughters, wives, in-laws occupying the entire dressing room (anton was reportedly very strict and didn't even allow his own relatives to see, much less buy, the collections before the store opened. talo pa sila ng mga zobel who got to shop before the 6pm opening last friday). there were three queues at the register, each about 20-people deep, and it took about 45 minutes to pay because the security tag removers broke—they couldn't handle the amount!—and only one was left. these women must know something we don't—we heard that, unlike mango, zara will not go on sale at the end of the season, but will instead keep prices down (lower than singapore, same as hong kong); but, like mango, will replenish stock every two weeks. no sale? sigh, another disappointment...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you mean zara in manila is cheaper than in singapore?!!!