I dutifully got in the queue for the opening day of Visa Swap yesterday - despite a raging post birthday hangover. It was quite a terrifying sight seeing lots of ladies queueing through Covent Garden market with their fashion faces on, you know the one I mean, steely determination, the look that says "Yeah, I may talk to you now but if you come between me and a low priced MJ Stam then you'll know about it".
As soon as we got let in to the building - you had to flash your Visa Swap card to gain entry - there was something of a stampede upstairs to the handbag room. You have never seen anything like it, a lady stood on a table with the most expensive handbags in her hands, there was a Dior Saddle bag in there, and threw them on the floor. The scene was like a Bride throwing a bouquet, everyone was pushing and shoving to get their hands on the intended one for them. I'm not a big bag lady so I got stuck into the clothes, although someone did ask if my Luella bag was up for swapsies, it certainly wasn't.
I was a bit disappointed at the lack of designer labels and the menswear section was sparse, a nice man gave me his card as he could see I was carrying loads of stuff and couldn't find anything himself, what a lovely thing to do.
So what did I get?
A pink Hobbs coat
A red Marks & Spencer vintage blazer
A Jaeger cardigan
The cutest jumper from Kind
One small square handbag
An Estee Lauder PVC bag
I'm going to do a small photo shoot for you soon so you can check them all out. In the meantime, Getty caught the back of my head when I was trying on said pink coat and you can see it below - I'm the brunette and remain pretty anonymous, which is no bad thing! The caption on the Getty website is 'fashionistas trade at Visa Swap'...funny.
Sunday, 20 July 2008
Posted by loveyoumore at 05:59