I decided I’d buy the purse in Panama thinking that their store would be better stocked, so there I was, in the mall, making my way purposefully to the store, and:
“Hello, do you have the Candy Bag?” I said.
“Yes” answers the saleslady.
“Great, where are they?” I ask while looking around.
“Oh no, we don’t have them anymore, they sold out the first two days after they arrived. We called our clients and even before the store opened they were outside waiting. So we sold out.”
“Ohh” I answer, in complete dismay, I’d been so close, “when do you get more?”
“We’ll probably get a shipment after Easter, here’s our card.”
So I walk out of the store, pretty disappointed I couldn’t buy my Candy Bag. However the quest was not over. There’s another store that sells Furla (and other brands), so a few days later when we were in that area we stopped by and asked.
“Hello, do you have the Candy Bag by Furla?”
“What?” Blank stare, “We have these Furla purses” she says pointing at other purses.
“No no, it’s plastic”
“Oh like this one?” She asks while pulling out from a drawer a different bag, but it did have a little plastic lining.
“No it’s like a barrel.” (Note: In Spanish it's barril, which is the word we use to describe the shape of the bag)
Blank stare again, “I don’t think we have that…”
I don’t know why I bothered explaining seeing that it was obvious she didn’t have it.
So anyway, after Easter, I called the Furla store again, and the lady told me the shipment would arrive on a later date… I was close to leaving and I’d been totally unsuccessful in my quest for the Candy Bag.
The day before leaving, we were walking in the street where I’d previously asked for the purse, I passed straight by, but my mom, well the hero of this story, she peers inside and then asks, “is that it?” while pointing at a bag in display in the middle of the store.
Gasp!! Can it be?? “I think…so…” I said.
So I go into the store, and seriously, not exaggerating, I ran to the purse and hung it in my arm!!
I’d My mom found it!! It was perfect and so pretty! Yaayyyy!!!
There was only this color and black, they hadn’t received anymore. The lady remembered me, “That’s the bag you were looking for right?”
“Yesss!!” Ooooh man I was so happy!
So I brought it home, and used it the next day for travelling back here. Waiting in line to board the plane, a girl close by nudges her sister and says, “look that’s the bag,” to which she responded “yeah it’s beautiful”… I beamed like a proud parent!
One more thing, which I think is the best part: it smells sooo sooo good! It has that yummy plasticy new smell. You know it right?
Ok, so I posted this a few days ago, but due to blogger problems (I was so unaware of what was happening!), it was all erased. I opened up the blog and everything was gone, I just kept refreshing the page. Grrr! Not cool! It's kind of silly to repost a post but oh well... it'll have to do until I get more outfit pics ;)
Este post ya lo había puesto pero debido a los problemas de blogger, se me borró todo. De hecho entré al blog y refrescaba la página para ver si actualizaba, pero nada. Que mal de verdad. Se que es medio raro poner el mismo post de nuevo, pero será hasta que tenga más fotos de outfits ;)