Just wanted to share some pics of my newest L'Amore bags which came in the mail today. Both of them came all the way from Hawaii but shipping was exceptionally fast! It's hard to believe that I now possess all 24 ( 23 - Cucciolo is on hold and have yet to be pick-up) bags and it took me about 3 months plus to secure them all. I never thought I'd ever get the Corriere but in this world, nothing is impossible!
I've been waiting to get hold of the Tutti for a while now but never really did get a good deal. So, when the Macy's coupon came in the mail the other day, the first thing I did was to run to Macy's and get me a Tutti Ciao Ciao! I was actually torn between a Ciao Ciao and the Zucca, but after realizing that I actually carry the Ciao Ciao more, I went for it. There's only 2 Ciao Ciao left for me to choose and I'm glad since I don't have too many choices. It drives me crazy making decisions.
This is the second time they loose my package in like two months~! What the hell is wrong with them? My L'Amore Cucciolo never did arrive, and when I checked online, it said that a notice was left for me to pick up the package at the PO. I called my PO and they couldn't find it, eventhough it is suppose to be there. I had the clerk double check their backroom and still, he can't find it. I have spoken to the PO Manager and she promised to look into it. No word from them yet, and it's been three and a half weeks!!!!
And today, I checked online for the status of a second package and WTF!! It says delivered! Man, this is just so stupid because I had another package delivered to me on the same day, about 10 minutes earlier than the supposedly delivered package.
To make matters worse, this package contains my L'Amore Dolce, the one that I really really like and was waiting for it! The seller lives in Brooklyn and it normally takes just one business day to arrive. I've bought from her before and she's a fast shipper!
The stupid mailman who delivers my Priority Mail come at all kinds of odd hours. I've had him ring my bell at 6am ... can you believe that???!!!!! And sometimes, he comes around like at 7pm! I can never anticipate when he's coming.
Whatdayaknow, just when I was saying I hated the Famiglia, I got a new Famiglia Stellina. Well, technically, I didn't buy it, but my sweetie did. I was in the mall with sweetie and mentioned that the Famiglia is the newest print for Tokidoki. He knows how much I am crazy about the bags. I told him that I wanted one bag in every print but I can't pay for something that I don't like. So, dear sweetie bought this one for me so I can have it in my collection.
I don't really like the Stellina since it's so small and I don't have much use for a small bag. He think it's cute and since he's paying, I don't want to sound like an ungrateful GF!
Here it is,
If anyone reading wants to make a trade with me, feel free to let me know. I would like to get a Ciao instead. I would've said I wanted a Ciao but there weren't any in the mall. I've already told him that if I ever find someone to trade a Ciao with, I will. He gave me the nod of approval...hehehe ...
It's getting so much harder to find L'Amore bags in stores now. The last three L'Amore bags I got is all from online. I ought to get my bum to Macy's this week and grab whatever is left of the bags in the styles in which I don't have yet before the prices go up up up!
I've already managed to collect;
Campeggio Ciao Ciao Ciao Gioco Bambino Bambinone Stellina Zucca Buon Viaggio Cucciolo Nuvola Bella Canguro Portatelefono Luna Caramella Dolce Trenino Bocce Denaeo Scuola Mamma Mia Corriere
What I am missing;
Dolce Caramella Denaro Luna Trenino Corriere Mamma Mia Bella Canguro Bracialetto Portatelefono Bocce Scuola
I do care about print placement and that's why even though I've seen bags like the Portatelefono and Bella in Macy's, I was reluctant to get them. Either they don't have my Milk Latte couples and Adios/Ciao Ciao featured prominently, centered or they have too many cut off characters. It's so hard to find the perfect Bella but I know that it is possible to have perfectly cut Adios/Ciao Ciao placement even with the zippers. My Nuvola is simply wonderful and they appeared three times on each zippered top side.
The Caramella, there's one on eBay now too but I don't really fancy the print placement. I don't even know if I will ever come across another L'Amore Caramella again since it's so so elusive but I guess I just have to take the risk, rather than getting something which I do not like.
I've seen pictures of the L'Amore Trenino but never the Corriere or the Bocce. Anyone have a pic or two to show me? I am dying to see how they look like. Finding it seems like a monumental task!
Edit : Oh gosh, here's a pic of the L'Amore Bocce and it's so so KAWAII!
Edit : 9-26-07 (I HAVE OFFICIALLY COMPLETED MY LAMORE COLLECTION)
The quest is never ending but I am enjoying every moment of it! So, if you can help me out by locating the bags I am missing, or if you have one for sale, don't hesitate to contact me!
I ought to hit my head with a shovel! LOL! When the Tokidoki line was first released, I didn't pay much attention to them. I remembered scrolling down Soho with two friends and it started pouring. We were right outside LeSportsac Soho and decided to go inside for shelter. I was browsing the store and saw some cute new prints. The SA informed us that those are TOKIDOKI, their newest line. I just kinda pick up a Ciao, Mamma Mia and Bella and bought them all on impulse.
Next thing I know, I didn't care much for the Bella and sold it. I gave my MM away to someone who is no longer my friend. Eeeekkkkk! I kept the Ciao and still have it with me. Why oh why didn't I buy more and kept my Bella!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! And the friend who no longer is, I have no idea what she did to the MM .. sad..
Fast forward to the present, I am dying for an Original Ciao Ciao since I love the style so much. I saw one on eBay today and did the unthinkable. I nuclear bid!!! I know I was out of my mind but thankfully, it didn't go that high or else I would be out of a lot of dough!
Also, I am expecting my 2nd Gen Gioco and Bambione in the mail soon. Luckily, they're 25% off retail. And the Foresta print. Saw them in Macy's a few months back with my BF and didn't pay much attention to them either. I remembered telling my BF jokingly that I already have one bag (The OP Ciao) and that's enough. WHY????
From now on, I am gonna get more savvy and practically buy the remaining of the last 4 print each in Ciao Ciao. Nothing can stop me. I hate to regret it later!
I didn't realized I have so many until I took them all out to be pictured! All all of them (other than the original Ciao) were purchased within the month. I know its insane, my BF kept telling me that I have had enough .. but who can have enough of Tokidoki? I took the pic while he was out so that he don't go crazy! So, here it is, my whole Tokidoki family (and some are still in the mail).
Ok, the day started with the delivery of my Paradiso Ciao Ciao and Foresta Canguro. The seller didn't really do a good job packaging them, just squished them into those Priority Envelopes! My! My! Had I not pay so less for them, I wouldn't lecture her for this gawd awful packaging!