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1/26/13

Tale Of The Fake Fur Coat & Owl Brooch

December, last year. That's when I first laid eyes on - and touched  caressed - it. The ivory fake fur coat at Primark. I didn't remember it had an owl brooch nestling on its fluffy collar. I wanted it, but I expected a price tag that's a lil' more impressive than £25 (Rs.2126), so I never purchased it. It wasn't on sale on Boxing Day either, but I remember looking at it longingly from an ascending escalator that day. Since then, I'd forgotten all about it.
Until last week. 
Walking aimlessly in Primark, my eyes landed on 2 gorgeousness hanging about 10 footsteps away from me. Déjà vu. An Asian lady was obstructing the view. She was standing in front of them & typing furiously on her phone. I walked up & stood on her left. I extended my right arm to touch one of them. Asian lady suddenly alert, launched her paws towards both the fur coats, took them in one quick swift motion, and hung them on the next rack further away from my hungry paw. At first I was slightly offended. My first thought was, she couldn't decide between 2 sizes, so she's holding on to both. Hey, lady! You don't want to play that game with me...I will snatch them and.... ohhh!
Me: "Oh, I'm so sorry, I didn't realize they're yours!" *laughing a little awkwardly*
Asian lady: "Yes." *blandly* (Zero sense of humor, but more uncomfortable.)
Me: "I'm sorry. I thought....Where did you get them from?"
She pointed "From there." THANK YOU!
I almost ran towards them. There were quite a few of them on the rack, but there was only one in a size 6! And there's no owl brooch on it! I've never liked owl accessories but....I want it....I want it! Amma!
Ooh....idea! Take an owl from the bigger sizes! Okay, this one has a missing eye.... this one has some missing crystals....YES! This one is perfect. Okay, look around to make sure nobody's looking. They shouldn't object, but still....we want the owl by hook or by crook....especially by crook.
How much? £25  £10 (Rs.850). 850 rupeeeees! One of the best things I ever bought.

Hope you like it as much as I do. OOTD coming soon =)

♥ 

Btw, I start rolling other people's carts in supermarkets, thinking they're ours. It leaves the cart owners & Mr.CZ completely baffled. I'd be lost in my own little world, staring at vegetables I'd never seen in my life, rolling the stranger's cart... and they'd be staring at me wondering WTH.

♥ Cynthia Z *.*

42 comments:

  1. Hahaha :D Aren't you so darn cute CZ? ILYSM! :D That coat and Mr.Owl, very adorable! ^_^ I have an unhealthy obsession with owls and next on my list is a Crystal Owl like this one!
    Like always, awesome post! \m/

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    1. :D Thanks girl....hope you find an owl like it :)

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  2. omg its freaking adorable ! so worth the money and hassle ! :D
    xoxo <3

    http://littlemisssinner.blogspot.in/

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  3. Awww..he he he..such cuteeeeeeeee post...loveddddddd the coat and the owl and of course your story..he h......lovely!! :D waiting for OOTD now.. :)

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  4. Aww.. that was hilariously adorable ! :) Hope you do well with your firang sabzis as much the owl ! :D

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  5. Oh my GOd! I love it and even more, I love the way you wrote about it, it was like being there with you through the experience!! sort of like how I think too, I would switch defective owls.

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    1. Thanks...Glad to know it's understood :D

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  6. I love this post! Couldn't stop laughing! You're a real hunter!

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    1. haha...I like that tag- hunter :D

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  7. Loved the fur and the owl too :)

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  8. Haha I actually LoLed while reading this esp at "Asian Lady"'s reaction. It looks soo darn soft! I, too, like you, want to extend my paws and caress it. The price tag makes it all the more appealing.

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  9. LOVED the way you've written this post. And the fur coat and crystal owl are gorgeous!

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  10. Your stories behind your purchases are always so hilarious! Brits don't have a sense of humour I've realised. Not so much when they are shopping in Primarni lol (or ever!). Love the jacket btw. Will look beautiful on you I'm sure :) This reminds me I need to go Primark soon.

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    1. Hahaha...you think? I haven't lived here long to really notice that...or that it's also called Primarni lol!

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  11. Ur supermarket story is insanely funny ROFL......the jacket is so pretty-gbp 10 is def a bargain :-) n the owl with all that stone detailing was worth getting-by hook or by crook ;-)

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  12. Your little stories like the one above, make my dreary day a little more fun CZ :D loved the coat and the owl!!!

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  13. 850 rs? Damn! Fur coats in India are so expensive, even during sales.
    It looks so pretty, fluffy and adorable.
    Now even I want one!

    Much love
    www.priyaadivarekar.com

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    1. I know what you mean. We'd be lucky to get one for 2000 bucks there!

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  14. awesome purchase!!and thanks for the dose of laughter!!stay blessed!

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  15. Hahahaha...nice one. I like you built up the incident around the purchase :)

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  16. lol... love your writing :D

    Love,
    www.personalfashionhub.com

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  17. Love the way you write.. reallyyyyy cute :* And the coat looks so so soft and pretty :)

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  18. haha... hve done d same wid a pant dat didnt hve an adorable belt with it.. :) :D amazing purchase but.. so chic n classy... n owl fascination continues...

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    1. hahaha...good good...must-do esp with belts :D

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  19. Ahaaaaa...loved the cart hijacking bit...it happens to me often, only diff its my husband putting stuff into other peoples carts n wheeling them away. When he does that i quickly sneak off into an adjacent aisle pretending not to know him !!

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    1. Hahahaha...that's too funny! :D Maybe mine wanted to sneak off like you too!

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  20. staring at vegetables never seen:P
    happens with everyone i guess
    btw my jaw,cheeks or whatever is involved in smiling hurts whenever i read your posts..such a happy world.

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    1. Haha... So happy to hear that! :D

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  21. OMFG. 850 bucks? The word "steal" would be an understatement! Can't get any good classy faux fur coats here in India. Even if I get one, I doubt I'd actually buy it because winters here in Bangalore are not cold at all! :( I don't know whether to be happy or sad about it.
    I envy all the cheap shopping you're able to do there. If I had a close friend abroad in such a place, I'd be getting them to get me stuff all the time! :D

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