A few months ago, much to my chagrin, I found myself in Danier.
Now don’t get me wrong; it’s not that I dislike the store or merchandise, or frankly, have somewhere else I’d rather shop. The problem – ergo, the basis of my chagrin – lies in the fact that when I do visit Danier, I tend to want a lot of stuff.
On this particular visit, I found myself staring straight ahead in a concerted effort to avoid eye contact with a certain to-die-for leather jacket. Must.not.try.it.on.
Unfortunately, I ended up with an eyeful of the most gorgeous winter-lined coat I had ever laid eyes on.
“With its statement double fox fur collar (!!) and smocked detailing, this lightweight techno fabric coat screams ‘gotta-have-it’. Winter lining insulation, a hidden zippered placket and zippered pockets are practical touches. Wear it over a soft jersey maxi skirt or slim leggings depending on your mood.”
Against my better judgement, I tried it on. And it was love at first sight.
Was it the smocked detailing I fell in love with? The slim, tapered fit? Or was it the very fetching fox fur collar? (Don’t tell PETA. I swear, swear this is the only time I would consider wearing fur. I swear.) Regardless, I felt like a million bucks in it. I HAD to have it!
Of course, priced at $699, I had to put it back. After calculating that the coat would actually cost closer to $800 ($791 with tax), I just knew that there was no room in the budget for a garment at that price tag.
However, knowing that Danier is VERY good at placing items on sale, I waited.
Tick tock tick tock.
Then, just before Christmas, the coat was reduced to $399! Now ~$400 was a slightly easier pill to swallow than $800, but I was still firmly on the fence. Did I really need to spend $400? Why am I such a cheapo? Why can’t I just splurge once in a while? Why do I always ask myself questions I already know the answer to?
Alas, my conservative side took over and I didn’t jump at the opportunity to save. Still, I lusted after the coat, and on Boxing Day, I was at my neighbourhood Danier early in the morning. 8:00am sharp, actually.
The price: $399. FML.
And so just when I thought I’d have to give up my dream of the most fantabulous winter coat ever, as I was scrolling through tweets today, I came across this one from @ShopCatch, my guru of mobile deals:
A light bulb went on. If Danier was discounting men’s outerwear, perhaps my illustrious coat would be on sale too?
SQUEE! It is! Down to just $249, this I can afford – no rationale required. I placed a call to my nearest Danier and they’re having my size transferred in to their location. It’s mine! It’s mine!
Is there a song called “Good Things Come to Those Who Wait”? Cause I’ve been singing that line all day!