That said, the options for lust-worthy clothes are probably about equal here and in Prague. The only difference being in Prague I live right downtown, horribly close to Zara, Mango, Topshop and even Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Prada, Dior, and Ferragamo. This increases the accessibility of lustworthy items by oh about 124337257645871498%. And Prague doesn't have a Forever 21 or a Heritage, or any low-end retailers that have anything resembling style OR quality (I'm not demanding, all I ask for is at least one or the other.) The closest stores in purpose would be H&M, which is still much pricier than Forever 21 if you convert the prices, and New Yorker. New Yorker is comparable in price but not at all in style. If Forever 21 has some pieces that look more appropriate for a street corner or someone getting dressed in the dark, Prague's incarnation of New Yorker is incomparably worse (read: lime green sequins and message tees that make no logical, grammatical or syntactical sense.)
First off is Hermes, partially because orange is everywhere this fall and Hermes has a tradition or incorporating orange and partially because since the Devil Wears Prada Hermes scarves are inextricably tied to my image of Miranda Priestly and complete, luxurious glamour.
Etrivière Belt for $630.
Quand Soudain, Vintage twill scarf for $305.
Unisex Jypsiere Shoulder Bag for $8,100.
(Sometimes I see items for which I consider saving. Other times, one glance at the price proves that saving up to buy that item is useless and hopeless, particularly considering I am a college student without a proper job in a country where the minimum full-time wage for a year is not much over half the price of this bag. Ouch.)
On that note, I don't think I can bear to look at Hermes' website anymore. But the point of all of this is I want a structured leather bag, a bright scarf, and a thin brown leather belt at some point before classes start.
Anything you particularly covet on the Hermes website? Or any ideas where I can find any of the above?
P.S.: If anyone knows somewhere I could find belts in small sizes to buckle around my waist, I'd hugely appreciate it. I've pretty much resorted to Zara kids which a) equals no real selection b) gets me weird looks from the cashiers. Thanks so much!!