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Friday, October 28, 2005

fall sale: mode et merveilles

this just in: a sale of cool stuff by up and coming young french designers on nov. 5 & 6-- see info. on their site, mode et marveilles

chic bust: returns at monoprix

ok, so i frequent my monoprix on an almost daily basis-- i mean, 3 times a week, minimum. most of the cashiers know me by now, and even watched me go through my pregnancy and no know baby lucie. anyway, a few weeks ago i had purchased a storage bag to stash away a bunch of baby clothes. as soon as i tried to zip it up, the zipper broke-- basically, it looked nice, but was a piece of crap. so i finally got around to taking it back today, receipt and all. had to wait in line, then had to wait for a manager that i'd never seen before to do the return. she frowned at the date on the ticket, then opened up the storage bag to see what i'd done with it. i had explained the situation, the faulty product. she didn't seem to believe me, and even had the nerve to say to her colleague that she thought that 'madame had tried to put too much stuff inside the bag before zipping it up,' not caring that i was standing right in front of her. she then proceeded to give me the refund, not at all pleasant about it.

what i want to know is this: since when do workers at monoprix get personally offended about the quality of the merchandise? i mean, really, did she make the darn thing herself? will she loose money on it? non, non, et non!

and the best part is that they have a new ad campaign that promises to make your experience more comfortable, more sincere, more friendly. hah!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

chic bust: new petit bateau store

ok, so when will these stores get it? a lovely new petit bateau store opened up by my place a few months ago, and me being a jeune mere, i was quite excited. i've been in the shop a few times w/ my daughter in the baby bjorn, but this time i took the pousette [stroller], and realized something that i had not noticed before-- that the baby stuff is all the way in the back (inconvienient), and that to get there, you have to navigate a step, go a few more meters, and then navigate two more steps, then two more. i do consider myself a citified stroller pusher, and can do buses, curbs, etc. with the stroller with ease. but why try to make a shopping experience more complicated?

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

fashionable betting

ok, so we all know plenty of online time-wasters, from reading up on the starlets of tomorrow on celebrity baby blog to checking out the daily offerings on shefinds or dailycandy. well, i've just read about an even bigger, more interactive time waster-- the fantasy fashion league. similar to the fantasy football stuff american men have been playing for years, you sign up, join a team, and set about predicting which designers will get the most 'play' at events like the oscars and emmys. the motivation? besides getting you through a slow friday afternoon at work, the winner gets a $1000 dollar shoe shopping spree at