Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Only in D.C.

I already told this to several people, but last Friday, on Metro, I saw a woman wearing Burberry rain boots while carrying a Coach umbrella, a Gucci purse, and a Harrod's tote bag.

All of the above were distinguished by their brand's signature pattern.

My reactions, in order:
1) What are the odds that none of them are knock-offs?
2) Mixing so many status-y labels like that is so de classe -- and so D.C..
3) Shut up, Dara -- your rain boots came from Target.


Rhea said...

Oh, that is tacky!

Dara said...

I think the label mixing could be okay -- if it were subdued. For example, carrying a plain black Gucci bag with a Coach umbrella and Burberry rain boots that are lined with the plaid on the inside would look just fine. But what she did was scream "Look at me, I'm a high-end consumer!!!"


matthew said...

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i like your blog. you should add a subscribable button, so you can see who your readers are, and it's easier for them to follow it. check it out: the dc blog project. if you would like, i'll set up an account for you.

Dara said...

Matthew called me "Data." As in The Goonies.

Ha ha ha.

Oh, and dude, if people want to subscribe, they can get my feed from any reader, including "Bloglines, which is what I use.

Sweet said...

Rain fashion, ha! I'm with you on the Target stuff.

mad said...

I'm glad you said Target and not Wal-Mart, uhm, Data.

Dara said...

Sweet: There's just no way I was going to spend a lot of money for shoes that -- get this -- are intended to be worn in rain, snow, ice, and mud. Mine were $19, and they're still kinda cute.

Mad: It's really a matter of convenience: there are a lot more Targets near me than Wal-Marts.

But I'm predisposed to Target anyway. I worked there between college and law school, and then more when I was in law school.