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My OTGA was a black cotton shirtdress from French Connection (4 or 5 years ago ) . It was great fit and had really cute black and white buttons which looked like mint humbugs. I could have worn it to work, out for lunch, anywhere really.... Typical -you find something really great when you are broke.
Some Leopoldo Giordano shoes in selfridges about 10 years ago. I bought one pair which I have worn every year for the 10 years. I also bought another pair when they went down in the sale then returned them for a reason that is still a mystery to me!! still feel sad about it, they would have gone with everything.
A gorgeous scarf I saw in Anthropologie last winter which I went back to buy the next day and it was gone. Called round all the stores, online etc but they didn't get anymore in, was just thinking about it today actually.
However, there was also a Girls From Savoy dress in Anthropologie last year which I was desperate for but couldn't afford at the time and when it went in the sale it was only in a size 6. I had been looking out for it on EBay and last week one came up in my size and I won it for a quarter of the price. It arrived on Friday and it's perfect!
(BTW I only go to Anthroplogie a few times per year when I'm in London, there's obviously something going on with that shop and the 'ones that got away.' Maybe it's the prices!)
Loads of items over the years! How is it we manage to persuade ourselves to buy things we don't really love; yet when we do love something we persuade ourselves not to?!
A Hobbs cord skirt (years ago) never found another (or a satisfactory alternative)
A black Mabel bag reduced at the Mulberry outlet to about £120. (In my defence, I had already scooped up 3 items and felt a 4th would be a tad excessive - but in retrospect less so!)
Quite recently, a brightly patterned nightlingale (? I think) scarf from NW3 (couldn't see it on the Hobbs website) but there is still hope as due to the sad banality of my life now, I haven't yet been able to go back to civilisation John Lewis to look in the shop again.