27 May 2006

Shopping!

One of my friends from Tokyo who moved back to Toronto about a month ago said that the most important thing I needed to do before leaving was go shopping!

The shopping in Toronto really sucks according to her. I think she might have used the term 'dockers wasteland'. Now I already knew that the shopping in Toronto was not great --too much skater gear and 'dope sneaks'-- so I felt at least semi-prepared. But after hearing from her though, now I'm freaking out!! Am I over-reacting? --Oh my God, I'm not am I-- it's even worse than I've imagined isn't it! I can picture it now; triple-XL sports jerseys, sandles with socks, and envicta backpacks. i can imagine the parade of horrors now. yuck!

Luckily, I managed to funnel my freak-out into a shopping expedition to 'Gotemba Premium Outlets Mall' near Mt Fuji with my friends .:C:. and 'K'. I did some hardcore shopping, but the girls didn't buy anything! I was certainly shocked and awed. I kinda felt bad making them watch me try stuff on, but in the end I got over that feeling and got some really nice stuff, including The Most Gayest Swimsuit EVER!© The swimsuit (seen below) is Yves St Laurent, regular price 40 000¥ down to 8000¥. Of course they're only suitable for the most gayest of occasions; ibiza, fire island, the pool at kylie minogue's house, etc., but I'm a sucker for expensive things marked down to low prices. I love them.

Now, I've recieved shopping commitments from Sly --hopefully others will follow suit-- but I'm still very worried about the calibre of what I'll be able to find. Reassurances anyone?

7 comments:

tokyo tintin said...

P.S. I know ya'll wanted to see me in that swimsuit and don't even try to deny it!

Miss Ash said...

Oh my!!!!! We'll have to find somewhere to throw a pool party just so we can see those in the flesh.

Princess Pessimism said...

WOAH...thats one fancy swimsuit....I am ALSO a sucker for designer items marked down...but sometimes, I pay full price. I just bought a Miu Miu purse yesterday...i wonder if those ever go on sale.

tokyo tintin said...

PP-- in that case, we must absolutely make a trip together to an outlet mall! it's the only way to tame the shopping beast within.

Princess Pessimism said...

Tintin - You are SO welcome to come down anytime...there's a saks 5th ave outlet closeby, and a coach outlet...it's FANTASTIC....

Jennifer said...

Did you stick a sock in those overpriced shorts before you took that picture? or did your package grow to 3 times the size of a normal package when you were in Japan?

tokyo tintin said...

jenni-- all merchandise presented as is.