back from paris and the sale season there! all the boutiques were really busy and i stupidly forgot to ask if they did mail/phone orders, but i did ask for the namecard of a terrific SA in the rue royale branch so i reckon i'll be ringing her up soon to ask. the sales at dior is the best i've seen so far in terms of stock - it's the same as the ones in the US (denim gauchos, st germain, rebelle, etc) but with some nice extras like the logo charms (in both black & white), detective (both the small and medium ones) in a maroon colour with python trims (), evening saddles (the small ones) in silver python (50% off so it was 500 euros), beaded, satin versions too, lots of L.E. looking saddles, older versions of the cannage/lady dior wallets, vintage flowers wallets, tonnes of belts and scarves and even accessories from relatively new lines. it was like being in heaven! other non-sale lines spotted: jeanne bags in every imaginable colour and even the lizard/croc ones new jeannes in the big bowler bag version (looks much nicer IRL) snake skin gaucho long wallets (!!!!) snake skin metallic cream mini-gaucho lady dior in metallic gold, metallic silver, taupe satin with rhinestones, perforated black, other non-standard colours the neon-coloured pink and purple cannage drawstrings the new ethnic range in fuschia, black and white the new snakeskin & chain-mail looking gauchos gaucho clutches in satin in tonnes of colours - cream yellow, peach pink, blue, mostly pastels. AND a exotic skin/leather book on the table! i saw a VIP (i guess) flipping through it so, i'm not sure, does this mean that dior will custom make an existing design in a skin you choose? i distinctly saw swatches of ostrich skin and i hope i wasn't hallucinating when i saw that (going to the mothership has that effect on me). the fine jewelry range there is pretty extensive too, as expected and i think generally i got the best service at dior as compared to the other labels. and the clothes! the clothes! there were so many rooms of them at the main store (ave montaigne). and some of them were on sale! especially the dresses. to top it off, i never knew dior did home-furnishings but i saw ashtrays, lots and lots of china ware & glass ware, towels, etc at the main store. yep ladies, we can really live a dior-ified life now. so that's my paris report there. for anyone considering on going, i'd say skip the dior within printemps/lafayette. ave montaigne is a visual treat but i much preferred the rue royale branch. sadly i didn't get a chance to check out the st germain branch.