i'm back with a report! i didn't buy anything though, but here's a run through of what i saw from the new bags they have available online... dior cannage hobo http://forum.purseblog.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=101866&d=1165676212 it looks much better in real life, and is HUGE!!!! it looks more like a messenger bag to me than a hobo but the leather is definitely very soft and lush. i like the leather they used for the hobo more than for the cannage drawstrings. dior lovely tote bag http://forum.purseblog.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=102764&d=1165940858 didn't care for it. it looks pretty "meh" in real life, like a sloppy cousin of the "my dior" bags. my dior east/west bag http://images.eluxury.com/assets_server/product/11312958/p11312958_ph_hero.jpg it looks gorgeous!!!!! i'm not a big fan of the "my dior" range (i think it's okay) but this was really pretty when i saw it. it's definitely going on my want list. and it looks like it could hold a lot of things too. lady dior evening clutch with rhinestones http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/zerodross/ladydiorevening.jpg it was the one item i really wanted this christmas but when i saw it in real life, i thought the pictures looked better. it's not that stunning, truth be told. i was kinda disappointed actually. the 900 pounds price tag definitely is not justified. dior gaucho evening clutch http://forum.purseblog.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=89009&d=1162488327 i saw the red with silver metallic strap version of this. it is definitely definitely TDF! the red was a rich vibrant red (think femme fatale screen goddess lipstick crimson red) and the matte silver strap contrasted nicely with it. it's a nice size too for a clutch. very gorgeous. i would definitely have bought it if they had it in the other colour i was eyeing. trotter romantique bags i've seen them before at the dior in manchester, but i only saw them in the brown colour at manchester, it was nice seeing the beige version, but i find it too pale/white (the older line with the pinkish beige is nicer, imo). they're really cute though, and the small leather goods from this line are very cute. i noticed that the wallets/pouches with the little leather ribbon come in a very pinkish colour rather than the pale beige colour used in their bags (and some of the wallets with the dangling d/heart lock). and then, i saw a REALLY CUTE version that i've not ever seen online... the trotter romantique with CANNAGE QUILTING ON IT (in dark brown leather!). it's reaaaaaallly reaaally gorgeous, like a more "grown up" version of the monogram version that we're used to seeing. and the leather looks (and feels) very soft. they didn't have it in a flap version (i merely saw it in the bolster/circular tube shape version) but if they had it in a flap, it's another add-on to my wishlist there. small detective bag in red crocodile skin OH MY GOD. THIS IS THE BAG I WOULD WANT TO HAVE. the red is a deep burgandy red, the trim for it is absolutely gorgeous, it's just beautiful. i always found the detective bag to be a work of beauty as it is, but seeing it in a the crocodile skin, it made my heart skip several beats. it's much much smaller than the medium detective that i'm used to seeing, and but it's small/petite in this really cute coquettish way. lady dior east/west tote bag it's much like the lady dior tote bag i got (http://forum.purseblog.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=95021&d=1163895850) BUT the quilting is perforated instead! and you get little pink dots making up the cannage pattern. it was so beautiful, i was kicking myself for getting the one i have and if i had the spare cash, it's one bag i would love to get (even if it's the exact same bag as mine, just with a much more beautiful quilting). it is TDF, and the best test was when my MALE FRIENDS (who came along with me) all asked me to get that bag. it's a definite winner. there was a pink version of it too (with a contrasting black dot quilting) the quilting is much like the studded lady dior in case anyone is trying to mentally picture it. limited edition saddle bags i saw the french, english, moroccan and argentinian saddles. the english is just like the picture Chloe scanned for us, but what blew me away was the french and moroccan ones (like Chrystalline mentioned). call me crazy, i think the hefty price tag is definitely definitely worth it for those 2 saddles (and the english one too). someone from TPF go buy it please! and again, my two male friends agreed and thought that overall, the french saddle was truly very gorgeous. (they're cute, they trekked along sloane street & harrods with me, and even looked at the bags in dior, chanel and LV with me. they even took a picture of the marni boutique). but back to the saddles, Chrystalline's absolutely spot on in her description of them, the moroccan one looks much more intricate in real life with the beadwork and the blue colour is probably the perfect shade of blue! it's not too dark, and the best i can think of is that it's like a rich sapphire blue. the french saddle, well, what can i say, if i had kids, i'd probably sell them for the french saddle. the pearl handle is definitely very feminine and delicate looking. the detail on the bag is pretty, it's the perfect saddle (and i'm not even a saddle fan!). now maybe if i sold all my bags away.. got a loan from my parents... --------------- i saw the cruise collection gaucho too - the beauty that Chrystalline has - in the store too. and yes, it's as gorgeous as chrystalline's pictures of it. all in all, it was a great trip down to both the dior in sloane street and in harrods. (the harrods branch was crazy busy!) there was a woman browsing the entire basement level of clothes in dior and you could tell she was someone very important (they had security standing by the steps leading to the level), the SA was fawning over her and bringing her clothes to see, they were serving her whiskey (i think). i didn't recognise her as any celebrity though (i'm as blind as a bat, so she could have been kate moss for all i know!). the SAs mostly left me on my own (which i was fine with since they didn't have the trotter romantique flap and thus i had nothing in particular that i wanted to purchase) but i found the sloane street branch to be much better in service than the one in manchester. ush: of course nothing tops my horrid experience in chanel yesterday. i felt so "mis-treated" by the SAs in chanel, it was so obvious they couldn't be bothered with me because i looked like a "kid" as compared to the rest of the customers in chanel. and the irony was, i was all ready to buy the ligne flap i've been eyeing for christmas (or get the coral coloured wallet they had on the shelf) but after getting the shoddiest treatment by an SA (anywhere) ever, i got really miffed and commented loudly to my friends that the "service is atrocious" before leaving. thinking about it, if it weren't for the fact that we were all knackered from walking about so much, i would have asked to see the store manager. all in all, it's still dior for me! p/s oh and i've never seen so many chloe bags in my life before! i mean, i must have seen more than twenty women carrying a chloe bag when i was in london.