aulii, you should consider yourself lucky about not snagging one in the neiman's sale.
i managed to get one, but got so much crap from neimans about it and when they finally sorted it out, it was backordered to oblivion.
the best way i reckon is probably ebay or to perhaps check out the outlet stores (woodsbury?) to see if perhaps the older trotter romantique flaps (velvet ones) would go on sale.
aulii... i know the trotter that you are pertaining to! is it the brown one with the heart lock? i actually ordered it online and it was processed..later on they cancelled it huhuhu :cry: ...much to my dismay! i think it wasnt supposed to be on sale coz it was at REG price in the stores.. they probably made a mistake and cancelled my order. sigh!
Oh, which reminds me...have the drycleaners finished with your Trotter Romantique yet? I hope they did a good job with it!
they probably cancelled your order because of problems processing with the credit card details. it happened to me once for a dress i ordered from NM and it nearly happened to me again when i was ordering that trotter romantique bag (they mixed up my postal code somehow). i think it's a whole load of bulls:censor:t on their part, honestly, since after i sorted out the credit card issue with them, they told me they were out of stock and backordered. imo, it's probably best to just simply buy it directly from a dior boutique.
thanks for asking May! i've gotten it back from the dry cleaners, well actually my mom collected it back for me so now i'm just waiting for her to mail it back to me here... it's taking AGESSSS!!!
nonetheless, according to my mom, they did a pretty good job, cleaned the handles and the whole exterior of the bag basically, but there were some parts on the handle they couldn't quite clean thoroughly because the drycleaners said that the stain has been on there for too long. apparently, their conclusion was that it's probably colour transfer from excessive rubbing against denim, or clothes.
Phew! I'm really glad to hear that they did clean most of it off! The drycleaners you took the bag to sounds really good, considering that most other dry cleaning places won't even touch designer bags.
can't wait to get it in the mail soon! i get a panic attack everytime the bags are in delivery, the postal service sometimes does give me a heart attack with delays.
and the drycleaners were recommended by dior. called up the local dior, they gave the numbers to a few dry cleaners they used, and i opted for this one. apparently the chanel (back home) uses the same dry cleaner too, so it was pretty reassuring.