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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The One that Got Away..but then Returned!

A few weeks ago, I posted about all my great fall sales' haul. After having some time to swoon over all my newly acquired treasures, the guilt started to kick in and I decided to return the Christian Louboutin Nitoinimoi booties back to Barneys. Even at 40% off, I still couldn't justify keeping them. Well.....after having a weekend to think about it, I started to regret returning them. The regret became this ridiculously loud voice in my head when Barney's marked their designer shoes down with an additional 33% off on December 22nd! I immediately called Barney's in Beverly Hills, asking if they still had the ones I returned less then a week ago. I was told someone would call me back, but the whole day passed and no phone call. In the mean time, I called every Barneys in the country and was told repeatedly that they are completely sold out of these boots. The morning of the 23rd, I decided to give Barneys in BH another try. A sales associate answered the phone, I gave her a brief run down of the situation, she put me on hold for a few minutes, but came back on the line to tell me she had my boots!!!! My happiness was short-lived, because this woman went on to tell me that they aren't on sale, they are full price. I politely explained to her that I had bought them during first cut and that they are definitely on sale at every Barneys department store in the United States. She told me I "got lucky" getting them on sale the first time, but she could not sell them to me for the sale price. I swear I think I went temporarily insane or I was in shock because I didn't continue to argue; I just hung up. After about 25 minutes I came back to reality and decided to call back. I figured if she answered, I'd ask for a manager, but if someone else answered, I'd try again. After a few rings, I heard a kind male voice on the other end and I knew there was hope. I politely rehashed the entire saga to him and after being placed on hold for what seemed like eternity, he returned....with my shoes for almost 65%off!!!!! I was not about to lose these babies again, so I paid over the phone and raced over the hill to BH after work to pick them up. I swear I couldn't believe I had them back until I was actually holding them. This was definitely a great Christmas gift for myself! Whoever said "Never mess with a woman's shoes" definitely knew what they were talking about...
Here are my gorgeous Loubies, back on my feet where they belong....


  1. Yahoooo!!!! I am SO GLAD you got these back as they were one of my fave pairs you basically STOLE in that sale!!