Friday, January 26, 2007

TOAST...


Do you live in the city but daydream of herding sheep in a Welsh valley dressed in casual, beautifully made, slightly bohemian style? Do you like Toast? And not just the kind I had this morning with peanut butter and sliced banana? Good, then get over to the Toast (online) archive sale as quick as you can. They are crazy I tell you. Up to 85% off lots of things - I really hope this doesn't mean they're going out of business. The sale actually started a couple of days ago which I would have known if I had opened any of this week's post before today, and things are selling out fast. The winter '06 collection is also on 85% off so be quick! I don't want to point out anything specific because it'll probably be gone by the time you look at it.
Toast are not in the habit of producing in one season, out the next collections or doing anything that could be called wacky or unwearable. So the pieces on sale with the biggest discounts look to me just like the ones that were a little too expensive for most people's budgets at full price. Well obviously, but sometimes you pick something up by Toast and it's insanely expensive, probably because it was made by hand by a tribeswoman in the desert from tufts of goat hair collected from tree branches, or by the only person left in Andalucia who has had the craft of making riding boots handed down through the generations and they didn't have any children, and now they're ninety four and their hands are seizing up. Which is all very lovely.

I give you the riding boots reduced from £225 to £79 but, er don't even look at them unless you have size 42 feet because they're all sold out. And if you do have size 42 feet I'm very happy for you. No really, congratulations, enjoy MY boots.

7 comments:

lottie said...

I sooooo wanted the stockholm belt bag but alas it seemed to have sold out ages ago. Would have been perfect for channeling the desert tribeswoman look. Might have to go to Wales and track down the sale shop...

Olivia said...

I spent HOURS on the website stockpiling belts and boots the first night, then it crashed, and next morning boo hiss my stockpile was gone.

eurobrat said...

Love the name Toast for a label- almost as much as my morning 'tea and toast'. I fit the 42, but require a bit more heel... lovely though.

xx

ps. if/when Carine adopts you, can I be your adoptive sister? :)

negrito said...

Can you ride with 42 feets? i mean.. no no not the head, i m just joking :)

Fi said...

Ohh how sad am I to get there NOW, with only the dregs remaining? That was my only real hope of owning toast products and now it's gone! Oh well, next year... etc.

Although I do like the jemima dress. I wonder just how housewife-esque one would look actually wearing that? Hmm. xx

Lola is Beauty said...

Oh I feel bad, stupeid girl not opening the mail all week! there's nothing worse than getting all excited then finding everything sold out! I trawled and trawled and eventually got a scarf and a knit top for £10.

eb - I think we should put this joint adoption idea to CR, or she can adopt me then I'll adopt you and we'll all be a big happy family and borrow her clothes all the time!

cosmicopia said...

Thankyou for making me buy the denim workers skirt - cheeeep ! Its for the pre New York, need items to travel with collection.