As a matter of fact: Opinions vary. But this post IS NOT really about whether you like or dislike Pamela Love’s Talon cuff.
Actually, I always thought I didn’t like Pamela Love’s Talon cuff (ring, necklace, whatever), until I saw it on Opening Ceremony’s online store for USD 300. The price made me reconsider. Yep, if you think I’m that shallow – you’re right. And if you think that USD 300 is a hell lot of money – you’re right, too. But did you know that this cuff usually costs USD 1000? I don’t know why I knew (maybe I had a hidden crush on this cuff, but my brain ignored it because of the price?).
Anyway. I decided I liked the cuff at USD 300. But the German side in me wanted to be 100% sure if I was about to order the right thing, so I emailed the friendly customer service if they were sure that USD 300 was the correct price for a cuff (the ring version costs around USD 300, but I don’t want a ring)? The prompt reply: “Yes! It’s a great price for a Pamela Love signature cuff.”
Five minutes later I receive another email: “I’m sorry, but the price may not be correct.” OK, no problem – I had seen this coming anyway. To my surprise I received another email later: “Sorry again. The correct price is USD 400 – still a good price!”
In the meantime my brain had desperately fallen in love with the Pamela Love cuff, which was obviously playing “hard to get”. And you know how it is: You always want what you can’t get.* So I almost jumped at the new price – 400 Dollar, yeah, be mine, you cuff! (Plus: The customer service offered me free shipping for the inconvenience. They’re really nice. Actually.)
I ordered. (No worries, the first order had already been cancelled.)
The next day – another email: “So sorry, but we actually ran out of stock of this cuff.” Can you feel my disappointment? But that’s not the end of the story…
I may sound like I’m stupid, but I’m not that stupid. So I checked the Opening Ceremony online store again and there it was: The Pamela Love cuff. At USD 1000. Seriously guys, you could have just told me.
(Image taken from Pamela Love website.)
* Note to self: Listen to the Stones, bitch. You can’t always get what you want.