I hope I don’t get into trouble on this post. I’m going to try to be discreet and if I’m being dumb and ignorant in any way, forgive me. I didn’t ask many questions and had no idea this was around. I just followed. If it’s well known and public and I’m being TOO discreet, well, I apologize for that too.
We went to the part of New York where a lot of Asian people are and the streets are packed and very busy. Catch my drift yet? Women and men would come up to you and ask you if you want Coach, Prada? If you didn’t walk away, you barely needed to nod your head in assent they said “Follow me” and off you were following them quickly to who knows where. Sometimes you’d follow them to the store directly behind you and in some cases we had to walk a block or two. Here is a covert picture we took being led to such a place.
We’d be ushered the store, walk toward what looked like a normal wall and then see that there would be a secret door. It would open up, usually revealing stairs. Some went up and some went down. Either way, they were usually steep. Those led to a landing where we were then sometimes taken to another room which was locked. The rooms were usually about 10×15 or so, sometimes much smaller and stacked with Gucci, Coach, Prada, Duney and Burke and Dolce and Gabana purses, sunglasses, wallets and sometimes scarves. The door was locked behind us and one worker would stay in there with us to make deals with.
Dani was tasked by a friend at home to buy four purses and of course we couldn’t left out. After at least five stores and way too many stairs, we left the town of Asian people with I think 6 bags and 2 pairs of sunglasses.
But lo and behold Dani pulls out her list from her friend and she was supposed to get two BLACK Coaches not two BROWN Coaches.
So Dani says she has some money left over and there are usually guys near Times Square with bags of them and she’ll just get them later. So we were out late Sunday night and went and got some cheesecake. Heather and I are in front of Dani walking out of the store and all the sudden Dani screams something and pushes past us. We didn’t see a thing but a guy is out on the street with bags. Woah. She must have smelled them coming. But they only have one black one. But then another guy walks up and talks to him with another bag but walks away. Dani finds out it’s the guy’s brother and Dani takes off after him. We follow him half a block and he turns around. So we turn around. We started joking, “Coach?! Prada?! Follow me!” The guy finally saw our interest and stopped and got the bag she wanted. Here may or may not be our loot.