Punch-a-karma (My karma wants to punch me in the face)

The Closet Sweep project has made me a little uncomfortable about my belongings. This is not what I set out to be. I did not aim to accumulate so many striped tees and brown bags. I feel the need to unburden. Shopoholicism is great if you have the gall for it. I feel my shoes are a compensation for not having the balls for going after what I really want – freedom.
As a prelude to the upcoming sale, I’m putting out some ‘premium’ things in my closet up for sale here. These are in the higher price bracket, so I hesitate to put them at the sale itself. Here’s they are:

Booties from Clarks

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Size: UK 5, US 7, EU 38
I got them for: Rs 3500
I’m letting them go for: Rs 2000
Why: Because I am incapable of walking in heel’s like Agatha Christie was incapable of writing a plot in which one character is not in disguise.

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These are in perfect condition, having been worn only twice. They are leather and cushioned, and pretty darn adorable for propping against a flower pot.

Puma Ferrari collaboration

Size: UK 5, US 7, EU 38
I got them for: Rs 2000
I am letting them go for: Rs 1000
Why: Because I am now a 32-year-old woman who does not wear keds to work on a daily basis. I have a pair of running shoes and a pair of vintage keds and that is enough. YES IT IS.

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These are the default driving shoes for my friends in motoring magazines. I must have worn them about five times in the two years I have had them. They are cushioned inside and are actually a men’s model.

Slouchy boots

Size: UK 4.5, US 6, EU 37
I got them for: Rs 800
I am letting them go for: Rs 500
Why: They are a size small and I bought them to win the trust of a new vendor I wanted to feature here.

The boots.

They have an elevated inner sole, so they make you half-an-inch taller, even though the sole is flat. They must have been for Aamir Khan. They are an extremely soft leather and a sort of green-grey colour.

Satchel

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I got it for: Rs 2600
I am letting them go for: Rs 2000
Why: Because ‘But-it’s-the-kind-of-bag-The-Sartorialist-would-notice’ is not a valid reason.

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I bought this when Dharavi had a Mulberry consignment and all the fittings are original. It has three fastenings – two magnetic, one buckle; two boxy pockets in the front; a zippered partition inside, cutting one roomy compartment into two; a mobile pocket and a small zippered compartment for cards; a sling strap. If you murder an elf in are, I’m sure you could hide the body in here if you cut it up small. I’d really like to see a man weather and beat it for a few years.

Mail me at swastanimasta at gmail and we’ll figure out pick-up/courier etc.

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