Well guess what? We have another giveaway today. I feel like a kid.
Giveaways are not too common here on Privilege, as I don’t feel right giving away anything I don’t know that I want myself. But this time, the prize is a very generous gift certificate from the NaraCamicie store in San Francisco, for $175.00. Yes. Generous.
If you all remember, NaraCamicie is where I found this shirt.
Which I love and have already worn repeatedly.
Here are some bad pictures that I took of other shirts in the store. Also some pocket squares. Cute, no?
Yes, BTW, that is some orange going on you see behind the more traditional red striper.
And here are some good pictures from the Italian NaraCamicie catalogue.
Anyway, after I posted about my original purchase, Margaret, the owner of the SF store, found me and emailed to say thank you. She then took me for lunch, and a tour of her store. It was really fun. She showed me books and catalogues from her time at Versace. I almost got lost in a dream of my parallel life as a trophy wife on Capri. I recovered. Good thing, too.
I wanted to thank her for her kindness, and it occurred to me that this was an opportunity for that elusive “win-win” that we used to banter about in the corporate world, jaws squared, and desire for profit paramount. Only this really did seem to be win-win. Margaret gets to show off her wonderful shirts to this audience, and one of you gets to win a generous prize. My favorite type of business deal.
So here’s the plan. We’ll communicate without Powerpoint, shall we? Leave a comment below to enter. I would like to hear about a piece of clothing that was special to you, anything, for any reason. Or about one of the shirts you see here, and how you might wear it. I love your stories and this is a good excuse for more.
Please confirm that you either subscribe to this blog via the RSS feed or the Google Followers widget, or simply that you are not scanning the wide Internet for prizes and pouncing on our little corner like a hawk on a fieldmouse. If you blog or tweet about Margaret’s lovely wares, you get two entries. I will keep the comments open until Sunday of this week, draw randomly, and announce the winner next Monday or Tuesday.
Since NaraCamicie San Francisco doesn’t have an e-commerce site (they are store specific in the US), you will fulfill your winnings either by phone, or by coming into the store if you happen to be in San Francisco. The store personnel are used to working in this manner, and can send photos, emails, etc. to help hone in on the right purchase.
In order to make this giveaway open to everyone here, I will pay for any overseas shipping if one of you beautiful people from Finland, or Scotland, or England, or France, or Australia, or Hong Kong, or wherever, should happen to win.
Thank you in advance to everyone. To Margaret for such a fun giveaway, to you, the readers, for, well, um, reading.