As expected, the flood of extremely marked-up Foresta re-release bags has begun to hit eBay. After checking out the prices, I’m thankful that I already have enough Foresta bags in my collection. The new Foresta re-release bags look exactly like the original release, which I find a bit disappointing, except that they have Adios keychains instead of tokidoki for LeSportsac white bear qees.
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Reader Heather just let me know that the tokidoki Vacanze print was released in Hawaii today, and the line was out the door before the store opened! She also reported that tomorrow will be the re-release of the Foresta print, which will be exclusive to the Ala Moana LeSportsac store on Oahu. (The Waikiki stores will not be stocking the Foresta re-release).
Reader Kathy, who sent in the Foresta print re-release information in this post, just let me know that she does live in Hawaii. So I think it’s safe to bet at this point that the Foresta re-release is going to be happening in Hawaii (and possibly Guam) only. Bummer!!
More info thanks to Enigma in the comments – according to a LeSportsac SA in Hawaii, they are expecting to receive their Foresta re-release shipment in November 2007!
Here is a tip from reader Ria for readers in the Chicagoland area: the Loehmann’s in Oakbrook, IL has Citta Scuolas for about $110 and Citta Rosa and Citta Treninos for $198. Good deals for local readers who are still looking for these discontinued prints!
Reader Kathy wrote in with this exciting update about the rumored re-release of old tokidoki bag prints in 2008:
“I was told today that the first print to be re-released is Foresta. It should come out in 2008. One of my friends works for LeSportsac and she told me that the buyer already put the order in for them. She also told me that they are asking all the customers which print they would like to see re-released.”
According to LeSportsac customer service: although the tokidoki/LeSportsac collaboration is ending after the Vacanze print is released, Lesportsac has the rights to the prints for one more year and is allowed to re-release up to 5 of them!
I am trying to get more info about which prints might be re-released when – I will post more info as I get it.
How do you all feel about this? On one hand I’m excited if they re-release some of my favorite prints, but on the other hand I was looking forward to giving my wallet a REST in 2008!
I have added some new items to my tokidoki collection this month that I just adore – a Foresta Trenino, Adios Star Denaro, and a tokidoki journal (as cute as it is, I do intend to write in it!). Here are some photos:
A Tokidoki Blog reader from Asia sent in these 3 photos of TONS of fake Tokidoki bags in a booth in her city – check them out to see a big assortment of the many fake bag styles and prints that are out there. Pictured are fake original Tokidoki print bags, fake Foresta bags, fake Inferno bags, fake Citta & Citta Rosa bags, and some made-up print that doesn’t even exist. Click the thumbnails to see the super-sized pics.
The Lesportsac outlet in Southampton has the Paradiso, Inferno and Fumo prints at 25% off. They also have the older prints Camo Playground Olive and Camo Playground black at 50% off. Call them at 1-631-283-1733 if you want to order something – ask for Lindsay, she is super-nice and willing to help with print placement. Tell her Stephanie from the Tokidoki Blog sent you! I called her a little bit ago & ordered a Cammo Black Denaro and a Paradiso Caramella.
Pictured: Foresta Buon Viaggio, Foresta Ciao Ciao, Foresta Denaro wallet, Foresta Campeggio, Citta Zucca, Citta Ciao Ciao.
I have the original Tokidoki qees attached to all of my bags, except my Foresta Buon Viaggio, which has a green Addidas qee and a Tado Fortune Pork mini plush tree attached. (Does anyone else love Fortune Pork?!)