I’m not one for luxury goods. I’d be one of the last people in Zurich to be seen with a handbag costing more than one month’s rent. This is why I never shop in the more upscale part of town that is Seefeld. I do, however, work there at present. This means that on occasion I will meander into a little boutique just to see if I can kid myself into thinking there is anything in there I’d buy. I made the mistake of approaching Ana Blum’s shop with the same nonchalance I always fling in the face of consumerism. There is one branch of consumerism that I would call my Achilles’ heel and Ms. Blum happened to be there to ambush my weak point where I least expected it.
Ms. Blum is a designer of leather goods. While I’m sure some people will disagree with me, leather, to me, represents longevity. A unique design is the same. Maybe you can see where I’m going with this. I bought the most beautiful wallet imaginable (on sale, admittedly, because I’m not a Seefeld dweller). I will not get bored of it and I can see the sturdiness will match the permanence of my love for it.
If you like beautiful well-made leather goods, ones that don’t double up as free advertising for an already obscenely rich designer, do go and take a look at Ms. Blum’s goods. On top of being talented, she’s also friendly and chatty to boot!