I’ve made no secret of my love for Casabella Waterstop Premium Gloves on this blog– in fact, I have proclaimed quite loudly my undying brand loyalty. Which is why, when rumblings of a Casabella Waterstop Premium Gloves shortage started, I freaked out and went in search for answers.
I caught my first whiff of the rumors through the comment section on my original blog post, “A Glove Letter to Casabella“. As it turns out, I am not alone in my obsession with these gloves (which I love). People started reporting them missing from the shelves of their local Bed, Bath, and Beyond store. I thought, “surely not! Hadn’t I just seen them at mine?” Turns out, I guess I hadn’t. After checking my local store during the holiday shopping season, I, too, found them missing. While checking an Amazon.com Wish List of a friend for a Christmas present, I noticed that she had the gloves on her list– which I took as a compliment as I had introduced her to them some years earlier. I was horrified, though, when I saw the price from the gloves ranged from $32-$66/a pair. They normally retail for $13, so I knew something truly was up. Comments started coming in claiming rogue websites offering the gloves (which are now also out of stock) and eBay prices upwards of $90. After checking their website and finding them listed as “Currently Out of Stock”, I went straight to the horses mouth.
After publishing my original blog post (September 2013), I tweeted the link to Casabella’s Twitter account in a blatant attempt of blog-promotion and in genuine appreciation for such an amazing product. They responded and I’ve been following them ever since. And, sure enough, after inquiring about the glove shortage, they promptly alleviated any concerns.
*breathes sigh of relief then immediately tweets them*
After using Playtex’s inferior, subpar knock-off over the holidays at home, I can say that these gloves can’t come back soon enough. Now that I am back in California, I am using my last/current pair of Casabella gloves delicately and with great caution. These gloves are truly sponge-worthy!
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