Wednesday, June 11, 2008
My Coach Handbag
I bought a Coach handbag yesterday.
It's embarrasing actually.
It's not even a knockoff. It's the real thing. Nice size very roomy. All caramel color with that signature coach tag hanging from it. Very classic.
Oh no, don't for a minute think I actually bought a new bag at full price! Surely you jest!
My mom has this spendy friend who was having a garage sale. I bought this number for $30!!! Can you believe it! And it's in NEW CONDITION. She had about 30 bags for sale (Um yes, this woman CAN SHOP, believe me!) She actually changes her bags with her outfits and won't even carry a purse with gold accent if she's wearing silver accessories (completely out of my comprehension.)
Anyway, for the same price I normally pay for a handbag I am now carrying a Coach bag.
Now the embarrasing part.
It's not that it's from a garage sale, heck no, that is the best part of it.
It's that I WANTED that purse. It is nice leather but really that is not why I wanted it. I wanted an expensive purse THAT IS WHY I WANTED IT. I don't think I've ever paid over $45 for a purse in my lifetime. And I'm SO NOT about labels. (Usually) I'm the anti-consumer. I thumb my nose at people who buy things because of the brand. I laugh at people who put their babies in $100 cashmere sweaters. I scoff at people who buy overpriced tees at Abercrombie.
And now I'm carrying a Coach bag (although Jen tells me that her VERY spendy friend in LI now tells her that Coach is no longer a big deal because EVERYONE has one)
Maybe I'm a fraud.
Get out your rotten eggs and tomatoes. I'm ready....