I finally got my first Gucci (used and missing the shoulder strap, but how else was I supposed to afford it?) and it was love at first carry.
I totally check out women’s purses in public to see what they’re carrying, and if it’s real. I can spot a fake Louis Vuitton from about 100 yards. I check out their jeans, too, to see if they’re designer, but that’s a little more awkward. I HAD A GOOD REASON FOR STARING AT YOUR ASS.
I know this makes me horrible and shallow and frequently broke, but I don’t care. There’s just something about an expensive tote dangling from my arm that makes me feel so much more confident.
So come meet some of my favorite friends:
From left, the new Gucci, vintage Coach, Vintage (grandmother’s leather clutch), Coach, Kate Spade, Miu Miu, Wilsons, and then the two hiding at the end are a vintage shoulder bag and my big Coach tote. And there are several missing … another vintage Coach, another Kate Spade, a J. Crew, a D&B clutch, a seatbelt bag, a cool vintage patchwork tote…
Stop printing this, Boyfriend, this post may not be used as blackmail to get me to stop buying purses. Or shoes. Or anything else, for that matter. I don’t have a problem, I have a collection.
I’m thinking about breaking down and trying Bag, Borrow or Steal to rent some designer purses, but the problem with the site is that you can’t reserve/pre-order bags. So you can’t plan to have a particular bag for a particular event. You order and they ship immediately, so you have to hope the bag you want is not waitlisted when you go to order.
Also, I’d have a really hard time sending them back. They’d probably have to send a rep to my house to pry the Louis from my cold, dead hands.
So what are your guilty pleasures? Something you love to shop for/buy?