Post # 1
Just curious…. I have always carried a purse, but I haven’t ever been one to consider my purse an “accessory”. However, I’ve recently discovered that a lot of my girlfriends at work do consider this to be a huge deal.
Part of this stems from the fact that DH just got me a new Coach bag for my birthday. I’ve never been into labels, but he is, so he thought this was a great gift for me (nevermind the list of stuff I wanted, lol!). When I started carrying it to work, I’ve had lots of the girls there stop me to want to check it out. Ummm…..ok?….. I’m actually somewhat embarrassed when this happens….
Post # 3
It would weird me out too, but I’m sure they’re just admiring it.
Post # 4
@soon2bS:so he thought this was a great gift for me (nevermind the list of stuff I wanted, lol!)
Men! I wonder why I bother making lists at all for holidays and birthdays, it isn’t like he gets anything on it anyway.
Now to the point of your thread, purses! I just sent a text to my FI and asked him what type of purses I carry and his response “the big expensive kind.” LOL, yeah I’m kind of picky I admit it.
Post # 5
Oh,my. I LOVE purses. I don’t get shoe fetishes, but a purse one? Yep!
I only carry Dooney purses. They are a little expensive, but they last for years. I’m carrying one now from 2yrs ago and my friend said it was cute and brand new.LOL
I don’t get the ones that say DOONEY all huge, but the simle one with the duck flob and the Dooney and Bourke square on the front.
I’m not a label whore (I’ll wear clothes from Walmart), but I LOVE Dooney.
Post # 6
@cirrus: I’m very weirded out! I just started carrying this bag yesterday, and I’ve had 4 different girls at work stop me & ask about it. I don’t like anything that draws attention to me, can’t stand to wear clothes with visible labels most of the time. Heck, I am even picky about what color car I drive because I don’t want to draw any attention to myself. So, to have that many comments in that short of time, it’s just weird!
Post # 7
I have many Coach purses (I am a total Coach whore, can’t deny it), but I mainly carry one of their biggest bags that I had been eyeing for months. My mother owned it, and I had been impatiently waiting for her to tire of it, so that I could scoop her up!. Anywayz, it turned out that I didn’t need to kidnap hers! We went to the Coach outlet and I bought an over 600 dollar bag for around two hundred bucks. It is the Coach Kirstin and I call her my pet. Many fawn over her because she is gorgeous. I am sorry…clearly I am obsessed with Coach, and I have been for almost two decades!!!
Post # 8
@soon2bS: I got a Coach purse at the outlet and I get complimented on it all of the time. The funny thing is I bought it because I wanted something that was nice enough to take to work and interviews – I picked what I thought was the least ugly option! I don’t even really like it! I usually carry a Lacoste New Classic Roll Bag II that’s made of a PVC type material so when it gets dirty I can wipe it off with a sponge. I tend to throw mine on the floor and spill things on it, lol.
They’re definitely not an accessory for me. I keep purses for years.
Post # 9
I’m not a label whore by any means… most of the time i’m focused on comfort rather than being a fashionista. however, i can totally justify the cost of an expensive handbag. my reasoning is that it’s something i’ll use everyday, and if i only get a really nice bag every other year or so, the cost per wear is super tiny! i’d rather have 1 really nice handbag, than a few so-so bags. to answer your question…. right now, i rotate between a marc by marc jacobs satchel and a michael kors one shoulder. love them!
ETA: i don’t care for “logo” bags that have the designers name all over the place. you’d have to either have really good eyesight, or be right next to me to be able to see the marc jacobs or michael kors info.
Post # 10
I have a wardrobe of purses in different colors and styles. I change my bag with my outfit. I don’t buy anything that has somebody’s logo splashed all over it. The day that Coach, or any other company, wants to pay me to advertise for them, that’ll be the day I start carrying their purses.
Post # 11
Purses are def an accessory, purses and shoes are my weekness. I don’t particularly purchase on label, I purchase on if I like it. I do have many expensive purses, but also alot of inexpensive ones. I have gotten just as many compiments on my cheap ones as my expensive ones. Marshalls and TJMaxx has several in house brands that are really well made and are still stylish. My DH knows my love of accessories, last year for xmas, he built me a whole closet for them.
Post # 12
I AM however a designer whore! LoL I got a HUGE Coach bag last year that I now carry to work and class with my books and things in it.
My Purse is my Michael Kors black leather bag! that I’m absolutely in LOVE with because I LVOE LOVE MK! I also have a Jacobs by Marc Jacobs plastic ziplock baggy looking over the shoulder purse that i carry when it rains or when I’m not all dressy or anything! I LOVE purses so much! haha! Its pathetic! : )
Post # 13
I’m not a huge fan of Coach but I do love nice bags. I would rather have one or two nice bags versus 52 cheaply made bags.
I am currently carrying the bag below but in red. It’s MBMJ Hillier.
i am currently alternating between the bag above and the one below.
I also carry Prada and Gucci. i would love a Hermes birkin and a Chanel but they are a little too expensive =(
Post # 14
I carry Cole-Haan, Botkier, Miu-Miu, Isabella Fiore, Donald J. Pliner, Francesco Biasia: you name it and I’ve had it! I’m a total handbag junkie. Oh, almost forgot my Dior gaucho bag. That was one of my best ebay scores ever.
But I’m getting a lot of attention right now with my burnt organge leather Cole-Haan bag. I doubt people know what kind of bag it is when they compliment me. They just love the color:)
Anyway, I tried to carry a non-designer bag and I just can’t bring myself do it. Same with shoes. Sigh. Enjoy your new Coach bag and have fun with the attention:)
Post # 15
I don’t really consider them an accessory. I only change them up every few months or so. I buy purses for function and quality, not for the label. I bought my first 2 Coach purses from their outlet this year and the label is not blatantly visible. All of my other purses come from all over the place and cost $60 at most!
Post # 16
@malisa0607: Wouldnt we all KILL for a Birkin… however the wait of a few years and the price tag of over $10,000 …. Ill stick of MBMJ and MK! Whom I LOVE!!!! I will say I do want a Prada or a Yves Saint Laurent bag also! : )