Thursday, October 7, 2010

Confessions Of A Purse Snob............

It's no secret that I take comfort in a quality purse....I love the smell and feel of a great purse...The way it caresses your hip when your carrying it on your shoulder brings me great joy...I have the unique ability to spot a quality purse 100 yards away, I can also spot an impostor a 100 yards away...I call it a gift....My husband calls it pathetic...

It's been a year since I bought my last purse, and I have suffered greatly....You see, I am a purse connoisseur....I buy a new purse every season....I buy a good purse every season...

I am a purse snob.....(They say admitting the problem is the first step....Right!)

Now that it's time for a new Fall/Winter purse, I promised my husband I'd be smart and practical when buying this years beauty (neither one of the two have I ever been accused of ) so I drank three cappuccino's and had a long drawn out conversation with myself in the car and thought I had set some pretty solid ground rules......I was going in........My plan was simple,I would stand at the end of each isle and look at what got my attention and then check out the price tag...(You know, see if it was a mind over matter kind of thing)..........I walked in tall and tough and proud, ready for the new me................Well, all it took was one good whiff of leather and my eyes glazed over... I caved quicker than Imelda Marcos would at a Manolo Blahnik outlet mall....

I started running through row after row of soft leather, hard leather, patent leather, reds, blacks and browns, all the beautiful colors of Fall.......Just with buckles and straps....

After I noticed security starring at me (I'm sure I looked like a deranged lunatic on crack), I tried to gather my composure, all I could do was hear those stupid little words I said to my husband....Surely he knows me better than that......

Still, with tear filled eyes I walked away empty handed starring at the store through the rear view mirror....

I ran into Walmart for a few items and thought, just thought I would wonder by the purse section....I promise you know.....A Hannah Montana purse is not my idea of downsizing....

The hunt continues.............

9 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Oh come on now - you don't want a Hannah Montana purse? lol sandie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I would rather have one really good purse that makes me happy then a dozen fakes and wanna be's! Good luck with the hunt. I confess to a leather purse at the thrift for only $1.49 and yes it makes me very happy! It is soft, supple, everything a good purse should be and gently broken in. :)

The Real Me! said...

I feel for you but only in the way of going into Joann Fabrics and looking at all that fabric when I have tons at home waiting to be used.

Would it shock you if I said, I don't carry a purse?!!! Am I still your friend? LOL!

You never know what you might find at an estate sale or something.
HUGS
Kim

LindainNCtoo said...

I have to have the right purse. It is so weird. Not just any purse will do for me.

Men just don't understand, do they?

Buttercup said...

I'm okay with purses -- love the quilted ones and can make do with the less expensive ones, but am not that way with my daily tote bag. It's time for a new one and I hate not to get the brand I love. I know I will cave on this one.

septembermom said...

I really need to get myself a GOOD purse. I have too many cheapy ones!!

Montanagirl said...

You are toooo funny. I agree: What, no Hannah Montana purse?

Shug said...

My grandchildren refuse to let me shop for purses....They say I have an addiction...Glad to know that I'm not the only one...
Girl, keep looking...Go get that purse that is out there calling your name...

Shug

Terra said...

I do hope you find your perfect purse soon. What do you do with all of your oulde and retired purses?