One of my friends who is married told me that she wouldn’t go shopping for purses with me because this isn’t a purse year for her. I was baffled. A purse year? Whatever could she mean?
My sister has told me that she has had to discuss with her husband or even ask to buy a new purse, especially when the family’s financial focus was on other more substantive things. There have also been times when while perusing Ebay I’d come across a bag for sell, and in the description a woman would provide details about the dimensions and the details of the bag then write something along the lines of “I hate to part with these, but my husband said I couldn’t have a new bag until I sold at least two.” I have seen this most during Christmastime. Apparently when you are married you sometimes have to ration your purse dollars, sacrifice, or make a compelling case for the purchase of a new bag.
Well, as I prepare myself to meet that special man that I will marry, I guess I have to consider how my shopping habits may need to change. I had never considered that my purse purchases could be complete – after all there is always a new fabulous it bag or a unique vintage bag. And, why sell two fabulous ones just to get one more? If you keep the fabulous bags and buy one more, you’ll have 3 and isn’t that better?
But, I understand. I have my eye on a black Versace bag that I saw on Ebay. So, here is my opportunity to be wife-like, control my impulses, and maturely manage money. I am going to sell 4 bags – one large Coach Color – logo tote, one Kate Spade flowered canvas bag, One large Pre-owned Louis Vuitton Bellvue PM and one pre-owned Black Rebecca Minkoff handbag. Since I must shop, I am letting go of these…let me know if you are interested – after all it is for a good cause (my new bag – who’s with me?!!).