Monday, August 24, 2009
I had my heart set on a Coach cross/body purse for my birthday. I needed a smaller purse that I could carry to places like shopping, flea markets, the fair, yard sales........Some of my family members gave me money for my birthday knowing I could get what my heart desired. I made the first trip to the Coach outlet and settled on one that was a little larger than I had wanted, but I made the purchase. I got home and my heart wasn't satisfied with it and the zipper seemed to stick (or was I using this as an excuse) at not really being happy with it. I waited 1 week, then went to return it and got the smaller one that I originally was going to get. Well, I got home with it and tried it out. I crammed my wallet, glasses case, keys and cell phone in it and couldn't even fit my fingers in it after that. I asked myself, "why would I pay a large amount of money for something that is not practical and I can't even fit my needs inside"? I am paying for the "C"? This is not me, I am a practical person and it really weighed on my mind all week. So, in the meantime, I was walking thru a Fashion Bug store and a cross/body purse caught my eye. It was calling out my name. It appealed to me. It spoke practical. It spoke affordability. It matched my body type and even came in lots of nice colors. That's when it hit me.....So, yesterday, my hubby was kind enough to drive me back out to the Coach outlet to take back the 2nd purse. I was honest and told the gal that it just didn't meet my needs and I ended up buying a very pretty pink umbrella that was on sale! I really needed a new umbrella! I went to the Coldwater Creek store and got the cutest, very much needed jean jacket, ON SALE. Don't get me wrong gals, I still like Coach purses and will continue to carry the ones I have, but until I win the Lottery, I will stay out of the Coach stores. I still have part of the refund I didn't spend. I am at Peace with my decision.
Posted by Mimi's Toes at 9:47 AM