You’re going to get some pictures together of your Gucci handbags, plural? I’m a bit jealous, I must say. Sadly, I don’t have any Gucci bags… not one! I had one a few years ago, and I was obsessed with it. And guess where I bought that bag from? Neiman Marcus, just like where you say you usually purchase your bags.
I miss that bag (insert sad violin music here). I liked that purse so much, I still have the receipt! I refuse to get rid of it. It costed me about $389.00, was a crossbody, embossed with the classic print. Ugh. Beautiful.
My cost of living went up where I was staying, and add to that my son
was in private school (also known as a “large-bill-every-month school” ) so I decided to sell certain things, my bag being one of them.
Sometime during that time, my darling mother bought me a Dooney and Bourke. Is that Italian? I’ll have to look that up… at any rate, I decided to sell that too. Since then, except for one thrift shop find, I’ve been “high fashion purse-less”.
I would love, and I mean love to see your collection. I think it’s a great idea to buy yourself one splurge item a season. I think it’s a good thing to combine ones love for fashion with smart financial discipline, that way you can have your cake and eat it too, so to speak.
I don’t like counterfeit either, but I must admit one time I think I bought a counterfeit Louis Vuitton. I was in a thrift store in a fancy part of town, where even the thrift stores look like high end boutiques, I kid you not.
And… the people who work there think they are actually working at Prada.
The LV bag was there, and it was cheap, so I bought it. It might have been real, considering where I was when I purchased it, but I don’t know for sure. I used it so much that I wore it out. That was a great bag.