There are more reasons than style to splurge on some things.
Originally Posted by cookinator
On October 23, 1997 after 30 some years of smoking about 3 packs a day, I quit. I told my husband that after I had quit for a year, I would treat myself to a Coach bag because I would have paid for it with the cost of cigarettes. During that first few months, I pulled a Coach catalog out almost daily and looked at the City Bag in English Tan. When I passed a Coach store I would gaze at the bag and tell myself-only 11 months to go, only 9 months more.
Eventually I stopped thinking about smoking. I quit following strangers down the street to smell the wonderful smell of their cigarette. I stopped using the Coach bag as my reminder of why I was doing this. About a year and a half later, my husband called me from Buffalo where he was on a business trip. He wanted to know the name and color of the bag I wanted.
When he got home, he gave me my Coach City Bag in English Tan. He said he passed a Coach outlet and had to get it for me because he knew that no matter what I promised myself, I would never spend that much on a purse for myself.
I still have the bag. Now I use smaller bags, carry less stuff, but if I need a very classic purse, I have one that feels like a well loved baseball glove. More important, every single time I use it, it reminds me tof that moment when he gave it to me.
Get it if you love it. Enjoy.
With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane...
"Changes in Attitude, Changes in Latitude" Jimmy Buffet