I first heard about the expensive Coach bags over at a blog that has since been taken down – Jim over at My Debt Blog last year mentioned his wife wanted another Coach bag for Christmas.
Then at church a couple of weeks ago, one of the young ladies there was talking about her new Coach bag that her Grandma was giving her for her birthday. This is all she wanted, and it was the only thing Grandma was going to buy her. Then I find out it’s a $300 bag.
I asked what is the big deal about these bags? Another lady began to tell me how they are such high quality and made so well that they last forever. She said her husband took her to an outlet store that sold Coach bags and she picked out her favorite. But she refused to buy it when she found out it was $800!
I told her my understanding is these these bags aren’t actually being purchased for their high quality since the ladies who want them need multiple Coach bags. She seemed to agree with that assessment.
I don’t think I would ever be able to bring myself to buy a purse that cost $300. I’d get mad at Mr. A if he spent that kind of money on me, period, let alone for a purse. We’d be taking it back, pronto. I don’t care how well it’s made. I’m just not a shoe and purse person. I do carry a purse, but it’s small and has a long strap so I can carry it across my shoulder.
Today Big A had an appointment at our asthma specialist’s office. We got into town early and needed to kill a few minutes, so we stopped into Savers. I had hoped to find a few pairs of shorts for Big A, but ended up getting him a pair of Van’s sneakers that cost $5.99. The shoes were by the purses, so I looked for a new purse for myself. I’ve been carrying my current one for a couple of years, and it was used to begin with. It’s been starting to look raggedy and the strap has a bunch of cracks in it.
I found a perfect replacement for two-ninety-nine. Two dollars and ninety-nine cents that is, not in the hundreds. Here’s my old purse:
Here’s my new one:
So can anyone explain to me what’s the big deal about Coach purses?