A long time ago (like 1999ish) I saw a black leather Coach purse at Marshalls or Ross. It looked just like the purse above.
I wasn't a brand snob, but I did know that Coach was a good brand and the purse was a good deal.
I bought it and brought it home.
I could never use it because it was so expensive and I was worried I would ruin it.
I paid $69 or something- but I looked it up and it was worth $299. Crazy good deal, right?
One day my Mom said she wanted it.
I gladly gave it to her. She was, after all, the best Mother on the planet : ).
About a week later I saw her leaving with a purse.
It looked vaguely familiar.
It was the Coach.
She had CUT off the embellishments on the front of the bag.
She had taken off the Key Chain and THROWN it away...
I couldn't believe it.
I asked her why she had destroyed the Coach purse.
And you know what she said?
"I don't even know what Coach is. I just wanted a simple black purse. You can have it back though. I don't think it has enough room for my stuff."
And that was the end of that : ).
Do you have a favorite kind of purse?