Psssst....It's vinyl.

6 years ago

 

I probably shouldn't write this because I really like the person that was beyond thrilled to get this for Christmas, but I have to ask, would you pay $2,410.00 for this bag?   Before you answer, let me tell you something.  It's vinyl.  OK, Vuitton calls it "Damier canvas" but really, the thing is made of vinyl.

 vuitton trevi

 

I've never been into the status handbag thing. Purses made by Gucci and Vuitton are lost on me... I find the busy patterns filled with logos and and checkers somewhat annoying.  I will admit that I'd always longed for a Tods bag... until I actually  bought one.  I found one for half-price at a little outlet store.  I haggled a bit due to a scratch on the leather and managed to get another ten percent off, so I decided to go for it.  An hour later, after assuring my bank that, yes, this was indeed me even though I know this purchase doesn't seem like me, and no, my debit card wasn't stolen, I walked out of that little outlet store with my bag in a bag in a bag and immediately felt awful.  Even at half-price I'd spent three times more on this purse than any other I'd ever owned.  My bag in a bag sits atop my closet most days.  It knows it's going to the resale shop soon because I feel just that stupid about the whole thing.

Do people with $2,410.00 handbags worry about them getting stolen, and not even snatched for the content of the bag, but for the bag itself?  I think if I owned this purse, I'd need to carry around $2,410.00 at all times, just because.  The standard eight dollars I normally have my wallet just would not cut it anymore.  I wonder, would you have to have the matching wallet and checkbook cover and other stuff, or is that just overkill?  You can't drag a regular old wallet out of a $2,410.00 purse, can you? 

Honestly, I am delighted for my friend, the recipient of the $2,410.00 purse.  Never-in-a-million-years would I begrudge her anything that makes her happy.  The fact that she and I are so different is one of the things that makes our friendship so rich and interesting.  She's the girly-girl to my earth-mother and it just works. Soon, I'll get to go to lunch with her and her Vuitton bag.  I'd better get a table for three.

 

 

Allison

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