Many girls will understand when I say that some types of items, when purchased, thrill you more than others. For me, the order goes as follows: 1) handbags, 2) shoes (especially of the designer variety), and 3) lipstick. Although the latter two engender a warm consumeristic glow post-purchase, it's the handbag purchases that really set my heart racing and feel special, particularly because I tend to buy bags to commemorate special occasions.
I bought my Chanel 2.55 during a whirlwind 3-week trip to London, Paris and New York, while the Chanel WOC was a 25th birthday present to myself. I view my new Kate Spade 'Bow Bridge Kennedy' bag in the same light. The timing coincided with some other happy events in my life, so this cheerful green satchel feels extra...celebratory, somehow.
That bright green hue, so eye-catching yet surprisingly versatile. The bow. The detachable cross-body strap. The fact that it's a medium-sized satchel--not too big, but still spacious enough to fit my micro 4/3 camera. The saying embossed on the dust bag. The fact that it was seriously discounted because of a gift card from Kate Spade's corporate headquarters (my refund from my busted rain boots--so nice of them!). All compelling reasons to love this bag. I foresee myself using it a lot, particularly for fashion events where I'm toting my camera with me.
What's your favourite item to shop for? (Or perhaps you're a handbag aficionado too?)