Looking Back, Looking Forward

Today’s Looking Back, Looking Forward reflects on an aspect of my seasonal purchase desires and decisions.  I’ve noticed that at the start of every season, there’s always a handbag that I have to have

Last fall,  my must-have bag was the MICHAEL Michael Kors chain shoulder bag.  I didn’t purchase it immediately because I couldn’t decide on a color.  I later decided against the bag because I realized it was too small for my intended use.

I soon forgot about that bag I had to have.  After that experience, I imposed a handbag moratorium to think more deeply about my handbag purchase desires and needs.  The ban failed.  You see, Nordstrom marked down the MICHAEL Michael Kors saddle bag two months into my moratorium and I was sure I wanted that one. 

Bag–MICHAEL Michael Kors via Nordstrom ($113)

If you are here, I know you also think deeply about your purchases too.  I find that I have to spend extra time thinking about my handbag purchases
because I’m usually willing to spend more on a bag than on clothing.

So, here comes spring, and hence the new bag arrivals in store.  Here’s one bag I’ve visited at least four five times in Macy’s stores—MICHAEL Michael Kors Margo shoulder bag.

Photo from Zappos.com

It’s tangerine and has ostrich-embossed leather.  The shoulder strap is a perfect length and doubles to make it shorter.  It had my attention at first sight.

For now, I’m not making any decisions about this bag.  If I’m still thinking about it in February, though, it might have to be mine.

What bags are you eying?

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7 Comments

  1. January 18, 2012 / 8:20 pm

    LOL. Does not compute.

    I'm a 1 bag person. I pick one and wear it all day every day until it begs for mercy. I hate switching purses and rarely buy a name brand or designer anything. #wompywomp

  2. January 19, 2012 / 12:51 am

    I love it! from one bag lady to another 🙂

  3. Anonymous
    January 19, 2012 / 1:01 am

    I usually have lots of bags in mind. But I have been shopping my closet and downsizing so I do not have any in mind right now.

  4. January 19, 2012 / 3:48 am

    I'm exactly the same when purchasing a purse! And funny enough, I just bought one today:p Love both bags btw!

  5. January 19, 2012 / 3:02 pm

    Hi! *waves* I'm new to your site, and I'm totally enjoying it. I just had to chime in on the bag issue. I am a total bag lady, too. The bag I most covet is a Louis Vuitton Neverfull – been lusting after that bag for two years. I keep telling myself that I can't justify the $700 price tag, but if I'm still drooling over it in March, I think I'm going to treat myself to one.

  6. January 19, 2012 / 3:02 pm

    Hi! *waves* I'm new to your site, and I'm totally enjoying it. I just had to chime in on the bag issue. I am a total bag lady, too. The bag I most covet is a Louis Vuitton Neverfull – been lusting after that bag for two years. I keep telling myself that I can't justify the $700 price tag, but if I'm still drooling over it in March, I think I'm going to treat myself to one.

  7. January 21, 2012 / 3:23 am

    I'm obsessed with handbags too, I find it is better if you sit and wait – and sometimes they go on sale so you save money too! ]

    there is a bag I have been eyeing for almost 2 months I think I might splurge on it 🙂

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