I wish it were cut and dry, but it’s not.
Here’s the sitch:
I fell in love with this bag when I saw Kristin Cavallari running around The Grove with it:
It’s the Kirsten satchel by Alexander Wang in granite. I didn’t know this at first. I didn’t learn who made the bag until I emailed the Possessionista and she wrote a blog post about me. Yep, here it is:
Yeah, I know. I’m a freak. Anyway, I started a mad search for the purse. Know what I found out? It was $945.00. Yeah. So I tried everything for this baby:
I looked for coupon codes, I searched eBay. I even asked the newly-divorced guys at work if I could clean their house once a week for a year in exchange for the bag, to which they replied, “That’d be nice, but I can’t spend that much on a bag.”
So I pouted. I found the Kirsten Satchel on eBay in the taupe color (I wanted granite) and began a bidding war that proceeded to dominate my weekend. I pouted some more.
And then Bergdorf Goodman sold out of my precious bag. And so did Neiman Marcus. And I gave up.
But I was jonesing for a new bag. JONESING. So…I found one. I really wanted this bag for a long time, but couldn’t justify the $448:
I ended up buying this one instead for a damn good price:
But then I wanted the Alexander Wang bag…a lot because of the color. So I began to hunt for a green bag–olive green to be specific, and since I already had a brown bag, I compromised and (as much as it verifies that I have a problem) I purchased this:
FOR 50% OFF THE ORIGINAL PRICE! And it’s a beautiful green color. Thanks to my, Tweeps, especially, the Country Man’s Wife!
That either makes me a helluva deal-finder…or a compulsive handbag-buying bitch. Let’s go with the latter?