“Unable to Refuse a Good Deal”…Or “I Have a Problem”?

06 Feb

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?


Posted by on February 6, 2012 in Daily Happenings


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6 responses to ““Unable to Refuse a Good Deal”…Or “I Have a Problem”?

  1. Brian Jackson

    February 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Whichever one that makes you at least you be styling with a nice purse!

  2. trendylady

    February 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Hi Erica,I was looking for the same Alexander bag and googled it,and found your blog 🙂 I dont have the real designers one,but have almost the same type design in my store.I thought to tell you because you wanted it so dearly. Please visit my page,I guess you will like it.Thanks 🙂


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