I've been carrying the same Sac brand bag for years. I think I had it when I got married, over 7 years ago! In the past couple years I've been really making an effort to find a new purse. The problem was a) I have expensive taste despite walking around with a fraying purse, and b) I really like the dimensions of my purse, not too big and not too small. I get loopy looking at racks and racks of purses at TJ Maxx. I never find anything. I'm always looking for a bargain and then I tell myself I'll just hold out for a really nice purse (why not, obviously I keep a purse forever anyway).
From time to time I get these emails about some big ebay sale on purses, close to Christmas they had a Kate Spade store and the prices were lower than I could find anywhere else but I kept stalling and missed out. Then a couple days ago they were having a Coach sale. I ignored it and then checked it out the other night. I feel in love with the Brooke bag.
I think it was the lining that really did me in. Turquoise!
I'm so excited to get this purse I can't even tell you. I took photos of my bag but it actually photographs quite well. Look for the fraying on the straps, it's pretty sad.