I used to live with a chick in college who bought each and every Coach bag that came out. It didn’t matter if she thought it was ugly and wouldn’t use it, she HAD TO HAVE IT. She pouted to her father and her boyfriend to get her those bags. If she didn’t have those bags, then they didn’t love her enough and to hell with them! From then on, I vowed to never get a Coach bag, afterall, they were hundreds of dollars each and only the spoiled rich girls bought them. Not me, I thought.
Fast forward to the present. I’m 24 and I’m going on my second interview for a managerial position for a large marketing/sales promotion firm. After being the only female interviewee with a non-Coach/DB/etc. bag, I felt a little weird, and all girls were eyeing my rather collegey Gap bag. Sorry, I didn’t know I was being judged on my bag too!
Back to the story, I went shopping for a full skirt-suit and uber professional shoes since the hiring manager said that I will be meeting with the other managers at the next interview, and I should come in full professional business attire. Got everything. But I needed to get a professional-looking bag that doesn’t have Happy Bunny, Disney characters or bright flowers on them.
I searched the mall far and wide. They was either blindingly obscene or entirely too conservative for me. Then we walked by the Coach island in Macy’s. My mother who’s entirely too cheap for her own good actually stopped and started looking at the purses. She said they looked cool but professional. I told her how much the bags cost and she said it’s ok, bags last forever :eek: My own mother is telling me to get a Coach bag? What have you done with my neurotic and iron-fisted mommy!?
After my mother asked the nice sales lady to pull some of the bags out, I put the bags next to the suit I had just bought and it surprisingly went well together. The bags were so pretty, but so expensive and I said I wouldn’t get one. Yet my mother persisted and said they were very nice bags and I should get one since I don’t own anything really nice and I would use it for work, RIGHT?
I relented. I hate to admit it, but I really like the bag. It’s a nice conservative black, but has that youthful flair about it. Am I wrong to be actually giddy about my new purchase? I promise to use it and love it as only a mommy to her bags could…oh I am torn.