I have had this post in my head for well over a month now and I just haven’t made the time to sit and write it. If you know me, you know I love purses and handbags – they’re just my jam. I don’t know why. A few years back I started down the slippery slope of being addicted to designer bags – specifically Coach. I was good about my habit at first, I bought my bags at consignment stores like Clothes Mentor or second hand on Ebay. And then a friend emailed me an invitation to the Coach Factory Outlet online and well it was all over then. It was dangerous. But this year, something changed.
I found myself no longer drawn to that C pattern any longer. I was finding nice bags from Thirty One, Stella and Dot, Stitch Fix and Target. Bags that I found I got more compliments on than I ever did with my Coach ones. Bags that were much more comfortable to carry. Bags that were more practical and fit more with my lifestyle. So, I slowly started selling my Coach bags and I’m pretty much done with them. I have broken up with Coach.
I think for a number of years I felt like it was a status symbol for me. I don’t know why. I most definitely do not want to be like “ha, look at me, I can afford this bag.” That’s not who I am at all. And I’m not trying to insult anyone who does carry Coach bags and saying that is what you are doing either. But for me, I just realized that I don’t need to have that “C” on my bag to be happy or prove myself or anything like that.
Here are just a few of my current favorite bags – stylish, functional and fun. And that is what matters most right?
Urban Expressions from Stitch Fix
Couture Street – Jewell by Thirty One
Fashion Week – Jewell by Thirty One
Merona – Target
How Does She Do It – Stella and Dot
Merona Timeless Collection – Target
See? Not a “C” in the bunch. Again, I hope I’m not insulting anyone who is still a Coach fan, I totally get it. It’s just not my thing anymore and I’m feeling good about moving on!
Dear Coach, We had a lot of fun times. You were there for me, you carried my goods for me, but it’s time for me to say goodbye and move on. It’s not you, it’s me. I wish you the best and I hope you provide happiness to some other ladies. Peace Out, Beth