Friday, February 25, 2011

Love and Loss

Once I entered Chanel territory, I thought I had outgrown Coach. But last fall, my interest in Coach piqued again with the introduction of the Coach Hamptons Leather Carryall. I saw it in the perfect-for-fall dark brown color on Emily at cupcakesandcashmere and fell in love. But at $698 and measuring 16"(L)x12.5"(H)x6.5"(W) (I thought it might be a little too big next to my small frame), I had to pass. I was hoping it would go on sale or go to the outlet at some point but no such luck for a limited edition bag. The brown is All colors are sold out online now, but it's still available in raisin and black. Bummer.

Then Emily debuted her Mulberry Oak Oversized Alexa Bag (15"x12"x6") and I thought, yes, this is gorgeous, slightly smaller, and so so similar!! But then I saw the price tag and kicked myself again for not buying the Coach bag when I had the chance. Don't you just hate it when you let something you love slip by?

So anyway, now I'm on the lookout again. I'm obsessed and will not rest until I find it. This is just a sad sad reminder that for all the times we make purchases that we regret later, the biggest regret will always be the purchases we failed to make!


  1. I'm the exact same way. I thought I had outgrown Coach, but now with their rerelease of their classics line, I think I'm falling in love all over again.

  2. I DEFINITELY feel you about the "regrets." I don't even want to think about it lol.

    It's too bad about the coach (maybe you can find one on ebay?) but I LOVE the Mulberry one. I do realize the price point is quite different lol, but I think it looks that much better! It's beautiful!

  3. I can totally relate........Sometimes I hesitate a tad too long and regret it for the longest time! The Mulberry Oak bag is sooo fabulous......Jean's right, it may come up on e-bay (maybe even at a more affordable price ;)

  4. Have you checked the outlets? Often the boutique bags head to the outlets where you can get them at about 65% off!

    I have so many coach bags but sadly I think I can't carry leather anymore :( it's killing my shoulders! Would love to own a dainty little Chanel one day but not sure if my lifestyle goes with it ;)

  5. I HATE when that happens! I find myself haunted by those almost-purchases all the time :(

    Echoing Jean, maybe it will pop up on eBay? Just make sure to get it authenticated first (via tPF or Caroldiva) - it's sad how many fakes are out there.

  6. @Cee I love their store window right now too. Classic looks perfect for spring.

    @PetiteAsianGirl@Callandra Uh oh! Don't even get me going on the Mulberry really is gorgeous...and AVAILABLE. Gosh, I hope this isn't going to be another regret. Eek.

    @curls-and-pearls I didn't see it at the outlets last time I went. It would be awesome if they had it though because the Coach outlet keeps sending me 30% off flyers. By the way, your lifestyle will definitely make room for a dainty Chanel!! :)

    @SewPetiteGal Thanks for the tip on authentication. I don't have much experience with ebay - mostly because I'm always thinking I could end up with a fake!


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