Well my DH stupidly left me to wander around house of fraser in London back in November last year. I've always had a thing for bags but wasn't into designer bags but i headed straight to the bag section and was looking at some of the radley bags then ended up in the Mulberry section. Can't remember now if it was an oak annie or phoebe I looked at, but at that point I fell in love with the darwin leather but almost fainted when i saw the price tag!!! left the shop thinking that I would never spend that sort of money on a bag (previously my most expensive bag was £80) In my effort to obtain a Mulberry at a more reasonable price point I ended up with a lousy fake Elgin off e-bay. I was so disappointed! Then started looking at Mulberry.com and fell in love with the Annie although still thinking waaaaaay too expensive. My Dh obviously noticed me obsessing over the bag and as a complete surprise got me my oak Annie for xmas- bless him! That's how it started for me, what about you????