2 of a kind - am I insane?

jewelssss

O.G.
Jan 21, 2007
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Okay, girls, here goes:
Lusted after the black Hamptons Business Tote for quite a while (probably more than I would've if I hadn't joined this darn forum! :P), then finally obtained it a few weeks ago, declaring myself completely content in the accessories department for the foreseeable future. (I'm a college student, I had a car accident a few months back and am saving to replace what the insurance company had declared as total...all in all, small budget for a girl with such expensive taste:rolleyes:).

Anyhoo, all was well in the purse-ban department (save for like $25 from the outlet...but come on, that's like tax on a bag at the boutique...and I've been making my lattes at home!) until I happened in on the boutique with le boyfriend, simply to ask for advice on caring for my new love, the Business Tote. Well, as luck would have it, I would receive not only great advice, but the yearning to tote around just one more little darling: http://www.coach.com/content/product.aspx?product_no=9058&category_id=161 (in blue, of course). I resisted and resisted and declared it a ridiculous idea, until I wound up with some store credit (about $55.00), and "reasoned" in my sneaky little head that combined with the PCE discount, I could get the darn thing, with tax, for a smidge under $250! So bf and I ventured into Coach yesterday afternoon to check out the pre-order process (I've never used it before) in case his mother wanted me to pick her up a bag during PCE. Naturally, my SA's were ridiculously kind and helpful, and what do you know...I walked out with this baby:

 

jewelssss

O.G.
Jan 21, 2007
121
1
New Jersey
So the lovely siblings look like this: (black has tags off, I've gingerly used it for about a week [but back in the dustbag for now while I use the legacy straw tote], it's been moisturized, guarded, etc/blue still has tags)




thoughts, ideas, opinions, anything....i'll take it all. I'm tempted to share my "reasoning," but I want you guys to give me your unbiased purse-pinions, so I'm going to stay hush-hush other than inquiries...;)

oh and this is the Coach portion of my handbag collection (really the only leather ones aside from a J.Crew tumbled leather and a vintage Dooney doctor's bag...the rest are totes of various sorts [student = textbooks = life]) prior to the blue Hamptons:

 

handbag helen

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Dec 5, 2006
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Lovely bags! I am lusting after a carryall myself right now. Saw some at the outlets last weekend but did not have the braid.
 

LIblue

Dona Nobis Pacem
Mar 29, 2007
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When I love a bag, I like it in multiple colors, too. I am very fond of the Carryall. I have one from a couple of years back done in a black signature. Very classy! Enjoy your beautiful bag!
 

jewelssss

O.G.
Jan 21, 2007
121
1
New Jersey
yah well, I've always been that girl that was jealous of someone else's ginormo Coach shopping bag in the mall parking deck...so for me to be that girl....means I must've broken the purse ban and :blink:! I seriously think I'm halfway justifying it because the bf said "well why don't we just get it because there are only 2 left, this is the cheapest you're going to get it, and you can always bring it back next week during the rest of the sale." Trust me I was :wtf:. This is the young man that muses [quite profoundly, I might add] "I don't get it...they're purses...aren't they all the same? What, are you going to carry the 2 matching ones at the same time?...I don't even remember what purse you're carrying now and I'm right next to you!" ...etc etc...some of you have very sensible and fashion-savvy SO's and while mine is very handsome and I think has a wonderful fashion sense of his own, he is utterly baffled in the handbag department. I think his last gf Louis Vuitton-ed him out...:rolleyes:
 

jewelssss

O.G.
Jan 21, 2007
121
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New Jersey
I suppose what I'm trying to figure out is what you guys think of the blue carryall as an investment piece. Obviously the black business tote is...I didn't have a black leather bag, and I think that's definitely a practical thing for any woman to have...I think it's refined, yet pretty, decorative enough, but I think it could also be business-appropriate. So the black is covered - it's a keeper without a doubt; I'm hoping to have it for many many years. The blue on the other hand - I'm in serious love/lust, as I believe some of you guys are also. But having seen my collection thus far, do you think it's a practical keep? Pros/cons?
 

Bethie

Yes I'm Spoiled!
Mar 24, 2007
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Of course it's a practical piece! Every women needs something that isn't basic in her collection. As a matter of fact I'm buying a not so basic bag tomorrow, the rose legacy bag.

I say it's a keeper!
 

jewelssss

O.G.
Jan 21, 2007
121
1
New Jersey
ooo Bethie which Legacy are you getting in Rose? They're all so pretty...I'm quasi-lusting over a Legacy shoulder flap in Rose or White (or black or whiskey....hah!), though I know they're on the small side [for me]. They're so feminine and classic though...I could imagine giving a Rose coloured legacy to my daughter - couldn't you?