I need some advice dealing with a sensitive topic, money, that I wouldn't talk about with anyone I know personally, so I was wondering whether you guys could help me out. I come from a pretty well off family that is VERY cheap. As a consequence, I have always been really cheap too. I have never bought a pair of jeans that cost more than $50, always buy brand name drug store products, get most of my clothes (especially going out clothes) at places like Forever 21 and Old Navy, and selectively pick nicer pieces like coats and fancy dresses. I also work a lot. Over the past few years I have accumulated about $6,000, half of which I plan to invest soon. So I'll have $3,000 available cash. This represents almost all of my savings. I'm currently 20 years old and in college, and I do have a job on campus, although it doesn't pay a ton. Problem: I have recently fallen in LOVE with a Marc Jacobs bag that costs $800. (in petrol blue) I'm tearing myself up over what to do. I really want to get it, and technically I have the money, but I'd feel ridiculous spending that much money on a bag. Should I do it? I know that I'd wear it for years. How do all you ladies decide to spend real money on bags? I've never bought one that was more than $300 before, and that felt like an exorbitant amount to me. Help! Tell me what to do! I'm an inexperienced designer newbie! Thank you all!