Some of you are going to probably want to SLAP :boxing:me, but here is my little dilemma... Purses are my DOWNFALL. I don't spend mega money on fashions (don't have the body or the places to go) but I DO spend bucks on my handbags. AND, after many years of being a stay-at-home mom, doing a major amount of volunteering, and then going back to school, I finally got a JOB last year and am earning my own money.for me. So in the past year I've spend some money on bags. My Louis Vuitton collection went from one pre-owned Alma to 4 different brand-new from LV bags, with accessories, etc. It was all my OWN money -- not gifts from hubby, not from our joint accounts. Now, I have some friends who also own an LV or two, but they are not all working women, so they don't necessarily have the same kind of funds available for luxury bags. Or they have tons of money and just don't want to spend their money on such things and so they spend it on other things or save it or whatever. Dilemma: I recently scored two AWESOME Fendi's on eBay, but I haven't carried either one yet. Why? I'm scared! Or embarrased. I'm not even sure what emotion it is. I just feel like my friends would see those bags and just drop their jaws! It is silly -- some of them live in much fancier houses than I do -- I just don't feel like explaining how/where I got my new designer bags or whatever. I know, I know... to each her own, and if they would judge me for that, then maybe they're not my best friends, yadda-yadda. I guess I'm just wondering... is there anyone else who is self-conscious about carrying their new wares? How do you handle it?