Do you love the pursuit more than the bag itself?

happy1

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Feb 9, 2006
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I was wondering if any of you feel as I do. If I see a bag I like, and if it is a particularly "hot" bag that is highly coveted, I try harder to possess it. However, once I have the bag, I'm ready to move on to the next one. I end up with many nice bags that I really don't use too often.
 

marspalm

pursefreak<3
Jan 21, 2006
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Sometimes i do that, i'll see a bag and HAVE TO HAVE IT but once i get it... i really don't use it or like it as much as i did when i didnt have it... does that make sense??
 

harley

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Jan 10, 2006
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Sometimes ...

There are a few that I rarely if ever use ... I call them impulse buys ... or rather a buy if the one I was really looking for was not available ... and yes they are pricey and that is what my husband does not understand about him ..

he doesn't have a problem with me buying bags ... he does have a problem if I go looking for a paddy ... find a mulberry instead ... buy the mulberry ... rationalize it to him saying that it is what a really wanted in the first place ... then a month later I go buy the paddy also !!!!
 

ayla

nyan nyan percent
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Oct 19, 2005
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Sometimes.. I like the saving, and the imagining outfits with it.. and then the final conquest. Sometimes it just sits in my closet after though. ugh
 

happy1

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Feb 9, 2006
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Before you guys go nutty over what I'm about to say, brace yourselves...my husband bought me a birkin for the birth of our daughter and I've used it once. It was really exciting choosing the color and hardware and all the good stuff, and it arrived exactly a week after our daughter was born. I just never found use for it...I didn't want to do a Kate Moss and use it as a diaper bag.
 

helenNZ

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Jan 8, 2006
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sometimes, i'm like that! But since ive gotten more into my bags, i totally rotate! :amuse: but at the moment the pursuit is going to last for a couple of months or even a year.... :sad2:
 

Cristina

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Oct 23, 2005
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The chase is fun, but I think when you open the box that just arrived in the mail or go to the store and pick it up, it's even better. Carrying a new bag for the first time is a great feeling :nuts: I will find an excuse to go out that evening, whether it's running to Walgreens to buy shampoo or the grocery store for milk, bread, whatever! :P
 
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I'll admit that I've never been into the chase until I found this forum! I think it's mainly b/c this is the first place I heard about the Stam. Then I discovered GD, and didn't know what it was, but saw it featured in my Shop, Etc. magazine so I actually KNEW what it was, lol. And I didn't realize that the LV cerise had been phased out....

So I was hunting like a nut for the Stam. But I realized that it's not really the purse for me--even after finding two of them. And I am happy that I found the forum b/c I was able to get my very FIRST LV, the Sac Plat cerise. And it's made me very happy--this purse is not going back :lol:

But yes, I admit I've gotten sucked into the hunt. But now I have a better idea of what I truly like versus what's the "it" bag to get. I think I just like the things that aren't as popular but special to me.
 

ginaf20697

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Nov 11, 2005
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I'm more into the hunt for the deal as opposed to the bag. I just have to get it as cheap as humanly possible. I guess it makes it easier to justify then.
 

pursemama

Pursaholic
Jan 17, 2006
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California
I absolutely hate pursuing a bag or anything! When I really love a bag, I want it immediately! Luckily, I'm at an age where I'm not really into "it" bags, so I usually don't have too hard a time finding what I want.
 

moe

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Jan 10, 2006
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I am the queen of impulse buy which is why i also have tons of clothing, shoes, and bags i don't use. You're totally right about "it" bags aswell. That's why i returned my balenciagas, thankgoodness i was still in the time frame for a refund. 99% of the time its too late and i'm stuck with things i don't use. I"m even worst when i see bags on sale even though i may not love it i'll buy it because its cheap or a 10% discount....... i'm slowly processing things before puchases now.
 

Irissy

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I think I love the pursuit... the hunt for THE bag. But then once I got it, I think I take it for granted and wonder why I used to lose sleep over it.
 

Pnay71

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Dec 23, 2005
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I definitely love the pursuit and I tend to love the bag that's the hardest to get. And I'm not an impulse buyer since I hate returning anything. I usually have the SA hold the bag for me overnight while I think about it then either call the next day to cancel or come in and buy it. My SA at Nordstrom know that if I really love a bag, I will come back for it.