Like most of us here, I LOVE handbags. Compared to many TPFers I don't spend as much $ on a handbag, but compared to my friends it is very expensive for them. So here is my situation- I have these 2 married couple friends who are neighbors. They are more low key when it comes to clothes, but they make decent $ and spend a lot on vacations. I don't usually spend that much $ on anything else except handbags and my condo, and especially around them I have never mentioned anything about shopping or how much this costs, etc because I realize that they are more simple. So last weekend they come over and my friend shows me her purse that was a really cute design. I said how much I liked it and showed her a purse with a similar design that I had. Her husband goes in a half joke way " yeah but you know her purse is like $1000" . I was pretty surprised because I never realized that they would look at my handbags and think a certain way . And by the way, that bag was not $1000, it was $225 but of course I wasn't going to say that because I would have sounded like "no that was ONLY $225" Then they were talking about how they all wanted to move to a new subdivision but would miss each other (The 2 couples) . I said as a joke "We should move to and we can all be neighbors". Then my friend's husband goes in another half joking way " Yeah you would have the biggest house on the block and would look down at our houses when you come to visit" and was laughing. I was like "what?" and obviously looked bothered and his wife tried to shut him up by saying "No she wouldn't" So this has been kind of bothering me because I don't think that I am snobby but maybe other people judge me that way? Is it just because I like nice handbags? What are your experiences if you have anything similar happen to you? Thanks for listening- I would feel dumb talking to my other friends about this because they all think that I have expensive taste in bags too!