As a handbag obsessed human being, I must say that the whole part of the experience of buying handbags is when they hand you the shopping bag and you get to swing it around and show off your new paper bag... whether it be from Vuitton, Gucci, Coach or anywhere else. I don't know why, but I always get so excited for the experience after the whole "omg I can't believe I just bought it... my wallet is so empty" or the "my credit card... oh crap". I especially love shopping in Japan where they walk you to the front of the store and then hand you the shopping bag and say "Arigato gozaimashita" (Thank you very much). I always find the shopping experience in the US to be so much different. Does anyone else feel this way? How about your experiences in other countries?