This past Sunday I ran out to do some quick shopping with my new friend chocolate spy. I was paying for a tank top at an Express, when the sales girl noticed my bag. She commented that it looked like an expensive bag and proceeded to tell me about how she's seen knock-offs being sold around NYC, but mine must be the real version of the handbag. As I thanked her, she started trying to interrogate me about how much it cost (as she held my receipt hostage). To put the situation in context, the sense I got from her was more of a "tell me what ridiculous amount of money you paid for that when I can run across the street and get a knock off." Long story short, she picked the wrong person to interrogate. No details out of me except that it didn't matter how much it cost because the quality is well worth it. Just wondering whether anyone here has faced anything similar, and would you tell? For me, I have no problem telling my shopaholic friends or co-workers, all of whom appreciate the quality of high end items, about how much my handbags cost. However, it's a different story altogether when it's someone (stranger or not) who would obviously not understand why I spend what I do.