Weird feeling...

Mar 13, 2006
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Are there any times/places that you don't feel comfortable carrying your designer bags?

For example, I work with people that cannot afford to buy a designer bag and most of the people that I go to school with are the same way. My family is not poor but also not rich. I saved a LOT of money in order to buy two of my designer bags. So, sometimes I don't feel comfortable carrying them. I guess I don't want to pretend to be someone I am not but I don't buy designer bags to "look rich". The reason I buy them is because I love the quality and the way they look. I guess I could go for a cheaper similar-looking bag but it wouldn't be the same, you know?

Do you ever have that feeling????
 

Redd

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I have a similar situation at my job... It's awkward at first, but hey- I work hard for my bags! I usually answer any comments with a shrug and a smile and "bags are my weakness, what can I say?!" Use your bags proudly! I won't use them in front of my mother-in-law, but that's a whole other story... ;)
 

boxyandme

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I do carry my bags in front of my MIL, but I think she just figures that they're fake, which is probably for the best. I don't carry a purse to work secondary to the nature of my job, but I do carry them everywhere else. I like what RED says, "bags are my weakness."
 

Loganz

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Sometimes in front of my mother, she knows what they cost and she just can't comprehend it.

When she talks about not having the money to retile her kitchen, and I look down at a bag that costs more than her tile-estimate I feel pretty sick. :sick:
 

wellow

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If I know what the situation will be wierd, I will usually carry a designer putse that doesn't scream out "expensive" or LV or Chanel! After thinking about it, I don't think I have a non-designer purse... That's why I usually fall back on my reliable black jimmy choo to carry that job..
 

Redd

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boxyandme said:
I do carry my bags in front of my MIL, but I think she just figures that they're fake, which is probably for the best. I don't carry a purse to work secondary to the nature of my job, but I do carry them everywhere else. I like what RED says, "bags are my weakness."
I can't take that chance with my MIL... Every time she sees me she looks me up and down to see if I have anything new- which has made me very self-conscious. She'd think (or tell anyone who'll listen) what nerve I have and that I'm "spending her son's money." Like I don't work! :oh:
 
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Redd said:
I can't take that chance with my MIL... Every time she sees me she looks me up and down to see if I have anything new- which has made me very self-conscious. She'd think (or tell anyone who'll listen) what nerve I have and that I'm "spending her son's money." Like I don't work! :oh:

LOL looks like mother in laws are the same everywhere
 

fayden

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i feel really weird carrying a my real bags while browsing in a store that sells the fake version of it!
 

Redd

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balenciaga_goddess said:
LOL looks like mother in laws are the same everywhere
Ugh... WHY is that? Sorry, I'm disliking mine intensely lately... :amuse:
 

TammyD

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I don't have that problem, unless I'm meeting in-laws, in which case I prefer not to be judged as materialistic or extravagant. Most of my colleagues use designer bags (and shoes) so I'd feel out of place if I didn't too.
 

meemos

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I know how you feel. I use to be the same way until I realized there will always be someone out there who 'disapproves'. I'd rather enjoy my bags on a daily basis than worry about what others may or may not think.
 

Cristina

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I feel weird carrying mine to the salon I go to, mostly because everyone there carries fakes and I don't want to join the club :P

I don't carry all of my bags around my dad's or boyfriend's family, only a couple. If they knew how many I really had... :shame:
 

shoes319

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I don't necessarily feel weird but none of my family/ friends have a clue of how much the bags cost -- and that's fine with me! I know if they knew, several would be horrified and think I am "blowing" dh's money...but hey, we have our own business and I work in it...and it's MY weakness!! He has his toys and I have my purses....
 

USCgerl

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I feel weird carrying mine to work as well...I'm a sub/teacher so I don't carrying any designer bags to work. But, I have carried my Juicy bag to work and one teacher made many comments about my Juicy bag and it made me feel really uncomfortable! Imagine if I carried my LV's!