After reading many of the threads, I got to thinking..."I wonder how everyone discovered they loved Coach & who got them their first Coach bag. Or did they buy their own?" I love talking about my one & only bag. It meant so much to me receiving as a gift I thought I'd never get. My parents asked me to write down 5 things for Christmas I really wanted that I probably wouldn't be able to afford on my own. So of course, I wanted a Coach purse. I didn't think they'd actually get it for me. Although I am paying for my schooling alone, my brother goes to private school, and my mom, who I love dearly, is a shopping addict, I just figured it was more like making a wish list. When I saw the Coach shopping bag...my heart skipped a beat. I could not believe it. I almost cried. I thought it was my mom's idea & that she would have to convince my dad...but my dad actually picked out the purse, with the help of a SA. I also got a mini skinny & my boyfriend Josh, who is already quite frustrated with my new obsession, got me my first charm. My parents always have done their best by my brother & I. The gift was also b/c I have been getting good grades at school & my parents wanted to reward me. The thread about the little girl with the expensive bag at the mall I feel was taken too personally by some of us. I would just like to remind everyone, like many others already have, that nobody really knows the situation. It's not fun when people think you are "rich" or "stuck up" just b/c you have more or nicer things than somebody else. Or b/c you work hard & earn those nice things for yourself. Sorry to bore anyone. I can't sleep. I just wanted to ask those questions to start a fun, new thread.