*Disclaimer* Sorry the intro is really long... I thought I'd include a little of my backgroud so you know where I am coming from. *Warning* I tend to be wordy and include details when I tell a story so bear with me if you choose to read on. I have always been a lone wolf when it comes to shopping because my best girlfriend from 4th grade is in sunny SoCA, my sis is in AZ, my best friend from grad school is in Vermont, and I am in Chicago. All my best friends in Chicago are guys (straight). I used to be a loner in college too because I was majoring in biochem. So hanging with myself has become my habit. I am a girly girl and like to play with makeup, even though I only wear the bare minimum (eyebrows, powder, a lil blush, mascara and lip balm) I have an extensive collection of makeup stuff (and perfume) that resembles 1/10 of the Sephora store. I like shopping and money is hardly an issue because after I pay for the student loans, utilities and necessities, I am still left with a good amount in my paycheck. I just recently (a month and half) started seeing this guy who is about 6 years older than me. Of all the places on earth, I met him thru myspace but we had been writing to each other for 7 months before we first met in person. And we have been seeing each other around 2-3 times a week. Each time we see each other, we usually just grab a dinner and then just chat until he has to take me home. He lives about 20-25 min away from me and every time we go out he would come and pick me up. Because of my job and other family obligations, my day time and weekends are all taken and I can only see him at night. But this Friday (yesterday) he had a day off and I didn't have to work until 6pm, so I asked whether he'd like to go to the Coach store in downtown with me. So, we drove downtown in the early afternoon. to my surprise, the traffic was bad and there's no street parking around the Coach store. I got a little flustered because I HATE to pay the parking garage. They charge $22 for 3 hours ($6 for the first 30 min), but after 25 min looking for a street parking (I insisted) I finally caved in and went with his initial suggestion and let him drive to the nearest parking garage. I am frugal with everything, except for clothing, Coach stuff and cosmetics/perfume. (I would even plan a route to purposely avoid paying toll whenever possible) So, I told him, I am gonna do a super speedy shopping and be in and out within 30 min so parking fees can be kept minimum. In my mind I had it all plotted out, because I called my regular SA and told her everything I wanted and had her prepare them for me so 30 min really is quite doable in my naive mind. Ladies, it is NOT possible to be in and out of a Coach store in 30 min even if you know what you are getting, even if your SA is sweet enough to have pulled all your items on the side. I tried on the shoes, looked at/admired the Legacy collection, chatted with my SA. When we finished the transaction of my mile long list of goodies and walked out the store, it was way over an hour of time. I felt so bad because I ignored my date about half of the time when we were in the store. I asked him whether it was a turn off and he said "No sweetie, I just wanted to be with you. It really doesn't matter what we do as long as I can be with you and look at you." I hope he meant every word he said. But, I wanted to ask you nice ladies (thank you for reading on) who you take to the Coach store when you're browsing around? Does your significant other just "watch you shop"? Do you know how they truly feel about it?