Earlier this week I had loaded up my black crinkle-patent Kristin Pleated Satchel because the Weatherman had predicted a rainy week - but that never happened, the weather was gorgeous this week! But I enjoyed carrying my KPS anyway! I was in the supermarket yesterday. I draped plastic bags from the produce section all over the "child seat" before carefully settling my bag in the cart. And I kept the long strap wrapped around my left hand while I was shopping. But I was rather surprised when a strange woman suddently came up to me and said "I just have to tell you that I absolutely love your bag!" I thanked her and prepared to move on but she couldn't stop talking about "that gorgeous bag!" She wanted to know the name of the maker and style? I told her that it was a "Coach Kristin Pleated Satchel." She asked me "when did you buy it and did you get it at the Coach store in Oak Brook Mall?" I think that if I had told her "Yes, I bought it there recently" she probably would have abandoned her cart to hurry out of the market to drive to the boutique! But I told her that I "got it at the outlet in January or February." She told me that she has a black patent Coach that she had also bought at the outlet, but that she "liked my bag better!" She is not a "strict Coachie" she just loves bags. She told me that she had recently bought 4 bags at the Nordstrom half-yearly sale. Then she wanted to know "Is it very heavy?" and I told her that "I don't think so, it's a major bag - but I have heavier bags." She didn't touch my bag (which I appreciated) but she timidly asked "Can I see the inside? I promise I'm not a thief!" I can recognize a fellow "bag addict" when I meet one so I just laughed and unzipped the bag and let her see the inside; of course she went into raptures over the "beautiful blue lining!" She was just carrying a wristlet of some kind, so I couldn't do much to return the compliment and we finally went on our separate ways; but it was a pleasant encounter that had me smiling while I completed the mundane task of grocery shopping! And I have a feeling that when she was done, she went straight home and started searching to buy the same bag!