If you live in snoburbia and are of the female persuasion, you must own a Longchamp bag - or five.*
Last summer I bought one. I had admired them a few times, as they are waterproof, lightweight, roomy, and have nice leather trim - perfect for travel. Not because they are snoburban! I swear! I have never thought of myself as a bag snob, but it was def the Bethesda bag of the moment, even if its moment was 2012 (or earlier, as one of you snoburbans invariably will comment).
But for the winter, I thought I should upgrade to a leather bag. So I went to the Kate Spade outlet store in December. There was a sale on all purses. It was a melee, women snatching and oohing.
I bought a gorgeous leather hobo, and made my husband wrap it up for me and give it to me for Christmas. ("I love it! Thank you, honey!" I exclaimed.)
But I haven't moved into it yet, and I'm still using the classic Longchamp bag. Is it because the Longchamp is lightweight and repels snow and is large enough to carry my new laptop? Or is it because Kate Spade seems a bit... flashy, with its prominent label? Or because it's from somewhere called an outlet mall, located in bum f..., well, not here? Dunno. Maybe I am becoming a bag snob.
* I thought the nylon bags were a bit pricey, but a cosmopolitan teen** I know said, "Oh, a Longchamp bag! I have three or four because they are sooo cheap!"
** Who has never paid for anything through her own sweat [at Burger King for $7 an hour] in her entire life