Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Just A New Purse

"Beware of enterprises which require new clothes." --Henry David Thoreau

In preparing for our short but exciting trip to Paris, I decided I needed a new purse. I usually carry a very small purse (on the advice of my doctor). But I wanted something of a lightweight fabric and slightly bigger, so I could fit a book and my new camera in it, and take them on the plane.

I don't go to department stores much any more. I go to the bookstore slightly more than I should (especially when I have gift cards), and I look in the window of one favorite dress shop on occasion. But I don't go to department stores much any more. I had a store credit though, so I thought it was the most economical idea.

I had a pretty good idea about what kind of purse I was looking for and found an acceptable one quickly. It was a new model LeSportsSac. everyday bag. What do you think?

What surprised me was how tempting it was to keep looking around. There were so many bags and purses in beautiful colors; there were many different brands of "green sacks"; there was the cosmetics counter, with women getting eye liner and blush applied; there was the jewelry counter (I've always had a weakness for earrings.) There was something seductive about the lights and the sparkles and the colors of the displays. I didn't need any of it, really; but I found myself kind of wanting this handbag or that pair of earrings.

What temptations a trip to Paris can bring on!

14 comments:

mompriest said...

I'm always tempted too...and vacillate between being cool and low key and cool and high-end....like I have that kind of money to spend....sigh...so. Good choice. Have a fabulous trip (like, I'm SURE you will)!!!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

And girl, you're not even in Paris yet, the epicenter of the shopping temptation universe.

Cute purse. What print did you get?

Presbyterian Gal said...

That is a cute purse. Make room in your suitcase to cart it home after you buy 2 or 3 more at the amazing stores in Paris. Plus I recommend carrying the zipper parts close to your body. Pickpockets enjoy practicing their craft in crowded tourist areas.

Lindy said...

Nice selection.

I'm not much of a shopper but I do like a nice purse!

Diane said...

Ruth -- the print is called "Jive", I think, if I read it right. It's new.

Lindy, I know what you mean. Although most of the time, I just have had One purse. I've never been a "purse maven".

So, all the handbags! Oh my.

FranIAm said...

Good choice. Watch out if you go to Galeries Lafayette.

Forget the department store, it is the food halls of the European department stores that get me going!

Diane said...

Fran -- food halls???

oh-oh.

Chorus said...

I like the purse!! And I'm jealous about Paris!!

Songbird said...

St. Casserole and I bought LeSportSac bags together once, such fun! I like this one for traveling and hope you have a splendid time!!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

snazzy choice! have a mahvelous trip, time & oy temptation,don't get me started...

Jan said...

That looks like a good purse to take along. I am wondering what "Jive" looks like, so I may have to look back at your link. Have a wonderful time, though I can't remember when you're going, but it must be soon.

Jan said...

Pretty cool--"Jive" is the picture that comes up with your link!

Crimson Rambler said...

It looks wonderful and QUITE "secure"... have a marvelous trip!

LutheranChik said...

Very cool.

I myself have a very industrial looking Brooklyn Industries courier's case. Somehow I think that wouldn't be chic enough for Paree.;-)