When I was young(er) and had disposable income that I didn’t know much to do with, I did what a lot of black educated bougie chicks did in the late 90s and early 2000s did: I bought a Coach purse. This was before Coach went down market and slapped their famous and well-known “C” logo on everything from shoes to belts to bucket hats. *sigh* Those were the days…
I may be bougie but I ain’t stupid..my handbags were never purchased full price, always with a coupon and always from the outlet store. How you like me now?? And since two of my bags were the classic Coach full grain leather, I knew they would last a very long time. And they have. But they aren’t really my style anymore. And I have tons of cute, cheap purses that I carry at various times. So I thought I was done with my bag lust. I thought I was cured..
But I was NOT, YA’LL!!! I am still infected with the “want this purse real bad” disease.
And this, is the object of my desire:
Michael Kors Hamilton tote
I. want. that. bag. BAD.
It’s so weird though, I haven’t wanted a purse in so long. But I follow fashion blogger, Economy of Style, and she has the tan colored one and it is BOSS. It’s just the right size and it has a shoulder strap too. It would carry all of my crap with style and grace. But ya’ll….The price tag: $348. (Pause. Take a breath. Let it out, slowly.)
I haven’t paid that much for a purse..in like..EVER.
So, what I thought maybe I would do is sell my Coach bags to help finance the Michael Kors bag. After all, buying vintage is what is on-trend, right?? My bags are in good shape and with a good wipe down with some leather conditioner will be looking brand new(ish).
So here are my Coach bags for your perusal..how do they look to you? How much should I try to sell them for? Where do I sell them at??
Brown leather shoulder strap bag.
Black pebbled leather hobo.
Black microfiber hobo trimmed in leather.
I’m taking all suggestions in the comment section. After all, what’s old is always new again, right?