First a short story. When I was 18 I had an 18th birthday party and my aunt flew over from Canada to surprise me at the party. It was also our engagement party as well. Anyway she brought a friend with her, and it was either her, or her friend who bought me a burgundy suede shoulder bag. I LOVED that bag. Can't remember what happened to it, but I used it all the time.
Fast forward to September of 2022 and we went to the UK. We stayed with my brother, and his house is a ten minute walk from Gretna Outlet Mall. Mark's and Spencer was there, I was in there nearly every day!! They also had a Kate Spade location. Now I will say I complained miserably about the prices of things over there. 3 pounds for a coffee was just flipping crazy!!
Anyhow, I called into the Kate Spade store, just to see what's what, not planning on buying anything. However, as soon as I spied this bag I fell in love with it. I have the exact same bag in burgundy leather. I visited that store nearly every day we were there. I swear they knew me by sight.
I went back and forward with wanting it and then not wanting it. It helped when ds arrived and he decided to buy his wife a bag as a gift, so I got an extra discount. Then I could justify buying it....LOL😁