This will be a quick blog, because my to-do list is long and tedious.
Last week shoes, this week purses...
I told you I struck out at the Flea Market outside of Paris... I just wasn't prepared to pay the prices, or the transportation costs to get stuff home. Plus, it rained, and the vendors were really slow opening their booths. BUT... I did go vintage shopping. I looked some places up online, and Bonjour Madame clued me in to quite a few in the Palais Royal.... but again, over the budget. I never realized a vintage Chanel bag would cost more than a new one!
Here's my favorite shop. Sorry I don't remember the name of it, but you can't miss it when you are in Paris. Just roam around the perimeter of the Palais Royal until you find it. Rachel Zoe showed the shop next door to this one on her Paris episode. I was excited when I saw it, and I feel certain she shopped here as well.
I fell in love with the orange Birkin Bag... at least that's what I think it was. I did not pull it off the shelf to look (it was in the front window). For some reason, I couldn't get that purse off my mind...
A few days later, Scott and I somehow ended up getting off the metro in the basement of a huge department store. In trying to find our way out, we came across an area devoted to Longchamp bags. They were much more reasonable, and when I saw this orange one, I had to have it!
What do you think? Did I do okay?? The funny thing is, I like to fade into the background. Once I saw this picture I realized I look like "Purse with Girl" instead of "Girl with Purse." This purse is not as big as it looks, but I am very petite, height wise. I felt better when my most fashionable friend said, "That orange purse takes your outfit to the next level..." Still not sure about that, but I do love it.
Scott was so generous, he bought me another Longchamp purse that day, that I'll show you later. It's much, much, more understated.
P.S. Had to tell you... buying that purse in Paris instead of the U.S. saved me over $100, even with the exchange rate. I love a good V.A.T. refund!!!