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It’s All About The Bag

4/30/08…wwwsunsentinel.com www.miamiherald.com

Both papers were big on Birkin…the Holy Grail of handbags in certain circles….

The nose thumbing equated equivalent of …na..na…na…,na,na…. from those who either inherited theirs… who waited an eternity to belong to this “club”….who could readily afford it… or went into credit card hell…to attain it….

Having it hang on one’s arm…screams as loud as any neon sign to those who are aware of what the coveted purchaser went through to achieve this distinction….

“Ahhh”….it says to the “little people” those who carry….Louis Vuitton….or the over- abundance of card carrying Coach Bag groupies….. (which are now….so readily available that in some cities…that the number of Coach stores…is equal to that of Starbucks…)….. “what a pity…..”

The snobbery of it all…

a little reminder in the world that says…there are haves…and have nots…when it comes to the Birkin bag!

More Purse stories….

BCbythesea Auntie was quite the social butterfly in her day….

She readily made the rounds …socially to Texas each and every year….

A story that came back with her …after a few weeks of luncheons…cocktail parties… benefits and such…with the social mavens of the town…

The ladies that lunched together were all desirous of their own coveted bag…a Judith Leiber handbag..which those in the know….are painfully aware….. costs….in the thousands….even back then…

knowing the husbands would balk at the acquisition…and not being easily deterred… they hatched a plan…worthy of praise…for how delectably devious a coup it was….

They did what they did best….they had a luncheon….for each of the 12….one each month throughout the social calendar year…thrown with much fanfare…..by each elite hostess… pulling out all the stops…and the hostess gift…required ….to show much appreciation for the hostess’ grand hospitality….

A Judith Leiber handbag!

You see…dear readers….

the ladies all knew…their husbands… that would never agree to pay the hefty amount for such a bag for their wives…would also never…ever… socially dare to question… not joining in with the other husbands to make sure their wives paid their share to honor each hostess…. for each splendid event…. (which each husband additionally footed the bill for! )

So these 12 scheming socialites of a bygone era…not only had their “prized” Judith Leiber bags…but 12 months of luncheons….and a bond of sisterhood they would never forget!

Women of every generation know….it’s all about the bag!

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