Once upon a time I went for a little shopping trip during my lunch break. I stopped in a Buy/Sell/Trade clothing store and almost left empty-handed until I sighted a really great bag dangling from the racks. The size and shape initially lured me in, but upon evaluation I noted its smooth leather and durable quality. I was ready to pay the $27 with no questions asked, when I opened it up and saw that it was Coach. So out of curiosity I asked Miss Sales Lady if there was a way to tell whether it was legit or not (although I wanted it either way). She said without hesitation it was definitely real, and five minutes later I walked out as the proud owner.
So for the last few months I have enjoyed my relationship with the bag. It is in excellent condition, and I refer to it as my vintage Coach bag because I was under the assumption that it was vintage. And by vintage I meant it was an older style that no one really cares about anymore. But then!
Today I came across a Coach ad with a photo of my bag in black as part of their web banner. So I clicked. And I browsed. And I found. Sure enough, it's my bag, still available, and apparently one of their rather popular styles. Of course I love the bag either way, but I love it a little bit more when I see what a deal I got on it. It has function, form, and now fame too. For $27. Willis and I will definitely be living happily ever after.