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#1 Lainskii

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

I was just reading the handbag porn thread and saw that Oroton are having a sale.

I dropped hints for my DH around my birthday (they were having a sale then too) but they obviously weren't strong enough (as in I didn't say 'I want this bag and show him the page)

Can someone come up with an excuse as to why I need a new bag to tell my DH?

I don't really need one as my bag is ok, but I've had it for 3 years and it is starting to look a bit worn.
I am on mat leave so can't really justify the dollars and carry a nappy bag most of the time but I really like their hobos and I have a nice new Oroton wallet that I started using last week.

Do you think DH would notice if I bought it and pretended it was my old bag? - they are both black and he is the kind of male that can't find something in the fridge even if it is right in front of his face  original.gif




#2 Fairey

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

Because anyday that ends in "y' is a good day to have/do/buy anything. Enjoy your new bag wink.gif

#3 CherrySunday

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:37 PM

Don't you know that there's a rule about babies & bags?

New baby = new nappy bag (nappy function optional!!)

#4 Liadan

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

Spilled something in your bag? juice, makeup, anything will do really...

#5 Stellajoy

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

Accidentally set your old bag on fire

#6 SummerStar

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

I just say "but I don't have one like this!" And he doesn't argue. Or I order one, put it on the shelf he never notices. Then when I get it out its not "new" anymore.
(But really in my case he doesn't ask anymore anyway.)
Any excuse is a good excuse for a new bag, all these bag threads I've been looking at have convinced me I need to buy one.

#7 Lainskii

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:09 PM

QUOTE (Stellajoy @ 02/01/2013, 10:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Accidentally set your old bag on fire



hmmmm, maybe I could do this and blame it on my 2.5 year old DD  biggrin.gif

I'd try the spill but I'm fairly practical and he'd expect me to try and wash it first.


#8 feralangel

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:23 PM



If your DH is anything like my DH, he won't notice the new bag.

If you are worrying about spending too much money, than don't.

A good quality leather hand bag in a classic design (especially if it is on sale)  is, in the long term, value for money and a good investment.

Happy shopping  smile1.gif



#9 Lainskii

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

QUOTE (SummerStar @ 02/01/2013, 11:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any excuse is a good excuse for a new bag, all these bag threads I've been looking at have convinced me I need to buy one.


Yes, if I hadn't been reading the other thread I wouldn't have known Oroton are  having a sale and wouldn't be wanting a new bag.


#10 solongsuckers

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

I usually just go with 'I want it'

(and if you can afford it obviously. I don't feel the need to justify purchases so long as we can afford it)

#11 HRH Countrymel

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:41 AM

QUOTE (Lainskii @ 02/01/2013, 10:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you think DH would notice if I bought it and pretended it was my old bag?


No.

I know many people who use that technique with great success.  I myself have been on the receiving end of some pretty awesome 'bag-me-downs' that I have had to smuggle from the house in question so as not to let the ever increasing towering mass of bags give the game away.

Do it!



#12 lozoodle

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

An excuse for a handbag? Who needs an excuse! original.gif

Says me who is about to buy a hobo bag I've been eyeing off... its down to $270 from $545 tthumbs.gif

Edited by lozoodle, 03 January 2013 - 09:45 AM.


#13 VeritasVinum

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

Buy it. Put in in the wardrobe hidden for a month or two then bring it out.

When questioned if it is a new item, say you have had it for ages. (As it feels like that waiting to ring it out).

That is what you do if you have a DH who notices.

My DH only gets a hint if I email him the pre ice item saying that I want it.... Even then, that is sometimes too subtle for him.


#14 3plusme

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

Because your current bag is 3 years old!
Treat yourself....

#15 Feral timtam

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

You mean the "I like this and am buying it" doesn't work in your house?

My new purchase conversations usually go like this
me- " I bought myself a new handbag today"
DH- " That's nice, do I want to know the price?"
me- "No"

End of conversation. I love my husband happy.gif

#16 spottydog

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

QUOTE (tamjk @ 03/01/2013, 10:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You mean the "I like this and am buying it" doesn't work in your house?

My new purchase conversations usually go like this
me- " I bought myself a new handbag today"
DH- " That's nice, do I want to know the price?"
me- "No"

End of conversation. I love my husband happy.gif


Haha yep, same in this house, it goes both ways, we do have a quick chat before big purchases to double check with eachother that we can afford things. But if either of us want or need a new thing, we jsut get it. Only if we can afford it obviously.

spottydog.

#17 Mozzie1

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

QUOTE (tamjk @ 03/01/2013, 10:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You mean the "I like this and am buying it" doesn't work in your house?

My new purchase conversations usually go like this
me- " I bought myself a new handbag today"
DH- " That's nice, do I want to know the price?"
me- "No"

End of conversation. I love my husband happy.gif


We are the same, although I usually tell him how much it was.

I figure if you can afford it, you don't need an excuse, and if you can't afford it then you shouldn't be buying it!

#18 Katie_bella

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

Will let you know what excuse i use, when mine arrives...... biggrin.gif









*tootles off to the oroton website*

#19 Lifesgood

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

Because your other one is full.

Because you need one to match the new shoes you are planning to buy as well.

Because Oroton is more affordable than Louis Vuitton.

Because you want to help stimulate the economy.

Because the smell of new leather makes you horny (that should clinch it).

#20 Maple Leaf

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

So many that I like are out of stock. Boohoo. sad.gif


#21 melaine

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

Oh, I like the Artisan tote.

But, I think DH would prefer a dishwasher over a new handbag... damn!

#22 bambiigrrl

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

QUOTE (Stellajoy @ 02/01/2013, 09:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Accidentally set your old bag on fire



I did this! Well, What happened was i left my bag next to the stove and a little bit was touching the element, then my 2 year old at the time went in and turned the stove on when i wasnt looking! I got her out of the kitchen within 10 seconds but as i was breastfeeding on the couch at the time i hadnt seen her touch the knobs, next thing you know my handbag is aflame! I was so bummed out too, i loved that bag sad.gif But it was the perfect excuse for a new one!

#23 bambiigrrl

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

my dh would definatly notice!! He doesnt miss a trick!

#24 tassiemel82

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

when it comes to shoes or handbags i just buy them. stuff them in the back of the cupboard for a few weeks or more. then when i drag them out and hubby says are they new? i say no i have had them for awhile and im not lying lol Tounge1.gif

#25 76 others

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

You accidentally backed over it with your car 5 times.




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