Be jealous of my new purse
I rarely buy anything on a whim. Like a good little diva, I typically do my homework before going shopping. I decide exactly what I need and hunt for the best price before opening my wallet.
This was different.
On a recent trip to Target the other day, I decided to pop in to the adjacent DSW to scope out their selection of nude pumps -- something I've been searching for for awhile. Instead, I was faced with a pile of black leather goodness. Clutches, handbags, briefcases and a myriad of other satchels coaxed me to come closer. And, divas, I did.
From the leathery abyss I fished out a simple, beautiful, utilitarian cross-body bag with the perfect amount of space for all my notebooks and pens and other stuff I carry around every day. The best part? Behind several sale stickers, with the most recent price being $48, I could still see its original price on the tag: $138.
"But, but, but," my inner voice stammered, "I only came to look at shoes."
I tried it on. Loved it. Had to have it. Then came this extra sign from the shopping gods: A tiny little nick in the leather on one of the straps -- enough of a flaw to warrant asking for an extra discount, but minor enough that it didn't bother me.
It worked. I got another 10 percent off just like that. Bringing my total to only $43.
Deal Diva Kim