Thursday, April 22, 2010

It's my bag!

I've harped on about this bloody handbag story and I'm sure you'll be all like 'Dude!  We actually waited for this!?!". 

I think it's a tale of mystery and intrigue.  A story that suggests dreams can come true.

It all began during my Christmas break.  I was in Melbourne shopping for a bridesmaids dress with my favourite bitch in the entire world - super hot Houghy.  Nesh, Hough and I were at Knox Shitty (those local Melbournites will know what I'm refering to).  We'd made our way upstairs in Myer and I walked past the handbag dept, when something caught the corner of my eyes.  It wasn't just any bag... it was MY BAG (by that I mean, it wasn't actually my bag... but it was begging to be mine).  At the time, I didn't have much in the way of funds so I had to let it slide. 

After we'd left, Nesh said next time she was in Myer she'd suss out the bag and buy it for me as a gift for taking her wedding photo's.  Thankfully, I'd written down the style code and name - yeah, that's how much I loved the bag.  Unfortunately, when she did go back, the bag was long gone.

Fast forward a few months, to just last week.  I'd spent months searching online for this bag with no avail and had thought about it almost every day.  I arrived in Melbs, it was fucking freezing and my bro needed to get a new phone.  We braved the elements and headed out to Forest Hill.  On our way out, Kat (my beautiful sis-in-law) said, 'Dudes!  I forgot the Jahlsburg!  Should I just grab it later or should we head back in and get it now?'.  We debated and decided not to put off till later what we can do this moment (insightful, yes?)

On our way back to the car, I happened to take a glance to the right and noticed a Myer.  I asked if they would mind if I headed in.  Note:  I'd only just been telling Kat about the bag scenario that very morning.  I headed straight to the handbag dept.  Checked out the Charlie Brown stand... it wasn't there.  Just as I was about to give up all hope... a shining beacon of light fell upon the black leather Charlie Brown Zanzibar handbag.  I ran towards it in slow motion.  It smiled at me and said 'Where have you been all my life' (slight exaggeration). 

I snatched Old Zanzibar up and ran towards the counter... The woman behind the counter was quite possibly the biggest woman I've ever laid eyes on.  She smiled as I ran madly towards her, screaming 'Yes!  Yes!'.  Then she said, 'Did you notice if that was on the half price table?'.  I had been so blinded by it's beauty I hadn't even checked.  She waddled over... returned about 5 minutes later with beads of sweat pouring down her forehead and gave me the great news...

'It is half price!'

Oh... it's my bag alright!  To you guys... it's quite likely just a black leather bag... kind of plain... and as Micko said 'I just don't know what all the fuss is about'.  But for those of you who have pined for those perfect shoes, the right shade of lipstick, or handbag... then have had the universe deliver it months later... you'll know the sheer ecstacy of holding in your dear hands wanting never to let it go.

Magic!




19 comments:

♥Aubrey said...

You were meant to have THAT bag...on THAT day months later. Proof be in the story told & the price you paid :)

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The Boob Nazi said...

I know how happy it makes ME to find the perfect bag, so this post makes me happy for you.

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

A. I get two posts in one day after a bazillion year hiatus?

B. And your bag is indeed beautiful. And you two were destined. With eyes only for one another.

jprp said...

Dude! we actually waited for this?! haha, had to do it!! most awesome bag ever mate, that like NEVER happens, i guess dreams can come true!!! glad to see you back on the blog wagon! xx

jprp said...

oh, Two deleted comments from "anonymous". How intriguing!

bananas. said...

wow...just got goosebumps. now that truly is a love story.

um but HI! welcome back ms. karls. i've missed your guts! well not literally because guts are gross. but YOU, i have missed :)

Candice said...

Cute bag and half price too? Can't beat that shit with a stick!

kate said...

you two were meant to be together. hope mick's not jealous. loving the zebra insides too (i always seem to like the inside of things)

"Seattle" Heather said...

Karls...Darling...that bag is beautiful!! Absolutly fabulous! And I know the joy you must have felt by becoming one with your new baby. I think I'm going to forward your post to my Boyfriend because he is being quite the purse Nazi at the moment. Enjoy! You two will have many years of joy together! :)

Taryn Rucci said...

OMG that is a lovely bag honey! I love how a new bag gives a new lease on life. I hope you enjoy filling it with all your essentials! xxx

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

Oh, I get it. Handbag destiny is a very special thing indeed. So glad you're reunited {bet it feels so good!}

foxy said...

AND you got it half price?? That's pure fate right there, sister. There's no use in trying to fight it.

Cathy said...

Now that is an amazing story of longing and love. And to top it off, half price! You were just meant to wait for it.

drollgirl said...

SCORE!!! i love it! you have got yourself one hell of a gorgeous bag, and you got it HALF PRICE!!! that is RADICAL! this is the stuff dreams are made of. WHEE!!

Kristin said...

I think it's fabulous...and the score is SO much sweeter since you got it on sale!

Christine Vi said...

You got it half off? Great! I don't think guys realize how girls will sometimes pass up an item and continue to dream about it. I've done it so much before. And I love the bag!! It's not tooooo big and it's not tiny either. I see why you love it!

MiMi said...

Oh man. I'm a bag whore. I love bags.
I especially love the zebra print! Rawr!

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