A few years ago, my husband and I saw a new kind of purse on tv. Normally, we ignore tv ads, but I was looking for a purse with space that would look cute really easily with whatever outfit I felt like wearing that day. So he ended up shopping for a Miche Bag the Christmas of 2007. It really is an awesome purse.
If you haven’t seen a stylish Miche Bag before, it is a pretty nice-sized purse that has exchangeable “shells”, so you can easily change the outside of the purse without having to transfer everything into a new bag. The shells are held on by magnets, and these magnets haven’t worn out on me in 5 years!
Also, I am not nice to my stuff, but my Miche still looks great. This is after me throwing it around in the car, tossing it into and out of closets in my house, and carrying it around all of the time at grocery stores and family gatherings.
Overall, I have been impressed.
Staying Under Control
That said, I still only have the original Miche set we ordered for $120 in 2007-2008:
- One Miche Bag
- Loose leather handles instead of the knotted one that was standard
- 5 shells
- Shell holder that hangs up in the closet
So far, I have kept myself from ordering some new shells. But that may be a battle I lose this year. There are some really cute ones in my opinion.
If I do decide to spend another $30-$60 on shells, I will want to budget for it. This new house is really making me want to cut back everywhere else. I may take on a petsitting gig or something to earn the little extra I want to use. I am feeling more tight with my cash than I have in years. My overall goal really seems to be to pay off the current mortgage and the new mortgage as quickly as humanly possible. I really can’t stand the idea of having long-term mortgage debt. Even 4.375% is more than I want to pay to borrow someone else’s money…
That said, my Miche cravings may have to wait until I put the specific money aside or find a great coupon. I haven’t really looked for any deals yet, but that will be the first order of business if I do decide to splurge.
Do you own a splurge product that you like alot?