18 Steps to Buying a Bag Online

Despite the fact that most of us are at least a little bit desensitized to the exorbitant prices of designer bags, making the decision to actually pull the trigger and splurge is a mental exercise that always serves as a reminder they do, in fact, cost a sometimes-incredible amount of money. Spending that much on anything, even if you have plenty of money to spend, is an emotional process that most of us know all too well, with its high highs of delivery confirmation and the low lows of assessing the damage via online banking. Below, we break down the step-by-step process of buying a designer bag, from love at first sight to the triumphant Instagram at the end of it all.

1. When you first see a bag you love

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2. When you see the price

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3. When you start negotiating with yourself

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4. When you shop around, hoping to find a sale or free shipping or SOMETHING

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5. When you decide that free shipping is, in fact, a great deal

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6. When you convince yourself to sleep on it and decide in the morning

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7. When you go back to visit the bag’s page

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8. When you check your bank account

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9. When you ask your friends if they think you should buy it

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10. When you talk yourself into it

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11. When you frantically type in your shipping info before you can talk yourself back out of it

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12. When you see the order confirmation email

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13. When you continuously refresh the tracking info

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14. When you realize you cannot afford to go out for at least a month

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15. When the tracking info finally says “out for delivery”

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16. When you unbox your new bag

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17. When you revel in the afterglow of your purchase

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18. When you Instagram your new baby

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  • pgf

    this is oh so true.

  • pgf

    The Nina Garcia gif is the best, :)

  • laura

    I love this post. Hilarious and so true!

  • sharon

    This has got to be the best post so far! Totally can relate to this!

  • tanhnguyen

    All of this is 110% true.

  • Stephanie

    hahahaah every step is perfect to a T

  • kai

    LOL best post ever. This is exactly how it is with me.

  • Averil

    All my friends are like Samantha and Miranda — total enablers…..

    And I wouldn’t have it any other way! Haha!!

  • Kats

    Lol, this is amazing. Good post.

  • MMK

    great, funny and 1000% true

  • Usua Manero

    AMAZING!

  • missarewa

    Story of my existence! haha. I do #11 in the late late hours of the day when there are no witnesses!

  • Jenny

    Truth!!! Haha, these posts today are fantastic! Keep em coming!!

  • AshleyG

    BWAHAHAHAHA!!! BEST. POST. EVER!!!!

  • AshleyG

    BWAHAHAHAHA!!! BEST. POST. EVER!!!!

  • hanna

    love this!!! #12 is the best.

  • grkbella03

    OMG. This is the BEST. blog. post. EVER!

  • M

    When are yall posting the giveaway?????

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      2 p.m.

  • Courtney McAlexander

    OMG…all hilarious but I almost spit out my drink at #15!!! So true!!!

  • cat1967

    Absolutely genius. It is so true. This is exactly how things are from the first step to the last! Congrats!

  • cecilia rosler

    Thats soo so funny!!!! and I can relate to every step of it!!!!

  • ad.p

    Omg I absolutely love this post! Forwarding to many friends right now! Post 15 is the best.. Falcor!

  • Chelsea

    OMG BEST POST. I was smiling the entire time! SO true!

  • jennalovesbags

    So, so true!!

  • kami

    absolutely hilarious…..baw baw….love the doggie!!!!

  • natalie

    SOOO TRUE. LOL Nailed it.
    Can you do next one on how your bag was sold out/you missed the deal?:))

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      GREAT IDEA! That’s the next one for sure!

  • natalie

    SOOO TRUE. LOL Nailed it.
    Can you do next one on how your bag was sold out/you missed the deal?:))

  • Jiab

    Oh my gosh! This is so hilarious but yet so true!

  • KIKI79

    PERFECTION

  • Jess, from JessOneMore

    YES! This is EXACTLY how it goes. You’ve captured it perfectly.

  • Raquel Monasterio Alonso

    IT´S SOOOOO TRUE!!!!!! Love it! OMG,OMG, OMG!

  • sarahcaitlin

    I could not stop laughing! This is so accurate haha. Favorite purseblog post :)

  • leamas

    Love this

  • pe.riche.

    Right now I am totally at No. 6:
    When you convince yourself to sleep on it and decide in the morning

    And am currently being haunted by the inevitable No. 14, should I make the purchase:
    When you realize you cannot afford to go out for at least a month

    Why couldn’t I have a love for cheap things? Like chapstick or gum?

  • LASauceda

    This is the best thing in the world!!!!

  • Frances

    This is the BEST post EVER! And I have been reading since 2007!!!!!!!!!!

  • Agnes

    So true

  • Agnes

    So true

  • Kris

    where’s the part where you get the visa bill?

  • C

    lol #17. Go ravens! And purses!

  • C

    lol #17. Go ravens! And purses!

  • TuTi2110

    Lol, my friends are exactly like Miranda and Samantha.

  • Anjum Hameed

    What a post!!…spot on!!…

  • bryologue

    OMG hahaha totally apprpriate GIFs!

  • SPA

    Every single bit – 100% true!!! love the post!

  • Tanvi

    YOU GOT IT SPOT ON RIGHT!!!! Hahahah

  • Colleen Giannone

    I am crying I am laughing so hard because that’s exactly what’s like!!! LMFAO

  • jen

    You read my mind for sure!!!1

  • mel

    This is spot on! Haha. I’ve went through all these when I bought my PS1 online.

  • mel

    This is spot on! Haha. I’ve went through all these when I bought my PS1 online.

  • http://phenomenalyouthcanada.ca/ LC

    all so true.

  • http://sarahsuitcase.com/ Sarah

    Love it! sooo true (except I buy it in store for total experience!)

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