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Women Love Buying Handbags More Than Anything Else: What's Your Favorite Thing to Splurge On?

Living 2011/09/28 11:00:00
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What's the best way to a woman's heart? A new handbag!

One in four women prefer buying a new purse over anything else, according to a U.K. shopping website Saveme4later.com's survey of 2,000 women. The top 10 "pleasure purchases" were handbags, shoes, summer dresses, concert tickets, jeans, jewelry, little black dresses, chocolates, underwear and beauty products.

"Buying the perfect handbag was considered to be a sure sign of a successful shop and nearly a quarter of women said that buying a new handbag meant they felt happier than if they were to shop for any other item," the poll found.

And Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston are no different than you and me. Brad Pitt's lovers present and past were both spotted carrying Tom Ford's black leather "Carine" bag. Must be nice to be able to spend $2,200 on a purse.



Looking for a new bag for fall? According to the "Today" show, "classic" handbags with plenty of hardware are in style (hence Jolie and Aniston's look), and we keep seeing ladylike shoulder bags in the magazines.

But really, we're just as excited (if not more) about a great pair of boots or jeans. What's your favorite thing to splurge on?
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  • Grace Seibert 2011/10/27 19:51:56
    Handbags
    Grace Seibert
    I agree Handbags and Shoes make an outfit. I want to put it out there that there is a big demand for Inspired Designer Handbags. While these are not exact replicas or have any of the logo's or text associated with The Designer that it is inspired from. What you are getting a design that was inspired by a specific designer. These bags are great because the point is to have style and quality but at a price that is a fraction of the price of a designer bag. What woman today doesn't like adding to her accessories and getting a funky or chic bag to pull together an outfit. If the bag is made well and has a great look, why not. You can add so much style and save money for more important things. If a designer bag knocks your socks off, by all means get one. There is room for both a Designer Inspired Handbag and a Designer Bag in your closet.

    I have a website that sells Handbags and I tell you I put a lot of effort making sure that the styles on that website www.handbagshop4u.com will interest many different women and are made well. I even have leather handbags that are nice and priced just as well. I hand select them and add more styles periodically. I think I help women to have fun with their accessories and love to get connected to my customers and help them make a choice or hear ...
    I agree Handbags and Shoes make an outfit. I want to put it out there that there is a big demand for Inspired Designer Handbags. While these are not exact replicas or have any of the logo's or text associated with The Designer that it is inspired from. What you are getting a design that was inspired by a specific designer. These bags are great because the point is to have style and quality but at a price that is a fraction of the price of a designer bag. What woman today doesn't like adding to her accessories and getting a funky or chic bag to pull together an outfit. If the bag is made well and has a great look, why not. You can add so much style and save money for more important things. If a designer bag knocks your socks off, by all means get one. There is room for both a Designer Inspired Handbag and a Designer Bag in your closet.

    I have a website that sells Handbags and I tell you I put a lot of effort making sure that the styles on that website www.handbagshop4u.com will interest many different women and are made well. I even have leather handbags that are nice and priced just as well. I hand select them and add more styles periodically. I think I help women to have fun with their accessories and love to get connected to my customers and help them make a choice or hear their feedback. I am in this business because I love a nice bag and love to support my fellow women make the right choices. You can visit me on Facebook at Handbagshop4u.com or send email to support@handbagshop4u.com....... Care and Spread Cheer XOXO, Grace Seibert
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  • Amy1314 2011/10/20 00:59:28
  • Dheadly Lhust 2011/10/18 03:52:02
    Jeans
    Dheadly Lhust
    Books would be my first choice but Jeans and T-shirts are my other addictions.
  • Nibz 2011/10/18 00:49:32
    Concert tickets
    Nibz
    +1
    concert tickets would be my second choice right after books...why is that NOT an option????? HUH??? As a proud geek and bookworm, I take offense.
  • Lolaita 2011/10/07 01:44:11
    Concert tickets
    Lolaita
    Jackets, concert tickets, books and shoes.
    In that order.
  • yodler66 2011/10/07 00:40:57
    Shoes
    yodler66
    I'm a nurse, I have to have the best footgear, that doesn't mean laboutins...
    Dansko for me please!
  • queenalyss 2011/10/06 01:19:57
    Dresses
    queenalyss
  • Stephanie 2011/10/02 22:45:38
    Dresses
    Stephanie
    Purses are nice, but I hate switching all my stuff from one to another
  • Shoes
    ✩Batman's✩Epic✩Understudy✩
    And dresses
  • Claire Bird 2011/09/30 19:10:30
    Jeans
    Claire Bird
    Just clicked this randomly... really I would rather splurge on candy. YUM!
  • Sister Jean 2011/09/30 19:06:44
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Sister ... 2011/09/30 19:12:05 (edited)
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +1
    Nike Just Do it
      goddess nike
  • Jaynane 2011/09/30 17:29:49
    Shoes
    Jaynane
    +2
    Actually, custom made Vogel riding boots. Vogel riding boots Vogel riding boots
  • moviebuff 2011/09/30 16:37:28
    Jeans
    moviebuff
    +2
    It is hard to find jeans that fit my round bottom. If I find some that do and are a bit pricey, I'd buy it in a minute.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2011/09/30 15:43:55
    Jeans
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +1
    tight ass jeans
    tight jeans to show off my girlfriends ass so i can spank her and be all over her
  • rani 2011/09/30 08:57:24
    Handbags
    rani
    +1
    its depend on choice but i like handbags
  • danny 2011/09/30 05:19:35
    Shoes
    danny
    +1
    im a dude and i need more shoes we all could give me a 100$ and ill go get more right now
  • Just Jenn for Now 2011/09/30 05:02:04
    Jeans
    Just Jenn for Now
    +3
    ... WHY is the top answer SHOES?! DX That's so typical... I don't get it, I really don't. That makes about as much sense as throwing out $2,000 bucks for a handbag. The MOST I'd put out for shoes is like $70 bucks, but ONLY if they look like this:

    pirate boots

    Jeans I can kind of understand. You spend like $5 bucks on a pair, chances are they'll rip within two weeks. Jeans NEED to have durable material that's gonna last for me.
  • mambotango Just Je... 2011/10/06 18:32:19
    mambotango
    +1
    NICE boots!
  • Just Je... mambotango 2011/10/07 04:09:21
    Just Jenn for Now
    I know, I want a pair like that so bad. Pirate boots and riding boots are the best.
  • L K 2011/09/30 03:33:33
    Handbags
    L K
    +1
    Where was the all of the above space to check? I love shoes, handbags, clothes....you name it!!!! Shop til you drop!
  • Shonny 2011/09/30 03:10:46
  • Sean 2011/09/30 02:44:29
    Concert tickets
    Sean
    +2
    From the choices given concert tickets would definitely be my choise.
    Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis
    Orchestra Hall
    Kennedy Center for Performing Arts DC
  • James 2011/09/30 02:14:54
    Jeans
    James
    +1
    Stupid, non-inclusive question. I was going to say family and food. Duh, how parochial of me!
  • Kaitlynn 2011/09/30 01:27:31
    Jeans
    Kaitlynn
    +2
    Jeans all the way...I love them...
  • LJmommy 2011/09/30 00:34:07
    Handbags
    LJmommy
    +1
    I'm not really big on bags anymore, but I used to be. I have to carry a diaper bag every where now, and I refuse to spend mega bucks on a bag that is going to have things spilled all over it or in it.
    I didn't even really go the designer route on bags 98% of the time. I just love pretty and interesting bags. Even my "diaper" bags are stylish. But still...relatively inexpensive. I do a lot of Marshall's shopping. This is my latest "diaper" bag, got it on clearance and Marshalls for $45. Or at least it's very close to this. It's a Michael Kors.
    michael korrs MK bags
  • marcie 2011/09/29 23:34:43
    Jeans
    marcie
    +2
    I have a jean fettish i guess but then my weight fluctuates so much i have to have a bunch of different sizes but I really would rather slurge on spa treatments.
  • tor 2011/09/29 20:36:49
    Handbags
    tor
  • yvajcner 2011/09/29 19:58:44
    Handbags
    yvajcner
    +2
    While I used to be a new bag or purse gal in college, since my Nook Color purchase I've been an avid reader and I often purchase on minimum 2 books a week not including the books I get my kids.
  • WolfEyes 2011/09/29 19:55:34
    Concert tickets
    WolfEyes
    +1
    Hookers & Drugs
  • ☂~Water... WolfEyes 2011/09/29 19:57:41
    ☂~WaterBabŸ~☂
    +4
    wow...lucky hookers!!! ;)
  • starguide ☂~Water... 2011/10/01 17:34:12
    starguide
    +1
    ohh,,,, you are online???
  • ☂~Water... starguide 2011/10/05 23:17:09
    ☂~WaterBabŸ~☂
    +1
    Was then & now sweetie....just not time between :))
  • 2226693 2011/09/29 19:10:30
  • sophs 2011/09/29 18:42:02
    Handbags
    sophs
    +1
    I know... such a cliche!
  • alex 2011/09/29 18:06:52
    Concert tickets
    alex
    +1
    also lingere and scrapbooking stuff XD
  • maggied45 2011/09/29 16:34:40
    Shoes
    maggied45
    +1
    Out of those listed - I'd have to pick shoes because I buy quality shoes, sneakers, etc. But I don't buy more than I need. The other stuff I don't care about so much.
  • Jordache 2011/09/29 15:42:49
    Jeans
    Jordache
    +3
    Don't get in the way of me and my jeans. Comfortable jeans.
  • Stef 2011/09/29 15:41:44
    Shoes
    Stef
    +1
    I loove Shoes & purses. I don't really splurge to buy them. I don't find the sense in spending 60.00 on one pair of shoes when i go to DSW and buy 2-3 pairs for 60.00.
  • GirlyGirl™ 2011/09/29 15:15:15
    Handbags
    GirlyGirl™
    I collect antique handbags, so I love to go to estate auctions every now and then. Other than that, a couple of hours in Chanel or D & G does my heart good.

    antique purses

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