On a mission
Louis Vuitton Forever Bag – the magical wonder of finding a purse that you know you will keep and cherish forever! Mission #2 was to go to Louis Vuitton and purchase such a bag. Mission #1 was to head to the Louvre, but since my hotel was switched to a location across the street from LV, I could not resist stopping by there prior to walking to the Louvre.
After I checked into my hotel room I then headed across the street to Café de Flore for a much-needed cup of café au lait. Once perked up, I wandered across the street to peek in the window of Louis Vuitton. The plan was for me to be cool about this purchase…window shop, head to the Louvre for Mission #1 and return to LV after lunch. As the saying goes, the best laid plans…
I sauntered past the window, hands twitching in my gloves, expecting to see some fab bags, but not necessarily the specific gem that I was pursuing. Nooo! There it was front and center and I swear it was eye-balling me. Maybe it was the jet lag effect, but I swear I heard angels singing, “Ahhhhhh!” as I stared back at my future Forever Bag. I am also pretty sure that my jaw was agape and drool was escaping from the corners of my mouth. The next thing I recall, I was inside Louis Vuitton feeling warm and fuzzy and inquiring about my Forever Bag.
Was I asking about the bag in English or French? Perhaps it was Franglish, but clearly I was speaking the universal language of leather goods because within nano seconds the saleswoman showed up with the deliciously designed Artsy Damier Azur shoulder purse I desired. After I confirmed that I would receive the VAT back thus saving me hundreds of dollars, I succumbed to the ways of the evil temptress saleswoman and dared to look at accompanying accessories, proving the popular children’s book true that If you Give a Moose a Muffin, she’s going to want some jam to go with it. The “savings” I made more than covered a matching small makeup pouch that fits perfectly inside. Enough justification, it was time to get outside into the fresh air. The intoxicating Louis Vuitton leather-filled air proved too addictive and no match for this gal.
The entire transaction took less than 15 minutes and before I knew it, I was out the door headed to the Louvre grinning from ear to ear with my new fab bag on my shoulder. I will always remember the best souvenir ever from Paris – my Forever Bag. Mission complete!