Mission #2 Complete! Forever Bag in Hand…

Ahhh! My Forever Louis Vuitton Bag.

Forever Bags – 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.

Post purchase at the Louvre.

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!

  • ParisReally
    Posted at 07:38h, 11 March Reply


    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 09:09h, 11 March Reply

      If you are going to have a forever bag, I guess you have to forever drool!

  • Leah Travels
    Posted at 09:56h, 04 March Reply

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! I’ve always believed in quality and not quantity. I splurge on watches, but I might need to add purses. Good for you. Enjoy!

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 16:02h, 05 March Reply

      Hi Leah,
      I can’t imagine if I diversified into watches too! LOL!
      The bag is serving me well so far. It’s large enough to travel with all the things I need on the airplane, but not too big that I can’t use it everyday as well.
      Thanks for reading Leah and for taking the time to comment.

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