The clutch was not something I'd intended on buying, it was $60, so it was a bit expensive, but the moment I held it was in love. I'm a very hands-on shopper. I touch, I hold, I smell, I parade around in front of the mirrors. The soft buttery leather, the scent, how it looked when I held it up against my trench caused me to completely fall in love. I left the store.
I went back for it.*
My Sister told me that I looked like a clown - this is not the first time she has critiqued something of mine in such a way. In fact, there is even a theme. Apparently if I wear something yellow with a fun collar, I become a member of the circus.
Mustard Cords Gap - Sweater Gap - Booties Madden Girl - Trench Coat London Fog Thrifted - Fur Collar Thrifted - Color Block Clutch Zara - Sequined Collar KARL - Rings Gift, The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Fedora Market in Italy - Nail Polish Essie Fair Game
*This shopping experience went down shortly after I attended the KARL launch - a clothing line launch without any actual clothing on site.
I know they were trying to be unique and modern and embracing the times where we all just shop on our iPhones, but I can honestly say that if that clutch had just been an image on a screen, I would have liked it, but thought that $60 was too expensive and moved on. It was the tactile experience which made it impossible for me to forget about the bag and the reason I ultimately purchased it.
Online shopping may have it's conveniences, but I don't believe it can ever replace or compare to holding something in your hands.