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Thread: Bow-Tucked at Hancocks

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    The other day I went to Hancock Fabrics in Birm. Al for their fleace sale-54% off all fleace. Saw a very nice lady about 50yrs old with a beautiful pink paisley sort of bag. I told her "What a lovely bag you have, I love the colors and pattern. Would you mind telling me what pattern you used?" She looked me straight in the eye and said,"This is a Laura Ashley bag-and cost over $100." All I could think of to say was,"Well its still a beautiful bag." She stormed off. I have thought about this and everytime I do, I giggle.

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    wow..

    I can buy a LOT of fabric for over $100.

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    Funny

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    Lololol!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    wow..

    I can buy a LOT of fabric for over $100.
    :thumbup:

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    LOL!!!!

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    I had a lady look at a quilt that came "free" from an on line store that I bought a bunch of clothes and other necessities from. It was a bonus for spending over $100. I kept it and planned to use for a dog blanket. She went on and on about it and asked me if I could make her one and how much. It was ugly...cheap material and poorly made. Who can figure people out.
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    We have a little gift store down town that carries a huge selection of Vera Bradley bags. The prices are outragious, I saw a little change purse I liked, looked at price tag and almost fainted, LOL. So, I bought a pattern and made my own, now I prefer to make my own bags and spend the money on fabric.

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    Well excuse mmmeeee! As she proudly walked off! Just think how many we could make for 100.00! People are funny-who would of thought a Laura Ashley instead of a Vera Bradley!!

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    my 11yr old GD had to have a Vera Bradley laptop backpack So Pappy bought her one for school $100.00. He better not complain when I spend that much on quilting

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    I bet she took it home and never used it again.

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    I always tell the gals around here in the office you are only paying for the name, there is no love in those laura ashley or vera wang bags...and I tell them I could make the same bag for a fraction of what they paid for there bags....but some are just materialistic...I giggle at them too...

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    I know someone that is that way, too. Someone commented on her little daughter's dress and she said "It should be pretty for what we paid for it. It's a ???" and I can't remember the name. Can't believe so many people put so much emphasis on price.
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    i hear you on that - went in on a shower gift for a co-worker. she wanted a vera bradley diaper bag - cost around 125!!!! yikes - i kept thinking what a waste but she is one of those types. funny thing they said when they were buying it for her that she could use after the baby for a regular purse - haven't seen her carrying it into work yet!!!

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    What I couldn't do with 100.00 and my favorite on-line fabric stores!!!

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    For $100 you could have made FIVE of those bags...that is what angered her, IMO.
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    My mom made me a Vera Bradley bag, with Vera Bradley fabric. I wish I would have thought of a good line when people commented on it. Instead, I just said, "Thank you, my mom made it for me." I ALWAYS get compliments on every purse she makes for me. Never do I get a compliment on purchased bags. I wanted to make my daughter (have my mom make) a diaper bag for her 1st child (girl). She instead went to Neiman (sp?) Marcus and got a Petuna Pickle Bottoms purse that was on a 'ridiculous sale'. They normally sell for $170.00!!!! She did not get that buying sense from her mother! She claims all her friends have it and they hold up really well.... kids these days.. (she's 25)...lol

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    I was in a Laura Ashely store....all the bags look production line constructed...not real wild about most of the fabrics she uses either. One of the cutest bags I ever made was made with fabric I found at a garage sale for 1.00 a yard LOL

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    How about the people that buy 100$ purses and then ask you to make one and when you tell them the price they just say oh that much. But will pay $$$$ for a name brand not handmade. I just shake my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    wow..

    I can buy a LOT of fabric for over $100.
    Me too especially at 54% off-I got 28yds of Batiks the other day ago and after my Sr.discount and Preferred Customer disc. I only spent $49.08 yep I'm still walking on a cloud and patting myself on the back for saving over $175 :-) :-)

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    oh how funny....some people think we ALL wear/know name brands...to this day I think Vera Bradley bags are UGLY....and yet I have a friend that will pay $200 for one..WHY????

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    Wow, she sure missed a great compliment if she had just thought about what you said and what she could have said.
    I would have said thank you so much for the compliment

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    She was a S N O B
    with a capital "S".
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    LMBO. She spent that much on a bag that someone had the audacity to think is home made. Poor thing. (Not really) She sounds pretty materialistic (and I don't mean that in the complimentary fabric way...)

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    My DD had the same experience complementing a woman on her quilted purse. "your purse is beautiful! Did you make it?"

    Woman answers very huffy"I did NOT! It's a Vera Wang!"

    DD said 'Oh. never mind then"

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