Purse and Shoe Gene

by Sherry Riter in Product

As women, we are born with two genes that men are not privy to nor do we really want them to have them either. They are called the purse and shoe gene. I believe that I was born without them and that my daughter got a double dose instead! She excels in the art of purses and shoes. Actually, she could receive a diploma for her skills in having me pay for “one more pair, please!” Am I hearing a unanimous “Oh yeah! Go Alyssa!” from you all?!

If I had a purse gene, I would have to marry a billionaire because my tastes tend to be quite expensive. For instance, I totally love the Botkier Bruce Hobo bag. Isn’t it just adorable? I can’t even bear to tell you the price, so you will just have to click over and look for yourself, but please make sure you’re sitting down. I am not going to be held responsible if you hit your head on the corner of the desk as you faint.

Botkier Bruce HoboBotkier Bruce Hobo

I told you it was beautiful!

I also like purses that are slightly different and loud like the Dooney & Bourke Plaid Messenger Crossbody. It is a happy yellow color and has a long strap to keep the purse hanging in style. If I was going to spend that much money on a purse, I would definitely want it to be the accent of my whole appearance and the yellow definitely grabs your attention quickly. I’m sure my daughter will say, “Ugh,” but she doesn’t know everything!

Dooney & Bourke Plaid Messenger Crossbody

There are also a lot more economical purses shown on the site, but I figured if I was going to dream, I might as well do it big.

Of course, I do love cute shoes and boots too and since it is so easy to order online, I’m not sure how long I will be able to deny the urge to join my daughter in the extravaganza. It was with great ease that I flipped through all 94 pages of boots and found at least five pair on each page all of which are just adorable!

Take my word for it…you do not want to look at the price of these Giuseppe Zanotti boots, but they are gorgeous.

Be still my beating heart! Are you shaking and drooling over the beauty? I don’t think I’ve seen so many purses and boots in one place…ever! I think I need to get five more jobs so that I can have some new shoes.

Maybe I have the gene after all.

Hmmm….that is truly dangerous. Where do you think your purse and shoe gene rank on a scale from 1-10?

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1 eblebco December 10, 2010 at 12:52 am

I totally understand the shoe and purse gene. Well, maybe the shoe gene. I can't wear the heels but if I could I would have one of each!

The yellow purse is totally you. 🙂

My question is…"But must we always have to explain why we need another pair of shoes?" Shouldn't it just me known that it comes with the estrogen that flows through our blood?

Love the post!!!


2 arohanui December 10, 2010 at 2:06 am

You definitely have the genes! I have the handbag gene, without question. I am always attracted to the most expensive handbag in the shop…and I own more Oroton (http://www.oroton.com/view-all-bags/w1/i1001245/) bags than I probably should.

Shoes however another story. Although the bag and shoe genes are clearly located close to each other on the X chromosome, I may have missed it. Or perhaps it has been suppressed by an overactive bag gene? I am only now starting to take an interest in shoes and none of them have heels quite that high!

Great post 🙂


3 Colleen December 10, 2010 at 9:43 am

🙂 You make me smile!

I love that yellow purse, that one is right up my alley! But normally I am not so much a "purse"woman as I am a big casual Indian style fits-a-few-books sort of bag.:)

As for shoes, I do love them but have found lately I love the comfy ones on and the super stylish ones for eye candy!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and are feeling happy today!


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