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Today I did some purse shopping at the cozy little boutique down the road, Le Mart de Wal.  In yet another shocking life twist, the purse I'd previously purchased off television became, over the space of a few weeks, a pile of ripped netting and split zippers.  As opposed to my new one, which could last up to minutes.

My receipt dangled a chance at a thousand dollar gift card in exchange for taking an online survey, which I took, because I don't spend enough time at a keyboard in the vain hope that this will somehow translate into great heaps of money.

One of the questions asked what brought me to Le Mart de Wal, but since "utter desperation" was not one of the choices, I was forced to examine one of the others, which was "To buy something special for myself."  Because when I need to lift my spirits, I run straight to the live bait mini-fridge, stocked right between Pet Needs and Hannah Montana MaxiPads.

it's a wonderful world at:  mbe@drinktothelasses.com

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Reader Comments (11)

LOL! Le Mart de Wal! I prefer Tarzhay Boutique myself (aka Target)!

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara N

LOL. I had the same purse, for all of two days, then it did the same thing. Ripped to shreds and became utterly useless. Great product huh?

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlonna

HA! Hannah Montana maxi pads! I'm so glad I wasn't drinking coffee just then. My computer would have been the worse for it!


January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJess

But Alonna, it was made of GENUINE LEATHER. It was stamped right on the back of the purse! Why should it behave so?

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMB

'Genuine leather' yeah, but... of what kind of animal??

http://www.jibjab.com/originals/big_box_mart" rel="nofollow">This Jib Jab cartoon is a must-see for all Le Mart de Wal's costumers.

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

FWIW, I've had much better luck with Wal-Mart purses than Target ones. Every bag I've ever bought at Target dies a horrible death within weeks, usually of strap displacement. I don't like the ones I buy at Wal Mart, but they LAST. Which, oddly, I appreciate.

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZoe

I find that any trip to Wally World instantly makes me feel better about myself and my life in general. (I try not to judge others on their apperances bur how can you not at Wally World)

My favorite Wally World tale is: I bought the last copy of Breaking Dawn on CHristmas Eve as I had missed the Library and knew I could not make it to the 26th w/o reading the final chapter of the "saga", The book was damaged on the dust jacket and spine, knowing I would need to return it on the 26th I asked the cashier if I could in fact return it and would she write that the book was damaged on the receipt so I didn't encounter problems later.

My receipt read "Got book was messed up" with her initials. There's customer service for you.

You know I change bags every 3 weeks so I am fairly an expert in finding cheap but fun pocketbooks. I usually do really well at Kohl's and Boscov's on sale days. Target's bags are overpriced. I buy them on superclearance. There is a bag at Wally World I am keeping my eye on (yes, I can hear the irony as I write) but I am waiting for it to go on sale.

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKell Belle

Kell Belle, glad to see someone else calling it Wally World, too!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea


Ever since college. I kind of feel like Clark on the shopping trip with Cousin Eddy when I go in there.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKell Belle

Le Mart de Wal.... wonderful. Much better than "wally world"

My highbrow sis in law simply refers to the store in French "Mur Marché"

For all you Francophiles out there, She knows the proper form should be "marché de mur"(Mart the Wall) or "mur de marché "(Wall the Mart), but apparently this as close as a Minnahsnowtan can get to French highbrow when you're talking about the lowest common denomonator shopping establishment in the world. I never thought I would find a store that makes Big Lots, 99 Cent Stores and K-Mart look "swanky", until I walked into a Mur Marché.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRandom

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