I thought of you ladies when I read this!
My mama always taught me to try to get a good deal when you can. But something I have learned along the way is you get what you pay for. I have never wanted a purse that was a label brand nor would I be so superficial to make people think that I spent that much. It's very immature. If I wanted the expensive bag because I liked it that much, I'd buy the real thing. They are much better quality.
The toothpaste thing was just gross!
In the frequently relevant (to so many debates on Ivillage) words of Inigio Montoya from The Princess Bride "You keep using that