I never understood just why the hell sacks of dried cow flesh sell for so much goddamned money. Seriously, I know people want to talk about the quality of the leather and the design but it's all a load of baloney because at the end of the day these are leather freaking sacks we're talking about. 

So what happens if you're dumb enough to waste a ton of money on a designer leather handbag that doesn't do much more than hold your stuff, and some child vomits on it?

You demand that it be replaced, like this woman whose precious Louis Vuitton bag suffered the aftermath of a young boy's barf attack.


The kid upchucked while on a plane and the owner of the purse was sitting behind him. Unfortunately, some of his barf got on the floor and made its way to the bag.

The woman wasn't all too happy that her $1,100 purse stunk to high hell and demanded the kid's parents pay for either pro-cleaning or a whole new bag.


The mom of the vomiting kid posted about the incident on Mumsnet:

"We were on a long haul flight and there was a lot of turbulence. DC2 [Dear Child 2, meaning second child] vomited everywhere halfway through flight. We cleared it all up." 

"Hour later, lady behind my seat speaks to my DH [Dear Husband], saying, 'hope your son is ok, but he was sick and it’s on my handbag.' We apologise and she says, 'no, it’s on my handbag, it’s very expensive and you need to get your insurance to pay for it to be repaired / cleaned.'"

"It was a Louis Vuitton bag and it’s worth £900!! We took photos of the bag and there was nothing on it. She said she’d cleaned off what she could after the vomit had pooled down the floor to her bag."

"I said I couldn’t see any damage to the bag at all – and she said it was the smell that was now 'ingrained.'"

After the family had landed, the woman sent a follow-up email to the mother saying that Louis Vuitton hadn't been able to get the smell out of her purse and demanded the mother pay for a new one.

And commenters were divided on the issue.


Some commenters thought that the mom was definitely "liable" and that "this is what travel insurance is for." While others said that the woman should be "ignored" and that she's a "fool for spending [so much] on a handbag."

Do you think the mom should cough up the money and replace the bag?