On Mar. 7, a 24-year-old woman left her $4,800 Chanel purse sitting all by its expensive lonesome at The Dalloway in SoHo. Want to guess what happened next? Yup, someone snatched it up when she went to go to the bathroom, taking $3,000 in cash, $1,000 in Euros, a $1,500 Louis Vuitton wallet, an $1,800 "vintage" Gucci watch, $350 Prada shades, $300 Les Copains glasses and $200 Laura Mercier makeup.
The lesson here is to keep your expensive purse with all of its expensive contents on your person at all times.