DH to me [translating for his grandmother]: What brand is the bag?
DH to his grandmother: It's Co-chee.
MIL: Oh, CO-CHEE!
My SIL and I turned to each other, shared a look, then burst out laughing.
MIL to me: Why buy Co-chee? Me, I don't work and I have a Co-chee. Points to her bag. Grandma too. You work.
Caught off guard, I was trying to form a response, but she continued instead.
MIL: I can take you to Nordstrom Rack or outlet to buy a Co-chee.
Me: It's ok... the bag I want is new, so not many stores have it right now.
Hopefully I didn't offend anyone by sharing, because this conversation made my night, hahaha. From DH knowing to pronounce Coach the "Asian way" so his relatives would understand, to committing two faux pas in my MIL's eyes -- taking a step backwards in the status ladder and not buying at outlet-level prices.