day 8


tignanello black pebbled leather structured hobo

tignanello. one of my first forays into the fabulous world of pebbled leather. i bought this bag in 1995 at tj maxx. i shopped there a lot when my oldest was a baby and my husband was in grad school. i’ve used it as a diaper bag, briefcase, purse, airplane carry on… it’s a great bag that holds a lot, not just my requsite magazine and water bottle. today, i carried my stuff + 4 mags, water bottle and spill-proof coffee mug. multiple zipper pockets inside and out ensure a place for everything, which is great for the perpetually disorganized. (who, me?)

18 years later, the bag still looks great. it feels weird to say that the bag is a comfort to me, but it is. i can’t explain it. but it’s the bag i reach for when i don’t know what else to use.


zipper pull detail

i’ve obtained a lot of bags since i bought this, but its definitely in my top 10. maybe even top 5. we’ll see as the days go on. i think i paid something like $49 for it, which was not my usual m. o. but i fell in love with the leather and thought it would be a good investment. buying it taught me that it’s worth it to pay for quality. it’s even more worth it to buy quality bags at thrift store prices! hence, the quest continues.

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