bag #14

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When you get to know and like purses as much as I do, you get to know brands. While a name brand  doesn’t necessarily mean better quality, in the bag world that’s often exactly what it means. So when I’m shopping for bags at the thrift store, there’s a certain technique that I deploy to find the gold amongst the rubble.

One day at my favorite Goodwill boutique, I was scanning the racks when I saw this bag. Bright, pebbled leather, structured hobo, silver hardware – I snatched it so fast from the rack I would have injured anyone unfortunate enough to be nearby. Stone Mountain is a brand I grew up associating with quality. I still use a green Stone Mountain that I bought around 13 years ago; I wrote about it here. If you like this reddish-orangish and brown bag, email me at

TAKEN – thanks.

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