here’s a cute crossbody bag from a Target collab with Orla Kiely. I got into Orla Kiely bags in 2020 when i got into a backpack search at the beginning of the 2020 lockdown. something about staying home made me want to find the perfect backpack. why backpacks? our trip to Spain proved to me that crossbodies were not going to cut it anymore; i needed bags to evenly distribute the weight of my stuff. pretty much, that means backpacks. for work, i’d been carrying a swissgear backpack with a purse inside along with my work stuff. now that i don’t need to carry work stuff, i seek stylish backpacks that look cute but carry a laptop, mags, journals, etc.
enter Orla Kiely’s backpack. it was fabulously stylish. and extremely expensive! once it went on sale or i got a coupon or something i bought it. once i got it, that was it. i started searching online thrift stores for other bags. i got a couple, including this bag from the Target collab. now, i am a huge fan of Target collabs ever since the first one with Isaac Mizrahi in 2003. having two houses for 11 years meant i couldn’t always afford those collabs, so i missed the Orla Kiely one. I got this piece from ThredUp, an online thrift store that i… frequent. ok. i visit it often. due to this blog and all of the years i’ve given away bags, i don’t shop as often as i browse. but i’ve gotten a few bags that i opened the box and said “ah, one for the giveaway.”
this is a very cute floral bag with Kiely’s graphic style in red and cream colored flowers with black center dots. it’s got an adjustable strap, snap pocket on the back, and a zipper pocket on the front. the top zipper on the front is the opening to the body of the bag. the car print lined interior has a slip pocket. it’s in great shape, but if you’re familiar with her bags, it’s not coated cotton. it’s cute and very lightweight, more like the baggallini purses i love for traveling. so if you like shapes, graphic designs, flowers, and red, this could be your bag. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and bag 2: orla kiely target collab and i’ll be in touch.