Category Archives: thrifting

day 48

This Coach purse was at the thrift store, and they clearly thought it was a fake. It’s not. It’s beautiful with a purple lining. It’s a lovely bag, with lots of pockets and pouches to keep it from being a black hole bag.

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day 46

Here’s my faithful Kipling complete with the little gorilla charm. This is a bag that can hold a lot but looks small. Water bottle fits. Crossbody strap – check. A place for everything – yes. This bag works.

day 45

Not a year goes by that I don’t use my Jil Sander dome bag. I almost fell down on my way to snatch it from the rack at goodwill years ago. Is is real? Well it’s lined with leather so you be the judge. Who fakes Jil Sander is the better question. Either way it’s a gorgeous bag.

day 44

Green is my favorite color, so a green purse at the thrift store has a higher percentage chance of being bought than most other colors. Then there are designers that I prefer that have a higher percentage chance of being bought. So when there’s a green patent leather Cole Haan purse for $5 it’s as good as sold. It’s pretty roomy with space for my water bottle as long as it doesn’t leak. It doesn’t.

day 43

This Vera Bradley frame purse practically made me buy it at the Woodlawn goodwill this past winter. I really love frame bags and couldn’t leave without this purse. It’s very roomy and boasts a front pocket perfect for a phone or keys. This look was perfect for a spring Sunday that started off at church.

day 41

Found this Fossil backpack at the mount Washington goodwill. I used to get lots of fabulous bags here, but the selection has changed. I was glad to find this even is there’s no key. Lower right corner has the name embossed. I was using this one for weeks before the fifty days of Easter. My water bottle fits perfectly. I really am getting down to the wire – very few purses left.

day 40

My all time favorite Fossil bag. I use this one a LOT. Everything has its place: keys – snap pouch; phone – front zipper pocket. More pockets and pouches than I can handle. Perfect crossbody strap length. I just love it. This was goodwill gold. So I took the photo with a few of my other favorite things: beaded basket for desk trinkets and keys, and my photo book/frame with my favorite pic of the girls all wearing pink.