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bag 39

The last black vintage Fossil of Joy’s and mine is up for grabs today, which seems completely appropriate for Good Friday. Supper pocket on outer flap, and zipper pocket under the flap on the front of bag. Slip pocket on the back. Zippered divided interior with a zipper pocket on the back wall. With three sections inside it’s easy to stay organized. The strap is adjustable which is why the strap is sticking out – we were playing with the length, and Joy usually had it on the longest length for the crossbody effect.

I really wondered about giving this up, but decided to do so if someone else can use it. Full disclosure: it smells faintly of old school powder. Some of you know what i mean!

If you like this vintage Fossil. email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with your name, your address, and bag 39. Check out the available bags to see if there’s anything you’d like to claim. Remaining bags will be donated. Peace.

bag 36

Here’s a cute luxe fabric shoulder bag by HaloMiner, a company created by two parents from Sands Montessori. Recycled fabrics that feel great if your’e sensory, this bag features an interior pocket and snap closure. The flower detaches for a clean look or wear it elsewhere. I’d call these colors dusty burgundy and dusty blue/gray. Kaia has a few HaloMiner bags and since she uses the other two more and this one was new with the tag, she gave it to me to add to the giveaway. She’s holding it with her WHHS Carpe Diem t shirt.

If you’re interested in bag 36, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with your name, address, and bag 36 as the subject line. Peace.

bag 23

Vintage backpack from Pier 1. I’m pretty sure I got this in the 1990s, possibly earlier. It’s one of those pieces I can’t remember not having. There’s lots of stuff I had in my late high school and college days I wish I still had, but I won’t get into specifics. This is a cotton drawstring backpack with a shell border that I’ve used sporadically through the years but more enjoy as art.

If you like bag 23, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 23, your name, and your address. If you’re waiting for delivery of a bag, please be patient. I don’t get out much, so please bear with me. Peace.

bag 12 – taken

Vintage Fossil satchel with plenty of space inside. This is one of my dear friend Joy’s bags that introduced me to the Fossil brand. Complete with contrast stitching and the classic key. If you’re interested in this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 12, your name, and your address. Peace.

bag 11 – taken

Holding on to memories through things is tricky. My mom died 20 years ago this August, and my dear friend Joy died three years ago. Or was it four? Either way – I got this purse from Joy after she died. She got it from my mom’s collection after Mom died. I have a few of Joy’s bags, and a few of Mom’s bags. This is not one I love enough to keep. My mom left LOTS of stuff behind.

Vintage Nine West purple crossbody camera bag style holds more than you’d think thanks to its boxy shape. Large zippered compartments split 1/3 with a separate zipper from the larger 2/3 compartment. slip pocket on front with snap closure, adjustable strap.

If you want to bring the 80s back to your wardrobe or if purple is your fav, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 11, your name, and your address.

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day 42

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Shopping at Clothes Mentor always teaches me something. I’d never heard of Linea Pelle until I looked up the brand while considering whether or not to buy this purse. Once I zipped and unzipped the zippers a few times and finally stopped touching this supersoft leather, I decided it was worth the $14 they were asking. Plus, I love perforated bags. Period.

Today I checked online an found this bag in cognac on Poshmark for $70. You can find others on Amazon ranging from $198-$245, unless you want vegan.

I love everything about this bag except one thing. It’s heavy. I have some physical issues that require me to lighten my load. The only way I can do that with this bag is to take off the shoulder strap and carry it like a satchel. That means I don’t use it as often as I’d like. But maybe I can carry it around the house.

 

day 41

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Here’s a bag my daughter bought for me – she actually bought one for both of us. It’s a Sherpani Soleil AT – Anti-Theft bag, perfect for travel. It’s got almost everything I’ve been looking for in a backpack, much of which I covered yesterday in my Hap Tim backpack post. The one element this bag has that Hap Tim doesn’t is that you can tuck away the backpack straps. That’s one of the most important features I seek.  But, it doesn’t have the frame opening I’ve been looking for.

It does fit a lot of stuff, though – I could get almost everything into it that i had in my Hap Tim except for a large hardbound planner. I probably could have crammed it in, and it definitely would fit if i took my purse out. Overall, it’s a really great bag – and if you want anti-theft features with cool style, look no further. Check out their website for all the safety features.  The water bottle holders are a very stretchy material that lay flat when not in use. Best of all, it’s wearable four ways – crossbody, shoulder bag, tote, and backpack. Wait, is that what’s best? Or is it that it stands up by itself? It’s so hard to choose.

Almost forgot! I reviewed this bag in this video.

day 40

IMG_1871Let me introduce you to my new member of the family, my Hap Tim frame backpack tote. I bought this bag from Amazon – and believe me, I tried to get it another way but couldn’t. So after a lot of research – because I do use Amazon to research and read reviews – this bag had so many good reviews, and was only $29.99 – I decided to check it out. Before I bought it, I found an independent blog post raving about this bag. I’d already bought three backpacks and sent them back, and those cost three times as much. I figured, what could it hurt? And not that $30 is chump change, but I figured if i don’t like it, I’ll give it to one of my girls. Well, that ain’t happening.

I did a video review of this bag, but I’ll hit the highlights. Let’s do a list:

  1. frame bag opening – see below
  2. stands up on its own
  3. bright interior so it’s not a black hole
  4. a place for everything, just like my Swissgear –  four pockets on front, large slip pocket inside for a tablet and an even bigger padded pocket for a laptop WITH A VELCRO STRAP so it doesn’t fall out
  5. luggage strap to go over your luggage handle
  6. two handles with a snap closure so they’re not flopping around
  7. padded mesh backpack straps easily adjustible in front
  8. water bottle pockets on the side that have elastic to keep them flat when not in use – no diaper bag look! And they also make diaper bags, so this could have gone horribly wrong.
  9. I love it! Check out my video.

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day 38

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Here’s a bag I really love even though it’s not a crossbody or backpack. But c’mon – it’s FRINGE. Ombre fringe. And blue isn’t even my favorite color – but who cares? This bag is LIT. It’s a Holding Horses tote by Anthropologie that I found at Clothes Mentor. If you don’t know about Clothes Mentor – you should check them out if you like bags. They have great bags from lots of brands including high-end designer bags. Clothes Mentor is in the Once Upon a Child and Plato’s Closet family but for grown ass women. I also love them for clothes, and sometimes shoes – gotta be careful with resale shoes, people.