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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 37

I bought this Fossil at the St. Vincent dePaul near me. Why would i buy ANOTHER black Fossil? My favorite black bag that looks a little like this is wearing out. When i saw this one, i thought ok, I’ll keep this for when that one gives out. What was I thinking?

This bag has a gusseted pocket with a zipper pocket above it on front, zipper pocket on back, two slip pockets inside, one great for a phone, and an interior zip pocket. Adjustable strap complete with the Fossil key and a lock fob. The more I describe it the more I like it. Plus, grommets.

If you like bag 36, email me with your name, your address, and bag 36 in the subject line. Three bags to go. Peace.

bag 30 – taken

Enjoy this cute baggallini crossbody. Two zipper pockets on front, one on back, card slots, pen loops, and another zipper pocket inside. Small and mighty. Adjustable strap. Awesome for travel.

If you like this bag, email me with bag 30, your name, and your address. Peace.

bag 8 – taken

Vintage is a relative term. In the library world, historical means at least 25 years ago. Today’s bag is certainly historical and definitely vintage. It’s a no-name bag ok someone who knows told me it’s likely Brooks Brothers, based on the pattern. I thought the pattern was elephants, but she says it’s a sheep suspended by a ribbon. Ok, is see that now. I got it at Goodwill for $6 years ago and it’s a collectible piece of art vs. a bag I would carry. It reminds me of the structured bags my mom and grandmothers had back in their day.

Fabric and pleather with feet, an adjustable strap converts a shoulder bag to a handbag. Gold hardware includes a gold ball zipper pull. The zipper moves smoothly which surprised me for a bag of this age. Best of all is the coin purse attached to a chain that has it’s own pocket in the bag,

If vintage is your thing and you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 8, your name, and your address. First come first served. Peace!

day 48

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So here we are with a favorite favorite bag that I didn’t use because I thought I might use it to go somewhere, but that didn’t happen. But I did decide to go and lay hands on it. It’s looking worn where some of the stitching came loose, but I don’t care. Of course, it’s a Fossil. It’s a bag I use for weeks and months until something happens where I need to switch. It’s big, and holds my water bottle and still fits inside my backpack. The adjustable strap is long so it acts as a crossbody and a shoulder bag.

Because I knew it was getting a bit worn, I already have a Fossil backup that I found at the St. Vincent de Paul sometime in the last six months. Being honest, it’s not as cool as this one. What I love most about this bag is that there’s a place for everything. Phone in the front zipper pocket, change in the pocket in front of the phone, keys in the snap pocket, and so on. There’s so many pockets and pouches – eight total. I searched the blog and found out that i bought it on April 16, 2013 for $6. Wow.

Sometimes what I do is try to find the bag online by describing it and finding a picture that hopefully has the name of the bag, then find a replacement. Ok I’ve only done that for shoes now that I think about it, but this bag is one I would try to replace or get repaired. Someday.

Mask is by Mother, a denim company in LA. Highly recommended.

day 47

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TJ Maxx teaches me a lot about shopping at the thrift store. The reason I find so many excellent bags is that I know what to look for. Sometimes, I end up buying a few bags from TJ. This Maurizio Taiuti called to me from the clearance rack for $39 at least nine or ten years ago.

Animal prints really never go out of style, and even if one particular print makes a comeback it’s never wrong to wear something that celebrates the beauty of nature and creation. It’s got a long crossbody strap and a slip pocket just the right size for my phone. Here it is in 2019 when I was out there for Episcopal Communicators in Denver at Starbucks when Sandra wanted something sweet after lunch.

bag 26

Here’s another one by the SAK. Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s gold with two interiors – the flap opens to an ample open space; unzip the zipper on the flap, and that opens to another large open area. It’s helpful to keep things organized. I would put my phone and wallet in the zippered side for more security, and my little zipper pouch with meds and lipsticks on the other side. Back pocket for a phone – but not those giant phones, people. The adjustable strap has a shoulder pad and it’s best used as a crossbody. Pretty sure I got this at the St. Vincent de Paul on Este.

I used to have another bag just like this in black pebbled leather, but I gave it away last year or the year before. For the first time, Nia and I did some math on this giveaway and through the years, I’ve given away over 240 bags. This is year 7, so… wow. I’ve changed in so many ways thanks to this Lenten practice, for which I’m grateful.

If you like shiny things, including this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 26, your name, your address. Thanks!

bag 3 – claimed

 

Let’s just go ahead and get this one out of the way. I have a thing for the mailbag or saddlebag style of purse. This Fossil bag is leather on the front and canvas on the back and interior. That’s yogurt on the bag; daggone Siggi is no joke, but it will clean with no problem. The strap is very adjustable and takes this bag from a shoulder bag to a crossbody.

I found this Fossil several years ago at the Mt. Washington Goodwill. Those were the days when the girls were still at Sands Montessori and I still went out there on a regular basis. I used to get out to the thrift stores once a week. My thrifting frequency is one of the most significant changes since I started this blog. Each year I go a little less often. GIving up this bag is a direct result of my new normal of infrequent thrift shopping. If you like it, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following: bag 3, your name, your address. Thanks!

Be sure to check back; bags that are still available won’t say “claimed.”

day 44

A newer to me Fossil that I got at Clothes Mentor last year. Coated cotton with leather trim, detachable adjustable strap, keys, and this supercool pattern. It’s got room for everything – even my laptop, if I use the strap. But it’s much cooler to carry it by the handles. And I gotta stay cool.

day 43

This Avorio hobo made in Italy was hanging at the Mt. Washington goodwill for $8. I almost injured myself snatching it from the rack. Those days are long gone, un/fortunately. Here’s more about it. Pebbled leather, neutral color, adjustble strap – and a black hole.

This year is a little more… at home. Yeah, that’s my foot and one of my New Balance lightweight runners. The goal here is to get a photo each day and sometimes that photo is more real than I’d like, but that’s ok – welcome to my life.