If you like to travel, or if you like to have a place for everything and everything in its place, this is your bag. This quilted nylon Travelon bag is a crossbody in the truest sense. It’s got more pockets pouches and secret compartments than most bags i’ve seen. Zipper pockets front and back are great for passports and tickets, especially the back pocket. I dare someone! Lift the flap and you have a mesh zipper pouch inside the front flap. Then the front section zips down on the sides so you can reach all your cards and do–dads. The main section also unzips to give you more room inside. It’s crazy. I thought about counting the storage options but the thought made me tired. I know it’s vintage because of the space on the strap for a flip phone. Don’t worry – it’s the perfect size for sanitizer or a small deck of cards. Or, as Jaiya suggests, candy.
So maybe I really went overboard with the Vera Bradley situation. They were $5 and $6 so whatever. This one has an adjustable strap to go from shoulder to cross body. Very roomy inside with some interior organization. I can assure you that my water bottle is in that bag. I need to start posting some of the brown black and gray bags or you’re going to think it’s a complete colorfest. IT’S NOT.
Email me at email@example.com with bag 14. There are several unclaimed bags – get them before I take them to Dress for Success.
Last year when I went to the Episcopal Communicators conference at Kanuga, I had a rental car so I went into town to get… provisions. Lo and behold there was a little Goodwill shop and even though time was short, I HAD to go in. I found two great bags – the other one is also in the giveaway – and this one turns out is JUST like a Perlina bag that I have, with the main difference being this is pebbled leather and my Perlina bag is smooth.
This is a purse that acts like a tote. It has two zippered areas on the outer walls of the bag (they’re unzipped above) and the inner area closes with two magnets It holds a lot of stuff and has organization galore. This is one of those purses people carry and never switch. Good old Tignanello – a brand I know and love. And as you can see it was $3.75. WHAT??? I had to rescue it.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if bag 9 is for you.
Here’s a bag modeled by my sweet baby Jaiya that may or may not be a Balenciaga. If it’s fake, it’s a great fake. The zippers flow like butter and the leather is soft and supple. It’s probably fake, but whatever. I got it for $20 at the St. Vincent de Paul in Mt. Washington last year after leaving it, thinking about it and going back for it. But after all of that research and thinking and driving I haven’t used it. I can’t explain why so instead I’m offering it to you. If you don’t care if it’s real or not and just like big soft slouchy totes with menswear touches, email me at email@example.com with bag 4.
If you scroll back through older posts from this year and it doesn’t say clamied in the title, the bag is still up for grabs. So go for it.
Found this bag at Clothes Mentor and got it even though it’s heavy. I could not resist the perforated leather. You can zip and unzip without having to hold anything. Next time you unzip your anything, ask yourself: did I have to use my other hand to get it done. By linea pelle.
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.
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.