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bag 10 – claimed

I admit I tried to give patent leather Fossil bag in the past, then ended up keeping it. Cute as it may be, this time it’s going. Period.

You know I love Fossil bags; like actual fossils, they vary so much it’s sometimes hard to believe they’re all from the same company. This one has tortoise style accents at the straps, lots of interior organization, and it’s real patent leather.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 11, your name, your address. Thanks!

bag 9

If there’s a bag giveaway, you can be sure that there will be a few by the sak. I really love this brand for the quality and for the linings – they’re usually colorful and fun. This small/medium crossbody bag is no exception with soft pebbled leather, brass hardware, adjustable strap, and sky blue lining. I also like the braided zipper pull and organized interior. Got this one thrifting at the St. Vincent de Paul. The sak also makes coated cotton bags with wild designs, and my favorite one is what I call the peace bag. Lots of bags have peace signs but this one actually has the word peace with lots of birds and other whimsical images. I also have a the sak wallet that I got at Goodwill for $4 several years ago and it’s still in excellent shape.

The other thing I really love about the sak, in general, is that they don’t use capital letters for their logo sometimes. They are also very socially and environmentally conscious and care about people around the world. Check our their vision here.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 9, 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.”

bag 2

This Liz Claiborne bag packs lots of details into a little bag. Zoom in and view the strap detail, small studs, buckles, and the signature Liz Claiborne brushed logo. I think I got this one at Goodwill, but honestly, I can’t remember so it may have been St. Vincent.

I have several LC bags and have given lots away because they are high quality, beautiful, strong bags with the softest leather. As Jaiya says, periodt.

These photos are from last Eastertide during the 50 favorite bags part. My Toyota Sienna died last June, and I got a new car just before the new year. So I wanted to honor my car of 13+ years by sharing some pics while I give away some bags.

If you’d like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com and say bag 2, your name, your address. Thanks!

 

 

day 42

Linda Pelle bag that I don’t use as much as I would because it’s too heavy. But I can’t part ith it because it’s got so many of my favorite qualities: soft, pebbled, perforated leather; bushed silver hardware, butter zipper. Here’s a bit more about it from the past. I did enjoy carrying it, but – it’s heavy. I have a cervical (back) issue where I really shouldn’t carry these gorgeous bags. I even took off the strap! If you like quality bags and not their price tags, check out Clothes Mentor.

day 19

Liz Claiborne small bag with leopard sides and lots of details. New to me from the Woodlawn goodwill for $6 – don’t forget your senior discount if you’re over 50. We’ve earned it.