Brown suede no-name shoulder bag with grommets and fringe. You KNOW with my nutty crunchy brown-loving girl this left the thrift store post-haste. Tan paisley interior lining behind the grommets only. She’s over it, so it’s up for grabs.
If you like bag 38, email me at email@example.com with your name, your address, and bag 38. Peace.
A long time ago, Nine West had more leather bags than pleather. There’s nothing wrong with pleather. This is a brown soft pebbled leather shoulder bag with a smooth leather handle. It unbuckles to switch with other handles you might have. That might sound crazy, but “they” sell that kind of thing, like woven colorful handles of different lengths. Inside zip pocket and outside divided slip pocket. I never used this; I got it from the thrift store for Kaia who used to LOVE brown. It looks like the person who gave it up didn’t use it, either.
This bag is an art piece for me, and I can’t keep all the art. This is a very cute Fossil cognac leather satchel with a zip closure. Doctor bag style opening, so it opens wide. Zipper pocket inside with woven handles. I got this at Goodwill years ago for $6, I think. It’s been sitting on my dresser, stuffed with scarves that I of course did not wear because i could not see them. I’m an out of sight, out of mind person, especially when it comes to scarves.
You already know I love vintage bags, and here’s one Kaia pulled from the pile for today. I have no idea of the brand, but do know its patent leather as in real leather vs pleather. I don’t know how old it is, but it’s at least 60s or 70s because that’s when i was a little kid and my grandmother’s purses looked like this on the inside. The interior fabric is stiff with some backing, one zipper pocket and one slit pocket. What sold me was the frame with clasp closure. I love frame bags. Brown really isn’t my color, though, so off it goes.
If you dig vintage and like bag 14, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 14, your name, and your address. And now i’m all caught up.
It happens sometimes that I fall asleep before I post the day’s bag. Here is bag 9 – UGG from Goodwill. Here’s the original post where I tell the story of getting this bag eight years ago. If I didn’t have this post I’d forget everything except the location.
It’s still in pretty good shape, but you might need some fabric glue in a place on the strap. If you like bag 9, hmu at email@example.com with bag 9, your name, your address. Peace!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 8, your name, and your address. First come first served. Peace!
This gorgeous bag is by Isabella Fiore. I got it at Clothes Mentor a few years ago for $18. I couldn’t believe this gorgeous bag was only $18!! Beautiful leather, butter zippers, and look at the zipper pull! Beautiful. Full size pics so you can see every little detail. Enjoy.
Over here playing with Sandra doing FB live talking about the bags she got in this year’s giveaway made me feel like I’d done my blog post for today! But here it is just after midnight and lo and behold I realized I hadn’t. But I’m settled in and not going to find a bag, so here’s a throwback. I got this bag at the Tri-County Lane Bryant-so let that be an indicator that it was many years ago, at least 12-15. I remember seeing someone with it in the store who was about to buy it, so i got the last one. Someone tried to buy it from me in the store! You know my answer was a gentle and firm BACK UP.
This bag is best carried on the arm, but has a shoulder/crossbody strap hands-free moments. Usually, I carry this bag in the fall/winter, but last year I carried it just so it would be in the Easter celebration. I don’t get compliments on all of my bags but I always get at least one a day when I carry this baby. Not this year, though. This year of going nowhere means my stuff is still in a bag from a couple of days ago.
Here’s one I got at TJ Maxx a few years ago by Echo. I got this same bag in two different patterns and used the other one more than this one. I couldn’t even give it away because the design wore off the top of the bag. This one is in much better shape. It’s great for carrying all my stuff, including a laptop, as long as it’s in a sleeve. There’s a cool outside pocket that’s only attached at the top, which makes the perfect phone pocket.
Full disclosure: I almost quit the blog a couple of days ago. I haven’t talked about COVID-19 much, but my husband and I are high risk. Anytime one of us coughs or sneezes, we’re looking around like, “who was that? Are you ok?” So it’s a very stressful time for everyone, of course, and we’re no different. The other day, one of us got sick, and I felt like the blog was irrelevant. But, we still have lots to be thankful or and to celebrate in this Easter season. I’m grateful we’re all doing ok and managing our symptoms, taking our medicine, adding health practices, and doing our best to lose weight and keep stress down. We have to do everything we can to be proactive so that we can minimize our risk factors. Take care of yourselves and each other, friends. Take care and peace.
A vintage leather tooled bag that reminds me of my mom that I said I’d never get rid of us up for grabs today. I’m tired, missed a day yesterday, and don’t feel like talking about how much my mom loved bags like this. Someone out there will love this bag and use it well.
If you like bag 31, email me at email@example.com with bag 31, your name, your address.