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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 40


Adrienne Vittadini pebbled leather bag on stage at Music Hall


zipper pull


chillin at home, empty

when i have multiple events in a day, like going to work then going to a concert, i have to think extra hard about what to use. normally i would switch bags for the evening event, but with this challenge i wanted to see if, like previous days, i could make it work. well, it mostly did. it was perfect to see my daughter on stage at Music Hall for the May Festival opening concert. i had no idea how thrilling it would be to see her on that stage. i am so happy for her, and i’m also charged that it’s a memory we can share. i once sang on that stage too. hers is much much more cool. for work, i ended up using another bag to carry my water bottle and friends in to work. at night, though, i had 2 magazines and an umbrella in there after kicking my lipstick/emergency bag to the curb. whatever, it’s a small price to pay. this bag is so cool.

this Adrienne Vittadini was hanging on the back rack in st. vincent de paul near my house. i saw the leather and it looked, real, so i touched it and, being proven right, moved on to my other tests: look for unique features, or superior quality – both is best, which is the case with this bag. ok, so it’s black pebbled leather. but look at it: the buckle and zipper pull made of horn, a divided inside with a middle zipper pocket, and three more pockets & pouches. the whipstitching is beautiful, the sides and bottom are reinforced with extra leather so that it stands up with nothing in it. check out the strap detail – a very modern approach to what could have been boring – wide at the bottom but wrapped and stitched creating layers of pebbled leather comfort. taking note of these details, i then inspect for wear and function. will i be able to work this into my wardrobe? am i inspired by it? is it beautiful? does it serve me? at $4.99 the answer was E, all of the above.