Sometimes I have to read my own blog to remember how I got a bag. Apparently, I got this at Goodwill for $5 at least two years ago. I do love green, and Cole Haan makes great bags. The scratch was there when I bought it, I believe, which reminds me that imperfections can be beautiful. Story of my life.
Yesterday’s bag was a Cole Haan green patent leather satchel-style purse. I think I got it at the thrift store but maybe Clothes Mentor. The scuffs help me know it’s patent leather vs. pleather. Did I mention green is my favorite color? This bag is best worn with a scarf on it and with a not-all-black outfit.
Green is my favorite color, so a green purse at the thrift store has a higher percentage chance of being bought than most other colors. Then there are designers that I prefer that have a higher percentage chance of being bought. So when there’s a green patent leather Cole Haan purse for $5 it’s as good as sold. It’s pretty roomy with space for my water bottle as long as it doesn’t leak. It doesn’t.
This cute Cole Haan shoulder bag would not be left behind in the St. Vincent de Paul a few weeks ago. This allows me to make a point: I often buy purses that I KNOW i’m not going to keep. I thought about selling them on eBay or wherever, but I’m much happier giving them away. So, I consider it a bag ministry.
This is a bag that may not translate well in the pictures, but the leather is beautiful. I love the details, especially the pocket on the back. It has a faint mark on the back of it but whatever – it’s super cute and you can’t go wrong with the color; it’s seasonless. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like it.