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bag 6: 11 Sévigné

i got this bag from ThredUp a couple of months ago after eyeing it for a while. it was listed as “assorted brands” which sometimes i can figure out based on clues like logos. not this time. so, i went ahead and bought it. it’s an extremely cool bag but not for me for two main reasons: 1. brown and 2. heavy.

this is a convertible backpack by a brand called 11 Sévigné Paris. you can hook the zipper strap to the bottom center, as pictured, and sling it over your shoulder. or, unzip it and hook it to the bottom hooks to carry as a backpack, which means you have to tuck the top part down into the bag. or, carry it as a tote by the handles. the other cool thing about the bag is that the bottom pockets unzip from the bag and there’s one chain remaining to carry it as a little purse. i mean it’s a trip!

if you’re interested in this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with your name, address, and bag 6: 11 Sévigné. i’d appreciate some help with the shipping if you’re not local.

bag 1: kipling backpack tote

The first bag for the giveaway is a silver/gray Kipling backpack tote. I have been into backpack totes lately, and i took a chance on this from ThredUp. First of all – if you like to thrift but not in the actual store, check ThredUp out. Second of all, i got into backpack totes due to my back issues and need to carry my stuff in a variety of ways, including on my back so that my stuff is evenly distributed on my personage vs. a crossbody or shoulder bag. I also need lightweight bags so my heavy bags are out of here.

This bag is small and cute. It has two flaws that i notice – one is that like many bags with charms, the monkey charm that comes with all Kipling bags is missing. It usually is when it hits the thrift store. The second thing is that there’s some marks on the outer pocket where it snaps, which is pretty easy to cover up with a patch or pin. There are two handles which makes it a tote, removable backpack straps which can connect to make it a shoulder bag or crossbody. It has those thick plastic zippers which i think look cool. There are small zipper pockets on each side and a big one in the front with a smaller flap pocket on front, and a big pocket on the back. One large zipper pocket inside and three slip pockets inside. There’s also a key leash to clip your keys so they don’t get lost on the bottom of the bag. These bags are not $4 $5 and $6 bucks. I paid around $20 for this, which brings me to the one drawback about ThredUp for bags – they are non-returnable. Clothing can be returned which is superdope.

If you want this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with this info: Kipling backpack tote, your name, and your address. Peace.