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bag 36

Here’s a cute luxe fabric shoulder bag by HaloMiner, a company created by two parents from Sands Montessori. Recycled fabrics that feel great if your’e sensory, this bag features an interior pocket and snap closure. The flower detaches for a clean look or wear it elsewhere. I’d call these colors dusty burgundy and dusty blue/gray. Kaia has a few HaloMiner bags and since she uses the other two more and this one was new with the tag, she gave it to me to add to the giveaway. She’s holding it with her WHHS Carpe Diem t shirt.

If you’re interested in bag 36, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with your name, address, and bag 36 as the subject line. Peace.

bag 16

Jaiya chose this from the pile so since i missed yesterday here’s me getting caught up. I can’t remember where I got this bag. I want to say Pier 1. But I can’t be sure. Anyway it’s a cute crossbody from the 1990s. If the boho or eclectic look is your thing, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 16, your name, your address.

I got my first vaccine shot yesterday and my arm got more sore as the day went on. Typing this now gives a little well-worth it twinge. Peace.

bag 8 – taken

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 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 8, your name, and your address. First come first served. Peace!

day 8

My mom taught me to appreciate frame bags. In the last couple of years I’ve bought three from Goodwill but I gave two of them away because of this one. I really like the color palette and the interior pattern and organization is top notch. The outside front pocket offers the perfect place for a phone or keys – even both if you don’t have a giant key ring like mine.

Friends, I’m working on getting bags to you. Please bear with me. I just got part of my shipment of boxes from USPS and a postal scale. Local folks – I’ll get to you, or let me know if you want to pick up at my house. Peace.

bag 20 – claimed

img_9465How appropriate – it’s the halfway point of Lent, and I’m out of bags selected for the giveaway. The girls each chose a bag from my collection, and I had to choose one to give away. ARGH. I won’t show the other two that they selected, but they made it tough for me to decide to give up this Vera Bradley bag.

Good old Vera – I like this print because it’s simpler than many, and if you know me, you know I love black and white things. Wow, what a statement for a biracial person. Anyway, there’s lots of room inside, and the adjustable strap takes it from shoulder bag to crossbody. I got this one when there were a LOT of VBs at the Woodlawn Goodwill last year.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 20, your name, your address. Peace!

bag 14 – claimed

Clearly, this is the year you will see just how much I like Fossil bags. Here’s one of my favorites from their Key-Per line. Coated cotton bottom with brown pleather (i think) accents, this bag is excellent for rainy days or any day that you want fashion + fun. Zipper pocket inside and outside. I found this at Goodwill several years ago and have really enjoyed it. I love coated cotton because it’s lightweight and durable. The blue in the flowers is that robin’s egg color perfect for Spring.

Good news for me – I kept one in the same style with different fabrics. I’ll miss this bag, but if you like it, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 14, our name, your address. Thanks!

 

bag 12 – claimed

day 6

So here’s how it goes for me at the Mt. Washington St. Vincent de Paul. I go in and get a cart. I make my way to the back where the purses are and start from the right and move left. This bag was right in the beginning, because the colors go from colors on the right to browns, then black, then neutrals. Yeah, it’s this organized. If I see something I like, I get it and put in the cart and keep moving until I’m finished browsing. Then, I examine each bag. This one is a woven kilim style carpet bag with a hinged closure – think doctor bag by T. Cappelli. It has four brass feet, so I knew the quality was there. If I’ve never heard of it, I google it. Sometimes I find that it’s a BS brand, sometimes it’s a QVC or department store brand. Sometimes I find that it’s a legit brand from the 80s. I enjoyed carrying it today and got lots of comments on it. I had it full of stuff, and the magnet closure did not fail. $6.

bag 13 – claimed

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Having one of those days. Here’s a quilted Vera Bradley frame purse in blue, orange, pink and white. It reminds me of my mom’s purses back in the day – she loved frame bags and coin purses. Another Goodwill find last year when I invested in way too many VB bags.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 13. Please follow the rules; it helps me manage the giveaway.

bag 8 – claimed

 

I picked up this little baby at Valley Thrift and come on… Fossil, beads on the strap and zipper pull, the key is amazing; it’s all so adorable and classy. I am not leaving it there for $2.99. I know I used it at least once because the price tag is inside the bag, but I can’t remember when that was. So goodbye to thee, sweet baby. You are sooooo cute.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you’re into bag 8.