Ok I had to take advantage of these photos from 2013 to explain why I love baggallini so much:
- they don’t use capital letters in their logo – LOVE
- the ergonomic zippers – LOVE
- small but hold a bunch of stuff because there’s a place for everything or it’s magic
- perfect size to throw into a larger tote or backpack when you’re traveling or commuting or have a diaper bag or something
- crossbody straps that cross MY body which means they’ll probably cross yours
- so well made, you can find it at the thrift store looking brand new or $4-$10 because they can’t tell the difference between this and Thirty-One or some random off brand
- you can also get them at TJ Maxx or Marshalls so if you need it to be new you can still save
- travel bags that don’t look super gonza – look it up, but the word defines itself
Love you, baggallini.
Here’s an old and good one. Target does these limited edition lines with famous designers and I used to always get a bag from these lines, because i could never afford the real deals. This is a Devi Kroell snakeskin hobo bag and I used to carry it a lot. I still use it, but not as often – I can’t say why exactly. But when I want a dressy gold back I definitely reach for it. Maybe it’s because I carry a laptop bag every day and this is a bit big and won’t fit in there.
Ok my big news is I finally got my backpack reviews uploaded to my YouTube channel! Here are the links, please check them out when you’re bored or looking for backpack reviews. I filmed them today and am super excited about making them. I’m crazy.
Swissgear 1223 review https://youtu.be/a-PLJuOYY5I
baggallini Soho and Hap Tim backpack tote comparison and review https://youtu.be/nV24ycNckF8
Sherpani Soleil AT and Solo New York Parker Hybrid backpack tote comparison and review https://youtu.be/_S8qCuuFQgE
Here’s another one by the SAK. Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s gold with two interiors – the flap opens to an ample open space; unzip the zipper on the flap, and that opens to another large open area. It’s helpful to keep things organized. I would put my phone and wallet in the zippered side for more security, and my little zipper pouch with meds and lipsticks on the other side. Back pocket for a phone – but not those giant phones, people. The adjustable strap has a shoulder pad and it’s best used as a crossbody. Pretty sure I got this at the St. Vincent de Paul on Este.
I used to have another bag just like this in black pebbled leather, but I gave it away last year or the year before. For the first time, Nia and I did some math on this giveaway and through the years, I’ve given away over 240 bags. This is year 7, so… wow. I’ve changed in so many ways thanks to this Lenten practice, for which I’m grateful.
If you like shiny things, including this bag, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 26, your name, your address. Thanks!
Devi Kroell for Target from maybe 12 years ago. Looks just as great as when I bought it. Hobo style, snakeskin pattern, fits well on my shoulder – an overall great bag.
I have a few baggallini bags because they’re lightweight, well-made and often found at thrift stores. This one is a cute crossbody in gold that I’ve had for around five or six years. baggallini bags are great for travel and can be found in lots of different styles and colors at TJ Maxx. But why pay $15-$40 when you can find them at the thrift store for $4-$10?
This cute gold crossbody from the sak joined my Puma backpack today, which came in handy when it was time to go prom dress shopping with someone after work today. I found this at goodwill a couple of years ago. I like gold on a rainy day to bring a little faux sunshine into our lives. Find your way to bring sunshine to your rainy days. Red raincoats, yellow rain boots, and gold purses are how I do it.
Catching up on my giveaway – bag 21 is a vintage find. If you like animal print, check out this Brio! fabric bag with leather trim, cinched sides, velvet interior and gold hardware. Two thin leather straps will fit most arms. Almost said all arms but hey… realist here. This bag would go well with all black or a colorful outfit that needs that wow factor. Email me at email@example.com with bag 21 if you like it. Modeled by Kaia, and the flash nearly blinded her.
The Sak makes these nice cross body bags that are small but hold a lot of stuff. Gold is bold, perfect for a Monday. I’ll admit: I was leaving for my third errand of the day and couldn’t find my water bottle. I checked the car, the kitchen, living room, couldn’t find it. It was in the purse. Yes, that kind of day. Thank you for the perfect sized phone pouch on the back, large interior, with a zipper flap leading to another whole area. Yes i also have one in black. Thank you, Goodwill – got it for $6.
My angel babe finishes out this year’s bag giveaway with a Loeffler Randall for Target faux leather bag. What a gorgeous bag, inside and out. Lined with gold fabric, this bag is both structured and relaxed. I usually rock this in the autumn and winter months. If this bag speaks to you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here ends the bag giveaway. I’ve enjoyed the thrills and challenges of this process. I can definitely say that my buying habits have changed. I leave many, many more bags in the store that i would have purchased in the past. That might not bode well for future giveaways, but it bodes well for my clutter, consumption, and wallet.
Tomorrow begins 50 favorite bags, where I carry a different bag each day of Easter from my not-so-massive-anymore collection. That process presents its own set of fun and challenges – like not quite getting everything out of a bag and having to retrace my bag steps to find that receipt, appointment slip, nail clipper… first world problems.
I wish you all a blessed Easter, if you celebrate. Whether you do or don’t, I wish you peace.
gold pebbled leather bag by the sak
i had a rough day today – i was sick all day and couldn’t pull it together. at least i got my kids where they needed to be. i grabbed this bag to drive j to school this morning, pick her up and pick up n from work. it looks so small, it surprised me by fitting my stuff and water bottle. until today, i’ve just enjoyed looking at it and wanting to use it, and now that i have i’ll definitely use it again. the lining is nice, too.
i got this bag at goodwill because it had this cool bottom. it was brand new, got it for $6. by the way – when i give a price, if it’s from goodwill it’s usually the 50% off price.
so i admit, this started as a purse rescue – but now it’s officially part of the family and not getting sold.
yesterday, i mentioned all of the things i do on mondays – i forgot to mention thrifting. don’t ask me how i could forget! mid 40s mental meltdown, who knows. but it is definitely one of my favorite monday activities that is not just limited to mondays. hello, sale weekends!