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.
Five years ago this summer, my purse was stolen out of my car. Losing that particular bag was by far the worst part. That Calvin Klein snakeskin patterned leather hobo was by far one of my top five faves of all time. Last summer in Connecticut, at Goodwill, I found this bag made of the same leather with the same style hardware, but it’s smaller with a front flap closure over a zipper closure. I had to face it, it’s just too small for me. So if you like beautiful used designer bags, grab this cutie. Please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a Fossil tote that comes with a wristlet. This tote is small yet spacious. If you like totes, but they overwhelm you, this may be for you. Plenty of space inside, made covered cotton with leather trim. That means you can wipe it down and it will still look great. The dots are dark blue with yellow accents. I’ll post pics of the wristlet in a bit, but want to post before the day is done. Bring that pop of color to your life – great for a rainy Spring day. Got this one back in the day at my used-to-be-favorite Goodwill in Mt. Washington. Email me at email@example.com if you like this Fossil.
You guessed it, my models ignored me today.
UPDATE: can’t find the wristlet! Maybe i gave it to someone… NO CLUE
I featured this bag a few years ago – i remember buying it on a particularly good purse thrift experience at the Mt. Washington Goodwill, which sadly no longer sells this caliber of bags. I bought it because it’s one of my favorite purse brands, Tignanello, and because it reminded me of my mom. She loved spectator shoes and purses, and had them in navy and white and black and white. I like looking at this bag, and it’s a cool purse, but I can look at a photo when i want to be reminded.
One of the cool things about this bag is that it’s a shoulder bag and a cross body. Adjust the strap and you’ve got two looks for the price of free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to rock the black and white spectator look.
Hey everyone! I’m excited to start my annual Lenten bag giveaway with a bag I’ve featured before, and am now prepared to give up. I got this beautiful blue bag several years ago, and while I love the color, I’ve used it maybe five times in the last four years. Bag, bye! Read more about this bag and see the interior here.
Here’s how this works: I’ll post a bag each day until Easter, except for Sundays. If you see one you like, email me at email@example.com. Include the bag #. That’s it. First come, first served. Long distance? I’ll mail the bag to you.
New this year: purse models! The girls are now adult-sized. Help me, Lord. Jaiya is 5’7+’; Kaia is 5’7″. Nia will make a guest appearance when possible. Jaiya models today’s bag so you can get an idea of it’s relative size.
Each Lent that I do this, I’m changed. I’ve bought fewer bags from the thrift stores, and while I’ve considerably reduced my bag inventory, I’m driven to continue to give them away. Buying fewer bags has trickled over into other areas of purchasing. I’m much more mindful of excess and strive to eliminate unnecessary items from my inventory of stuff.
Honestly, giving away these bags gives me more than I could ask or imagine. I’ve renewed friendships with folks i usually only see on Facebook. I’ve lightened my load of stuff. And giving just plain feels awesome. So please, check back each day for a new bag that’s up for grabs. Sign up for emails of new blog posts to get a jump on the giveaway.
Confession time… i’m uninspired with my bag giveaway. There doesn’t seem to be the same excitement as last year. Don’t ask me why i think a Lenten discipline should be exciting – but i’m just saying. A few days in a row with no one wanting the bags i was posting took the air out of my balloon. (What am i talking about? I don’t have a balloon. I should say what i really mean.) OK it made me sad. But – that’s part of life; and i’m pushing past those feelings because i have lots more great bags to give away, and those that don’t get claimed will go to good homes.
Here’s an original Harvey’s seatbelt bag. I gave away a black one last year, and kept this one but have not used it once since… i have no clue. So it’s yours for the asking at firstname.lastname@example.org; include bag #15 in your email, and include your address. Peace!
Is it real? I believe so, but i’m not an expert and also not a huge Coach fan, so I can’t say. But it is a very nice leather tote with Coach looking buckles and Coach tags. It’s more worn than bags I usually buy, but a Coach tote is a rare find at the thrift store, especially priced under $15. If you would like this tote, email me at email@example.com. The prayer quote rock is included. TAKEN – thanks!