Tag Archives: goodwill

bag 15

 

My mom loved Aigner bags. I mean she had them in every size and style. Maybe not every. But she loved Aigner like I love Fossil – and she had a collection. I can remember that she loved the shoes, too and had matching shoes and bags. Navy. Spectator. And of course, the classic burgundy color that you immediately recognize as being a vintage Aigner bag. When I saw this at Goodwill it brought back all of the memories of my mom styling with her Aigner bags. It brought back lots of good memorires of us shopping and her trying on shoes down at Crown Shoes in Roselawn back in the day. Oh, well… when she died, I was on the outs with fashion and I got rid of lots of bags that I wish I’d kept. That’s cool, though. I have the memories and the photos.

This shoulder bag has a large middle section with a zipper pocket, and two large pockets on either side with a front flap closure and adjustable strap.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 15 if this vintage Aigner bag speaks to you.

 

 

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bag 9

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Last year when I went to the Episcopal Communicators conference at Kanuga, I had a rental car so I went into town to get… provisions. Lo and behold there was a little Goodwill shop and even though time was short, I HAD to go in. I found two great bags – the other one is also in the giveaway – and this one turns out is JUST like a Perlina bag that I have, with the main difference being this is pebbled leather and my Perlina bag is smooth.

This is a purse that acts like a tote. It has two zippered areas on the outer walls of the bag (they’re unzipped above) and the inner area closes with two magnets It holds a lot of stuff and has organization galore. This is one of those purses people carry and never switch. Good old Tignanello – a brand I know and love. And as you can see it was $3.75. WHAT??? I had to rescue it.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if bag 9 is for you.

bag 6

I found this Gianni Bini brown bag at goodwill and I bought it because lots of you like purses with organization. It’s small but packed with pockets, pouches, and slots for cards. I just drove to Tennessee for Listening Hearts training so I have to do this quickly. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 6.

bag 3 – claimed

Spending a lot of money for a bag is not my MO. When Vera Bradley came out it was like Pappigallo all over again. I was like NO. Then arthritis got me and I needed lightweight bags. Thankfully they went out of style a bit and started showing up at Goodwill. I don’t care about trends so much – I’ll make it look good. I got five in varying sizes over the last couple of years and this tote got used once. Pockets galore for all your odds and ends.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 3 if you’re interested.

day 48

This Coach purse was at the thrift store, and they clearly thought it was a fake. It’s not. It’s beautiful with a purple lining. It’s a lovely bag, with lots of pockets and pouches to keep it from being a black hole bag.

day 45

Not a year goes by that I don’t use my Jil Sander dome bag. I almost fell down on my way to snatch it from the rack at goodwill years ago. Is is real? Well it’s lined with leather so you be the judge. Who fakes Jil Sander is the better question. Either way it’s a gorgeous bag.

day 41

Found this Fossil backpack at the mount Washington goodwill. I used to get lots of fabulous bags here, but the selection has changed. I was glad to find this even is there’s no key. Lower right corner has the name embossed. I was using this one for weeks before the fifty days of Easter. My water bottle fits perfectly. I really am getting down to the wire – very few purses left.