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Bag 29 – taken

B. Makowsky large hobo falls in the too heavy category for me. It’s gorgeous. Zipper details, silver strap details, leopard print lining, three sections inside with pockets. It can be a little black hole-ish*, but it’s the price you pay for style. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like this one.

*don’t drop your keys down there.

Bag 25 – taken

Target started teaming up with designers several years ago for limited edition, affordable product lines. Here’s one from Botkier, whose bags can run from $200-1500 for out of print versions. I like this little faux snakeskin bag, the details are very moto rocker. Clasp and zipper closure, chain strap, interior pockets and two snap exterior pouches. Would make a great evening bag for an edgier look. Of course it would look fabulous dressed down, too. Now, i wouldn’t have thought i would part with this, but the truth is, i found Miu Miu purse to serve the same function. So, there could only be one. Let me know if you’re feeling this botkier baby by emailing me at 50favbags@gmail.com.

Got my boot off today; now rehab can begin. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS

day 16

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fossil black pebbled leather shoulder bag/crossbody

confession: i hit my favorite goodwill hard yesterday. it was purse city in there. before i knew what was happening, i had maybe 10 or so bags on my arm for closer inspection. there were so many good bags i had to leave behind… i’m trying to not “rescue” bags from goodwill anymore. i left with three, and this was one of them.

so by now you know i have a thing for pebbled leather, grommets. but have i mentioned my zipper test? the mark of a truly quality bag is that the zippers zip and unzip smoothly. in fact, i have a one handed test – if i can zip and unzip the zipper without having to hold the bag, it’s usually a high-end bag and i will likely own it. try it with your bag(s). calvin klein really knows his zippers. so does fossil, maker of this bag. they just get it so, so right with the hardware. not garish, like some bags i won’t mention by full name (kvz) but tastefully obvious.

i haven’t even mentioned the myriad pockets and pouches, and it holds my stuff, water bottle and magazines. $12, but half off means i paid $6. what! another score!

i try not to get too excited when i’m in the store, but when i got to the car i was a purse zipping fool. yes, people, it truly is the little things.

and now, three other black pebbled leather bags are in a pile of bags to go. feels good.