Tag Archives: Italian leather

Bag 13 – taken

Here’s a cute bag that got me with the tube shape, pebbled leather, and silver details. check out the placement of those studs; that was no accident. The staple shows it was at the St. Vincent de Paul. When i shop for bags at the thrift store, i check the label, and if i’ve never heard of it, sometimes i’ll google it. This time, i didn’t care. I checked the seams, lining, zippers, and straps. But the basics include the above and the random sniff test. Email me if you like this one at 50favbags@gmail.com.

Why email me? it’s easier for me to communicate with folks about this from gmail than here, Facebook, etc. Thanks in advance for following this rule. Peace!

Bag 10 – taken

You can’t beat a colorful bag to bring life to an outfit. If you love to wear black, like i do, you need some punch to bring you and your outfit to life. That’s why i can’t resist grabbing red bags when i’m thrifting. If not me, then you. This Italian bag was chilling at St. Vincent’s, so i saved it just for this occasion – a cold, sunny Saturday when i’m homebound because i overdid it the last few days. If you like soft, supple leather, saturated color, outside pockets and brass hardware, this is your bag. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com and let me know you want Bag 10.

There are several other bags still up for grabs; if the title doesn’t say Taken it’s available.
Peace!

day 7

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maurizio taiuti lepoard print bag

time for animal print. i found this Maurizio Taiuti on the clearance rack at tj maxx for $49, then went to another one where it was on even more clearance for $39, so i did the switcheroo and saved. the original price was listed as $120. as a 30-year tj maxx shopping veteran, i can spot a well-made italian bag from the men’s department.

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shadow, not discolored

2013-04-07 22.02.45the leather has an iridescence that you can see in the close-up pic. the strap is long, which is great for us taller, larger ladies who want a crossbody but don’t want it to cross the body in an unfortunate spot. i’m a sucker for grommets, so that sealed the deal. inside, it’s got a cell phone pocket made of the same leather and a zipper pocket. a purse without interior organization is a black hole being sucked into a vortex. it’s big enough to fit a magazine and my water bottle. now THAT’s a win.

i got this gorgeous bag a couple of years ago, when leopard was really “in” and everywhere. i was drawn to the abstractness of the leopard print. even if i choose to follow a trend, i like to have something different and unique.┬áthis is a case where all of the thrifting can afford me the occasional opportunity to purchase something special that i really like.

i wore this to church today, then out to dinner at the famous Montgomery Inn Boathouse. another reminder of how much i love this bag.