Tag Archives: Leather

bag 26

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 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 26, your name, your address. Thanks!

bag 25

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Small green crossbody with detachable strap. Front flap and interior pocket. Divided outside pocket on the back. If you like it, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 25, your name, your address. I got no sleep last night and took a “nap;” woke up exhausted. Take care of yourselves.

bag 18

IMG_1258No excuses; forgot and fell asleep yesterday, so here is yesterday’s bag.

This bag is the first bag I spent $99.00 plus tax at TJ Maxx. I believe the year was 2007, but I could be wrong. No, I think I’m right – I bought it as a gift for being promoted to being the manager and creator of the library’s homework center.

I’d been looking for a white bag for a while, and thrift stores are not always the best place for white bags because they get dirty so easily. When I saw this Hype bag at TJ, I loved everything about it – the design, hardware, multiple pockets, and drawstring pouches, the fun interior print. It’s one of my favorites that is now too heavy. It needs a good cleaning; nothing some white leather cleaner/polish can’t fix.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 18, your name, your address. Thanks!

bag 16

Green is my favorite color, so I’m always on the lookout for green bags. On a recent trip to Goodwill, I found several awesome bags and had Jaiya help me narrow it down. This  $6 purse by Wilson’s Leather made the cut. You may know Wilson’s from the mall, a place I rarely go so I’m not sure if the stores are still there. I’m also not a fan of using small bags, but this one has so many cool details and – it’s green! It’s got a split strap handle, silver hardware, and three interior pockets. Very attractive for the season.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following details: bag 16, your name, your address. Thanks!

Since tomorrow is a feast day and there’s no post, I’ll remind you to review the blog for any posts that DON’T say claimed. That means they’re still up for grabs. If you see anything you like, follow the instructions in that post. PEACE

bag 11 – claimed

 

Fringe. I don’t always love it, but when I do, it’s likely on a bag. I bought this brown Raj fringe bag at TJ Maxx at least seventeen years ago, probably more. It’s a fun bag, but a bit of a black hole (meaning it’s cavernous with not a lot of organization inside) and I have another bag with fringe that I like a whole lot better. Even though I have loved this bag for years, it’s time to let it go.

I admit that I thought I would never get rid of this bag. I have a friend who really loves this bag and she said if I ever get rid of it to let her know. I was like, “yeah, girl, right… I’ll do that.” So I did that, but it’s up for grabs to you, too, because it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind.

One of my Lenten learnings through the years is that we don’t need all of this stuff. The more I give away, the more I want to give away. The more bags I give away, the better I feel. Many of you practice generosity during Lent; I love seeing what you’re doing. I pray that I can continue to be this generous throughout the rest of the year.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 11, your name, your address. Thanks!

bag 5 – claimed

Today Jaiya and I stopped into the Woodlawn Goodwill. I had a feeling and the feeling was right. There were two bags by Maxx and let’s just say I got one for me and one for you. Yours is a classic example of quality craftspersonship and most everything I look for in a bag. So here you are – a red mock-croc leather shoulder bag with a paisley interior, silver hardware including feet, a big magnet pouch on the front, and a zipper pouch on the back. $8 before the 10% senior discount. BOOM. You’ll see mine during the Easter season.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 5, your name, your address. Thanks!

bag 2

This Liz Claiborne bag packs lots of details into a little bag. Zoom in and view the strap detail, small studs, buckles, and the signature Liz Claiborne brushed logo. I think I got this one at Goodwill, but honestly, I can’t remember so it may have been St. Vincent.

I have several LC bags and have given lots away because they are high quality, beautiful, strong bags with the softest leather. As Jaiya says, periodt.

These photos are from last Eastertide during the 50 favorite bags part. My Toyota Sienna died last June, and I got a new car just before the new year. So I wanted to honor my car of 13+ years by sharing some pics while I give away some bags.

If you’d like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com and say bag 2, your name, your address. Thanks!