Jaiya modeled then helped me resarch this brand. G.I.L.I. get it love it. We found out that it’s a high-end QVC brand. If you check the G.I.L.I. page the bags are anywhere between $45-$300. Yeah NO. I got this suede convertible backpack shoulderbag from Goodwill for $10 within the last year. I was in a backpack mood and while I’ve stopped buying lots of bags, I would still get a backpack because I need things to be even on my back as much as possilble. But I have enough, so here you are.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 17 if you dig it.
If you like to travel, or if you like to have a place for everything and everything in its place, this is your bag. This quilted nylon Travelon bag is a crossbody in the truest sense. It’s got more pockets pouches and secret compartments than most bags i’ve seen. Zipper pockets front and back are great for passports and tickets, especially the back pocket. I dare someone! Lift the flap and you have a mesh zipper pouch inside the front flap. Then the front section zips down on the sides so you can reach all your cards and do–dads. The main section also unzips to give you more room inside. It’s crazy. I thought about counting the storage options but the thought made me tired. I know it’s vintage because of the space on the strap for a flip phone. Don’t worry – it’s the perfect size for sanitizer or a small deck of cards. Or, as Jaiya suggests, candy.
So maybe I really went overboard with the Vera Bradley situation. They were $5 and $6 so whatever. This one has an adjustable strap to go from shoulder to cross body. Very roomy inside with some interior organization. I can assure you that my water bottle is in that bag. I need to start posting some of the brown black and gray bags or you’re going to think it’s a complete colorfest. IT’S NOT.
Email me at email@example.com with bag 14. There are several unclaimed bags – get them before I take them to Dress for Success.
Having one of those days. Here’s a quilted Vera Bradley frame purse in blue, orange, pink and white. It reminds me of my mom’s purses back in the day – she loved frame bags and coin purses. Another Goodwill find last year when I invested in way too many VB bags.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 13. Please follow the rules; it helps me manage the giveaway.
Calvin Klein structured hobo in chartreuse. This is a sooooffffftttttt bag, and the leather is spectacular. Front and back pouches perfect for keeping phone and keys separate but accessible. I picked this up at Clothes Mentor a few years ago. It’s great with black instead of yellow, so you don’t get the bumblebee effect. Have fun this modern, colorful bag. The little leather tassels in the front could use a bit of Tacky glue or Gorilla glue or something like that.
A bag that is as fun on the inside as the outside. Burnt orange suede Lazaro with brown leather trim and a turquiose blue interior. The mirror is attached so your look remains… well maybe you look a mess, but you’ll know. I found this at goodwill and couldn’t resist the modern design. If you like it too, email me at email@example.com and request bag 11.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if bag 9 is for you.