Today’s bag is by Zina Eva, a designer I’d never heard of before I googled them to find out about this bag. They are expensive, and have mixed reviews. But nonetheless, I am happy with this bag at the price point of $8. What can I say, I’m a sucker for top-handle bags.
What’s cool: wooden handle, triple magnetic closure to make sure your stuff isn’t too heavy to keep it closed, and the beautiful suede lining. What’s not as cool: the exterior doesn’t look as real as it actually is. But, when it’s full of stuff it has a nice rounded shape on the bottom with the structured top – I think it looks classy. THere’s also a detachable shoulder strap – not long enough to crossbody for me. Overall, it’s pretty. Who knows, could end up in the giveaway someday.
Over here playing with Sandra doing FB live talking about the bags she got in this year’s giveaway made me feel like I’d done my blog post for today! But here it is just after midnight and lo and behold I realized I hadn’t. But I’m settled in and not going to find a bag, so here’s a throwback. I got this bag at the Tri-County Lane Bryant-so let that be an indicator that it was many years ago, at least 12-15. I remember seeing someone with it in the store who was about to buy it, so i got the last one. Someone tried to buy it from me in the store! You know my answer was a gentle and firm BACK UP.
This bag is best carried on the arm, but has a shoulder/crossbody strap hands-free moments. Usually, I carry this bag in the fall/winter, but last year I carried it just so it would be in the Easter celebration. I don’t get compliments on all of my bags but I always get at least one a day when I carry this baby. Not this year, though. This year of going nowhere means my stuff is still in a bag from a couple of days ago.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info: bag 5, your name, your address. Thanks!
This Michael Rome Designs bag was hanging around in the St. Vincent de Paul on Este last year, and I thought someone out there would like it. Brown leather is accented by rust moc croc leather with brass-colored hardware. This is one of those brands where I can’t find a website, but bags by this brand are for sale on eBay, Poshmark, etc. Supple leather, padded shoulder straps, and a large interior will let you be stylish as you haul all of your accouterments.
If you’d like this bag, email me at email@example.com with the following information: bag 4, your name, your address. Thanks!
I got this bag years ago at the Tri-County Lane Bryant. It’s so cool; I remember when I bought it someone else bought the other one that was still there, and someone else tried to talk me out of it so she could buy it. Ummmmmm no. That was around 16 or so years ago.
How I chose two Liz Claiborne bags in a row is beyond me. But here we are. This briefcase is mock croc faux leather aka pleather or vegan leather as the folks are calling it now. If you knew me as a librarian, you might remember me rocking this bag at the public library and Sands Montessori. I carried it a lot, especially when I was creating Homework Central. What can I say; I felt super classy.
The bag has several internal dividers like a mini file cabinet and has a spot for your computer. There’s also an outside pocket on the back for your favorite magazines and papers.
I got this at TJ Maxx around 15-17 years ago. Mock croc is a pattern that never really goes out of style. Neither does patent leather. So it’s a classic look that you can dress up or wear as my sweet baby is with a casual look. It elevates your whole aura. I carried it a LOT, and it looks fantastic.
I’m not sure exactly why I’m parting with this bag, but sometimes you have to close your eyes and let it go.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like bag 21.
I found this bag at Goodwill last year and was attracted to the wooden handle. It’s by Zina Eva, who i’d never heard of, and when i looked her up, the bags were upwards of $200+ retail and even on eBay $65 for a smaller one than this. Embossed patent leather, lined in suede, with pockets inside and the one on the outside perfect for a phone, not too heavy, and the water bottle fits. WIN for $8.
I stopped by Goodwill today – these pics were taken in the parking lot of the Woodlawn location, where i went after trying to walk at Glenwood Gardens but freaked out because of all the people there. I found three bags that i would have purchased in the past but didn’t buy today. Earlier i’d stopped by the St. Vincent de Paul on Este, and left these three bags there. Really nice but… i don’t need them.
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Either I’m getting rid of ugly bags, or I was too harsh with the rules. Either way, there are lots of unclaimed bags up for grabs. If the blog post doesn’t say claimed, it’s still available.
OK for today’s bag, I’m giving away this beautiful suede mock-croc bag that somehow manages to have glitter in it too. And this glitter DOES NOT rub off. I got this at Goodwill last year; the color is a rich cognac. I must confess that I have to update the designer later; we had a flood in the basement and I haven’t been upstairs to check on that. I will update the blog when I can. Very roomy and the zipper slides like butter. If you’re interested email me at email@example.com with bag 10.
Sundays are Feast days and not part of the 40 days of Lent. So on Sunday peruse the bags still available. I’ll be at church hanging out with my youth group.
It’s Valentine’s Day on Ash Wednesday, so let’s start with a bag I purchased a few weeks ago at my favorite Goodwill. I was headed to a birthday party for a couple of my friends and knew the perfect gift would be a bag. I walked in with seven minutes to make my purchase before the store closed. I quickly grabbed four purses, including this cute red baby. It’s a no-name purse, but well made and very cute with moc croc and a puffy heart. Footed, adjustable strap, and lots of interior organization for such a small bag. Well, it’s small to me. Plenty of room for your purse basics. Those of you who know me know i need something to fit my water bottle. But this WILL fit a LaCroix. Modeled by my sweet angel babe Jaiya!! She’s almost 5’9″ for your reference.
- follow the rules.
- email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag # if you’d like to claim it.
- i deliver or mail to you.
- please do not send me a message on facebook, text me, or corner me except to say “i emailed you at email@example.com.”
- how come i keep repeating the same thing? because, my loved friends, five years have taught me. repetition is important.
- any bags not claimed will go to a good cause, unless they end up in a box under my desk at work. then, they go back into next year’s rotation, or to a friend who needs a spur-of-the-moment bag to go to the opera.
This year should be truly sacrificial. I don’t buy nearly as much as i used to. I mean i have cut my purchasing by 90%. It’s serious. I still get the urge to shop, but i act like a kid in a toy store with parents who say “don’t expect me to buy anything.” i play with the purses, appreciate them, take random pics, then leave it somewhere i know it will be found, purchased, and loved.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with BAG 1 if you like this red heart cutie.
Here’s one i offered before, but somehow it ended up in a bag in my family room. Don’t ask. It’s a Maxx New York Signature mock crock shoulder bag with lots of organization inside, and outer pocket perfect for a phone or other items you need to keep handy. Bags with lots of pockets hold more than you think they would, and structured bags keep things organized and not lost like a black hole hobo. Email me at email@example.com if you like it, and it’s yours.