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bag 23

Hanging around the thrift store one day was this Donald J Pliner bag. It’s tiny but so cute I could not resist buying it. Plus, I know how expensive they are. It’s hung from a hook on my closet door for years. I think I’ve used it once. This is a case of bags as art. I really enjoy looking at them, but at this point in my life, if they can’t be both beautiful and functional, I need to let them go.

Snakeskin saddlebag, and when I say tiny, my whole hand cannot fit in there. The strap has a padded shoulder thingy and is detachable to turn this bag into a clutch. It’s so cool. Sometimes I let bags go and feel a twinge of regret. It doesn’t last, though. Feels like it’s going to be rough going from here on out because it took me a while to choose this bag. We’ll see what happens tomorrow, now that I can’t go to the thrift store to supplement the giveaway.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 23, 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 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 29 – claimed

 

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Sometimes the reason I give up the bag is the reason I never should have bought it: it’s too heavy. This red Fossil satchel style bag has all my favorite things.

  1. adjustable strap with canvas on one side and leather on the other
  2. top handle
  3. functional hardware
  4. seperate pockets and pouches for organization
  5. back pocket for phone
  6. red

So even though it’s too heavy I bought it anyway. WHY? To at least rescue it from Goodwill. I could not leave it there. It’s been hanging from my purse rack and I look at it like… maybe someday. One day last year during the 50 days I carry a different bag during Easter, I tried to use this one and I didn’t make it out the door before I’d switched to something different. Gotta let it go.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you’re interested in bag 29.

 

day 10 for real

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I found this bag at Goodwill a few years ago when cognac was the color to have. I could not believe the quality of the leather when i touched it. You know i love pebbled leather but this is smooth, rich, quality leather and craftspersonship. It was $8 or $12, something like that – and it was quickly purchased before someone figured out they should have charged more for a vintage Nordstrom leather bag/tote. Yes, it converts to a tote. This color goes with everything. I really enjoy this bag.