Since my models went to bed without taking a photo, I’m offering up a sweet little woven purse from The Sak, just in time for Easter Sunday. This purse is light wheat in color with a clasp closure, and handles long enough for the shoulder or to carry on your arm. It’s the perfect spring purse – like carrying a basket, but softer and classier. Got it at Goodwill several years ago because I just can’t resist The Sak! I hope you enjoy it after emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I bought this tan vegan cross body tote by ana (JC Penny brand) for my daughter, Nia. Since she left it here, I’m going to assume she doesn’t want it. You might, though, since it has a long strap, two handles, and lots of pockets and pouches. Snap closure It’s lightweight and great for someone with lots to carry. Email me at 50 fav email@example.com if you’re interested.
It’s the final countdown. Honestly I was so far from the blog, for a variety of reasons. I completely lost count. Fortunately, i was going though the process in every other way, taking pictures of the different bags each day. Even though i knew Pentecost was close, i still thought i had another week after this. So there’s lots of great bags that i planned to use but won’t make it this year. Cool!
Well there you have it, one day to go, with commensurate wrap-up. Peace.
Today’s bag is a hand-crocheted bag by The Sak. Tan with long shoulder straps, inside and outside zipper pockets. It was at St. Vincent for 1/2 off for a whopping $2. It’s in great shape with no interior marks. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you like it. Enjoy your weekend! We’re getting ready for a special set of visitors at our house… David’s parents arrive next week. Taken. Thanks!
It’s Monday, so here’s a bag I used to use for work. From Target, this is a tan Mossimo large tote with front and side pockets, zipper top with inside zipper pocket. Long handles fit over lots of shoulders. Non-leather AKA Vegan – that’s what you see on the bags these days in the store. Email email@example.com if you like.
TAKEN – thanks
one of my favorite things about thrifting is finding a cool bag, researching it and finding out that i got something that i can’t believe someone brought to a thrift store. today’s bag is a Tumi tote i found at goodwill. i had not heard of this brand, and after googling it and seeing some retail and resale values i found out why – probably because i could never afford it in real life. these bags are $200 or more if they have a hint of leather. this one has leather handles, zipper pulls, edging and corners.
so here’s what i do when i’m thrifting for purses: i check for quality ingredients, which doesn’t neccesssrily mean leather, but often does. then i check the brand, and the insides. signs of high quality are tags like this inside.
if it’s a coach, prada, or other popular name brand, there’s a good chance it’s a fake, so i don’t usually mess with those. i check the snaps, zippers, and all moving parts. i also check to make sure it’s not mildewed or have any other unsavory aromas. i’ve left bags behind for no other reason than that they reeked of cigarette smoke.
if a bag passes all of my rigorous testing, looks cool, isn’t like anything i have, and is under $15 or so, it’s probably coming home with me. that said, i’ve left more and more bags in the store because i just don’t need them. sometimes i go into purse rescue mode, but i’m really trying to not do that.
so thank you, people who like to get rid of awesome bags, for getting rid of your awesome bags. i appreciate you.
okay, today was better. this morning i had a hard time choosing a bag, so i grabbed two and decided to choose one before i got to work. it wasn’t hard to select this avorio italian leather hobo in beige pebbled leather. not a shock by now, right? this was another fun find at my favorite goodwill. i saw it hanging on the rack while browsing the girls’ clothing rack. as i walked across the store (dashed, really) i hoped my eyes weren’t deceiving me. my sense of touch confirmed – soft, supple, italian leather. i looked inside and the tag confirmed it! $12! i calmly placed it on my arm and did my best to contain my excitement. score!
once home, i did my favorite thing after a good thrift trip – got online and researched the bag. you can find avorio bags on ebay and similar sites for anywhere between $20 and $170.
this bag is another cavernous black hole if you don’t utilize the three sections effectively. this purse is like a magic trick; i tell you there’s a secret compartment that always seems to swallow my keys. but the bag overall is beautiful to touch and goes with everything. it’s a keeper.