i got this bag from ThredUp a couple of months ago after eyeing it for a while. it was listed as “assorted brands” which sometimes i can figure out based on clues like logos. not this time. so, i went ahead and bought it. it’s an extremely cool bag but not for me for two main reasons: 1. brown and 2. heavy.
this is a convertible backpack by a brand called 11 Sévigné Paris. you can hook the zipper strap to the bottom center, as pictured, and sling it over your shoulder. or, unzip it and hook it to the bottom hooks to carry as a backpack, which means you have to tuck the top part down into the bag. or, carry it as a tote by the handles. the other cool thing about the bag is that the bottom pockets unzip from the bag and there’s one chain remaining to carry it as a little purse. i mean it’s a trip!
if you’re interested in this bag, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and bag 6: 11 Sévigné. i’d appreciate some help with the shipping if you’re not local.
This pandemic is keeping me from my favorite pastime, thrift shopping. Shopping online does not usually allow for returns. I was excited to purchase this Liz Claiborne yellow crossbody bag because 1. i love yellow bags and 2. the older Liz bags are high quality, gorgeous pebbled leather.
It really is a beautiful little bag. I love how if there’s a strap they show you on a mannequin how it will look. There’s an adjustable strap, pocket on front and organization inside. If you like to brighten sunny days or rainy days, or snowy days or windy days, this is a great bag for you. Email me at email@example.com with your name, address, and bag 4: Liz Claiborne and it’s yours.
here’s a cute crossbody bag from a Target collab with Orla Kiely. I got into Orla Kiely bags in 2020 when i got into a backpack search at the beginning of the 2020 lockdown. something about staying home made me want to find the perfect backpack. why backpacks? our trip to Spain proved to me that crossbodies were not going to cut it anymore; i needed bags to evenly distribute the weight of my stuff. pretty much, that means backpacks. for work, i’d been carrying a swissgear backpack with a purse inside along with my work stuff. now that i don’t need to carry work stuff, i seek stylish backpacks that look cute but carry a laptop, mags, journals, etc.
enter Orla Kiely’s backpack. it was fabulously stylish. and extremely expensive! once it went on sale or i got a coupon or something i bought it. once i got it, that was it. i started searching online thrift stores for other bags. i got a couple, including this bag from the Target collab. now, i am a huge fan of Target collabs ever since the first one with Isaac Mizrahi in 2003. having two houses for 11 years meant i couldn’t always afford those collabs, so i missed the Orla Kiely one. I got this piece from ThredUp, an online thrift store that i… frequent. ok. i visit it often. due to this blog and all of the years i’ve given away bags, i don’t shop as often as i browse. but i’ve gotten a few bags that i opened the box and said “ah, one for the giveaway.”
this is a very cute floral bag with Kiely’s graphic style in red and cream colored flowers with black center dots. it’s got an adjustable strap, snap pocket on the back, and a zipper pocket on the front. the top zipper on the front is the opening to the body of the bag. the car print lined interior has a slip pocket. it’s in great shape, but if you’re familiar with her bags, it’s not coated cotton. it’s cute and very lightweight, more like the baggallini purses i love for traveling. so if you like shapes, graphic designs, flowers, and red, this could be your bag. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and bag 2: orla kiely target collab and i’ll be in touch.
The first bag for the giveaway is a silver/gray Kipling backpack tote. I have been into backpack totes lately, and i took a chance on this from ThredUp. First of all – if you like to thrift but not in the actual store, check ThredUp out. Second of all, i got into backpack totes due to my back issues and need to carry my stuff in a variety of ways, including on my back so that my stuff is evenly distributed on my personage vs. a crossbody or shoulder bag. I also need lightweight bags so my heavy bags are out of here.
This bag is small and cute. It has two flaws that i notice – one is that like many bags with charms, the monkey charm that comes with all Kipling bags is missing. It usually is when it hits the thrift store. The second thing is that there’s some marks on the outer pocket where it snaps, which is pretty easy to cover up with a patch or pin. There are two handles which makes it a tote, removable backpack straps which can connect to make it a shoulder bag or crossbody. It has those thick plastic zippers which i think look cool. There are small zipper pockets on each side and a big one in the front with a smaller flap pocket on front, and a big pocket on the back. One large zipper pocket inside and three slip pockets inside. There’s also a key leash to clip your keys so they don’t get lost on the bottom of the bag. These bags are not $4 $5 and $6 bucks. I paid around $20 for this, which brings me to the one drawback about ThredUp for bags – they are non-returnable. Clothing can be returned which is superdope.
If you want this bag, email me at email@example.com with this info: Kipling backpack tote, your name, and your address. Peace.