Tag Archives: thrifting

bag 27

Here’s a Kipling diaper bag I found at St. Vincent de Paul on Este recently. All the baby stuff is gone from it so I didn’t realize it was a diaper bag til I got it home.

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bag 26

Here’s another one by the SAK. Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s gold with two interiors – the flap opens to an ample open space; unzip the zipper on the flap, and that opens to another large open area. It’s helpful to keep things organized. I would put my phone and wallet in the zippered side for more security, and my little zipper pouch with meds and lipsticks on the other side. Back pocket for a phone – but not those giant phones, people. The adjustable strap has a shoulder pad and it’s best used as a crossbody. Pretty sure I got this at the St. Vincent de Paul on Este.

I used to have another bag just like this in black pebbled leather, but I gave it away last year or the year before. For the first time, Nia and I did some math on this giveaway and through the years, I’ve given away over 240 bags. This is year 7, so… wow. I’ve changed in so many ways thanks to this Lenten practice, for which I’m grateful.

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bag 21 – claimed

You’d think it would be easy to stay on track, but no, the days blur together, and I’ll realize at 1am that I forgot to post. I even took these photos Friday morning because I was so excited to find one more bag I’d intended to give away.

That epic trip to the thrift store with Jaiya yielded this bag by the SAK. This one is one of their hand-crocheted bags, and Jaiya thought it was stunning. I have to agree. Cream with brown trim with the cutest little pockets on the front that I have no idea what you’d put in them other than change. Zipper pocket on the back, and a beautiful cotton print lining. I thought for a minute about keeping it, but NO!

I talked about the SAK in another post; visit their website about the hand-crochet process. This one is a bit heavier than others I’ve found – take care that you don’t snag it, which many in the thrift stores are. This one isn’t and looks brand new.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 21, your name, your address. Thanks!

 

bag 15

Giani Bernini is a high-quality Macy’s brand of bags. I find them often at Goodwill and St. Vincent, but not always in this excellent condition. This coated cotton bag has lots of zipper pockets and pouches, leather straps and accents, and a very colorful cotton interior. There’s even a detachable coin purse! If you like bags that have lots of organization with a place for everything, this bag is for you.

Yesterday I offered a coated cotton bag and I admit I’m drawn to them thanks because they’re lightweight, durable, and easy to clean for folks like me who are prone to spills. The two-toned neutral fabrics will go with just about anything so it makes a good everyday bag for any season.

When I’m in the thrift store looking at bags, I always check the brand and if I’m not familiar with it, I research it. Lots of quality bags come your way due to my willingness to sit and research – which many thrift store folks do not do, hence they price high-quality bags at a low price.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following information: bag 14, your name, your address. Thanks!

bag 13

Here’s a cute woven bag from J Crew. I was in high school in the 80s and Pappagallo bags were a THING. Of course, we had no money for that, so I had a knockoff brand with not the same number of buttons so it was OBVIOUS that it was fake. I still loved that bag, though.

So when I saw this at Goodwill it reminded me of those days so I bought it. The reason I take most of my bag photos on the same door is so you have an idea of the size and scale of each bag. If the doorknob looks big, the bag is small. Hence, it’s up for grabs, cute as it is.

I use lots of bags for other purposes – my vintage Fossil collection holds my scarves and jewelry. Bags are art to me, and this one fits that category well. Spring is coming, this bag will get you right in the Spring mood.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 13, your name, your address. Thanks!

bag 10 – claimed

I admit I tried to give patent leather Fossil bag in the past, then ended up keeping it. Cute as it may be, this time it’s going. Period.

You know I love Fossil bags; like actual fossils, they vary so much it’s sometimes hard to believe they’re all from the same company. This one has tortoise style accents at the straps, lots of interior organization, and it’s real patent leather.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 11, your name, your address. Thanks!