Tag Archives: thrifting

Days 22 & 23

IMG_0555Today i went to the JCC to soak in the whirlpool; my whole body was aching from that 5K. I got this bag at St. Vincent de Paul in Mt. Washington NWT – that’s new with tags for you non-resale folks. It’s a brand called Rare Earth by Stone Mountain. Click here to see it on Amazon, the photos are much better there. I got mine for $15. I LOVE IT. It looks a little like a diaper bag, but it’s a true gym bag complete with the wet clothes bag and a place for EVERYTHING, including stuff i don’t have. I used it as luggage for our little graduation overnight in Ann Arbor, and today it was perfect for the gym. Thanks to whomever did not like it and gave it to St. Vincent.

 

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I know Vera Bradley is so five years ago, but so what? They’re well made, lightweight, and some of the patterns are the bomb. I really like this black, white, and yellow pattern with birds and flowers. The end. Sure, they get dirty – this pattern will probably hide dirt better than others; time will tell. It was $8 at Goodwill where “seniors” over 50 get 10% off all the time. ALL THE TIME.

 

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Days 15 & 16

Sunday had something in common: I rested and did not leave the house. But I did go upstairs and choose a purse, this Fossil saddlebag. Leather and cotton burlap combine with whipstitching and a long, adjustable strap to make it either a cross body or a shoulder bag. It’s got a large interior pocket that holds my water bottle, a smaller pocket that holds a small magazine, like Prevention (which is what’s in there), and a large back pocket for a phone. I am a sucker for a saddlebag, and I’m glad to rediscover that this bag is NOT too small for all of my stuff. Got this one at Goodwill for $8.

Today was Forward Movement’s board meeting, so i had to “haul it all.” I needed a large, lightweight bag so i got this silver tote from Wilson’s Leather out of the closet for this occasion. It has two sections divided by a middle zippered compartment. I got this for $10 at Goodwill four years ago, and took it to California for – guess what – Forward Movement’s board meeting.

Bag 38

img_6659Since 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 50favbags@gmail.com.

Bag 34

This leather tote with brass studs by Carlos Falchi is up for grabs today. Roomy interior, front pocket and two side zipper pouches keep your stuff together. HMU at 50favbags@gmail.com. 

Bag 33

Five years ago this summer, my purse was stolen out of my car. Losing that particular bag was by far the worst part. That Calvin Klein snakeskin patterned leather hobo was by far one of my top five faves of all time. Last summer in Connecticut, at Goodwill, I found this bag made of the same leather with the same style hardware, but it’s smaller with a front flap closure over a zipper closure. I had to face it, it’s just too small for me. So if you like beautiful used designer bags, grab this cutie. Please mail me at 50favbags@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

Bag 32 – taken

Here I go again with another vintage woven bag. This J. Foss leather tote has a Western touch, yet has African beads hanging on leather cords. It’s a multi-ethnic bag that will hold your 11″ laptop, your real-print newspaper, and more. Throw in a baguette and you’re back in the early 2000s. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like this baby.

Look who’s back on modeling duty! Kaia worked hard and enjoyed Hawaii, but she’s glad to be home. Me too; i was getting hungry for some home cooking!

Bag 30 – taken

Here’s a Coach baby bucket-style bag, but with a flat rectangular bottom. Is it real? I think so. I always sit in the store and check the numbers. But, i’m no pro.  The good news here is that for you, there’s no risk – free is free. It’s a bit small for me so here you go. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if this is for you. We keep Spencer.