Last year when I went to the Episcopal Communicators conference at Kanuga, I had a rental car so I went into town to get… provisions. Lo and behold there was a little Goodwill shop and even though time was short, I HAD to go in. I found two great bags – the other one is also in the giveaway – and this one turns out is JUST like a Perlina bag that I have, with the main difference being this is pebbled leather and my Perlina bag is smooth.
This is a purse that acts like a tote. It has two zippered areas on the outer walls of the bag (they’re unzipped above) and the inner area closes with two magnets It holds a lot of stuff and has organization galore. This is one of those purses people carry and never switch. Good old Tignanello – a brand I know and love. And as you can see it was $3.75. WHAT??? I had to rescue it.
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Here’s a silky silver bag by Kenneth Cole Reaction, modeled by a tree near my car, a table in my room, and my rental car that brought me down here to the Dubose Conference Center in Monteagle, TN. Driving allowed me to bring enough bags to continue the giveaway away from home. This bag is convertible, roomy, and elegant. Use it as a small tote by carrying the handles, or adjust the strap for shoulder length or crossbody with the bag folded over. Pockets and pouches means your stuff is where you put it… as long as you can remember where that is. Lightweight so it’s great for traveling.
Here’s a bag modeled by my sweet baby Jaiya that may or may not be a Balenciaga. If it’s fake, it’s a great fake. The zippers flow like butter and the leather is soft and supple. It’s probably fake, but whatever. I got it for $20 at the St. Vincent de Paul in Mt. Washington last year after leaving it, thinking about it and going back for it. But after all of that research and thinking and driving I haven’t used it. I can’t explain why so instead I’m offering it to you. If you don’t care if it’s real or not and just like big soft slouchy totes with menswear touches, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 4.
If you scroll back through older posts from this year and it doesn’t say clamied in the title, the bag is still up for grabs. So go for it.
Spending a lot of money for a bag is not my MO. When Vera Bradley came out it was like Pappigallo all over again. I was like NO. Then arthritis got me and I needed lightweight bags. Thankfully they went out of style a bit and started showing up at Goodwill. I don’t care about trends so much – I’ll make it look good. I got five in varying sizes over the last couple of years and this tote got used once. Pockets galore for all your odds and ends.
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I have a giant pile of bags in my room. I guess it’s David’s room, too. So he’s upstairs and I said “bring down a bag for the giveaway, please” and he comes down with THIS. This is one of those bags that I put into the pile to be sacrificial but honestly I thought “I certainly must have more than forty bags in this pile, so there are a couple I won’t have to give up. Hee hee hee!” and THIS was one of those bags. So God must have whispered “Get the gray one with the super soft leather and cool hardware that she really likes – yeah, that’s the one.”
It’s by Reiss and it’s lovely. It has a buckle on each side to convert it from purse to tote. I got it at Clothes Mentor which if you didn’t know, is filled with really really great bags that are affordable. If you like high end designer bags check them out. I don’t play with the stuff they have to lock down in a resale store. Y’all can have Michael Kors.
This bag by Insiders NY is one of the coolest bags I own. I got it at goodwill for $6 around six years ago. Checking again online, this bag still sells and the price is $250 now. They take photos and print them on soft, buttery leather. The bag is a little small, but not too small for my water bottle. It also has a little leather pocket inside or a phone. It’s perfect when I need a boost like I did today.
This Raj brown leather fringe tote doesn’t get excessive use, but I’ve had it a long time. I got it at TJ Maxx around 15 or so years ago. It was fun to use today while out and about shuttling the girls around the world and back.