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Lady Day
10-06-2006, 01:24 PM
Hello ladies.

I was just wondering what you all use for your every day toting gear. Im trying to cut down on my gluttony of backpacks, but Im often carring a computer, and all sorts of small do-dads with me.

http://cdn.llbean.com/products/travel_gear_apparel/33381/images/M33381_Red.jpg

I have an aray of these little numbers that I use for everyday workin' stuffs.
Also, if I have something that requires toting (such as groceries), I tend to use my treasure of a wheeled tote from Reisenthel.

http://www.reisenthel-shop.de/images/015-cu173.jpg

LD

BettyValentine
10-06-2006, 01:28 PM
This is my every-day purse:
http://www.hbnyc.net/ripfifi.html

And I will buy this one when it is back in stock:
http://www.hbnyc.net/uniform.html



BV - she says she may be putting a shoulder strap on that second one. I'm really hoping she does.

Daisy Buchanan
10-06-2006, 01:47 PM
I have 4 of those totes from LLBean. It's like a right of passage for every girl in New England to own one. I bought one for my late dog, Carmina. It had a little dalmatian sewn on it along with her name. It was great for toting around her things when I took her on road trips.

As for me, I have a bit of a handbag fetish.
Right now, I'm switching use between a Gucci in their classic style and a Louis Vuitton Cabas Piano
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/3870/137388f40mg97911qc0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/6194/p10199930phherowt3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
I have a smaller Gucci that I also use on occasion, but it is just too small for everyday use. The above pictured bags are the perfect size for what I carry around with me. I figure, if it doesn't fit in these bags, I probably don't need it. Unless it's a laptop, and I usually don't have a need to carry that around with me. When I do, I use a red Victorinox backpack. It's virtually indistructable.
I am in need of a new black bag, since both the above bags are brown. I have a black Coach bag, but I'm just not crazy about the style of it.
Hopefully, when I'm in Italy, I'll find a Gucci in black. I figure that will be the perfect token to take home from my travels.
OOhh bags, I just love em'!:D

Rosie
10-06-2006, 01:49 PM
These are my every day bags:

http://www.ewanted.com/img/1102838400/_w/96001/1.jpg

or

http://images.eluxury.com/assets_server/product/10022844/p10022844_ph_hero.jpg

depending on my color scheme.

When I carry my laptop, I use this:

http://images.eluxury.com/assets_server/product/10295658/p10295658_ph_hero.jpg

which is a tight fit for my 17 inch.

I also carry these little collapsible bags my mom gave me. They are these little nylon pouches that zip up into a ball. They unzip to a full sized shopping bag, this is good for the days I may stop off at the grocery store after work or if I bring something home from work.

Sweet Leilani
10-06-2006, 02:24 PM
Sadly, my everyday bag is a Fisher-Price diaper bag! :D
(Hopefully we'll be done with it soon!)

Paisley
10-06-2006, 02:29 PM
I carry a black leather and fabric hobo bag. The pattern on the fabric? Paisley.

Miss Neecerie
10-06-2006, 02:32 PM
I suppose I will now confess that the majority of my bags and purses come from Target.

I have target bags in classic styles that have lasted me 5 years or more.

I see very little reason to pay more for similar bags due to ititials or a name on them. Its about how the bag works in terms of organizing me.

Tomasso
10-06-2006, 02:41 PM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e141/tmgco/1670512-m.jpg

Lauren
10-06-2006, 02:46 PM
My current one is from H&M, my bookbag is from target, and the majority of the ones I have well loved are either from the garment district or thift stores. This one by Jordi Labanda of Spain was the most expensive purse I've ever bought and even then it was wholesale! lol
http://shop.com.edgesuite.net/ccimg.shop.com/210000/215900/215985/products/12543860.jpg
Oh yeah, and I love sling canvas bags with pockets, but it's hard to find ones I love. Cheap and functional is what it's all about :)

Vanessa
10-06-2006, 03:01 PM
I carry a faded cotton bookbag from a bookstore in NY and a cigarette case for my purse.

(Um, Lauren - can I have that purse? :D )

Lauren
10-06-2006, 03:07 PM
Um... no, love. Heck I wish I had more left! I love my bag, but the straps dig into your shoulder a bit if you put too much in it. Here's a link (http://www.shop.com/op/~Miquelrius_Jordi_Labanda_Capri_Large_Tote_Handbag s-prod-12543860-18752505?sourceid=57) to someone that still has them (I think these were his 2002 collection. Not that that matters.)


Oh wait, just remembered. I have a few BCBG purses, but I got them at the warehouse sale for no more than $40. And a BCBG faux croc carry-on which is the love of my life other than my cat.

RedShoesGirl
10-06-2006, 03:20 PM
i carry a now aging and defunct satchel bag from American Ballet Theater - which they no longer have in their shop! it holds my laptop, pda, ipod and make-up.

rsg

Miss_Bella_Hell
10-06-2006, 07:55 PM
You girls and your Gucci and Louis! My Gucci is vintage and my Louis is fake!

Here are my two school bags:
http://www.boomspeed.com/hjcanning/evday.jpg

and here is my wall o' bags:
http://www.boomspeed.com/hjcanning/evday1.jpg

LizzieMaine
10-07-2006, 06:02 PM
My everyday is a repro WW2 WAC shoulder bag --

http://www.midcoast.com/~lizmcl/bag2.jpg

Brown pigskin, OD cotton lining, detatchable strap, no obtrusive designer logo. It's big enough to hold my essentials -- but small enough to force me to keep it from becoming a portable wastebasket....

BonnieJean
10-07-2006, 06:35 PM
Are you supposed to have just one everyday bag?
Currently, I have 4 vintage bags that I switch around with, but I'm always on the lookout for another good bag! My favorite is one of my most recent purchases--a dark brown Dofan bag in the Kelly style. Those cute "old lady" handbags with the "kissing" closures are just divine! I remember my grandmothers carrying these type of bags and sure wish I had their collections! This reminds me, I'm still needing a navy bag, so off to Ruby Lane I go!

Naama
10-08-2006, 07:46 AM
At the moment, it's a bit emberassing, I use a nightmare before christmas bag, but the zipper doesn't work anymore and the straps are tearing apart every minuite..... :( I want to get that one http://media.laredoute.fr/intl/Products/picture/2/20371140o_aix.jpg but I'm totaly broke at the moment and it's rather expensive for a bag.....


Naama

Miss Dottie
10-08-2006, 08:36 AM
Although this is possibly the worst picture of me, but it's the best picture of my darling polka dot tote my sweetie got me for my birthday this year.

Miss Dottie must have her dots!

http://www.goodcrafternoon.com/red-dot-tote.jpg

Elaina
10-08-2006, 09:03 AM
Okay, I see I'm the weird one here. I make matching purses in the same fabric for all my outfits. Because I'd rather buy fabric then buy a purse.

That said, my usual ones I carry is a tote in black brocade, with gold dragons on it (my I hate you and I'm not dressing up and this will match anything purse) a black brocade with red Chinese letters, that I think is supposed to say "Happiness" but really says the equivalent to Eat at Joe's in a Chinese take out container style with red latex piping (both self drafted) which was made for my red latex goth dress for when I go clubbing, but I love the purse, a 1920's compact purse and my book bag from a pattern by Simplicity in a Hello Kitty hot pink brocade with gold Hello Ki ttys, purple flowers and electric blue HK I got from my sewing pen pal in Japan for those days I'm antisocial and carry my laptop everywhere.

Other then that, I have purses that are crocheted ala a pattern still available online, a red ruffly purse that matches the shirt my son "made" for me, a teal brocade circle purse I made for my wedding, a purse made from striped upholstery material (remember those from the 1990's?) that the color scheme is god awful but is the only thing that matches a god awful shirt I have, and a tote in the ugly orange print I have. And that was this week. The rest are in my lingerie chest because I don't put lingerie in there.

anna_newman
10-09-2006, 06:42 PM
this is my current bag:

http://www.iconshoes.com/e-store/media/prod_full/H-7.jpg

except that the image on mine is the one of a couple kissing:

http://i4.ebayimg.com/01/i/06/b0/ef/8b_2.JPG

its starting to get scuffed, though, and Im beginning my hunt for a new bag. I hate that everything nice in leather I look at has 40 pounds of decorative hardware. I want something sturdy but lightweight, and any suggestions would be very welcome.

Elaina, I love your solution of sewing your own bags, but I really like leather--my cloth bags dont seem to get much use.

anna

Elaina
10-09-2006, 06:47 PM
Oh I like leather too, just that I refuse to buy cheap purses. So I can't exactly afford $500 bucks to coordinate leather into my wardrobe (because I have to have one that matches every pair of shoes and $150+ a pop, not happening here) so I solve it by making them. My compact purse is my "good" purse...it's silver, it's old, and no one else is going to be sporting it. And I got it for 3 bucks. I'm happy.

Lady Day
10-09-2006, 07:53 PM
Who wouldnt be happy with a $3 purse!?
:)

LD

Rosie
10-09-2006, 08:07 PM
I found two 50's clutches earlier this year that I use for evening. They were a buck, for both!

Nashoba
10-10-2006, 11:32 AM
My everyday is a repro WW2 WAC shoulder bag --

http://www.midcoast.com/~lizmcl/bag2.jpg

Brown pigskin, OD cotton lining, detatchable strap, no obtrusive designer logo. It's big enough to hold my essentials -- but small enough to force me to keep it from becoming a portable wastebasket....


Lizzie I love that purse, wherever did you get it???? I would love to find a similar one...

imoldfashioned
10-10-2006, 12:23 PM
I carry a bag that's larger than a traditional purse and I've been on the hunt for a new one all year. I think I'm going to ask Santa to bring me this model--it is big enough for a couple books, my wallet and assorted makeup with a few pockets so everything doesn't sink to the bottom (as it does in the bag I'm using now). I like it alot, especially the "schoolbag" styling, but I wish it looked a little more vintage (surprise!)--larger hardware, some embossing or the like on the leather--just a little something extra. I can't decide between oxblood and natural either. What do you ladies think?

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j100/gggifford2003/31735_lrg.jpg

Caledonia
10-10-2006, 12:28 PM
That is a nice bag! My current ones are a vintage satchel for going to my law classes (very sturdy for all the books), a 50s/60s black flight bag for handbag duty (shoulder strap, hinged top opening, and large enough for all daily necessities), a 40s Boots vinyl shopper plus various lifelong supermarket carriers for groceries, and my 60s vintage briefcase for meetings.

Viola
10-10-2006, 01:06 PM
I carry a very period bandanna tied around the end of a stick.

It was the most vintage purse in my budget!

Caledonia
10-10-2006, 01:46 PM
And probably the most practical and roomy of them all! I do trust that the stick was also vintage? A well aged yew for example, or my favourite, blackthorn. And was it hollowed to provide yet more storage space? :D

Viola
10-10-2006, 01:48 PM
It certainly is vintage; my grandpappy left it to me. I would never carry a modern stick - they just don't make them like they used to!lol

Viola

Caledonia
10-10-2006, 01:51 PM
Too true - for a start, they're straight! How odd is that?

Barbigirl
10-10-2006, 01:55 PM
I suppose I will now confess that the majority of my bags and purses come from Target.

I have target bags in classic styles that have lasted me 5 years or more.

I see very little reason to pay more for similar bags due to ititials or a name on them. Its about how the bag works in terms of organizing me.

Me too, I have an entire cabinent of inexpensive purses that I switch around to match my shoes, belt, mood etc.

Barbigirl
10-10-2006, 01:57 PM
Sadly, my everyday bag is a Fisher-Price diaper bag! :D
(Hopefully we'll be done with it soon!)

When my daughter was old enough all I had to carry was a spare diaper and a mini package of wipes in my "little" purse I was on cloud 9.

mysterygal
10-10-2006, 02:39 PM
90% of the time I'm seen with my black leather purse, the other 10% I've got my small pink and tan one (cloth). I've been looking high and low for a nice brown-tan purse to match with some outfits. Everywhere I go there's always something wrong with them!:mad: It's like with clothes shopping for me, when I've got money burning in my wallet to spend, I can't find a dang thing out there, but when all I can do is window shop, there's tons of outfits I'd love to have!

Lady Day
04-23-2007, 08:56 PM
**bump**

LD

pigeon toe
04-23-2007, 10:36 PM
http://www.chineselaundrybags.com/catalog/42092-brown.jpg

This is my everyday purse, except the accent color is a nice muted green. It's truly gigantic, but I needed something huge to stuff all of my readers, notebooks and textbooks into during the school day. It's more like a duffel bag than a purse!

ShooShooBaby
04-23-2007, 10:40 PM
my "everyday" bag is uberglamorous - a black timbuk2 (http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/retail/catalog.htm?categoryId=6&skusetId=129) bag. it fits all my stuff up to and including my laptop, and it's waterproof too!

Adelaidey
04-24-2007, 02:48 AM
My everyday is a black leather clasped clutch from the 50s that I found in a vintage/alt shop downtown for $7... alas, the spring has broken, but I still love it so and just hold or wedge it closed... I really should look for a new one.

My backpack is a whole other story.... a pink Nike over the shoulder backpack lol Well, my books and computer don't exactly fit in the clutch! lol Thats the one thing that really throws off my vintage look.... dagnabbit...

Polka Dot
04-24-2007, 02:59 AM
I'm terribly unglamorous, but I have a lot of stuff to carry.

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000IF6826.16._SCLZZZZZZZ_SS260_V45313258_.jpg

Pina Bridgette
04-24-2007, 05:03 AM
My current summer purse:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b248/pinabridgette/fashion/viola.jpg

My favorite winter purse (just cleaned and put away last weekend):

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b248/pinabridgette/fashion/saranac.jpg

For work, I use one of those terrible ballistic nylon suitcase-like trolley bags because my shoulders were hurting from the sling-type case I tried to use. But I would love to find something more stylish.

Also, I have a natural/black LL Bean bag for carrying larger items, a black plastic tote for the pool/beach and a couple smaller tote-type purses for when I need to downsize. And a few I'm forgetting, I'm sure.

P.

Pink Dahlia
04-24-2007, 06:32 AM
My current summer purse:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b248/pinabridgette/fashion/viola.jpg

My favorite winter purse (just cleaned and put away last weekend):

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b248/pinabridgette/fashion/saranac.jpg


Gasp! Where did these come from??

Pina Bridgette
04-24-2007, 07:04 AM
That was exactly my reaction when I saw the second purse in the sale racks of Nordstrom a few years back. It is a Michael Kors Saranac purse and if I never buy another purse other than this one, I will be fine because the picture I have doesn't do it justice and just because it makes me happy. My one and only "Big Deal" purse splurge.

The spring/summer purse is by Brighton and called Viola. I bought it from zappos earlier this year to match my easter outfit.

Also bought a cute coin purse by hayden-harnett on amazon.com that sorta matches the interior and reinforces my belief in fate:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b248/pinabridgette/fashion/haydenharnettcapricoinpursefront.jpg http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b248/pinabridgette/fashion/haydenharnettcapricoinpursetop.jpg

Due to lack of both storage space & finances, etc., I try to limit myself to 2 purse purchases a year. This was my spring/summer, will have to see what fall/winter bring.

Rosie
04-24-2007, 08:18 AM
Lately, I've been carrying this one:

http://www.rakuten.ne.jp/gold/o-kura/model/deauville.jpg

Donna Stewart
04-24-2007, 09:10 AM
Gasp! Where did these come from??
Seconding this request, they're lovely!

I didn't expect to be seeing so many Vuittons in this thread, but I should have guessed, great minds think alike. Here's my Luco tote:
http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/9644/vuittonlucomp5.jpg

I also own a small black leather Picard purse for the days that the laptop stays at home. And a few too many less everyday-ones, but don't get me started on those, it'll take all night!

Miss Dottie
04-24-2007, 10:04 AM
This is my everyday bag and I LOVE it! It's lighter than leather and has a light interior, so I can find things easily. It's big enough to fit everything and has a zipper so everything doesn't do flying out if it gets knocked over.

Those seatbelts are quite durable to boot!

http://aycu38.webshots.com/image/15157/2005221220461094488_rs.jpg

Joie DeVive
04-24-2007, 11:34 AM
My everyday is a black leather clasped clutch from the 50s that I found in a vintage/alt shop downtown for $7... alas, the spring has broken, but I still love it so and just hold or wedge it closed... I really should look for a new one.


If it's still in good shape and you love it, it might be worth it to see if your local shoe repair shop can fix it. Many shoe repair shops also work on bags, so it might be worth a try. Wouldn't cost anything to ask..

positivelypinup
04-24-2007, 09:16 PM
I use a bag that my boyfriend bought off of pinupgirlclothing and it has a cute cherry fabric and bamboo handles... But when i start throwing everything in there it starts to get heavy the bamboo starts to kill my shoulders.

Miss_Bella_Hell
04-24-2007, 09:25 PM
I have a seatbelt bag too, in Lexus Gold. I think it's heavier than leather, personally. [huh]

Anyway I don't know how I got on the mailing list, but this catalog arrived in my mailbox today and I thought the prices were very reasonable and there are some SUPER cute bags.

http://shopping.franklincovey.com/shopping/common/display2.jsp?page=catalog_idesign2007

Ex: http://shopping.franklincovey.com/shopping/images/products/lrg/33014_lrg.jpg

Pink Dahlia
04-24-2007, 09:30 PM
http://aycu38.webshots.com/image/15157/2005221220461094488_rs.jpg

Why isn't anyone telling me where I can find these bags?? :cry:

Miss_Bella_Hell
04-24-2007, 09:31 PM
Why isn't anyone telling me where I can find these bags?? :cry:


Look no further... http://www.seatbeltbags.com/

Pina Bridgette
04-25-2007, 04:22 AM
Miss Dottie & Miss Bella, one of my small tote purses is a black Harveys seatbelt, too. Very fun. Dahlia, I'm sure they have them in pink as well. I think I've seen them at Nordstroms, too if you like to check them out in person.

Yesterday, I got to thinking about my ugly wheeled computer tote and found this franklin covey case (wheeled) on ebay and did a BIN:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b248/pinabridgette/fashion/coveycase.jpg

Amelie
04-25-2007, 06:39 AM
That's what I use most of the time during summer. I also have the same one in a smaller size, with red accents instead of brown, but I can't seem to find it anywhere in my appartment :rage:
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/2173/sacamainetekh5.jpg

Lady Day
04-25-2007, 09:03 AM
Kittie ate it lol
I See the way he/shes sniffin around that one. Id watch out ;)

LD

Adelaidey
04-25-2007, 08:03 PM
If it's still in good shape and you love it, it might be worth it to see if your local shoe repair shop can fix it. Many shoe repair shops also work on bags, so it might be worth a try. Wouldn't cost anything to ask..


Ooh, thanks for the tip Joie... I never would've thought of a shoe repair shop. Definitely will try there! Thanks!!

doghouse
04-26-2007, 03:03 AM
Good grief. I really must be the only person here that won't spend 100$ plus on a purse!

(no offense to those that do!)

Sunny
04-26-2007, 06:25 AM
Good grief. I really must be the only person here that won't spend 100$ plus on a purse!

(no offense to those that do!)

Hehe... well, there's at least two. ;)

Pink Dahlia
04-26-2007, 06:35 AM
I don't either. Those seat belt bags are cute but so not in my price range!

Miss_Bella_Hell
04-26-2007, 06:37 AM
I don't either. Those seat belt bags are cute but so not in my price range!


Mine was an Xmas present! I mean, it was a "Mom, buy this for me" Xmas present, but that counts!

LizzieMaine
04-26-2007, 06:50 AM
Hehe... well, there's at least two. ;)

Make that three. I did spend $80 for my WAC repro bag, but since it seems to be well-nigh-indestructable, I figure I can amortize that over the years of use I expect to get from it, and it comes out a bargain.

princessofcandl
04-27-2007, 10:00 PM
Make that three. I did spend $80 for my WAC repro bag, but since it seems to be well-nigh-indestructable, I figure I can amortize that over the years of use I expect to get from it, and it comes out a bargain.

Well sort of Four.....

I do not usually spend over $100 for a purse. Or rather, I don't spend over $20 for a purse. Unless its a fab Coach. I am a sucker for Coach. And even then I only have one regular size purse and tons of wristlets. And even then they were bought at the outlet mall........ on clearance.

I don't spend way too much especially since I usually find cute vintage at thrift stores for next to nothing. For a while there I was gearing up to buy a Coach purse. Graduated college, first formal professional job, wanted to make a good impression, hubby said my first phat check was for me to blow spoiling myself........ and it took 3 months to buy it cuz I kept talking myself out of it. Annnnnd in the mean time I kept finding other purses for cheap.

I also have one more rule. I don't buy fake. I hate knock offs. If it is Coach its real. Otherwise its a great no-name. But I don't go around rockin the LV knockoffs.

Elaina
04-27-2007, 10:09 PM
I'll buy the $100 a pop purses, but then I'll carry them for forever and a day.

That said, my mom bought a ton of purses off my sister (everything from Wal-Mart brands to Coach) and gave me about 20 of them. So I'm set on leather types for a while.

I also got in the mail today from a friend of mine overseas a tote made from tarot cards coated in plastic and sewn together (incorporates all the major arcana) with a bag for my cards. (Sort of like the Kool-Aid totes that were poplar). It's ugly, but it's also pretty neat.

ohairas
04-28-2007, 08:15 AM
:offtopic:
Elaina I received you PM but when I try to reply it says you do not allow PMs. So I'm listing the info here, hope you find it!

http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/GoneWithTheWindGarments/

Other sites I'm sure you'll enjoy are
www.scarlettonline.com
and
www.gwtw4ever.com

Nikki


Would you mind sending me the link or some information on the group?

ShooShooBaby
04-28-2007, 08:22 AM
I also got in the mail today from a friend of mine overseas a tote made from tarot cards coated in plastic and sewn together (incorporates all the major arcana) with a bag for my cards. (Sort of like the Kool-Aid totes that were poplar). It's ugly, but it's also pretty neat.

that bag sounds so cool!

i'm another who would never spend $100 on a bag. i got my timbuk2 bag at 30% off the regular price of $80 with my friend's REI employee discount, but that's not really a purse. i think i bought a corde purse once for $20, and that is my most expensive purse!

RaasAlHayya
04-28-2007, 12:30 PM
I'll buy the $100 a pop purses, but then I'll carry them for forever and a day.

That said, my mom bought a ton of purses off my sister (everything from Wal-Mart brands to Coach) and gave me about 20 of them. So I'm set on leather types for a while.

I also got in the mail today from a friend of mine overseas a tote made from tarot cards coated in plastic and sewn together (incorporates all the major arcana) with a bag for my cards. (Sort of like the Kool-Aid totes that were poplar). It's ugly, but it's also pretty neat.

The tarot tote sounds neat...what deck is it made from?

--Leslie

Shearer
04-30-2007, 10:54 AM
I guess I can't carry around black patent leather all summer... so I'm trading in for red patent leather:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/dredpyratewitchface/45265022_tp.jpg

norman
07-29-2010, 09:59 PM
http://coach-shoes-purses-on-sale.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/coach_op_art_handbags.jpg (http://www.coachoutletstores.org/)

this Coach purse gifted my sister..I love this coach purse...:eusa_clap

MissHannah
07-30-2010, 03:50 AM
This is my every day handbag:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4804889675_b239c223bf_z.jpg

It's black patent and I would guess it's 60s. It's big enough to carry all my usual crap PLUS an SLR camera - no mean feat for a handbag!

I love giant handbags. I'm always on the lookout for them.

Retro Chick
07-30-2010, 05:14 AM
This is the bag I generally carry every day, though I do switch around occasionally to match my outfit.

http://www.retrochick.co.uk/retroblog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/204-400x700.jpg

It's leather and I got it from a Charity Shop for 1.50! It just about fits everything in. I have a smaller navy leather bag and a black frame handbag that I regularly switch to.

I used to carry a Lulu Guinness Tote on days when I needed a huge bag, but I broke the strap by putting too much in it and have yet to get around to fixing it!

http://www.retrochick.co.uk/retroblog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/53-595-338-010-W_main1.jpg

velvetongue
07-30-2010, 08:47 AM
I refuse to buy cheap bags so as a result I only own 2 bags. One of them is black leather with a silver chain handle that I got on sale at Macy's, which worked out well for my punk/rock and roll styled days, and the other one is my mom's old Coach bag that she gave me from the 90s.

Sadly my everyday bag is a plastic grocery tote that my dad gave me (not very stylish, I know, but for having to bring your gear to the dojo it really helps) and have recently upgraded to this scalloped leather tote bag:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-nMb8NqhMn4/S54ZE2wqfRI/AAAAAAAAIyc/2K1gu3JHZXM/s1600-h/120542068171.2.jpg

I've never been fond of any of the brand name bags (LV, Gucci, etc) since in our Chinatown (I live in NYC) I see many fake bags being sold with those labels. If I had the extra cash though I'd probably get a Longchamp tote bag. I don't think that brand is that popular here yet and the craftsmanship is very good.

Miss sofia
07-30-2010, 09:25 AM
I walk to work most days, so i need a big bag that is functional and practical as I also tend to nip in the charity and junk shops in my lunch hour and don't want to be carting loads of bags around, so i use a wicker basket in the summer or an old carpet bag which doubles up as an overnight bag or a battered old Louis Vuitton holdall a friend gave me. Wish i could be one of those ladies with a little dainty handbag but i just can't seem to do it!

Puzzicato
07-30-2010, 10:22 AM
I walk to work most days, so i need a big bag that is functional and practical as I also tend to nip in the charity and junk shops in my lunch hour and don't want to be carting loads of bags around, so i use a wicker basket in the summer or an old carpet bag which doubles up as an overnight bag or a battered old Louis Vuitton holdall a friend gave me. Wish i could be one of those ladies with a little dainty handbag but i just can't seem to do it!

I know what you mean! My handbag on a normal day contains: purse, makeup purse, 2 sets of keys, umbrella, book, chequebook, hairbrush, handsanitiser, packet of tissues, cigarette case (contains pantyliners) and a folding shopping bag and that just will not fit in a dainty purse!

40'sfetish
07-31-2010, 08:51 PM
I'm lusting after one of these, a bigger bag that isn't the black hole of Calcutta with miscellaneous debris floating round the bottom. I need a bag that I can find everything in. Being diabetic I need to carry a glucose meter and spare stuff on top of all the usual girly/mum/working woman stuff.

http://www.perfectfind.com.au/products.htmlhttp://www.perfectfind.com.au/images/jan2010/Weekender/Internal%20Weekender4.jpg
http://www.perfectfind.com.au/images/jan2010/Weekender/1.%20Weekender%20Root%20Beer.jpg

Marla
07-31-2010, 09:03 PM
This is my every day handbag:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4804889675_b239c223bf_z.jpg

It's black patent and I would guess it's 60s. It's big enough to carry all my usual crap PLUS an SLR camera - no mean feat for a handbag!


I wish I could find a vintage handbag as large as yours, Miss Hannah! I currently carry a miniature version of yours but cheat by having a tote bag of 'necessities' in my car.

Odalisque
07-31-2010, 10:41 PM
This is my daily bag. It's big, it's brown, it's decidedly un-vintage.
But it fits all my junk. And it's from target so it was cheap.


http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/emma04/IMG_1409.jpg


I fought against it for years but I've finally turned into my mother. Purse-wise :)

lareine
07-31-2010, 11:16 PM
I'm lusting after one of these, a bigger bag that isn't the black hole of Calcutta with miscellaneous debris floating round the bottom. I need a bag that I can find everything in. Being diabetic I need to carry a glucose meter and spare stuff on top of all the usual girly/mum/working woman stuff.

http://www.perfectfind.com.au/products.html
Those bags look perfect for me! I must investigate further. The handbag hooks are a great idea too. Thanks for sharing the link :)

40'sfetish
08-01-2010, 01:14 AM
Those bags look perfect for me! I must investigate further. The handbag hooks are a great idea too. Thanks for sharing the link :)

No worries :D I found them when I jokingly googled "the perfect handbag" and that's what popped up. I swear I should get a commission from them the amount of people I've put onto them.

Puzzicato
08-01-2010, 05:37 AM
I've decided that I want one of these (http://www.cambridgesatchel.co.uk/15-red-satchel-54-p.asp) as my everyday handbag!

Cirrus
08-01-2010, 05:54 AM
I've decided that I want one of these (http://www.cambridgesatchel.co.uk/15-red-satchel-54-p.asp) as my everyday handbag!
I've been looking at their bags this week too! I'm very tempted by one of the 11" ones, any bigger and I'll just carry around too much stuff that I don't need!

Smuterella
08-01-2010, 06:02 AM
I'm thinking of getting a gas mask bag for use as my everyday bag. I know that is probably *wrong* in some way but I'm not sure...

what I really need is a 40's ish bag that is big enough for me to cart my knitting about in. Any ideas?

Puzzicato
08-01-2010, 06:50 AM
I've been looking at their bags this week too! I'm very tempted by one of the 11" ones, any bigger and I'll just carry around too much stuff that I don't need!

I often need to carry A4 papers, so 11" just isn't quite big enough.

I've sent the link to my mum; it's my birthday soon, so we'll see if she plays along!

AnniePancake
08-01-2010, 07:13 AM
What I really need is a Giant Leather (or otherwise durable) Suitcase/holdall type bag, that still looks vaguely vintage.

My parents are divorced which means Wednesday night I have to 'pack' all my schoolthings, any other clothes I may need, All my beauty and hair equipment and carry anything like my art/photography portfolios (A2 sized), So i really need a hardcore bag that will keep all my junk secure and findable whilst breaking my back lugging it around school the next day.

Any ideas that won't cost me the world?
xx

Miss sofia
08-01-2010, 07:36 AM
Hi Annie, How about a gladstone bag or a carpet bag, i have a carpet bag which i bought on ebay, repro, and its shell is quite rigid leather so you could pack papers etc on one side to stop them from getting squashed, leaving room to pack all your other stuff. My mum also makes me lots of cute cloth bags which i use alot if i go away straight from work or whatever, not just for shoes, but for seperating my work junk,kid/dog junk, from overnight stuff, because otherwise i would be scrabbling about until hell froze over, i'm so disorganised! Hope that might be a small help! x

AnniePancake
08-01-2010, 09:23 AM
thanks for the ideas!

I'm sure even wit my pitiful sewing skills I could create some little fabric bags to keep things a little more 'in order' :)
xxx

Puzzicato
08-07-2010, 10:50 AM
I've decided that I want one of these (http://www.cambridgesatchel.co.uk/15-red-satchel-54-p.asp) as my everyday handbag!

Excellent - my mum has just emailed to ask if I would like a monogram on it. Of course I would!

OneAndOnly
08-08-2010, 08:40 AM
This is one of *many* everyday bags that I use:
http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac295/IrishGreenFaerie/P120710_18470001.jpg

I also use it for evening wear and just love love love the gold detailing on it :D Sorry the pic is a bit blurry!

Tishkaminx
05-19-2011, 06:33 AM
I'm looking for inspiration for a casual handbag that I could take shopping to wear with jeans and trousers- preferably cross-body so i can keep my hands-free- but something that is still sympathetic to a vintage style. (I considered a leather satchel- but it didn't feel quite right, now I'm stumped!)

Any help would be really appreciated.

MissChloeCorville
05-19-2011, 11:46 PM
I just bought a lovely tote from Wal Mart! It's navy with a see thru anchor originally a beach bag but I find it perfect for everyday too! Sadly, no picture. :(

Tishkaminx
05-20-2011, 06:36 AM
Thanks for the idea.

Thanks Mods for merging this thread- woudl'nt have thought to search this title. I'll have fun looking at the ideas now. :)

Stray Cat
05-26-2011, 06:31 AM
I've decided that I want one of these (http://www.cambridgesatchel.co.uk/15-red-satchel-54-p.asp) as my everyday handbag!
Oh.. this one:
http://www.cambridgesatchel.co.uk/ekmps/shops/cambridgesatch/images/15-red-satchel-54-p.jpg
And now I'm sad. :(
I just can't find a lovely bag like that one here..

AmateisGal
05-26-2011, 07:50 AM
My friend makes these wonderful bags out of vintage barkcloth. She has several different kinds and I fell in love with this one. It's my everyday bag now.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i188/MelissaAmateis/bag-1.jpg

She has a shop on Etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/fortheloveofpete

Red Diabla
05-28-2011, 05:36 PM
I just picked up a couple of things from Lux de Ville last weekend on sale that I'm SOOPER excited about!

One is a change purse:

http://www.luxdeville.com/product-p/stc44bg.htm

And the other is a regular-sized purse:

http://www.luxdeville.com/product-p/moto77bgs.htm

I expect I'll be using them as much as my usual Loungefly sugar skulls tote!

RD

Louise Anne
07-21-2011, 03:48 AM
I not sure if this has been realised or not , do any of you use vintage handbag (purses USA) as your every day bag?

Tatum
07-21-2011, 06:44 AM
Not every day... But most of the time! :) Right now my everyday vintage handbag is a black straw bag.

If I'm working, I need something bigger and sacrifice-able. The purse I have for work can hold all the usual stuff plus my iPad, which I need for getting forms signed.

I'm actually desperately trying to figure out how to store/ display my handbag collection at the moment. I'm leaning towards a towel rack with "s" hooks and a few shelves (for clutches) in my soon to be revamped sewing room.

C-dot
07-21-2011, 08:08 AM
All my vintage handbags are evening clutches. I have a black sparkly one that is shaped like a candy wrapper from the 1940's, a gorgeous peach satin one from the 1930's, and a plain wine coloured satin one from the 1950's (which I found a lipstick case in, so cool!). I definitely use them when the occasion warrants.

For everyday, I have two Betsey Johnson bags, a Juicy Couture bag, and a plain suede one from Fossil. I need room for all my lipsticks :D

Louise Anne
07-21-2011, 08:19 AM
Are vintage bags too small the today, thing like phones were not around and maybe other thing which are commonly carried and needed also, I do see a lot of larger bags today which are more like 60's and not that stylish either .
I know my 40 /50 are pretty small also.

C-dot
07-21-2011, 08:30 AM
Are vintage bags too small the today, thing like phones were not around and maybe other thing which are commonly carried and needed also, I do see a lot of larger bags today which are more like 60's and not that stylish either .
I know my 40 /50 are pretty small also.

Either than or we're carrying more stuff around with us. With a vintage clutch or repro bag, I can just about fit my phone, wallet, and keys in. No room for my colossal make-up bag, advil, breathmints etc...

ThePowderKeg
07-21-2011, 01:26 PM
I can fit my wallet, several lipsticks, a compact, my keys and a phone into my vintage bags BUT...the styles of bag I favor tend not to have enough room to keep my phone alive. The phone always gets shut off or something keeps bumping against it and draining the battery, despite attempts to lock my phone, which gets frustrating. I tend not to carry a ton of stuff with me. I carry a vintage bag every day for a few weeks, throw a fit because it's killing my phone, then go back to a modern bag until I want to wear an outfit that a vintage purse complements perfectly, then the cycle begins again.

Louise Anne
07-21-2011, 01:42 PM
Just thinking could you find a form of stiff case to put your phone in, making it look like a vintage style glasses case or something

C-dot
07-21-2011, 02:04 PM
Or make one :D

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/170/462155493_bfeb794155.jpg?v=0

Louise Anne
07-21-2011, 02:10 PM
Yes C-dot that's it

RodeoRose
07-21-2011, 02:59 PM
I use my 1950s and 1960s purses everyday with no problem! I've had lots of luck finding large ones, too; I have tooled leather and tapestry purses that are quite roomy. Look for easily cleaned materials (basket, woven, lucite, vinyl, etc.) and/or dark colors if you're planning to use your vintage purse for everyday use, though; maybe it's just me, but it's amazing how much dirt my silk evening clutches seem to pick up after a night out :(.

I do have several purses from the Victorian era through 1940s, but I keep them for special occasions only, really. I store the clutches on a shelf, and I have a few rows of pretty hooks to hang up the ones with straps.

Also, might as well add that my favorite bags to use for school (schlepping text books around!) are the cheap but beautiful Mexican oilcloth totes. They come in pretty patterns and remind me of '40s and '50s Mexican calendar girls! They're also usually quite inexpensive and tough as nails.

Example I found on Google Images:
http://www.vivalafrida.co.uk/vinyltablecloth/smallshopperlarge.jpg

Jools
07-21-2011, 11:00 PM
Vintage bags too small? REeallY? I have a few bags of my mom's from the 1950s the general size and shape of the Titanic. Remember "Rear Window", and Grace Kelly unpacking a negligee AND slippers from a tiny Mark Cross case/valise?

Evening bags, that's another story. OTOH, most modern women carry around far too much stuff in diaper-bag sized purses, or HANDbags, if you prefer. If I have to carry a laptop, I carry it in an actual leather briefcase. (Does anyone remember the 1960s/1970s American TV Show, "Let's Make a Deal"? Bob Barker would ask audience members for random stuff from their purses..."who has a lemon? a cheese grater? A hard boiled egg? A clothespin?"ad infinitum. It was amazing what most women have in their purses.

I must have...200 purses if you include evening bags. Yes, storage is an issue. (New favorite: emerald green 1940s evening clutch with a bow.)

Lenore
08-13-2011, 10:12 AM
I love my everyday bag. I found it on Dolly's (http://www.dungareedolly.com) website, and fell in love. I had to have it and the Monkey HAD to have one that matched Mommy's...

http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y337/AlienorBelle/cupcakebags.jpg

Lady Day
08-13-2011, 11:18 AM
I recently finished a bag from a donated burlap sack (http://newvintagelady.blogspot.com/2011/08/dont-tell-anyone-but-im-wearing-pink.html). I now use it for everyday.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/shelleymariejo/2011%20content/Picture2.png

LD

MissMeraRose
08-13-2011, 04:55 PM
I have more purses than I know what to do with. lol
I'll try to take some photos of them.

Bluebird Marsha
08-13-2011, 10:19 PM
I really like purses. A lot. I tend to rotate them, but I often carry an extra tote to work for reading material, Nook, ipod/headphones and lunch.
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/Mereope/lucitepurses2.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/Mereope/lucitepurses1.jpg

The tote is made from an old magazine cover and salvaged upholstery, with bicycle tire inner tubes for straps
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/Mereope/purses1.jpg

bellabella327
08-14-2011, 01:15 AM
bluebird - your purses are AMAZING!

MissLaurieMarie
08-14-2011, 10:07 AM
I am currently using a vintage purse and a vintage camera bag for work but I find that the camera bag is too small if I want to carry my larger lens with it, and it doesn't fit a notebook or my tablet. So Monday I'm treating myself to this bag (with my birthday money!)

http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_570xN.263295207.jpg

Keri is a local-to-me Etsy seller and she makes her bags out of re-purposed vintage fabrics (she also ships to Canada, the US and internationally!) This is the blurb she gives for the bag: (http://www.etsy.com/listing/79604355/satchel-in-military-wool-and-genuine)
This satchel is created from a WWII wool blanket and genuine leather for the sides and bottom. The short straps are from a military parachute pack and the adjustable shoulder strap is a military surplus gun sling. The interior is a sturdy tarp canvass and features a belted strap to hold your laptop snugly in place, two large leather pockets to hold all your gadgets, and a trigger snap clasp to keep your keys handy.

I'm so excited!

sheeplady
08-14-2011, 11:38 AM
With the WAC bags, what is their approximate size in inches? (Length, width, depth, height?) If anyone has one of these and can give me an estimate, I would really appreciate it. :) Thank you in advance!

Also, I am assuming that you can wear it "military style" or across the body? Is the strap adjustable, so that I can accomodate winter coats and summer wear? (If not, I can tie it in a knot, or add my own buckle.)

I cannot seem to find any information about their size online, and I want to ensure that I don't end up with a mammoth bag OR with a bag that is too small. I am really more concerned about the former, I can cut down on what I carry. :) But I do need a bag that I can wear across my body.

My vinyl bag that looks similar to the WAC bag (a sears purchase) died after about 3 years of use. The stitching is coming out, the clasp broke, the strap broke, and the vinyl is starting to degrade a bit. I am going to try and patch it, but in reality I would prefer to put that money into a new bag that is going to be more mendable. I am willing to invest some cash into a repairable high quality bag, figuring that it will last me for decades.

ETA: Size in appproximate centimeters would be ok too. ;)

C-dot
08-14-2011, 02:18 PM
http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y337/AlienorBelle/cupcakebags.jpg

Those are too cute for words! I've been looking for a new bag, and I might have to copy you... :D

fortworthgal
08-14-2011, 05:21 PM
My everyday bag is a Vuitton Speedy 35. It transitions really well between modern outfits and vintage. It is big enough to carry everything I need - 2 makeup bags, wallet, umbrella, magazine, netbook, blackberry, and whatever else I might need that day. I love purses and I prefer bigger bags. I also have large totes by Michael Kors & Tory Burch, and a Timbuk 2 bag.

LizzieMaine
08-14-2011, 05:35 PM
With the WAC bags, what is their approximate size in inches? (Length, width, depth, height?) If anyone has one of these and can give me an estimate, I would really appreciate it. :) Thank you in advance!

Also, I am assuming that you can wear it "military style" or across the body? Is the strap adjustable, so that I can accomodate winter coats and summer wear? (If not, I can tie it in a knot, or add my own buckle.)

I cannot seem to find any information about their size online, and I want to ensure that I don't end up with a mammoth bag OR with a bag that is too small. I am really more concerned about the former, I can cut down on what I carry. :) But I do need a bag that I can wear across my body.

My vinyl bag that looks similar to the WAC bag (a sears purchase) died after about 3 years of use. The stitching is coming out, the clasp broke, the strap broke, and the vinyl is starting to degrade a bit. I am going to try and patch it, but in reality I would prefer to put that money into a new bag that is going to be more mendable. I am willing to invest some cash into a repairable high quality bag, figuring that it will last me for decades.

ETA: Size in appproximate centimeters would be ok too. ;)

My WAC bag is about 9 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches high and expands to about 5 to 5 1/2 inches deep.

The strap is removable -- there are two metal gripper snaps at the ends that loop thru a stitched leather band on the back. It can be adjusted by a buckle slide to a handbag configuration if desired. The strap is two-ply stitched pigskin leather, and is very sturdy, but the snaps can loosen with use, especially if your bag is heavily loaded. I ended up stitching the ends of the strap closed, since I don't expect to need to remove the strap.

I always wear mine military style -- keeps it safe from purse-snatching drug addicts when I'm leaving the theatre at night!

Land-O-LakesGal
08-14-2011, 05:48 PM
My WAC bag is about 9 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches high and expands to about 5 to 5 1/2 inches deep.

The strap is removable -- there are two metal gripper snaps at the ends that loop thru a stitched leather band on the back. It can be adjusted by a buckle slide to a handbag configuration if desired. The strap is two-ply stitched pigskin leather, and is very sturdy, but the snaps can loosen with use, especially if your bag is heavily loaded. I ended up stitching the ends of the strap closed, since I don't expect to need to remove the strap.

I always wear mine military style -- keeps it safe from purse-snatching drug addicts when I'm leaving the theatre at night!

I like my Trophy Queen for every day it wears like Iron have had two and only bought a second one because I wanted a larger bag. I have this one.http://www.trophyqueen.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=40 Although I have a ton of other purses that are more vintage I just carry too much stuff around and don't want to worry about damaging my vintage bags. Besides I am a big fan of the old tuck and roll.

sheeplady
08-14-2011, 08:59 PM
My WAC bag is about 9 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches high and expands to about 5 to 5 1/2 inches deep.

The strap is removable -- there are two metal gripper snaps at the ends that loop thru a stitched leather band on the back. It can be adjusted by a buckle slide to a handbag configuration if desired. The strap is two-ply stitched pigskin leather, and is very sturdy, but the snaps can loosen with use, especially if your bag is heavily loaded. I ended up stitching the ends of the strap closed, since I don't expect to need to remove the strap.

I always wear mine military style -- keeps it safe from purse-snatching drug addicts when I'm leaving the theatre at night!

Your description was wonderful- thank you so much! I really appreciate it. :)

It sounds like it would be a perfect fit for my needs- I only carry keys, cellphone, wallet, comb, small compact, and lipstick- nothing too heavy or bulky. Sometimes I have a purse umbrella, but that is rare- like twice a year. Now I just need to buy one.

I also always wear my purse military style, I think it is a lot safer. (I take the bus, and the transfer point has many purse snatchings.) I've had huge problems finding a bag I can wear in the past 10 years, as the long strap isn't the style now and the bags I have found are way too big for my needs. The more space I have the more junk I think I have to carry. I need less junk, not more. :)

Thanks again!

Miss Golightly
08-15-2011, 06:37 AM
Bluebird Marsha - I'm loving the lucite!

This is my every day bag - I bought it for myself as a treat when I discovered I was expecting (I figured I wouldn't be buying too many regular clothes for a while so might as well have a lovely bag!) - it's a great bag and can fit all the things I need to have with me every day:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/Hollyg2004/211944_FAFXG_8526_001.jpg

C-dot
08-15-2011, 06:50 AM
Gorgeous bag, Miss Golightly! I love a bag that is classy, and will match anything.

Miss Golightly
08-15-2011, 06:54 AM
Gorgeous bag, Miss Golightly! I love a bag that is classy, and will match anything.

Thanks C-dot - I figured I will have it for a long time and it won't date badly (all the things I told myself when - trying to justify - buying it!!!!!!).

Kate O Potato
08-16-2011, 12:34 AM
Miss G, I told myself the same 4 years ago when I bought this (http://www.bagboudoir.co.uk/ekmps/shops/boudoirbags/images/mulberry-choc-darwin-leather-effie-handbag-2186-p.jpg), my precious Mulberry! And I haven't bought a handbag since!

Miss Golightly
08-16-2011, 06:28 AM
Miss G, I told myself the same 4 years ago when I bought this (http://www.bagboudoir.co.uk/ekmps/shops/boudoirbags/images/mulberry-choc-darwin-leather-effie-handbag-2186-p.jpg), my precious Mulberry! And I haven't bought a handbag since!

Now that is a fabulous bag! That particular style will age so well - you will have it for years and years to come - good bags are definitely an investment.

Marla
08-18-2011, 03:19 PM
Here are my everyday bags. A vintage camera case on the left that I actually use to carry my analog camera and my school 'batchel' on the right for carrying papers and pens.

http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m622/exquisitecorpse1/DSCN0882.jpg

C-dot
08-18-2011, 03:35 PM
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m622/exquisitecorpse1/DSCN0882.jpg

Gorgeous collection! I especially love the pink one!

fortworthgal
08-19-2011, 07:04 AM
It sounds like it would be a perfect fit for my needs- I only carry keys, cellphone, wallet, comb, small compact, and lipstick- nothing too heavy or bulky. Sometimes I have a purse umbrella, but that is rare- like twice a year. Now I just need to buy one.


I have the WAC bag as well. It will definitely hold everything you need. I carry my Blackberry, wallet, multiple cosmetic items including at least 1 large vintage compact, comb, mints, sometimes my husband's cigar case, and still have room left over. I always wear mine with the strap on, military style across the body. I find that mine hangs a little odd if I just wear it on my shoulder, especially if it is full of stuff.

I also have the reproduction Army Nurse Corps bag. Real similar to the WAC bag, except it is rectangular and slightly more roomy. Both are sturdy, well-made bags that will last for years.

sheeplady
08-19-2011, 07:19 AM
I have the WAC bag as well. It will definitely hold everything you need. I carry my Blackberry, wallet, multiple cosmetic items including at least 1 large vintage compact, comb, mints, sometimes my husband's cigar case, and still have room left over. I always wear mine with the strap on, military style across the body. I find that mine hangs a little odd if I just wear it on my shoulder, especially if it is full of stuff.

I also have the reproduction Army Nurse Corps bag. Real similar to the WAC bag, except it is rectangular and slightly more roomy. Both are sturdy, well-made bags that will last for years.

Thank you fortworthgal for your review! :) It sounds like a wonderful bag. I think the WAC bag would be better for my needs (no chance to overstuff!). I am asking for one as a gift this holiday season.

Lillie Librarie
08-20-2011, 06:22 PM
My new everyday bag, my man likes it because the braided straps makes him think of bullwhip....IJ nerd :p

http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab221/ekoenig/IMG_8897.jpg

C-dot
08-21-2011, 08:08 AM
My new everyday bag, my man likes it because the braided straps makes him think of bullwhip....IJ nerd :p

Thats a great bag, looks like you have lots of storage in it!

(PS, I love the cupcakes in the background :D)

Lillie Librarie
08-23-2011, 06:28 PM
Thats a great bag, looks like you have lots of storage in it!

(PS, I love the cupcakes in the background :D)

Thanks, That's my IKEA apron, its the color scheme for my kitchen.