Archive for September 1, 2012

Shopping lust: Bags

I am not poor, but I am also not made of money.  So from time to time I will post the things I am LUSTING after that I just can’t justify purchasing.  Today that is Bags.

Here’s the thing:  I get bored.  Fast.  The fact that I still carry those Michael Kors Pocket Totes is a miracle; more likely I last about 3-4 weeks and am ready to move on.  Sometimes less.  I have a small collection of better bags (Coach, B Makowsky) listed on ebay right now in order to fund buying some new ones.  Because each of these has some problem:  Not enough structure, too much structure, not big enough, too big, not the right pockets, not enough pockets, too many pockets, etc.  The list goes on, but my husband has forbidden me from spending more than $100 on a bag unless I KNOW I will love it.  (He’s not allowed to buy expensive sunglasses, since he looses (on average) one pair per week.  It’s a trade-off.)

However these are the ones I’ve been lusting after and am actively looking for decent quality bags that are inspired by these:

Marni Printed Cotton and Leather Bag – Was $378, but sold at and now I can’t find it.  Probably for the best.  I am in love with both the bold print and the way the interior is laid out.


Sara Berman “Mini” Jivvy Leather Cross-body Bag – $200 at  The studs appeal to my lurking goth, the color is perfect for all, and the size (14x12x4) appears right about where I want it.  But at $200…..

(In case you couldn’t tell, I like bold bags.  That is probably part of the problem, since they don’t go with everything.  I also want them relatively compact, otherwise I will carry my entire life around with me.)


Coach New Willis in Vermillion – A bit smaller (10x9x3.5), but a classic shape, more structure (like the 1st one) and I love the warm red. $298  The City Willis (same price) is a slightly different shape (12x7x3.5 rectangle) but the same idea, and is just as lovely.  In fact I almost like it a bit better….I would need to make sure that my tablet would fit, however.


I most CERTAINLY don’t need a bag the size (14x10x4) of this Micheal Kors Jet Set Tote, but he TOTALLY had me at Purple Python!  The chain detailing is right on trend,  as well.  *DROOL*  $298

I think I may do some shopping tomorrow… In the meantime, some quality time with eBay seems to be in order….