This weekend I decided it was time to get a new hand bag. My current hand bag is by Nine West and I noticed that the corners are wearing and the metal zipper pull on the right side is stretched. The zipper always gets caught on the lining and I’m always yanking on it.
I purchased the Nine West bag at Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) a few yeas ago. I thought the bag looked “oh, so fashionable” stuffed with paper sitting on the display table. However, I soon found out that because the bag has no interior structure, all my items settle in the bottom of the bag, which made the bag hang from my shoulder like one sad sack.
|Old, non-leather Nine West hand bag|
Normally when I’m on the hunt for a new hand bag, I head straight for Coach, then realize there’s no value in paying $298 for a cloth bag and then I head to Macy’s. However, after reading FashionEdible’s post on This Is Why I shop at TJ Maxx & Marshalls, I decided to stop at TJ Maxx and take a look at their hand bag selection before heading to the mall.
There were some great options at my local TJ Maxx. Some hand bags were over $100, but I spotted this lovely gray leather Tignanello hand bag that said “try me out.” I put the gray hand bag on my shoulder and walked around the store to give it a test drive. I really liked the bag and liked the price even better – $59.99. SOLD!
So let me introduce you to my new Tignanello Drawstring Shopper in a light gray leather.
|Front of bag with two side pockets to hold phone and sunglasses|
|The interior lining is a colorful array of pink, purple, brown, red, and gold geometric shapes.
There are two main compartments separated by a zippered compartment in the center.
I priced this bag at Macy’s and the retail value is $169.00. This particular bag is on sale for $124.99 (20% off as of Dec 2012). I got such a great bargain at TJ Maxx!
Now I need to add all my junk, er .. stuff, totally important items to my new bag.
1. Coach wallet, 2. Coupon book, 3. Card holder (Target), 4. Gum, 5. Eye drops, 6. Chanel lipstick in Poise, 7. Neutrogena Shine Control powder, 8. Extra house key on a cocker spaniel key chain + quick light, 9. Change at the bottom of my bag (no wonder my bag is so heavy), 10. Loreal HIP Jelly Balm, 11. Blackberry, 12. Tissues, 13. Boscia blotting papers (love these), 14. Reading glasses (+1.00 at Chicos), 15. Polka Dot Pen