what’s in a bag

First of all, I’m in absolute lust over this bag. I can’t stop petting it. Dexters getting jealous. When I found it dangling in the window of a consignment shop in town I let out a little gasp. Michael Kors? In a consignment shop? It was almost as good as eating the very last bite of creme brulee with all the crunchy topping.

Turned out, the bag was 100% authentic with tags, brand new (retailed at $398) and was found at some estate sale in LA. So, when the woman who owned the consignment shop told me she would give it to me for $69, I nearly had a heart attack! I haven’t really mentioned my handbag obsession on the blog much, but it’s there. Oh, it’s there.

So I did what any girl would do. I said a little prayer then snatched up this bag as fast as I could and declared it the best day on God’s green earth. Sixty nine dollar red leather Michael Kors bags don’t come around every day, you know.

Want a peak inside?

I’ve got a kindle, Victoria’s Secret perfume, licorice salt water taffy, a larabar, ibuprofin, a dry cleaning receipt, white flower oil (for headaches), lip gloss, a cracked iphone (help), a brush, sunglasses and wallet.

What’s currently in your purse?


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  • Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
    July 23, 2011 at 6:22 am

    I always have a default Larabar in my bag too.


  • Kalli
    July 23, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Oh that is a fabulous find! I bought a Michael kors prewter bag very similar to that and I love it. Yours is a steal at that price. Good day! I have a cracked phone too ๐Ÿ™

  • alyssa - fashion fitness foodie
    July 23, 2011 at 6:35 am

    my purse probably has 30 gum wrappers. gross!

    love your purse though ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey
    July 23, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Wow what an amazing find Jenna!!!! I am sooooo jealous!

  • Corey @ Learning Patience
    July 23, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Love a great deal — can’t beat it – awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love all things red – you totally scored! My bag is filled with chapstick, sunblock, cell phone and my bright blue Kate Spade wallet (love it)!

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    July 23, 2011 at 6:48 am

    always a LARA in mah bag too ๐Ÿ™‚ love your MK purse!

  • Cait's Plate
    July 23, 2011 at 6:49 am

    oh. my. GOODNESS! WHAT!? I am so incredibly jealous right now. I think that bag goes down in history as best consignment find ever. Like, ever ever.

  • Sonia the Mexigarian
    July 23, 2011 at 6:53 am

    :drool: that purse is just . . .wow. I have a small obsession for handbags/purses. far more than for my just realized love of certain shoes. you got a steal for that bag! congrats on the find ๐Ÿ˜‰

    i carry two purses. one has all my sketchpads, paprs, notes and creative stuff and the smaller one carries a small animal (according to hubby). Phone, wallet, mountain of reciepts, two chapsticks different brands, three wine corks, small pebbles, two pens, bobby pins, 2.5 earrings, pocket calender, ibproufren, hand sanitizer, business cards, inhaler, checkbook, lipgloss, and empty eyedrop bottle.

  • Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    July 23, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Stellar find girl!! Mmm, in my bag = iphone, wallet, pen + notepad (always!), a crumpled bar of some kind, gum, travel sized hand sanitizer (clean freak over here), chapstick, lotion, and a hairtie.

    I love these kinds of posts! I want to do one on my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jackie
    July 23, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Loooove the bag! The color is perfect for summertime!
    Also I’m not sure if you already know this, but if you take your phone to the apple store they replace it no charge. They’ll only do it once, so then you just have to be super careful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Natasha
    July 23, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I have a handbag obsession too! Love your new find!! My purse has wallet, eyeglass case, blackberry, gum, gloss, doggie poop bags, ibprofen, a tide to go stick (I’m so clutsy!) and my little point and shoot camera….essentials ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]
    July 23, 2011 at 7:03 am

    What a steal!

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    July 23, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Sometimes you’ll find a hairnet in my purse. The glamorous life of a dietitian. Which is why there are 2 pagers in my purse right now, too.

  • Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles
    July 23, 2011 at 7:07 am

    That purse is beautiful, I would enjoy it a whole lot more at that price! God did smile at you the day you bought it! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Always in my purse: wallet, phone, keys, gum, granola bar, piece of chocolate, and a lip gloss. Nothing more, nothing less, EVER!

  • Jo (livingmintgreen)
    July 23, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Whoa – what a find!!! Are Larabars a staple in every girls bag?

  • Katrina
    July 23, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Cute bag! In mine I have tissues, iphone, lip gloss, gum, hair ties, hand lotion, and a nail file!

  • Annie
    July 23, 2011 at 7:13 am

    It’s gorgeous! Excellent find. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think this purse should be declared a BBQ sauce-free zone. Agreed?

    I typically carry a small messenger bag as my purse so I can fit work stuff in it. So it usually has – wallet, iPhone, gum, dayplanner, chapstick (or three), kleenex, work keys, pens, highlighters, and a padfolio.

  • Sandy
    July 23, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Luckily I don’t lust for the designer bags. But I am on a first name basis with all of the nearby Vera Bradley stores. I keep it simple in a small purse. I carry a wallet, small hand cleanser, gum, a pen, a lipstick, my library card and an iphone which fits perfectly in the side pocket. Just switched colors to the Viva la Vera in a Lizzy.

  • Chris
    July 23, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Honey, my purse has so much stuff it would take to much space to list it all.
    Whatever you need, I can usually find it!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    July 23, 2011 at 7:25 am

    You need an iPhone cover girl! I got mine for like $3 on amazon and have had my phone for over 2 years, not a single crack!
    I always have a larabar in my bag too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michelle @ The Cooking Life
    July 23, 2011 at 7:29 am

    $69?! for that bag? wow – that is awesome. Sigh . . . I love purses. I have too many of them to count. But oddly enough, I use a backpack most of the time because I work at a university and a backpack is just way too easy to use (and stuff with all kinds of things).

  • Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique
    July 23, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Awesome deal on the bag! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristin Murdock
    July 23, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Love me some Michael Kors. How amazing that it was brand new! Why are handbags the best thing in the world? I mean really – there aren’t many things I would be ok spending thousands of dollars on, but for some reason a nice leather bag is totally on that list.

  • Lauren
    July 23, 2011 at 7:37 am

    I love your new purse! It’s so exciting when you find something wonderful (and expensive) for a great price at a consignment shop. I got a $900 Gucci purse for $250 at a consignment shop in the East Village a few years ago. I almost fainted!

    I carry around so much crap in my purse, it’s ridiculous. Currently, you’ll find my wallet, Blackberry, Droid (yes, I have two phones), keys, a wide assortment of makeup, iPod, brush, gum, Tylenol, travel-sized Shiseido sunscreen, hand sanitizer…and I’m likely forgetting something.

  • Tina
    July 23, 2011 at 7:42 am

    What a great deal! For the summer I put away my purses & now carry a Vera Bradley wristlet that holds my phone, ID, cards, cash & lip balm. I modified it into a crossbody & hook my keys on it when I’m out. All the rest goes in a tote that pretty much stays in the car packed with everything else I could possibly need. It’s changed my life! Haha.

  • Laura
    July 23, 2011 at 7:46 am

    What a beautiful bag, and such an incredible find at $69! I usually carry some sort of bar too. I just ate my Kind bar the other day, so I need to restock.

    Right now I’m carrying this Anthro bag from two years ago: I was obsessed then and still love it to this day. It just has my wallet (MK!), chapstick, concealer, iPod, a pen, hand lotion and phone. I’m trying not to carry way too much these days.

  • VeggieGirl
    July 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I have a GIANT black Marc Jacobs bag, so in it right now: wallet, ballroom dance shoes, inhaler (I’m a dork), keys, Kleenexยฎ, snacks for me and Suave Slav (during/after practice), pens, and a crossword puzzle booklet.

  • Baking N Books
    July 23, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I’d love to have a real handbag. I have a big black “mess” ๐Ÿ˜‰

    This is like US Weekly’s “What’s In The Celeb Handbag” section…yes, I read US Weekly. Don’t judge.

  • Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary
    July 23, 2011 at 7:58 am

    CUTE! Love me a good bargain!! I have very little in my (big) bag due to my less than perfect back… just a wallet, iphone, 2 lip glosses, scrunchie (yes, a scrunchie – less hair breakage!), toothpic floss thingy, sunglasses, a pen, headset for my phone and some ib profin.

  • Julie
    July 23, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I had to laugh because I have a cracked iPhone too- it’s sonsad! And when I saw yours I wasn’t sure if it was the cracks in my phone or yours! Mine is the same way as yours. I did hear that some phone places will replace the glass for about $100. I’m just thankful the phone still works and deal with te cracks. I had a cover on mine and dropped it the second day i had it! Ack!

    Anyway- great find on the purse!! So exciting to get such a good deal!

  • alex
    July 23, 2011 at 8:17 am

    gorgeous! great bag! I can feel your pain on the cracked iphone! it does crack in some pretty cool patterns though!

  • Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    July 23, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I’ve almost always got a bar or nuts and dried fruit in my purse. What a steal!

  • Lauri (
    July 23, 2011 at 8:32 am

    WOW–> That’s a steal!
    I have a wallet (duh), droid, business cards, phone charger, gum that tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream (GENIUS!), a jar of bone suckin’ sauce (just bought, I hate using bags), and some coupons that I can never remember to use.

  • Maria
    July 23, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Love the bag and the vera wallet. Way to represent the east coast ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Ashley @ This Is The Place
    July 23, 2011 at 8:38 am

    oh my god, what a find!!! Jealous!

  • Girl in the pink
    July 23, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Great bag! And good idea with the flower oil, I need to try next time I get a headache!

  • Katie @ cookiesandkimchi
    July 23, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I have the same Kindle cover! I’m obsessed with mine and it always goes in my purse too. Sorry about your iPhone !!

  • Jen
    July 23, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Ooooh that bag is GORGEOUS! And I love that your Kindle cover matches the purse, lol (I have the same cover in bright green).

  • Natalie S.
    July 23, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Why is it that I can never find things in vintage and consignment shops, but all my friends get their best clothes, bags, and shoes there? I’m so jealous.

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    July 23, 2011 at 9:08 am

    That definitely sounds like the deal of a life time.

    my purse contains, wallet, small point & shoot camera, phone, coin purse, chap stick, lip gloss, sunglasses, pen, keys, pills for headaches, & I think that’s all…

  • Shawna
    July 23, 2011 at 9:23 am

    That purse is absolutely gorgeous! DO NOT let it near any bbq sauce ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Teri
    July 23, 2011 at 9:25 am

    My purse is a small quilted bag in green and pink patchwork. It’s so small that all I’ve got in it is my wallet, a checkbook and my cell phone – minus the brand new carrying case because the new carrying case won’t fit in the purse!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    July 23, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Ooh…I have a hand bag obsession too! My bag has a cute vintage looking wallet, a little change purse (kinda a Grandma thing to do, but hey it works for me!), some lip gloss (a must) and my cell!

  • Aleyta
    July 23, 2011 at 9:29 am

    In my purse I have diapers, my wallet, my phone, lip gloss, wipes and maybe an old cracker or two ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dominique
    July 23, 2011 at 9:34 am

    OMG I love your new purse. I want. I have a pretty hardcore purse obsession but since my mom does too, it’s okay when we go purse shopping together. My fave purse is a red one my bro bought for me from Harrods a couple summers ago. But I keep that one for special occasions.

    My purse right now contains too much stuff. I had a post about the contents of my purse. It was a little absurd. I think because of the addition of a pack of microwaveable popcorn.

  • H
    July 23, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I work at Victoria’s Secret, you should try Dream Angels Halo or Bombshell if you like Dream Angels Desire! They are all amazing scents! And I LOVE the bag

  • Mama Pea
    July 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

    At first glance, I thought the purse came with all of that stuff inside, and I was like, “Score! Free Larabar.”

  • Anne Weber-Falk
    July 23, 2011 at 10:29 am

    What a nice bag! Sometimes I think about getting a nice bag like that but then I remember that I am now officially freed from the bags. I used to have a few really perfect bags. Eventually they wore. I could not find the perfect replacements that I could actually afford. So, I left the bag behind. I now carry a larger wallet, perfect, and my keys. That’s all. I thought I would miss all the stuff I used to carry but I don’t. I can slip my lip gloss into a pocket or my wallet as well as a couple slices of gum. I do have a couple of nice bags in the closet for the rare occasion when I might need a few extra things, but more often than not I find I didn’t need them after all. Freedom from the bag! It’s a great thing.

  • kaila @ healthy helper!
    July 23, 2011 at 10:41 am

    crumbs, my wallet, my cell phone, an my camera!

  • Jessica
    July 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I love the bag! I’m obsessed with purses too, especially when I can find a great deal! I like that your mixing it up a bit with the fashion posts! Keep ’em coming!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows)
    July 23, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Lol…I have a cracked Blackberry in my purse. And way too many bobby pins.

  • Dee
    July 23, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Oh this post is amazing. Perfect in a way since I’m a recover handbag addict. Lol. I was one of those who pay for full price for a bag like this. Thank goodness reason finally prevailed. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    That being said $69 for a $398 bag? Girl! You are blessed! That is an awesome deal! AWE.SOME.

    • Dee
      July 23, 2011 at 11:09 am

      AND by recover I mean recovering. Ha.

  • Hilliary@HappilyEverHealthy
    July 23, 2011 at 11:16 am

    That bag is a fabulous find! It is so pretty!

  • Lauren Z.
    July 23, 2011 at 11:18 am

    What’s in my purse?…too much crap. LOL. LOVE the bag, and what a find! Happy day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vanessa
    July 23, 2011 at 11:27 am

    White flower oil – that’s a headache remedy I’ve never heard of before! I’m prone to lots of mini tension headaches throughout the day, so maybe I’l pop some of the oil in my purse from now on to use!

  • Kim
    July 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I LOVE that bag!! Love, love! Michael Kors is one of my faves. What a huge blessing!!

    I carry a 5 year old Tommy Hilfiger blonde leather handbag with my Metrocard pouch (with wallet sized cards of my fave Bible verses also inside), my wallet, my checkbook, keys, Blackberry, my vitamins for the day, sunglasses, two pens, Badger lip balm, lip gloss, digital camera, hand sanitizer, a couple Allegro Fine Teas queen bee balance tea bags, a packet of Emergen-C, and a pouch with Neosporin (don’t ask how many times I’ve needed it from bumps, scrapes, and blisters in NYC) and bandaids.

    I never tried white flower oil. I’ll have to check that out!

  • Emily @ Savory and Savage
    July 23, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    That bag is gorgeous!! I can’t believe you found it at a consignment shop.

    I need to do more window shopping – maybe I will stumble upon a find like that too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jessica
    July 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    SHUT UP! I cannot believe you got that for $69. Gorgeous, gorgeous bag.

  • katie @KatieDid
    July 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I travel sooo light, and am constantly switching bags, to back packs, to side purses etc. Just the essentials for me!

  • Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel
    July 23, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    a pair of flip flops, my wallet, cell phone, leftover wrapper from planet organic that contained 1/2 slice turkey meatloaf (hehe), kleenex tissues, random receipts, 2 bandaids, water bottle, Martlet UVic newspaper, and i think thats it ๐Ÿ™‚

    xoxo <3

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
    July 23, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I’m totally jealous of this snag!

  • Brittany
    July 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    That bag is GORRRRGEOUS. I have never been able to bite the bullet on a red bag, but I would have definitely gone for that one, especially at such a great price! Nice find! It is the perfect shade of red.

    I have basically everything you could think of in my bag, from basics like my wallet and lipgloss to randoms like sprinkles and Tabasco sauce. Really. What can I say? I like sugar and spice. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Amanda
    July 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Unreal bargain!

    I find I have more in my purse depending on how big my purse is…. right now
    I have an ipod, my phone, sunglasses, lip balm, lip gloss, handcream, stereo faceplate, wallet…. maybe a lara bar too.

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    July 23, 2011 at 1:38 pm


    That is amazing!!! I love love love a nice handbag. I bought a pink quilted Chanel about 7 years ago with matching wallet and it’s my daily bag. And if it lives another 20 years, I will give it to my daughter.

    In the meantime, the inside contains everything from chapstick to my iphone to a random clif Z bar for kids…gum, mints, and money ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Baking N Books
      July 23, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      Love that your still using the same bag from years ago. So important to just use what we have. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mellie
    July 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I like your bag! In my purse I always have my wallet, my phone, and a hairbrush, and sometimes my iPod depending on where I’m going.

  • Sue
    July 23, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    DO NOT put barbeque sauce in there!

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    July 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Love it!!!

    Mine always has my wallet, compact, chapstick, lipgloss, a small brush, an umbrella (it’s a small umbrella!), gum, lots of pens, my cell phone… and often a book. It’s a pretty big purse. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • joyce
    July 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    my bag = survival kit
    pretty sure i have socks and toothbrush in every bag
    haha hey, jenna! i have been reading your blog for more than a year now
    and i just started my own!
    hope you visit!!!

  • Julie B.
    July 23, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Here’s a little help with your iPhone screen. I hope this helps!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    July 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    What a steal! I love checking out consignment shops for good deals like that.

    In my purse I have my phone, camera, wallet, lip chap, 2 epi-pens, the book I’m reading, and some random bits of trail mix that fell out of the container in my bag. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Bec
    July 23, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    My iPhone looks exactly the same! It’s still fully functional so I just jammed it in an otter box so I can’t cut my fingers/face on the glass and I’m laughing.

    Fabulous purchase on the bag!! What an absolute steal.

  • French Heart
    July 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I love consignment shops. The ones in San Francisco on outer Sacramento are amazing. The best thing is when live there and zoom through on a regular basis….as I won’t buy anything unless fits w/overall plan & a good price. So great bag esp for the price!

    My ‘purse’ 90% of the time is a black wallet w/$, credit card/ID, comb, lipgloss/lipliner, keys, about 1/4th the time cellphone but more often these days leave at home.

  • Anna
    July 23, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I’m toting blotting paper (for my sweaty face), at least one pair of big sunglasses, sunscreen, gum, a water bottle, my wallet and iPhone, and my little black Moleskine (for big ideas). I wish I could remember to always bring a snack with me, but I kind of like the excuse to get a little treat at the store.

    that bag is BEAUTIFUL. what a great find!

  • Ingrid
    July 23, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    i am so jealous of your steal! wowee woowee! it is gorg. i just bought an “i am pregnant and have morning sickness all afternoon/evening michael kors bag” for myself this week. i have been lusting over it for a year. i love everything about it. i wish i got mine for 69 bucks though!
    i keep my phone, assorted lipglosses, wallet, dental floss, my dslr camera, some matchbox cars (for my 3 yo son) and a larabar in my purse and assorted paper scraps, pens and receipts in my mk ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bethany @ Accidental Intentions
    July 23, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Dang, yo. That’s quite the deal. I’m super jealous! I don’t think we want to go over everything that’s in my purse…mostly because this comment would probably end up being longer than your blog post haha.

  • Brynne
    July 23, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Wowwwww what an amazing price for such a gorgeous bag! I’m incredibly jealous!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    July 23, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I guess that’s a deal if it originally was nearly $400, but $69 still seems like SO much to spend on a bag to me! I guess I’m in the minority there though. I usually get purses/bags at thrift stores, since I usually don’t like new ones.

  • Allison
    July 23, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Wow!!! What a steal! Amazingly cool!!!

    I love all the personality you are adding back to the blog. I like that you are doing that again.

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal
    July 23, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    What a score!! That’s an awesome statement bag ๐Ÿ˜€

  • jenna k
    July 23, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    i meant to do an “in my bag” post a couple weeks ago, and then forgot. i think they’ll really interesting and cute!
    currently in my bag: extra hair-tie, three tubes of chapstick (addition much?), recipe card from the grocery store, wallet, generic zyrtec, loose change, pens, a small glow in the dark rubber ducky (??), froyo punch card, phone, luna bar, larabar, bug-bite creme, my favorite purple vineyard vines koozie, and ummm, an airplane bottle of jack daniels. what can i say? i’m a tennessee girl, through and through ๐Ÿ™‚

  • joey
    July 23, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Yay for White Flower! Really the best for headaches ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gorgeous bag and great steal!

  • Becki @ Becki's Whole Life
    July 24, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Love it…don’t you love when you find something like that at a consignment shop? I found a huge Vera Bradley bag yesterday at a garage sale. Not quite as glam as your MK purse, but I was still excited since I am going on trip in a week. I usually have some of TJ’s Fiberful bars and some socks for my girls. They need to have them when they go with me to the gym and they are always wearing flip flops so I keep some extra.

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out
    July 24, 2011 at 5:28 am

    Wallet, makeup bag (yes, I carry the whole bag), empty bottle of Advil, VS lotion, a broken necklace, and an umbrella,

    I sound like a hobo. ๐Ÿ™

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness
    July 24, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Dude, that is such an amazing find! I had a Michael Kors bag a couple of years ago that was my pride and joy…until I spilled a bottle of water in it and the leather got really wrinkly when I dried it out on the radiator. Don’t do that ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love my Balenciaga too…saved up so long for that bag! But it’s like my pride and joy, lol! ๐Ÿ˜› Enjoy your boootiful bag! ๐Ÿ˜€ xyx

  • Susan
    July 24, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Awesome deal!!

  • Notyet100
    July 24, 2011 at 9:23 am

    ๐Ÿ™‚ luv ur bag

  • NamasteRunner
    July 24, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Oh.My.Gosh! Are you a lucky girl or what?!? I am insanely jealous of your fashion find!!! And yes, I agree, DO NOT put barbeque sauce in it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Melanie
    July 24, 2011 at 11:41 am

    I actually don’t like carrying purses. Which is a pity because I found and bought a Armani Exchange purse at a thrift shop for $20 and it’s just sitting, collecting dust. I really don’t have much need for a purse. I typically just carry my iphone, wallet and keys in my pockets. If I need to carry more than that I’m usually at school and have my backpack with me to carry crap. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristi
    July 24, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I love the bag! And what a great price. Jealous!!!!

  • Kristina
    July 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    What a great find!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    July 24, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    That is such a cool bag! I love red purses. My purse holds different things from day-to-day but always has a pen and pencil, my wallet, a flat contact case with solution, inhaler, and my phone.

  • Sara
    July 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    WOW! I love it!!! I also have a handbag obsession and THAT, my friend, is the greatest find on God’s Green Earth!! HAHA! I have millions of things in my purse – phone, wallet, 13 kinds of lip gloss, a calendar, a notepad, 4 pens, mints, keys and a small brush. I’m not sure what is in the bottom!

  • Brooke @ BittersweetBrooke
    July 24, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    What a steal! That is one awesome bag. My bag is like Mary Poppins, I’ve got a ton of stuff in there, wallet, lip gloss, keys, my planner, a bunch of old receipts, sunglasses, pens, bandaids, a larabar haha.

  • Amy
    July 24, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    An also cracked iPhone (but it’s the 4 – I heard the 3’s are really easy to fix), wallet, another bag w/ misc things (cough drops, headphones, business cards/case, floss), bobby pins, glasses/glasses case, sunglasses, gum, feminine products, lots of papers/receipts and crinkled shopping lists. But my bag is ugly. Yours is gorgeous!!!

  • Genie
    July 25, 2011 at 5:50 am

    OMG! That bag is beyond gorgeous!

    Not sure what is in my bag right now… scary.

  • Maya
    July 25, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Do you hav a warranty for your iPhone? Even if you have accidental damage, if you take your phone to the apple store and bat your eyes they usually take pity on you and replace it. Good luck!

  • Clare
    July 25, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I’m laughing because my Iphone looks exactly like yours right now!!!

  • Sharon
    July 28, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    So reading this post, I am thinking that I’ll pass when Sprint gets the Iphone.

    This past weekend I was at an antique store and thought I got a great deal, but yours is better. Mine was a Kathy Van Zeeland black hobo bag for $3.00. I immediately stuffed it with my personal cell, my work blackberry, my itouch, my calendar, a notebook, lip gloss, keys and a couple of pens, and a bag of skittles for low blood sugar emergencies.

    Found the bag when I was going to visit my daughter who writes at