By: Revanche

The replacement bag

June 19, 2008

For $3.50, I got some real mileage out of my small pink messenger bag from Target. Gosh, I bought that bag years ago, though it was after college. Well, it’s on its last legs: when reaching for a cable in the side, cell phone pocket, my hand went right through into the main part of the bag.

Just in time, a colleague came to the rescue! We’d been talking about where she gets her bags (she has at least a dozen, probably more, good-sized tote bags) because I’ve just been keeping an eye out. She mentioned that she was planning to get new makeup from Lancome, and they had a free gift of a large bag, and makeup bag with purchase. Since she’s got so many (ahem, high priced) totes, she had no use for the free bag.

It’s absolutely no frills: canvas, with nylon lining inside. No pockets, just the two shoulder straps with a minimal drop. I like it! It’s not the dream bag, of course, but who cares? It’s colorful, it’s sturdy, it’s free!

This will get me through a few more months, and even beach days. With the temperature in the hundreds, I’m not really worried about needing a closed-top bag.

3 Responses to “The replacement bag”

  1. SavingDiva says:

    I love the new bag! Super cute!

  2. UH YEA!

    V. Cute

    AND FREE 😀

    I got a free bag too, from Miss Sixty at the Grand Prix … but it doesn’t have a handle/shoulder strap Boo.

  3. Revanche says:

    savingdiva: Thanks! I just have to be careful about loading it up too much ….

    FB: Aw … freebies are great but it’d be nice if they were more perfect 😉

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