Bag Binge

The past few weeks have been crazy busy with weddings and weekends away so tonight, when I finally got the chance to unpack and organize my room, I realized for the first time that I’ve been on a bit of a bag binge.

In the last month I’ve purchase 5 handbags. 5!

Granted not one of them was full priced and 2 of them were exceptionally cheap, but that’s still a lot of bags in a very short period of time, even for me.

The Rebecca Minkoff is already mentioned below and that’s one of the 5, so here are the rest, each with their various purposes and price points:

Pietro Alessandro 2081 Tote in metallic champagne.
Purchased from: ideeli.com
Original Retail Price: $112.00
Price I Paid: $69.00
Reasoning: I don’t have a gold going out bag. Okay, so that’s not entirely true. I have a metallic gold-ish bag, but it’s from Old Navy, which a bunch of guy friends dubbed my “Members Only” purse because of the fabric. I was due for an upgrade. Plus, this one can be used as either a clutch or a cross body tote. It’s a 2-in-1!

Nordstrom Ruched Silk Wristlet in champagne.
Purchased from: Nordstrom.com
Original Retail Price: $48.00
Price I Paid: $22.90
Reasoning: I needed a bag to go with a bridesmaid’s dress. This fit the bill.

Barney’s Black and White
Purchased from: Barney’s Outlet at Tanger Riverhead
Original Retail Price: $120.00
Price I Paid: $19.50
Reasoning: It was so cheap and I have a weakness for bags that I know to be somewhat cheap/cheesy looking (hence the “Members Only” purse mentioned above).

Be&D “Twiggy” Large Tote in green
Purchased from: Saks off 5th
Original Retail Price: $1,080.00
Price I Paid: $125.99
Reasoning: While the markdown is reason enough, this bag is just amazing. I had my “Girl in the Green Scarf” moment, a la Rebecca Bloomwood in Confessions of a Shopaholic, I could see myself walking into an interview carrying that bag and the people in HR would just know that they had to hire me.

So now I’m on a bag shopping freeze. I think I actually have every type of bag I could possibly need at this point… I think… haha

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