Friday, February 6, 2009

Handbag Tag!

This is fun for a Friday, right? I was so excited to be tagged for this game by Andrea Baker, as I consider myself an absolute EXPERT at getting great handbags for ridiculous bargains. The opportunity to show off my skills in this area was just too much to resist.

“What kind of purse do YOU carry?”

Here’s how this works:

1. Post a picture of whatever bag you are carrying as of late. No, you cannot go into your closet and pull out that cute little purse you used back when, you know, you “had a life”. We want to know what you’re carrying NOW.

2. We want to know how much you paid for it. This is not to judge - sheerly for entertainment purposes only. So spill it! And if there happens to be a story to go along with how you obtained your purse (a.k.a. “luggage”), we’d love to hear about it!

3. Tag some gals and link back to this post so people know why on earth you’re yammering about your bag!

And so, without further ado, here is the bag I've been carrying for the last year or so, the Georgia II Shopper by Elliott Lucca:

I love it because not only is it gorgeous, super soft, and incredibly comfortable to carry, it's big enough to hold a large diaper tote (when I babysit), a sack lunch for the girlie, my own wallet and "essentials" pouch, my racquetball glasses and ball, and a 32 oz. bottle of water. No lie!

As for price.... I wasn't able to find a current price for the Georgia II Shopper, but I did find similar Elliott Lucca at, which retails for $398. Naturally, that's a little too spendy for me, so here's how I got mine.

First, I found the bag at Amazon, which is a surprisingly great source for handbag bargains. They were doing a promotion and were offering three of the bags at $99.99. I grabbed one, then applied a $30 gift certificate I'd been sitting on for a year, bringing the total to $69.99. I qualified for free "super saver" shipping - it's not like I was in a hurry. Also, and this is the kicker, I signed up for an Amazon Visa, and got $30 back since the bag was my very first purchase. Which brings the grand total for my fabulous bag to $39.99!

You may now envy me. And I'm off to do some tagging! Have a great Friday, all.


The Pear Project said...

I carry the very basic classic Kate Spade black purse. I have it in big & little :)

linda lee studio said...

I carry a Beijo bag... the "It's a Cinch" model in the most gorgeous aqua color. I literally get compliments on it every time I go somewhere.

It was $95. Normally I'm a bargain shopper but I had to have this one right then! It's here:

Andrea Baker said...

Girl you stole that bag!!!! A $300 bag for only $30!! You thief!!! Great bargain!!