Saturday, September 6, 2008

Baaaaad to the bag....

so last year, i committed handbag heresy. i've been obsessed with LOOP NYC bags ever since i discovered one slyly hidden on the back rack at TJMaxx two years ago and have been a loyal LOOP buyer ever since. i love that people stop me in stores and at functions to complement how original they are. Covered in fringe, appliques, and always made in funky colors,
i just hadn’t seen any other bags i would rather have, until i found a beautiful leather nina bossi shoulder bag...and I converted.
and i had to have it. i mean...had to. i love that the leather is soft and feels worn in.

i've been carrying this beautiful leather bag for nearly a year, and now that it has ample pen stains on the lining, and was run-over by my honey, it's probably time for something new.

now, what i'm coveting are the ashley watson's shoulder bags made from old motorcycle jackets.

How cool are these?? Notice how all of them are different. my favorites are the ones with crooked zippers and diagonal pockets... and when you FEEL one...incredible. it’s like having a bag made out of butter. unfortunately, they don’t carry THESE at TJMaxx and Loop doesn’t really make anything this understated. Even though they’re reasonably priced, (and recycled) my grad student self can’t afford an ashley watson at the moment...but ohiwishicould.

Go to her website for a list of stores that carry these works of art or contact her yourself... but word on the street is that these bags are in such high demand that the canadian artist is hard to get a hold of.

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