Friday, May 21, 2010

Handbag Envy

The other day one of my cute fashionable students walked into my class with a fabulous bag. I immediately went over to her desk to check it out and ask a bazillion questions about it. I loved its shape, size, color, and everything else about it! It was a beautiful creamy white leather bag with wrist handles and a canvas shoulder strap. I was pleasantly surprised when she said it was a Dooney and Bourke purse. I have never owned a Dooney and Bourke purse but always wanted one when I was a little girl.

In recent years I was never impressed with their line which seemed to be geared toward young middle school or high school girls. You remember their styles with the multi-colored hearts &/stars and monogrammed "DB" bags, don't you? Not really my thing.

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Well the bag I like is a throw back to the bags I always wanted years ago. It's a simple classic leather bag with a little duck on the tag. The duck definitely reminds me of the D&B bags my Maw Maw used to carry when I was a kiddo.

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I commented to my student that she looked like she belonged in The Hamptons! : )

Well, I tried unsuccessfully to get the perfect bag's image out of my head but it didn't work. I found it on their website but really didn't want to pay over $250 for it, especially since my student scored it for $100 cheaper!

So last night David and I decided to make a trip to the mall to scoop one up, but of course, they were sold out. Much to my dismay so was every Macy's in the St. Louis region. But, the sweet saleslady called around to other out-of-state Macy's and one in Kentucky had one left and it was mine! They let me have it for the sale price and they're shipping it to my home! I'm very excited for its arrival!!

xoxo

14 comments:

Natalie said...

Pretty bag and what a great deal!

Oonafey said...

Wow, you lucky girl! It's pretty fabulous. I saw a vintage D&B in an antique mall in the boonies years ago and I still regret not snatching it up!

Rebecca said...

oooh - I like that one (the new one...NOT the old one :)

Moni @ CL Journal said...

Great bag! I know the feeling about scoring a purchase. i did the same thing recently for a dress I wanted from the GAP. I had to call MIAMI to find the thing in my size. They were cracking up, "What? You're calling from New York?", "Yeah" I said, "amazing isn't it?". LOL!

Glad you found it! : )

L i z a said...

Pretty!!

ms. less is always more said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! I remember the old school style D&B's were very popular when I was in high school. Funny how it all comes back again. I would totally carry one of these now!

Debra L. said...

Looovely! Just, lovely!

Sharstin said...

wow that is awesome! so cute~

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Lovin' that bag. Super classy.

Hello Lover... said...

Awesome! I love finding a classic new bag!

Courtney @ Project Pretty said...

ha! Can I just say that your husband is a good man for not only letting you go ahead and get the purse, but for going to the mall with you. Gorgeous bag!

mrso' said...

I'm so glad you posted this! I've been searching for the perfect summer bag. I think I'm going to get it in canvas!

Suzie said...

Yay, Joi! Isn't it a huge rush when you have to look high and low for something and bam you find it! :)

Chateau 809 said...

Love that bag! I'm thinking of going to the Macy's near me to check it out:)

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