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possum
post Jun 8 2006, 11:37 PM
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From: Surly Flats, USA


My name is Possum, and I have a bag problem.

I am 33 and I have spent about 20 years looking for the perfect purse. I've tried them all. Expensive ones. Cheap ones. Messenger. Shoulder. Backpack. Handheld. Big. Small. Tote. Compartments. No compartments. Black. Colorful. Plain. Ornate. Even some custom made ones have turned around to bite me in the ass. I have yet to find what I want.

My ideal bag should have one or two outside pockets, a bit of stashing room but not huge or bulky. Preferably not leather. Not a bunch of hanging crap, fringe or dangling junk. No useless buckles. Must be lightweight. Must be durable. Not trendy, no dumbass logos all over it. Must have a shoulder strap of some kind. Must be a bit unusual, something not everyone on earth would have. Is this too much to ask?

Here's what I haul on a daily basis:
Cell phone (black RAZR named Poe)
iPod (named iNgrid)
Wallet
Pons/Pads
Pens
Moleskine daily planner, size of a book
Small can of cop-grade pepper spray, aka Krypto
Albuterol (asthma rescue inhaler)
Digital Camera
Glasses
Lip balm, concealer, small hairbrush
.. and sometimes whatever junk I run across.

What bag do you carry?

WHERE THE HELL CAN I FIND A BAG I LIKE?!

Thank you. Please drive through.


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Divala
post Jul 14 2008, 03:03 PM
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I just got a couple new Coach purses at the outlet store a few weeks back. They were having a massive sale and had a lot of good stuff in stock. One of them is a very pale blue supple leather bag with brushed silver clasp. The strap is kinda funky with belted crap and lots of holes (which I was actually happy about because I can carry this one on my shoulder instead of in my hand. I'd been looking for a blue purse for years and years. My other is a patchwork bag that expands. There's no hardware on it whatsoever. It's got happy colors and I have shoes to match. I got them both for under $250 total.

My Prada is in the shop now. sad.gif It's been there for over 8 weeks, and I'm getting sick of this. Word to the wise: don't buy Prada unless you want to have to pay for repairs. I was under the impression that it was under guarantee, but nope. The zipper broke, so I sent it in to Neiman Marcus (I get all my good bags there on their semi-annual sale) to repair it, and Prada is charging me $75 to replace the lousy zipper, of all the dumb things. Grrr!

I've got quite a few designer bags, but they're getting worn out. The Prada broke. My Kate Spade is still cute, but isn't as sharp as it used to be (it's a doctor's bag style that's square shaped and zips on the top over the middle. The creases don't hold it in as much of a square shape anymore because I use it so much). My black Fendi has black car touch-up paint on it (not noticeable to anyone but me, but still...). My D&B is still looking good, though, but I don't use it too much. It's pink leather with tan accents. I kind of beat my bags to hell.


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possum   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 8 2006, 11:37 PM
possum   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 8 2006, 11:39 PM
auralpoison   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 8 2006, 11:57 PM
mornington   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 9 2006, 03:42 AM
pollystyrene   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 9 2006, 07:04 AM
hellotampon   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 9 2006, 08:05 AM
ladylibrary   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 9 2006, 08:55 AM
possum   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 9 2006, 10:49 AM
divalla   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 9 2006, 10:59 AM
possum   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 9 2006, 11:25 AM
girlbomb_redux   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 9 2006, 03:43 PM
possum   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 15 2006, 10:26 PM
altargrrrl   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 16 2006, 11:06 AM
atarrill   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 16 2006, 01:18 PM
taligator   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 16 2006, 11:04 PM
possum   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 16 2006, 11:06 PM
possum   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 16 2006, 11:10 PM
missladyj   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 17 2006, 03:59 PM
sassygrrl   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 18 2006, 06:52 PM
island_girl   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 19 2006, 08:09 PM
pepper   Hauling Ass On My Hip: The Purse/Bag Thread   Jun 19 2006, 09:34 PM
humanist77   sorry- editing...   Oct 4 2006, 06:41 PM
humanist77   Halleluliah! It's a revival! I'm ...   Oct 4 2006, 07:35 PM
humanist77   Whoa! I found it! j/k... :P Seriously t...   Oct 4 2006, 08:33 PM
humanist77   still searching : (   Oct 8 2006, 11:17 AM
brett   How would one go about finding a handbag cleaner? ...   Oct 17 2006, 06:19 AM
raisingirl   Bump. Still on the eternal quest for the perfect ...   Sep 28 2007, 08:42 PM
kittenb   bump   Jul 14 2008, 08:03 AM
kittenb   LMP mentioned that she wanted to have a purse thre...   Jul 14 2008, 08:11 AM
LoveMyPugs   kittenb - i too got a new purse yesterday. First,...   Jul 14 2008, 08:52 AM
kittenb   I am having vicious purse lust for that Annalisa.   Jul 14 2008, 10:15 AM
LoveMyPugs   I seriously just catwalked with it the whole time ...   Jul 14 2008, 10:20 AM
shinyx3   LMP - i just sold my d&b purse and matching w...   Jul 14 2008, 02:13 PM
auralpoison   This is my current baby. I lurve her. Never been...   Jul 14 2008, 03:06 PM
shinyx3   *gasp sputter sigh* AP i heart that bag!   Jul 14 2008, 03:13 PM
auralpoison   You wouldn't believe the shit I can fit into t...   Jul 14 2008, 03:35 PM
missladyj   I have a huge collection of purses, mostly vintage...   Jul 21 2008, 03:22 PM
candycane_girl   AP, I want your bag soooo bad! Sadly I can...   Jul 21 2008, 05:24 PM
hellotampon   found this at salvation army: http://img.photobuck...   Jul 21 2008, 06:24 PM
missladyj   nice work hellotampon!! I love big bags. ...   Jul 21 2008, 09:22 PM
thirtiesgirl   I'm not a big designer bag buyer, mostly becau...   Jul 22 2008, 12:06 AM
LustfullyPink   Thirtiesgirl, I have the grey snakeskin purse you...   Jul 29 2008, 02:41 PM
thirtiesgirl   Thirtiesgirl, I have the grey snakeskin purse you...   Jul 30 2008, 09:23 AM
auralpoison   My soon to be new weekender. The shoes I want to ...   Aug 5 2008, 03:18 PM
.eilleen.   My new travel duffel is a work of art and beauty: ...   Aug 6 2008, 12:40 PM
llamas   Alas, I found through that link that the only Vera...   Aug 6 2008, 04:52 PM
treehugger   Yesterday I met a woman who had one of these. I c...   Aug 16 2008, 11:31 AM
raisingirl   Can any of you recommend an everyday knock-around-...   Dec 17 2008, 08:22 PM
missladyj   This is the first new purse I have bought in like ...   Dec 19 2008, 10:12 AM
dayglowpink   raisingirl- I have the same problem. I use a Timb...   Dec 31 2008, 08:26 PM
kittenb   *sigh* purses. I wish we could post pictures here ...   Jan 1 2009, 11:59 AM
raisingirl   I still haven't found what I'm looking for...   Jan 5 2009, 11:11 PM
bunnyb   raisingirl, what about a crumpler bag? or is that ...   Jan 6 2009, 06:20 AM
raisingirl   Yeah, too messenger-like, Bunny (I don't like ...   Jan 6 2009, 03:52 PM
SUPERLUVER   where in ohio, kittenb??   Jan 6 2009, 05:42 PM
kittenb   Jennaclaire is in The Greens in Beavercreek (or is...   Jan 6 2009, 09:07 PM
SUPERLUVER   cool. always nice to see something like that in oh...   Jan 7 2009, 06:09 PM
rubberdollz   Oh yeah... AP thanks for the looksy at the purse y...   Jan 7 2009, 09:50 PM
raisingirl   Hmmmm! Getting warmer. Maybe. Oilcloth bags...   Jan 8 2009, 08:01 PM
auralpoison   Anyway, I'm basically trying to find a smart l...   Sep 16 2010, 07:30 AM
Persiflager   THANK YOU AP! You are indeed the bomb! W...   Sep 16 2010, 08:06 AM
auralpoison   OMG! {guffaws} Y'know, if I used one of ...   Sep 16 2010, 08:19 AM
Persiflager   I like the warnings at the bottom: 'Not approp...   Sep 16 2010, 08:22 AM
Persiflager   Quick question: is this Nancy Drew wallet awesome ...   Oct 4 2010, 04:21 AM
Divala   I think it's pretty awesome, not childish at a...   Oct 4 2010, 11:49 AM
Persiflager   Thanks Divala! I'm trying to resist buying...   Oct 5 2010, 02:11 AM
sybarite   Persi, I only now saw your earlier question about ...   Nov 20 2010, 12:52 PM
Persiflager   Oooh, thanks syb, that looks really good! I c...   Nov 23 2010, 03:26 AM
Persiflager   New handbag! I tried a couple of super-cheap ...   Apr 19 2011, 06:30 AM
miniskirtordeath   I ride my bike a lot. I've been on the prowl f...   May 10 2011, 11:42 AM


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