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I bought a bag!

Posted by
spots (Singapore, Singapore) on 7 June 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

So not many people know that I secretly look around for bags. Most of the time, I don't want to buy a bag. I just want to look for bags.

I like looking at pretty things. I like comparing prices. I will think, "Oh, what a cute bag!" but then say, "But it would look horrible on me!" and then go, "This other bag though..." and yadda yadda yadda... It's a girl thing. The men don't get it.

I once pronounced with great alcarity to Husband that "I have found the perfect bag." Upon revealing to him the masterpiece which I had unearthed after hundreds of hours of tireless searching on the web, comparing products, doggedly clicking on all those links and resizing all the images to get a better view of various images, my husband looked with silence. And then said, "What's so special about it?"


All the bags that I have liked have always had some flaw. (1) They're extremely expensive (Exhibit A: the Orla Kiely Bag) (2) They're completely useless. (Exhibit B: the Designer Inspired Edith Bag by Chloe) (3) They're just not me. (Exhibit C: The Designer Inspired Spy Bag - I still love it, but it's a tad ostentatious for everyday wear, dont you think?)

So, it is with great happiness, but also with some trepidation, that I have made my latest purchase. (SEE PIC ABOVE) A handmade leather bag -- something I have been thinking about for a while since I first saw it. It is classic-brown, supple genuine leather, slightly trendy looking, yet not so trendy as to be out of fashion very soon, sturdy, and just the right size for me (hopefully!)....

I don't think this bag is perfect or anything. But I definitely like it. Enough. To buy it. It's kind of like an early birthday present to myself. ^__^ Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me!

OK. No more bags for a while. :)

(By the way, I bought it from my absolutely favourite shopping site online - Etsy.)

Lynette from Sweden

I so know what you mean about bags! I'm the same! The funny thing is I used to be great at buying bags hence the large collection of bags which I hardly use anymore and try not to think about. Nick says, "But you have so many bags at home that you don't use..." when I start looking at bags or ask him if he thinks a bag looks nice. I need to clear out the old stuff to make room for some new bags that I will actually use!

8 Jun 2008 9:54am

Lynette from Sweden

btw, I think the bag looks great!

8 Jun 2008 9:55am

Reen from Singapore

Happy birthday Ruth! :) That's a great looking bag! Looks soft and very so-nice-to hold feeling...haaaa..
My birthday coming soon in July!!! I wonder if we are born ard the same time :P

10 Jun 2008 6:07am

spots from Singapore, Singapore

Reen, my birthday IS in July too! Perhaps we are born on the same day!

13 Jun 2008 3:39am

Reen from Singapore

Ok, no prize for guessing correct...mine falls on US independent's day :P

17 Jun 2008 7:01am

Teresa from Singapore

Hi, ruth, how do you pay for yr purchase on this webbie?

btw, yr bag is vy nice.....much better than paying thousands to endorse brands FOC for them

23 Jul 2008 3:28am

spots from Singapore

You can pay via Paypal!

23 Jul 2008 4:14am

Liv from Singapore

Hi there, I'm a long time fan of your blog because of the cute kids and good recipes! I've been thinking about the lovely bag you bought. Do you have a link to the Etsy page in question? I'm hoping to get one too. Many thanks!

30 Aug 2009 3:20am