I’m a one bag woman. Once I buy a new purse, the old is dead to me. No matter her glory, I move on. Which has created a little cohort of retirees, lined up wistfully in my closet.
The final giveaway on the Privilege Housewarming Party brings one of those quiet soldiers back out to the parade grounds. My old, wait, I mean vintage, Ferragamo. Purchased, if I remember correctly, in the mid 90′s, and carried for 4-5 years. In those days most of my belongings were lugged around in a computer bag, so it’s in middling condition.
Here it is. Very au courant, both minimalist and mid-century, despite an abrasion here or there. One does not get through life wholly unscathed. Even in privilege. Dimensions are: 10″x 12″x 3.”
The best part is the hardware.
And the general post-industrial, Apocalyptic chic. The metal frame is hinged. With what I can only call rivets.
A bit of warning. Sturdy Gals might get annoyed by the conceit. Just a heads up oh ye Sturdies. We must acknowledge our foibles. I never quite got used to opening this bag as though it were a lock on the Panama Canal. Doesn’t support too much rummaging.
I must also confess I struggled a bit with the idea of giving away something I own. Not that I mind parting with the bag, it will be much happier out and about. Only that it’s, well, used. A bit frayed. Eek. I haven’t quite converted ‘used’ to ‘vintage.’ High WASPs only recently decided that antiques could be purchased, rather than inherited. Realizing that one was unlikely to be related to, and thereby receiving goods from, Picasso, Botticelli, or Ammi Phillips, helped. I’m learning.
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All prizes to be drawn tomorrow. Unless I change my mind and extend everything for just one more day. That’s sort of a Save the Date for Thursday. It’s polite to give guests time to adjust to changes in the plan.