17.8.07

Plum Squashy Leather Bag

Squashy Bag from Boden When I first saw this bag in the Boden's catalog, I really liked it. I wanted to get a project bag to go to Stitches with, and it was going to take 2 weeks to get here from the UK. So I went shopping, and didn't really find anything I liked. It's fall, and I didn't see any interesting colors. Only one turquoise bag, and I didn't care for the trim. (I did find a gorgeous t-shirt at J. crew though, violet with a velvet griffon on it - love it!)

Anyway, after the fruitless shopping trip I decided to look over the catalog again, and I just couldn't get over the Squashy bag. Vibrant colors, supple butter-soft leather and tons of room on the inside made this the perfect knitting project bag for me. I ordered it Friday, by Sunday it was backordered, and I had it by the following Saturday (with free shipping, to boot!) I'd highly recommend Boden's, I found them through Alicia's blog; and I know I'll be ordering more from them. It's UK sizing, so I'm a little scared of screwing up pants sizing; but they have the most gorgeous clothing. Elegant and classic, but trendy too, just not in an immature way - just what I'm looking for.

*Special thoughts go out to Alicia, who's dog unexpectedly passed away this week. Audrey was such a sweet girl, even though I never met her. We in blogland will miss her terribly, though not nearly as much as Alicia and Andy. My thoughts are with you two during these tough times.

4 comments:

  1. HI there- FYI, I just received my first order of clothes from BODEN yesterday. I wear between a size 8-10 pants and 10-12 tops. I ordered a 14 in both and it is a great fit. I think the quality is comparable to Eddie Bauer or JJIll and I will likely buy clothes from them again.

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  2. Wow, I love that bag... It's a little out of my price range, but what a gorgeous colour! But I feel a bit mean thinking such frivolous thoughts when I'm also still upset about poor sweet Audrey - what a terrible shock to read about it. Poor Alicia and Andy must be absolutely devastated.

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  3. I loooove your bag, and the plum color is perfect and will last many seasons. It really looks much more expensive than it is--such a great find. (Especially with free shipping!)

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  4. Lovely bag! It has been hard to resist that boden temptation this year! That bag does not help my urges!

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