18.9.13

Thrift and Vintage Inspiration, The Liberty of London Bag with a past!

Hi everyone! My latest thrift find was this gorgeous brown leather mock croc messenger bag by Liberty of London and I bought it earlier this week in my local Salvation Army for just £1.99:


I really didn't need another bag as such, but one that leaves you hands free is always welcome and the bag has a real 'Heritage' vibe which seems to be always in trend come every Autumn season. Another buying plus is it's leather and from Liberty's of London!!


It is an ideal bag to take shopping as I can fit the bare essentials of my phone and purse in it and still have some room left over. I generally always come back from town with food shopping bags so a handbag that goes cross body will really be handy. 


The bag is Italian leather and I know for a fact it is at least nearly 20 years old, because I found an interesting piece of paper in the side zipper pocket:



The previous owner obviously loved their Arts and maybe attended this exhibition for the private viewing?? Having this in the bag really feels like the bag had quite a 'cultured' life before it finally came to me! I can't promise it any visits to future art exhibitions, but I'll certainly try to use it as often as I can!!

What is your bag of choice to use at the moment? Do you stick with one bag for weeks on end or do you like to chop and change your handbag on an almost every day basis?


13 comments:

The Silver Bunny said...

I am always stunned .... and so envious at your thrifty finds. I could so have lived with this bag !

Vix said...

That bag clearly had a very cultured past, I'm hoping you give it the life to which it's been accustomed to! What a fab find.
I'm not really into bags, I just grab whatever's to hand, although I did snaffle a 1950s plastic beach bag with a feather print last week which I may use later! x

Janet Taylor said...

What a gorgeous find, darling!


That's Not My Age said...

Lovely bag - I often find old tickets in my own clothes (!) but how interesting to discover a bit of history about the Liberty bag. You always find the best things!

Style At Every Age said...

What a lovely bag and how interesting to find that piece of paper which I hope you will keep forever also xx

Fashion art and other fancies said...

Ahh. Such a special find. I love the bag's past too.

NET-A-DRESSER said...

I really need to come to your part of the world and go thrifting with you girl!! I love the piece of history you found in there too! xx

Kezzie said...

You always find great items!!!!love our Sally x

Avenue 57 said...

Oh what a treat to have found such a good bag and I LOVE it that it has some history inside too!

Fiona

Kelly Jackson said...

Wow, quelle find, Sharon! I am obsessed with Liberty after finding a gorgeous scarf for a couple bucks in a junk shop. Plus, my twin sis had a gorg Liberty frock in high school (many moons ago) that she found in a secondhand shop - why did she get rid of it? I love that you can date the bag so accurately, thanks to that slip of paper, and that you have a sense of the previous owner's tastes. If only all of our handbags could talk! :) xo

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Such an amazing bag. What a find.

Sharon S said...

Hi everyone-such lovely comments, they really are appreciated so thank you very much xxx

highlandfashionista.com said...

What a find! Another score for you! That's such a beautiful colour for fall, that burgundy oxblood colour. I am now going around slipping opera tickets into my clothes that are in the donation bin so that I seem cultured to the next owner….

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