Wednesday, July 9

Thrift My Style Perfect Handbag Finds- When Fendi costs the same as Debenhams!!

Hi everyone!! I hope you are all keeping well- I'm sorry for being such a rubbish blogger of late, I seem to be having so much 'life priorities' that blogging has been taking a back seat but I will be trying my best to visit you all so soon!

I had to do a blog post today as I was so lucky on my thrift trip earlier today. Like many fashion and style bloggers I admit to having more than my fair share of handbags in my wardrobe, ranging from small to mid to large size in an array of different colours but I suppose a quarter to a third of them are black.

But why is it when you know you've over half a dozen black bags you still hanker after 'the right one'? Examining my handbags in my wardrobe in more detail this morning revealed that I had only two with silver hardware- one is a DKNY tiny cross body bag and the other is just a bit too fiddly (but still lovely) to be used on a regular basis. I know the gorgeous Michelle at MyFashionable40s had a similar dilemma- I won't call it a problem in the great scheme of things!! I was very impressed with her research and if I had not have found this mornings finds I would have been seriously contemplating buying a black mid size Longchamp bag. So here is what I found this morning:


This first bag was from the Help The Aged charity shop for £6.99 and is a black leather Debenhams Classic handbag. It is actually more mini than mid size but as it has lots of compartments it's not too much of a problem and of course it has the obligatory silver hardware that I was after- I just won't be able to shove a brolley in it, hehe!!

Then my second find was in the Cancer Research charity shop and as soon as I saw it on the shelf, I nabbed it quickly. Of course I didn't want to examine it too closely in the shop but on a quick assessment the overall quality reassured me it was genuine and I'm guessing at least five to ten years old too:



A classic Fendi Zucca hobo bag which when I checked on my journey home has the serial number and authenticity label but having been around fakes and authentic bags for years and knowing that quality is a key indicator I am more than happy that my find is genuine- not bad for £6.99 too! It is mid size and has the silver hardware too and is big enough for a brolley!!

I'm so thrilled with my finds because I knew in my head before I went out this morning what I wanted but I didn't dream I'd stumble across a designer goody! I've always loved Fendi and I know this particular bag will be used so much!

Did you have 'mission accomplished' with sales finds so far this season? Or if you're a thrifter like me have you found items that were on your style list?

Thanking you as always for you continued support, lovely comments and kind words- even though I'm so slow in responding I really do appreciate you all giving me the time and effort by stopping by.

Wishing you all a lovely week ahead!!


15 comments:

Romy / Hippy at Heart said...

gosh, how fab is that?! what a bargain!!

Michelle Lee said...

Amazing as always Sharon!! What a superb find the Fendi was!! I totally envious of both bags though as the Debenhams one is a great addition to your collection too! I am hoping when I see you (v.soon)that I will get as lucky as you on the thrift finds front....that is of course if we do get around to doing any shopping ;0) xx

Shanika said...

You're thrifty finds are always fab!

Shanika | shanika-says.blogspot.com | Rants, Reviews and Revelations

Avenue 57 said...

You are such a good one for finding the best buys - both of those bags are gorgeous!

Fiona
x

fabulousso40s said...

Great finds!!! wish I could find half the things you do xx

That's Not My Age said...

Nice one!

Style At Every Age said...

Good morning lovely, what fab finds as usual Sharon, in fact that first bag has a Celine feel to it for me. Yes I have fulfilled some gaps in the sales but made a few impulse purchases too! x

Kezzie said...

I'm a funny one with bags- I really like them but I go for ages without buying one!
(but I have a big collection built up over the years!)
Great finds my dear.
I found a set of really good quality art pencils in a charity shop- 30 shades, brand new in plastic for £2.50 which is BRILLIANT as I wanted a prize for my 'design the music concert programme' competition so bang, I have a really nice prize for that amount of money! And I found three 'drawing' art books in mint condition for the second prize!x

Vix said...

How good to get exactly what you wanted for a fraction of the price of buying new!
Charity shopping is the best. I got myself a brand spanking new pair of purple Dr Marten sandals today which will replace my 3 year old charity-shopped Melissas I broke at Glasto! xxx

Style Eyes said...

What amazing finds! I need to get charity shopping now, I haven't been for ages.

diaryofapennypincher said...

Wow! Your charity shop radar is spot on again!! Great finds as usual, well done! xx

NET-A-DRESSER said...

Wow, I can't believe you went out to look for a bag and found that little Fendi gem! Sharon you have a gifted talent to spot these bargains!! Fantastic as always. xx

Sharon S said...

Hi ladies- your comments are so lovely and appreciated, thank you all so much!! xx

Dorothy Camper said...

Wow! Great finds! I never find anything in charity shops :-( Lynne x

schoolgatestyle said...

AMAZING find! Well done you!! Enjoy your two new finds - they will stand the test of time both of them are classics! x

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