window shopping: baaaagggsss

window shopping: baaaagggsss

I keep looking at bags online. While doing lots of browsing could be seen as a mild addiction, I think it’s good (or at least better), if you scratch the shopping online itch without spending money or being wasteful. This is the case here, since I’ve been looking at Tradesy, The Real Real, eBay, and Poshmark, all of which require just checking a lot to see if things have been listed. Also, this way, if I do actually get anything it will be cheaper and secondhand.

Here’s what I’ve been looking at.

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli

 

I’ve always liked the Pashli bags. I really like the red and gold mini one, but practically, I could use something larger since I don’t have any bigger bags, and I think the navy color is cool, too. (Also, check out this (sold out) leopard one.)

See By Chloé Quilted Lois

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The Outnet

This was for sale on The Outnet for a while, and I really regret not just going for it. Now, I just have to check my secondhand sites all the time…

Coach Carryall

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Tradesy

I actually did order one size of this bag from Tradesy, but returned it because it was smaller than I expected. Now, I’m on the fence about this style altogether and think I just needed a clearer view of what I was looking for as far as practicality in the first place. The whole reason I was drawn to this bag was because I thought it would make for a good larger size one.

Balenciaga City Bag

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The Real Real

I had a bootleg one of these when I was in college that I got at thrift store, and I always sort of wondered if somehow it was real and some random rich person just donated it without a second thought. I used it to carry around all my books and stuff and it fell apart, which I’m certain confirms that it, in fact, was bootleg. Given that this was around the time of peak Rachel Zoe, this was a very exciting time for me to find this bag. Anywayyyyy, I still really like these, but hadn’t thought much about them again until I saw this (comparatively) affordable one on The Real Real. Someone who is not me take the plunge! (P.S. Through writing this I found this extensive photo roundup of times Nicole Richie carried a Balenciaga bag and it is really a blast from the past.)

Have you used any of consignment sites to buy designer bags — or anything else for that matter? I’ve never used The Real Real, but I’ve bought stuff on Poshmark and a coat on Tradesy. Never anything where I had to worry about it being authentic.

window shopping: sandals

Due to my obsession with looking at stuff online, but (usually) not actually buying anything (see also, this time I found a lot of things with stars on them), I’ve decided to start a series. Up first? Sandals. First I was looking for a red pair after I found cute ones on Topshop, but didn’t commit fast enough. Then I was like, do I really want heeled sandals? Or wait, no. Yellow would be better. But tan. Tan is good, too. Hmm… but they shouldn’t be totally flat because those have, like, no support.

Yeah, this is how things tend to go. And I don’t mind it, because it’s better than the days where I used to just buy random things at Forever 21 or heels that I should’ve known I’d never end up wearing. I’ve definitely become more thoughtful about what I buy, so that I end up with things that are comfortable and that I will wear a lot.

So, yeah, sandals. Here’s what I’m looking at.

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Flat yellow with ankle ties

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Flat espadrilles

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Wedge espadrilles (currently 40% off)

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Yellow slides (I’m not a slide person — other than these. I think I’m gonna just accept that, but these are cute and very inexpensive.)

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Simple tan flats

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Red with ties

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Tan short wedges

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Red heeled

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Monochromatic yellow wedges