A friend of mine recently returned from Paris and brought me the cutest Barbara Rihl bag above. This brand is new to me, but apparently not a new brand, with fans such as Kate Middleton, Emma Watson and Mick Jagger, and I'm now a little obsessed. Many of the bags have a travel theme and are decorated accordingly. The bag my friend chose for me has a cockatoo on it, because I have a real live cockatoo. The bags are fun and whimsical and many, like mine, are convertible from a clutch to a handheld to a cross body. I've never had a bag that comes with two distinct detachable straps before, so that's pretty cool. I also love the packaging that has a lot of attention to detail. Here's the web site if you want to take a closer look: www.barbararihl.com .
My Barbara Rihl gift deconstructed: Shopping bag, box,
bag itself, protective plastic pouch and two straps.
Presentation is so important...here's the box the bag came in.
I love the zippered protective pouch, which could even
be used as a make up pouch on it's own!
As soon as it stops raining here in New York, my new bag and I are going out on the town!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving today! Tomorrow is "Black Friday" the first official day of holiday shopping leading up to Christmas. I've collected a LOT of accessories over the years and I don't use them all so I've decided this is a good time to find them a new home, so to speak. I do give some things away to charity and friends, but I've created an Ebay store to sell some of my accessories that I have barely used and, in some cases, never used. If you want to check it out you can click on the link below. I'll be adding more as time goes on. My Ebay name is accessorygirlnyc (what else would it be, lol?) Here is the link to my store: http://stores.ebay.com/accessorygirlnyc?_rdc=1
Whenever and however you start your holiday shopping (department stores, on line, Ebay, etc) happy hunting!
Last night I attended a style ambassador party at the Elaine Turner store on Madison Avenue where we were each gifted a beautiful bag. I chose this fabulous "Ruth" python bag. It's going to come in handy for toting all my blogging supplies around town, like my camera, notepad, pens, walking shoes, etc...
Blogging can be time consuming, hard work and it's really nice to be appreciated with such an awesome gift! Thanks Elaine Turner!