Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A thrifted classic - the leather satchel

Oooh how exciting! My first post for Colorado Lady's Vintage Thingies Thursdays!

Here is a gorgeous vintage brown leather satchel I thrifted some weeks ago at the Angel thrift store - for $35. It feels worn and loved, and the leather is soft with the deep dark colour of vintage leather. It has a pretty golden clasp and a kitsch green inner lining with little dogs.

I know nobody will see the lining but I like knowing the secret beauty of it - a bit like wearing nice underwear....
It is perfect handbag size, I feel it will make a good autumn bag.

20 comments:

  1. Boy, that's nice! And a monogram to boot! I know you'll have fun with your "secret".

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  2. It looks very classic & classy.

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  3. I love the shape and style. A green lining is great, black makes everything you're digging for hard to find.

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  4. Very business woman suave!!!! Love it.

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  5. This looks to be in perfect condition. What a find!

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  6. Great find. Love the feel of old leather.

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  7. Welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday!! What a great first post. I agree with you...the lining is just wonderful....the pups would cheer me up on any bad day I was having!!

    Have a great weekend, thanks for sharing with us today!! Happy VTT!!!

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  8. Beautiful, Leather is always in style. And vintage purses are so popular right now. What a great find that is.
    Molly

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  9. what a great find to have the satchel still in great shape.. classic! happy VTT

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  10. Looks like the perfect bag for an English teacher...heehee! ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

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  11. welcome to VTT :) what a fabulous find..love the lining too :)

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  12. Hooray for VTT! How wonderful that you joined this fun event! The monogram and the puupy lining are to die for! Great find!

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  13. Great thrift finds!
    I find your thrift blog quite interesting and a lot of things to see.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Ah I do believe I saw this in the Nifty Thrift pool! it's just lovely, the lining is great.

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  15. What a gorgeous bag! I like the way it's shaped, and the fact that it has doggies inside. (A secret to be revealed only to the people you like!) It looks very well made.
    Brenda

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  16. A classic satchel and very pretty.
    Welcome to VTT!

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  17. That leather satchel has such wonderful vintage charm and elegance!! Have a nice day!

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  18. Old leather, it's beautiful!

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  19. isn't it so classy and sophisticated!?
    what a great bag.
    chasity

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