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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Handbag of Glory


Such was the power of the handbag of Glory that ladies WEPT when they saw it and those who TOUCHED it went straight to HEAVEN


Soft, red leather that feels, smells and looks delicious. A treasure trove of silk striped colors in the lining. A choice of handles or shoulder strap; attached with stylishly practical clips. Side pockets just right for cell-phone, business cards and calculator. Top-zip closure to keep everything inside during turbulence.
Convertible Satchel-Purse by Tignanello
My feelings about this new purse are best expressed by Edward Monkton
(see above)

22 comments:

  1. Even from across an ocean I can hear much weeping and gnashing of teeth !

    Hopefully you purchased stock in the company just before posting this, I can see the value doubling overnight...

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  2. Gorgeous bag. I'd like one for myself!

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  3. Owen, if you have time to visit the link to Edward Monkton, above, you will also encounter The Shoe of Salvation and several discussions between Ladies and Chocolate Bars. There are more Male-oriented perceptions, also.

    Heidi, I found this bag at Macy's. There is a Mustard yellow color too.

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  4. A beautiful bag and a gorgeous red ! Mind you , the plethora of useful pockets might just be a problem , since I would never remember which one holds my train card , which one my keys or my money .

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  5. Although this is way outside my sphere of understanding, I have to say I like the look of it.

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  6. Nice! Obviously room enough for the odd brick too!

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  7. Planning for Turbulence... I like that.

    If memory serves, you have always had a decided love/lust affair with handbags. I'm so pleased to see that you have found a new object of deep affection, and so practical.

    I actually envy your ability to carry a leather bag. I'm on a constant search for the definitive bag that weighs nothing before you put anything into it because mine always end up being soooo heavy once loaded.

    Turbulence... Do I hear a transatlantic flight in your near future? I do hope so.

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  8. I am so not worthy. It's light burns my eyes... please, place it back under the bushel!

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  9. I'm with Plars: on the search for THE bag. The Holy Grail of bags, unbotrusive yet capacious, soft yet strong, full of pockets, yet not confusing - a bag so perfect it's not actually there, yet all my 'stuff' is with me all the time at the tips of my fingers.

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  10. That should have bee 'I'm with Pliars'...

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  11. Soft red leather. Cool. Stylin' and yet perfect pockets and strap. Edward Monkton's site is so fun. Thanks for the link.

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  12. Love the stripes- I found a satchel with
    fuscia color & stripes this spring that brightened up the mud...

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  13. Oh my...... how are you going to know if someone is trying to "pick your pocket" or just trying to touch the glory?

    I very much want to touch it and squeeze it and rub my cheek on it.... ohhh I can almost smell the leathery perfume...

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  14. S&S, I'm not sure what to call this version of red. My previous bag was a tote with no divisions or pockets. I spent way too much time churning through the contents.

    Martin, thanks for stepping into our realm.

    Trudi, French Limestone Brick, that is.

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  15. Ms. Pliers, there were some lovely bags so covered in buckles and metal garnishments that they were already too heavy, before even thinking of filling them up.

    Steve, striking just the right tone, as usual.

    Di, Thanks, and it smells so "Leathery". Mmm!

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  16. Argent, poetically put and right on target. So far, this purse seems to be "The One"

    TechnoBabe, I don't know if it's an "English Thing" or a side effect of my connection with horses, tack, etc. but quality of leather is a big blip on the radar of my senses.

    Izzy, Fuscia sounds wonderful. These reds, pinks, fuscias are all colors I adore but cannot wear as clothing. Purses and shoes are another matter!

    @eloh, I'm not sure I'd mind if someone wanted to "Touch the Glory" The bag would get extra points for attracting that kind of attention. A pick-pocket would be disappointed to find nothing of value, methinks.

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  17. OK, it is beautiful...but, I have discovered that most of what we tend to carry in our handbags is totally unnecessary, except on an extraordinary trip. Thus, I have rid myself of handbags altogether. I carry a wallet in my pocket along with my keys. (Picked a very small wallet at that.)

    Now, of course, that does require I buy clothes with pockets--not always possible. So I have one of those waist bags if I need it. For more extensive needs I have a teeny purse and if something doesn't fit into it, I figure I don't need it.

    This surely helps my shoulder from the agony of "pursestrapitis." *G*

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  18. Jean, we all adapt to our different needs. My version of your solution is to most often leave my purse in my car, depending on what I'm doing. If I'm visiting a client my arms are full with my portfolio and notebook. I need my purse over my shoulder to haul along tape measure, pencils, calculator, camera and cell phone. In winter I sometimes have enough pockets but, if they're too stuffed, I can't bend down and also could easily end up holding my tape measure to my ear when my phone rings:)

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  19. blokes usually carry everything in pockets or in a backpack - my gripe is why laptop bags are designed only to be big enough to carry laptops. Where do you put your sandwiches, glasses, wallet etc when commuting?

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  20. It is a beauty, I agree. The lining alone is worth the love affair. Hope it lives up to your expectations!

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  21. Hungry Pixie, sounds as though you need something with wheels (and maybe a Donkey)?

    Deborah, So far, so good, and it survived visiting the kittens, which my bare ankles almost did not!

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