I've been on the hunt for a new bag for about 3 years now, and for one reason or another, I have been having the hardest time finding the one that was just right for me. Initially, I thought I might want a lifetime, blow the bank, happy next 10 birthdays to me kind of bag, but last year after almost pulling the plug, I remembered that I am a mother of two, running from one place to another, and a beautiful bag would would not only get destroyed, but wouldn't be very practical. So, instead, I've been sticking with canvas bags, and pulling out my trusty old tote, day after day.
Over the Summer, I started seeing pictures of the Mansur Gavriel bucket bag, and I was intrigued. From day one I pretty much fell in love with the clean lines, and simplicity of the bag, but I cast it away thinking that it would be far out of the price range that I had envisioned in my mind. Instead, I went to pinning and pining, and it was only about a week ago that I actually tracked it down, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the bag I wanted (mini/ black) was actually under $500. After mulling it over for a few more days, I finally decided that YES!!!! this is absolutely the bag I want for the next 5 years of my life, and that I can't think of anything else I would want for Christmas, and please please please can it be mine. That kind of decision. I had bookmarked a few websites that said they had it in stock, and when I went to purchase it today, I found that it was sold out everywhere. Just to make sure, my SIL called one of the vendors where she was told, "there are no more left in the world."
Obviously, I did some digging and its true, this f$%&ing bag is so damn popular that there really isn't one in all of the interwebs. I'm now kicking myself for not looking sooner, and obviously this is at the bottom of the list as far as bad things go, but I still really wish I could find it. After signing up for a dozen newsletters, I'm hoping I can grab one when they re-stock in December, but we all know how that game goes. Until then, I have these images to drool over, and who knows, maybe Santa is real, and maybe he has a line on fine leather goods. I know I've been a good girl! ;)
She is a thing of beauty, isn't she?
In general I am a huge fan of the bucket bag, and thought I'd do a little crave/ save/ investment. The bottom bag is only $30 and I have to admit I'm loving that it comes in emerald green!
If anyone sees one out and about, email me. Seriously. I promise to send back the most incredible shopping karma in return!!!