28.10.09

getting ready

I don't want to be a downer or anything, but winter has been on my mind. Fall always disappears so fast, and suddenly it's sub-zero temperatures, trudging through slush, and windchill factors (this video is, to me, completely appropriate for Hallowe'en week -- it is so scary). For the past few weeks I've been obsessed with finding a bag with a zipper or some kind of closure, because it is so awful to open one's purse and find everything inside covered in snow.

I decided to get a vintage Dooney & Bourke bag. That these bags have seen a bit of a resurgence over the past few years, and have become desirable (incidentally, Toronto, I Miss You Vintage has a nice collection of them for sale). They are weatherproof, and they have a preppy / collegiate look that I love. I bought this one from the great VerseauVintage on Etsy (such a wonderful shop, and she had it ready for shipping within half an hour of my purchase!). I can't wait until it arrives.

Too bad for you, snow! You're not hitching a ride home with me. I pretty much hate you.

16 comments:

  1. I have the same bag--it goes so great with almost everything & it's just the right size. Plus I love the vintage D&B duck :)

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  2. I'm a big fat copycat! You just inspired an impulse purchase!

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  3. you can get that bag at Vintage Mix on Ossington!

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  4. Haha, you are hilarious and that last sentence made me giggle.

    I don't live in a place where it snows (California, what what) so I always have a romanticized image of snow in my head. But I know that if I ever lived in a snowy place, I would absolutely hate it. At least you now have a bag to defy snow in your purse!

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  5. also a plus, being able to sling it across your body rather than try to shoulder it against puffy winter coats.

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  6. YES YES... I want it too. This has to be the perfect little winter purse/bag. I may have to be a copy cat as well!!

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  7. fantastic bag...goin to add that to my wish list!

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  8. so nice! I love the pebbled leather and the little embossed duck.

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  9. nice choice! I have one of their bags I got at an antique market in cambridge (right next to boston). It's such a great sturdy purse, I'm sure you will love yours!

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  10. I LOVE I Miss You. I buy there all the time...

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  11. i love it too. i don't know how to say it but part of me, feels competitive with that bag. as in, the swan part. something like... oh i'm a big elegant swan, i can take you little ducky! i know this is irrational. it's like a bird version of ufc. it's really late, you have to excuse this comment!

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  12. oh i'm so glad i'm alway from Toronto for a while!

    the bag looks adorable.

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  13. great find! i live in wisconsin so i share your pain for the snow!

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  14. just stumbled upon your lovely blog. so nice to read your post. my boyfriend's mom just handed down an old dooney & bourke bag to me with a similar strap! it is fabulous to know they are making a comeback!

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