Post # 1
I drew my SIL’s name for Christmas and I know she needs a new bag/purse, but with our limited budgets I can’t get her a real leather one like I know she’d really want, so I’ve been trying to find a good-quality bag for less than $50.
Here are my options:
1. Handmade canvas bag from a seller on Etsy. It looks super cute! I like that it’s canvas because it’s more durable than faux-leather.
(etsy seller: TippyThai)
I was thinking with this one I could easily make those adorable rosette flowers and bows and she could accesorize the bag differently each day. This bag also comes in gray.
Okay, option number two is a “real purse”, and is currently on sale at Beyond the Rack. I know she’d love the color and the price is right. But it is made of polyurethane so I don’t know if it will end up being low quality??
2. Scarlet Collection Large Tote In Dark Pink
EDIT: About her style, I know her style really well, think Anthropologie, Modcloth, vintage, classic feminine beauty. She mostly wears neutrals and jewel tones but loves bold splashes of color, so either of these bags I know the color she will love. Both will match most of her clothes. The thing about her, she can go classically cute and the canvas bag is perfect for that, or she can go trendy and hip, and the pink bag is great for that! haha
Which one should I get her?
Post # 3
I love the canvas! The yellow is such a wonderful color too. And I think it would look even more adorable with the rosettes on it.
Post # 4
I personally loove the pink one..but Im also a pink kinda girl.
Post # 5
I kill my purses so I would totally go for the canvas bag in grey (I’m not a yellow kind of gal), but I do also really love the pink one. If you think she’s a pink kind of gal, then go for that one!
Post # 6
I think the canvas in grey would be best. That way it isn’t a bag that will clash with stuff. If she cares about that.
Post # 7
@2PeasinaPod: She is pretty open to colors, she loves colors. Purple is her favorite, I wouldn’t classify her as a “pink girl” necessarily, she has a love of all colors. Yellow and pink are BOTH right up her alley.
@chasesgirl she wears a lot of neutrals and jewel tones, so I know she would rather have a purse with color in it.
Post # 8
I totally LOVE that yellow purse! I love mustard yellow. 🙂
Going to check it out….
The price is awesome! I’m so adding this to my “if people ask me xmas list” hehe
Post # 9
@regberadaisy: she has a lot of adorable bags in her store! I had a hard time choosing one, and now I’m thinking of putting one on MY Christmas list 😉
Yeah, I couldn’t believe the incredible price and the feedback is all positive saying it’s a great high-quality bag 🙂
Post # 10
I think the canvas is SUPER cute and if you do the flowers then it will be personal and show you put thought into it. I would love it as a gift.
Post # 11
I’m torn. I actually like both. I think it depends on the type of girl she is as well. What sort of style does she usually have? I’d go off of that.
Post # 12
I love the pink one. I would totally buy that.
Post # 13
I LOVE the canvas bag. I am also partial to yellow bags. I love the color, but I don’t look good wearing it. I also think the bag is stylish with the box pleats, but still simple enough to match anyone’s style (although it sounds like you have a good idea of her style anyway).
Post # 14
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I voted for the canvas bag. It’s so bright and cheerful. (BTW, the rosettes are TOO.FREAKIN.CUTE.)
Post # 15
Love the pink purse! I voted for that one. Not a fan of the first one – I don’t really like canvas, though.
Post # 16
@hawk: thanks! I made some like that as headbands for the girls in my wedding too, they are SO easy to make and so gorgeous.