Saturday, February 28, 2009

Matt and Nat Diagonal Zip Bag

I saw this Matt and Nat bag today in fuschia at Winners. I thought that it was a cute bag that would be ideal for travelling. The Grandmaster features 2 exterior zip pockets and 2 handle straps. Interior includes zip pocket, cell phone and PDA pockets, and detachable key chain. Comes with detachable, adjustable shoulder strap. If the bag were a little bigger I would definitely have bought it. Dimensions: 13" L X 16" H X 3" W

The bag was priced at $89.99 (Canadian). On the website the bag is on sale for $120 marked down 40% from $200 Canadian.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Parker Collection

The new Parker Collection from Coach has some beautiful colours for spring. The leather looks so smooth, I just want to touch it. 

The Parker Large Convertible Hippie would make a great addition to my bag collection.

The Parker Shoulder Bag 

Coach must stop making such incredible bags. It is so hard to resist,

Monday, February 23, 2009

2009 Collection from Cha Cha

The 2009 collection from Cha Cha will be available March 2, 2009. I am quite interested to see the new designs. I have been a fan of the handbag and accessories line for two years. Great quality handbags.

The 2009 collection will be available at Check out the website for a sneak peak.

Cha Cha samples are available at Etsy -


Saturday, February 21, 2009

M0851 Spring/Summer 2009 Collection

If there were one bag I would splurge on this year it would be from the company M0851.  The Montreal based company has stores in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Paris, Antwerp, Taipei and Vancouver. 

Spring/Summer 2009 includes a new rainwear collection along with the new Safari bag line.

There are three bags that I just love. I will have to visit to the store in Toronto in the near future.

Travel Bag - Weekend Bag

Knot Bags - Hobo Knot

The Baskets - Hard Handle 

You can shop online at their webstore. The clothing line is available in stores only.

The Fedoras bag line is currently on sale at 40% off.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cosmetic Deals Online

I have a weakness for cosmetics. This has only happened in the last couple of years. Now I cannot leave the house without primer, blush and mascara. I love to try new products. I am like a kid in a candy store in Sephora

I read a lot of magazines to find out about new products. Cosmetics companies are always coming out with new products or deals to get your interest. Now in the computer age shopping online is common practice. Personally, I prefer to go to the store and sample the products before making a purchase. I have purchased too many items from Avon that just sit in my makeup case because they were not what I expected.
However, if you like to purchase cosmetic and beauty products online, then you will be interested in the offers below.

For 2 days only...there are 9 new beautiful ways to save on stila - check them out!

When you buy any of the exclusive online sets featured on this page, you get free shipping! Just enter coupon code BIGBEAUTY at checkout.
Quantities on sets are extremely limited, so act quickly - don't let these stila saving pass you by!

Now through February 25th Duwop is giving you a FREE Lip Venom with all orders of $60 or more. Free ground shipping on all orders $50 or more. No code needed. Offer ends Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Store Openings at Sephora

Grand Opening of the new Sephora store at the Fairview Mall in Toronto on February 20, 2009.

1800 Sheppard Ave. East
Toronto, ON M2J 5A7
(416) 492-5500

Countdown to Sephora? 
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

How To Tell If You Are A Shopaholic

The following steps from the video below will determine if you are a shopaholic. 

Step 1 - Evaluate why you shop.

Step 2 - Think about how shopping makes you feel.

Step 3 - Look around your house and determine if you have things that you need or want.

Step 4 - Check out your closets. 

Step 5 - Examine your conscience.

Step 6 - Assess your will power.

Step 7 - GET HELP


Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Cross Body Bag

Foley + Corinna Washed Mid City Tote  $444.00 (U.S.)
Check out more styles at Shopbop - Handbags Trend: Convertible Bags 

MZ Wallace Clara  $395.00 (U.S.)
New arrivals for Spring at Piperlime

Marc by Marc Jacobs City Leather Tote $430.00 (U.S.)
New Arrivals at Net - A - Porter.COM

I was proud of my recessionista moment on January 15, 2009. However, after using the bag I realized that it was not practical for travelling. Now I am on the hunt for a new bag for my trip in May. I am looking for a convertible style bag with a strap to cross over the body and also handles to hold. The handbags pictured above are the types of bags that I would consider buying, but at a cheaper price.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dead Bra Day Sale

With Dead Bra Day Sale fast approaching on February 13th, 2009, we recommend you come in and make a wish list of a few items so you don’t have to wait for change rooms!
Are you going to want something sexy? Are you going to want something practical? Do you need a sports bra? Does your outfit warrant a strapless bra?
Bring in one used, unworn, poorly fit bra (well washed, can be from any store) and receive 25% off one new bra that is regular price! (25% off applies to one bra only)
The matching panties (if in stock) are 25% off too!
Buy two bras and get a free 14oz bottle of Soak to help protect your investment!
Get rid of the old, worn, ill fitting bras and treat yourself to a fresh new one! Valentine’s Day is the next day, have some fun!

What is Dead Bra Day Sale – this sale is to encourage women to clean out the old bras that don’t get worn and if they do they don’t make us feel the best we can. On this day secrets from your sister will take those ‘dead’ bras from you and give you a discount on a new bra. The donated bras that are gently worn then get donated to Sistering. The bras too ‘dead’ to donate will get laid to rest.

Hours Friday February 13th, 2009

560 Bloor Street West
10am - 9pm
2501 Yonge Street
11am - 9pm
*please note the fit room sign up sheet closes around 8pm
**we recommend bring a book or a friend or both as the waits can be long.
There will be plenty of chairs for your convenience and Letterei will be offering a ‘special’ for all our customers!!!!
***best time to arrive 11am


One shopper who purchases a new bra will win a free bra and panty set of her choice! There will be one winner per location.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Hello Kitty Event

When I first read that MAC Cosmetics was coming out with a Hello Kitty collection I was excited. I have loved Hello Kitty for years. My friend even bought a brown Hello Kitty for me in Hawaii.

The special limited edition Hello Kitty collection debuts this Friday. The event in Toronto will be from Friday 13, 2009 to Sunday February 15, 2009 at the MAC Store in Yorkdale Mall. Tel: (416) 781-1330.

If you want to check the event locations in your area you can go to the MAC website and check out What's New. Go to Events and then Locate An Event. Enter your address and you will get event locations nearby.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Spring February

Today we had unusually warm weather for February in Toronto. Hopefully, some of this snow will melt. I wanted to tackle my closet as it is out of control. The top shelf in my closet is a mess. I reached for a bag this morning and about five fell. I decided to get rid of two bags. Earlier this week I found a bag in my closet that I forgot about. What I need is a walk-in closet for my bags.

I also decided to change the template for the blog. I get bored easily. That is probably why I have so many bags. How many people do you know that use a different handbag everyday to go to work?

My wishlist

baglicious' wishlist

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


A thought came to me that I may have substituted my bag fetish for massages. I went for my first massage of the year this afternoon. When I started working full-time many years ago I would buy a bag every month. They were all impulse buys. Now I am not so quick to buy a bag. If I see a handbag in a magazine or online, I will go to the store and get a better look at it. I am looking for a bag that will be an investment piece that will last for years.

I get deep tissue massages which are not relaxing. They can be painful at times. I was actually trying to compose this blog while I was getting my massage. My mind wanders during the massage, but it is so hard to relax with someone's elbow in your back.

Year to date:

Massage    1

Handbags   0

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Chloe Accessories Spring/Summer 2009 Collection

Chloe bags are so beautiful, but too expensive for me. I am not willing to spend a paycheque on one bag unless I win the lottery. I remember when the Chloe Paddington Bag was the "it" bag of 2005. I would go into Holt Renfrew to look and feel the bag. I did not want to look like a thief. Knockoffs were available everywhere. I even looked on Ebay for the bag, but you have no way of knowing if the bag is a fake.