Saturday, May 30, 2009

Shop It To Me Alerts - Chloé, Kooba, Marc Jacobs

I was quite excited when I received my Shop It To Me Alerts today. I am being tempted. I did not spend all of the money that I took on my trip. I am planning on putting the money in the bank. Then I saw the email this morning and I was thinking maybe a new bag would be nice.

These are a few of the items available at Saks Fifth Avenue:

Marc by Marc Jacobs - Strippy Zippy Hobo
Reg: $458.00 Now: $320.60

Marc by Marc Jacobs - Classic Q City Bag   
Reg: $428.00 Now: $299.60

Kooba - Dale Belted Hobo
Reg: $645.00  Now: $451.50

Kooba - Slouchy Hobo
Reg: $675.00   Now: $472.50

Marc Jacobs - Downtown Susan Satchel
Reg: $995.00    Now: $597.00

See by Chloe - Ring Around Crossbody Bag
Reg: $550.00    Now: $385.00

Update: Sorry, this item is no longer available online. Please call 1.877.551.SAKS (7257) to inquire about availability.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Lady Noire Affair

Lady Dior 

Four short films starring actress Marion Cotillard about the iconic Lady Dior bag.

Chapter 1



Pictures From My Trip

Just a few photos from London and Paris.

Paris - view from the hotel

Paris Street

Paris - Eiffel Tower

Paris - Notre Dame Cathedral

London - Big Ben (Westminster)

London - Double Decker Bus

London - Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guards

Jet Lag

I am back home from my vacation in London and Paris. I wish I were still on vacation. The only good thing about returning home from vacation is sleeping in my own bed. If I had a few more days, I could see more sights and do some major shopping. My body is here in Toronto, but my mind is six hours ahead.

I did not shop as much as I thought I would. There was no extra room in my suitcase or carry-on. I need to learn to travel light. I was on a mission in both cities to buy specific bags.

In London I wanted the green vinyl Harrods bag. That is all. It cost 17.95 (Pounds)

In Paris I wanted to get a Longchamp bag. I wanted it since the last time I was in Paris. I went to the department store Printemps the day before I left Paris. I bought the bag in pink. It is still wrapped up nicely in tissue. It cost (58.00 Euros)

It is the bag of choice for many women that I saw in Paris.

Très Chic

Monday, May 18, 2009

End Of Season Sale

Net-A-Porter.Com is having an end of season sale on clothing, bags, shoes, and accessories.

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Faridah shoulder bag Was $450 Now $270

Carnival Sale

Mod Cloth is having a Carnival Clearance Sale. Items are $1, $5, $10 and $20. You can find some cute items at AMAZING prices.

Ready, Set, Go

I will be leaving later on tonight. The bags are packed and I am ready to go. I will eat a little, drink a little, and enjoy the sites.

You may have noticed that I have changed the design of the blog again. I decided to change it after I packed my suitcase. It didn't take as long as I thought it would to pack. I was bored.

May 25th will be the one year anniversary of the blog. I started it on a whim. I will be away for the anniversary, so I would like to thank everyone for reading the blog and sending comments.

Hopefully I find a new bag or two on my trip.

Thank you,
The Bag Lady

Sunday, May 17, 2009

One More Day

I leave tomorrow for my trip to London and Paris. Would someone like to pack for me? I hate packing!!!!!!

Maximum weight of luggage for airline: 50lbs (23kg)

The problem I am having is deciding what to carry as I am not sure what the weather will be like in both cities. I will throw clothes into the suitcase until it can't close. I have come close, but never over the allowable weight. Second thought, I have to leave room for purchases. Dilemma, Dilemma...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

M0851 Contests

The handbag and accessories company M0851 will soon be positng information about upcoming contests on their website as well as on their “Facebook” page.

If you would like to receive contest details and to participate in future contests, subscribe to the ON LINE CONTEST mailing list. I have already signed up. I would not miss this opportunity to win a bag.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

ShopStyle Mobile

Shop the latest fashions and the best brands right from your iPhone or iPod Touch with ShopStyle Mobile.

Another application for bag lovers is iBags that is also from ShopStyle.

The applications are available for free download at the iTunes store.

Donna Karan Double Zip Messenger Bag

This bag is divine. Maybe I will be able to afford it if I win the big lottery jackpot this weekend.

DONNA KARAN Double Zip Messenger bag $1,495

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Clinique’s Makeup Bag Confessions Event

Join Clinique and LOULOU in Toronto and Montreal as they present the top fashion and beauty picks for spring. Enjoy a complimentary consultation and find out what your makeup bag says about you. You’ll also get to take home a free goodie bag* with any Clinique purchases.
*One per client while quantities last.

Thursday, May 21, 2009
Fashion and beauty presentations at:
12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
The Bay at Yorkdale Shopping Centre
3401 Dufferin Street
Reserve your free one-on-one consultation by calling: (416) 789-8011 ext. 7641

Saturday, May 23, 2009
Fashion and beauty presentations at:
1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The Bay at Carrefour Laval
3045 boul. Le Carrefour
Reserve your free one-on-one consultation by calling: (450) 687-1540 ext. 313

The Clinique Makeup Bag Confessions Event is happening at the Bay between May 21 and May 27, 2009. This offer is not available online.

Click below for more information:

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bombshell Moving Sale Starts Today!

It's official! Bombshell Bargains is moving all of its operations this June! New offices, new warehouse, new products! They are having their biggest clearance event ever!

Starting today, Monday, May 11th, everything at Bombshell Bargains will be 30% off.

Sale runs from Monday, May 11th until Sunday, May 25th.

Please use promo code MOVE09 to receive your discount.

Discount does not apply to shipping rates.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Carry-on Luggage

I know that I expect to do some shopping on my upcoming trip (one week away), so I wanted to take my carry-on luggage that has lots of space. It is the maximum size for carry-on luggage for Air Canada. However, it was not practical to take luggage and a carry-on that both have to be pulled.

I have decided to use my knapsack as my carry-on. I just hope I don't put my back out on the trip. I always take too much when I travel. Either my luggage or my carry-on are too heavy. I wish I could travel with one bag. That would make life so much simpler.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Spring Cleaning...In My Closet

It drives me crazy when I grab a bag from the top shelf in my closet and other bags fall off of the shelf. I think it is time to do some spring cleaning in my closet. Does it mean that I have too many bags? I don't think so.

For Spring/Summer I would like to get a bag with colour. All of the bags that I carry during the week are either brown or black. Boring. I used to have bags in many colours - red, blue, green, orange. I must have given them all away. For a while I have had my eye on this bag.

Stella- 3 in 1 Leather Shopper in Blueberry by CHA CHA - $275 US on the Etsy website.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pink Leather 'Staples & Studs'

Shop It To Me alert from Bluefly

Marc by Marc Jacobs way fluoro pink leather 'Staples & Studs' distressed slouch satchel. Another 80's flashback.

Retail value: $558.00
BLUEFLY: $390.00

color:* way fluoro pink (hot pink)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dijon Bag

If you are in the Toronto area and are into knitting, I suggest that you go to the store Americo Original. If you have followed my blog for a while you will know that last year I decided that I was going to knit myself a bag. Well, that did not work out. I still plan to finish the project...some day. I saw this bag on the website and I just love it. This would be a great bag for the summer.

The summer collection has now been added to the online pattern catalogue. Visit for a peek at the stunning new line of summer sweaters, tanks, vests, shrugs, wraps and bags made from their light and luxurious cotton and fine llama yarns.

When you decide on a perfect project, simply call, e-mail or visit the store to purchase supplies -- patterns are always free.

For our out-of-town customers, shipping is free for the month of May!

Americo Original
456 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A8

Sunday, May 3, 2009