Just My Bag

We did a little shopping on our trip to South Haven. Of course we did.

One of our favorite little stores is called Just My Bag. They have cute purses, wallets, clothes and jewelry. I think all of us have bought something there at one time or another.

I have been on the hunt for a new winter pocketbook for most of the summer. Looked in stores and looked online. I have had very good luck with purses on ebay, so I had been spending a little time every day checking the newly listed for bags to put on my watch list, and time ending soonest pages to make sure I didn’t miss a prospect. I focused mainly on the Tiganello crossbody purses, because I like the look of that brand and they have the built in wallet feature that I have come to depend on.

I have mentioned before that I have a LOT of purse needs and purse related rules, so I am working within parameters people. Gone are the days when I change my purse with my shoes, or just pick a purse all willy nilly because I think it’s kind of cuteOh no. Purse buying is work and it takes patience. Even I think I am a pain in the rumpus.

This is my present purse, purchased on ebay a couple years ago. I am very careful to buy pretty much new bags, because once again, I am a pain. I have loved using it for the entire time!! It was a great buy! My only complaint was it didn’t have a built in wallet, causing me to use a long, slim, credit card holder with an attached change purse. Not my favorite, but it works. Well, it works until summertime. Then all heck breaks loose because there is not enough room for the slim wallet, the little camera I like to carry for blog-tography, and last but sure to joofer up the works, my sunglasses and their case.


I can get it zipped if I work at it very diligently, but how many times a day are you in and out of your purse? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Plus, you have to take everything out to get at the stuff underneath. More work than I care for to get at the Burt’s Bees, I can tell you that.


The Peanuts Champ was also in the market for a new pocketbook, having broken the zipper of her Tiganello on that very trip! What are the chances? We walked in and I am happy to say, both found success!

I think I remember seeing this brand in previous years. the tag said it was made from 20 recycled water bottles! Fancy that!!!


I loved the color and felt it would go nicely with the colors I usually wear.


It did not have a built in wallet feature, but it did have another slim credit card wallet.


With a zipper for money. All attached to a handy dandy tether to make it easier to find.


The reason that I agreed to this was, LOOK HOW MUCH ROOM IS IN THERE!!!!!


The camera AND sunglass case are already in and there is STILL room!


The salesgirl did a good job of telling me about the many satisfied customers she had talked to. She said her boss had owned one for years and had recently bought a new one only because she was tired of the color she had. Another customer said she had even thrown hers in the washing machine with great results.

One of my favorite things about this purse is how light it is. My silver purse was heavier with nothing in it! Honey will be thrilled, he often wants me to hold his keys and wallet and his glasses, and with my usual smallish purse, I could not be very accommodating.

The Peanuts Champ was pleased with her purchase also! Hers had plenty of room as well!

Our new bags!


We went back the next day to show the salesgirls and they took our picture for their instagram!! How fun, we are basically celebrities now!!!!


Two satisfied customers!



  1. caprilis said,

    August 26, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Very cute! I’m still lovin the bag that I got when you were here, in FACT I think it’s the most perfect bag ever!

  2. August 26, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    The word is “KNOT”! =D

  3. August 26, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    ANNND … of course I put this on the wrong blog post! Oh bother …!

  4. Laurie said,

    August 27, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Welcome back — glad the trip was fun. I love the new bag.

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