My not so new ‘new’ bag

Remember yesterday’s wish list post? Well I can already scratch one item from that list, without spending a single dime. I have been pining for a nice sturdy, big enough, brown bag for literally years. However, none of the bags I ever found came close to what I was looking for. Until I was browsing Ebay a few weeks ago and found this gem:

Isn’t she purdy? At the same time I’ve been browsing some blogs and vlogs on thrifting lately. I just don’t have the time to really go to all these thrift stores. Plus, sometimes those people really just look like grandmas. However, I learnt today that sometimes you don’t have to look very far to find something vintage.

Take the bag in the picture above. It really is nothing but a tan messenger bag. All I want is something that looks like this. And then it hit me! I already HAVE something like this! Proof:

Well, if that isn’t a tan colored messenger bag! And it had been laying around the house for YEARS without me paying any attention to it. This is actually the first school bag I ever owned. I got it from my godfather for my 12th birthday. So I’ve had it for almost 15 years now! I actually have another one, very much like it, which is bigger, but also a bit more beat up: a zipper is broken and some of the stitching has come loose. However, I’m sure that if I take it to my cobbler to get it fixed, it will be done within no time. I have two of these bags, as the one shown in the picture above wasn’t big enough to carry around all of the stuff I needed at school. That is why my mom bought me the bigger one a year later.

Best part of all: this smaller one is big enough to fit all of the stuff I take with me to work! Look at this:

It fits my laptop, papers/exams/articles, a bottle of water, my tea canister, lunch box, agenda, wallet, MP3 player, pens, phone, and more! I just packed it all in there to see if it would fit.

You can guess my excitement when I discovered this! So here is me taking my wishlist…

  • brown messenger bag

… and scratching it from that list.

Now all I need is that pair of tan brogues…

Q: What item have you rediscovered lately?

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Noelle says:

    Wow that is a true teacher’s messenger bag!! Rediscovered…? A lot of my makeup and some shirts I hadn’t worn in a while.

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      I know right?! And the best part: it’s 100% leather too. Talking about a sturdy bag!

  2. Petra says:

    I did the same thing once when I started my PhD and wanted to take my laptop everywhere: I used my old school bag!! So yay πŸ™‚
    (But still, that velvety look and honey color of the other bag is pretty πŸ˜‰ )

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      I may just get the one from Ebay regardless. It is indeed pretty, but I wouldn’t use it for work related things.

      1. Petra says:

        No, me neither!

  3. Petra says:

    BTW, my school bag was almost identical πŸ˜‰

  4. Kimberley says:

    Haha ik “rediscover” eigenlijk nooit wat, want ik gooi heel snel dingen weg πŸ˜›
    Heeeeeel soms baal ik 8eraf dat ik iets weggegooid heb, maar dat komt eigenlijk bijna nooit voor πŸ™‚ Ben gewoon niet zo spaarderig I guess πŸ™‚ (en dan toch genoeg rotzooi om 2 kamers, een keuken en een badkamer te vullen… en de schuur… hmmmzzzz πŸ˜›

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