Friday, October 5, 2012

The Latest: {Vintage Find}

So for a while now I had searched and searched for the perfect leather cross body bag.  I did my research, which involved much window shopping in-store and online. I came across the idea of getting a vintage Coach bag circa the 1970s and 1980s (inspired by this blogger and her bag) and fell in love with the craftsmanship of that time and the classic designs.

I spent a lot of time in Seattle this past summer, specifically in Pike's Place Market, exploring the shops in and around the area.  On one visit there, I discovered this woman who sold just these very bags I had set my heart on.  Though I didn't get to make a purchase the one time I saw her, I feared I had lost my chance.

I told my mother about my interest in these bags and as she always does, she kept that idea in mind.  A while had passed and one day my mother surprised me with the bag I had been lusting over.  I am so thankful for my mother's love and that she pays attention to everything that I always hint at having interest in.

The woman who sold the bag was incredibly kind and knowledgeable about these vintage pieces and she also sells a number of other items in her Etsy shop StarShineVintage.  Be sure to check her shop out, you may just find something you've been searching for as well.

Forever 21 blazer | Wetseal top | Gap pantsSam Edelman pumps
vintage Coach 'Station' bag (present version here) | Urban Outfitters sunglasses (on sale)
Covergirl lipstick in 'Hot' layered over Revlon Just Bitten Kissable balm stain in 'Romantic' 

(The inclusion of my personal experience with this shop owner is purely of my own consent, I was not sponsored or paid to write this review.)


  1. Lovely shoes :) In fact.. the whole outfit is amazing ;)

  2. love that bag! that was so sweet of your mom to snatch it up for you!

  3. Such a beautiful outfit! Those shoes, bag, whole you! Amazing! : )

  4. Such a great find! Loving that bag!! Love how your mom found it!


  5. Ah love the bag! You've got me inspired to check ebay.