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It’s in the Bag! January 30, 2008

Filed under: girlfriends,green,handbags,recycle,shopping,Uncategorized — msmonogram @ 5:53 pm

I recently saw something on-line that inspired this post.  I almost couldn’t believe my eyes…I was shocked, impressed, amused and had a little bit of that “why didn’t I think of that” response. So check this out….you can RENT designer handbags.

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At www.bagborroworsteal.com you will find yourself in handbag heaven.  Ever drooled over that Vuitton bag but knew that you just better not spend the cash…or, wanted the Kate Spade to go with that sweet little shift you were planning on wearing to the garden wedding?  Well, now you can try but not buy.  For as little as $5 month you can enjoy member benefits including lower rental fee’s and first dibs on new items.  I even think that this concept is, dare I say it, GREEN.  Recycled but fabulous bags…gotta love it!

 

Next, please take the time to look over these incredible bags from http://seabags.com/index.php

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Did you ever wonder what became of old sails after they were no longer useful?  I didn’t either, but, some incredibly clever folks decided to re-use them and turn them in to very cool, very unique bags. The people at Sea Bags say

“Since 1999 we have been making custom tote bags out of recycled sails. Every bag we make has sailed around the world before it even leaves our shop, and we like that”

Isn’t it fascinating to dream of all of the places your Sea Bag has seen?

 

So now I am on a roll…I am suddenly all about recycled stuff.  And, if you can get it in a cute bag, why the heck not?  Here is a fun bag by Ecoist…it’s made of recycled wrappers…kewl!

 

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You can find it here http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/11/ecoist_recycled.php

Lastly, some talented and undoubtably green babes on ebay found a way to recycle gently used Vera Bradley bags http://cgi.ebay.com/Night-Light-made-with-Vera-Java-Blue-Bradley-L-K_W0QQitemZ110218329697QQihZ001QQcategoryZ63852QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 

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Take a closer look at this woman’s ebay store…she has used old Vera fabric for lot’s of great things…I am impressed!