|The cover of my exciting book find in london|
Once on a visit to London I found a book titled, Shopping Bag Secrets. The tag line says, “The Most Irresistible Bags From The World’s Most Unique Stores.” Wow, what an exciting find for me . . . a book about something I had been collecting. It was even more exciting to note that I had several bags listed in the book.
An early memory of wanting a bag to keep goes back thirty years or so. I lived near South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California. They created a new bag several times a year. They were always very pretty and really big. You had to pay a quarter to get a bag from the stand that dispensed them.
|A few of my south coast plaza oversized bags|
|The great triangular shaped bag from the now-closed Takashimaya in Manhattan|
|Bags from a trip to Paris|
|One of my favorite stores in New York is ABC Carpet & Home|
|From the Victoria & Albert Museum in London - check out that purple interior!!|
|Some of my New York shopping bag collection|
|This bag came with its own gift tag attached from MacKenzie and Childs|
|Vendor sample bags from buying trips I took for the shop I owned|
|More bags . . .|
|My bag collection stuffed in the biggest of the bags - after photographing my bags I found another full bag of bags!!|
For now, the really special ones will stay folded in the safety of the larger bags in the back of my closet.