This always happens to me. I get hit by the bag mafia at Winners.
So I was at my local Winners at Cloverdale Mall looking for a cool designer bag for Fritz’s b-day. Of course I’m looking for her and I find something for myself which I’m not entirely sure if I need.
What did I find? Oh just Calvin Klein Chelsea Drawstring Bag in RED number. Its sold out everywhere and it was in the Clearance section! I was surprised that it hadn’t been scooped up already! This happened to me in Chicago at Loehmann’s years ago when I found an apple green Cynthia Rowley bag in a clearance aisle for $75 reduced from $300.
The Calvin Klein Chelsea Drawstring Bag was reduced from $198 to $120
Retail Price: USD198
Colour: Black, Red, White
Calvin Klein quilts the posh drawstring purse
in luxe lamb leather for a chic go-anywhere effect.
- Calvin Klein bag
- Lamb leather; lining: cotton
- Shoulder strap with 8-1/2″ drop
- Drawstring closure
- Diamond quilting throughout; silvertone hardware includes grommets and logo
- Interior features cotton twill lining, zip pocket and 2 open pockets
- 16″ W x 12″ H x 7″ D
Um..yeah. See what I’m dealing with? See what us girls go through? Thank god I don’t have children.
My question is, do I keep this? Look I have a chest full of bags but yes indeed this bag is hot and reminds me of a more affordable red Chanel quilted bag.
Will I use it? Sure. I can rationalize anything.
Do I love it? Sure.
Is it useful? Sure.
Is it a good deal? Sure. But just because its a good deal it doesn’t mean I have to keep it.
Is a Calvin Klein Chelsea Drawstring Bag in lambskin worth $120? Hmmmm……
As an aside, while I was trolling through the bag racks for close to an hour and a half at the Winners in Cloverdale I stalked 2 Hillary Radley bags, 1 Tommy Hilfiger, 1 Furla and 1 Nine West. None of them matched up to the Sisley Bag that I ended up finding and buying for Fritz for her bday. I’m seeing her tonight so pix will follow. It’s a creme bag with snake skin trim on the opening of the bag. It’s pretty but not too much I guarantee you. You can use it as an arm bag or a cross body. The cross bag handle in the bag is also snake skin. It was quite the score as Sisley bags are pretty expensive and the coolest thing was that there was just one left!
The Winners in Cloverdale is a goldmine. I bought Rayban’s from there in the early summer for a fraction of what they go far in the boutique stores. I was never a huge fan of Winners before but these days especially the Cloverdale Mall location is really bringing their game.
Is it worth $120? What do you think? I have to make a decision by next Wednesday. For now the Calvin Klein Chelsea Drawstring Bag is sitting in my hallway. Staring at me as I type this.
Do the poll below please!!
Yours in fashion,