First a short story. When I was 18 I had an 18th birthday party and my aunt flew over from Canada to surprise me at the party. It was also our engagement party as well. Anyway she brought a friend with her, and it was either her, or her friend who bought me a burgundy suede shoulder bag. I LOVED that bag. Can't remember what happened to it, but I used it all the time.
Fast forward to September of 2022 and we went to the UK. We stayed with my brother, and his house is a ten minute walk from Gretna Outlet Mall. Mark's and Spencer was there, I was in there nearly every day!! They also had a Kate Spade location. Now I will say I complained miserably about the prices of things over there. 3 pounds for a coffee was just flipping crazy!!
Anyhow, I called into the Kate Spade store, just to see what's what, not planning on buying anything. However, as soon as I spied this bag I fell in love with it. I have the exact same bag in burgundy leather. I visited that store nearly every day we were there. I swear they knew me by sight.
I went back and forward with wanting it and then not wanting it. It helped when ds arrived and he decided to buy his wife a bag as a gift, so I got an extra discount. Then I could justify buying it....LOL😁
That’s a lovely bag. You can buy a spray that will make it water proof. Not put it in water proof but definitely rain proof. I use it on my Ugg boots and reapply every year
I have a Kate Spade that I don't use actually!! I just found it too big. It's nice and red, bought it about 7 ish years ago. Their stuff is gorgeous, glad you got a discount!
It is beautiful! Good job.
It's really really nice Gill! I can see why you are saving it.
Also, one of the things I miss the very most is Marks & Sparks!!!! The food, the underwear! Yes, the simple things! LOL
That's so nice your son came to England too. I imagine it had been a long time for him. Hoping you all had a fabulous time.
Quite a buy!
Love your bag. I spay my suede boots every year, still looking good.
I think I would have been highly tempted over that bag too. You won't regret spending the money. I wish, when I find a purse I love, that I would be able to buy several exactly the same because finding a new version is a lesson in frustration. I carry the same bag all year 'round because I've never been able to find seasonal ones that suit my tastes. Fussy, obviously!!!!
Definitely a very nice bag, and I love the color. I also enjoyed those steps back in time. An enjoyable read.
Heaven's no. I use everything. But I understand why you'd do this. It's a gorgeous bag!
Gorgeous bag. I can understand waiting for good weather so that the suede stays lovely.
That's a beautiful bag.
I can't say that I've saved something out from use, but then I've never owned a Kate Spade. LOL Kate Spade may be worth it.
It’s lovely!! Can’t you “Scotch Guard” it? I don’t “save” stuff for rainy days.. use it & love it well!
I have never saved a suede bag for a dry day. I can put it under my coat or hunch over it a bit. Actually, I never worry about getting one wet, just dry it off inside.
It's a beautiful bag and it looks so well made. I would be saving it for a dry day, too. Like, June?
You will probably understand this...I have fabric that I take out and look at it and pet it, and then put it back because I cannot bring myself to cut it. Mostly Kaffe Fassett fabrics, and some Tula Pink.
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