This Kate Spade New York Cobble Hill Canvas Dot Carson shoulder bag/clutch is the one I think I will keep!
This cross body/clutch bag is fun! Most of it is canvas but the flap cover is cowhide. I was kind of unsure about it, but one of the sales girls was wearing a black dress and she modeled for me using this bag as a clutch, and I was sold right away! I need a clutch anyway. The best part... it was only $70 after all the discounts are taken into account! It retailed for $228, and Kate Spade has it on sale now for $159. So Bloomingdale's is half of that. It is totally totally worth it.
As you can see, the flap cover has a big zipper on it, and it is a huge pocket once you unzip it. The bag is about a foot long, so it actually will hold a lot even though it's not very wide.
The inside has a zipper pocket on one side and smaller cell phone/misc items pockets on the other side:
I also got this Coach Madison Small Phoebe leather shoulder bag in chestnut for my mom! I think she'll love it. I wouldn't mind keeping it either, since it is such a good deal and it's rather cute! It was only $110! I think that's a great price for a pretty big leather bag. The leather is really nice and soft, and it has soooo much room inside! Perfect for my mom actually. She is rather disorganized and having 3 compartments might force her to be more organized? I don't know, maybe it would do the opposite and she'd never be able to find anything! Whatever, I still think it's a nice Mother's Day present! This is how big it is on me:
This chestnut brown color is a nice neutral, but there are also tons of other colors on Coach's website. It's $358 on there though. I don't see this color either. Maybe it's an older color.
I really like how this bag is a cross between a structured bag and a drapey one:
So there's 2 larger side compartments and one zippered one in the middle:
Anyway, so what I really went there to pick up today was this Aqua Skull & Studs scarf! It sells out super quick apparently, and they get a lot of requests to restock this print. I happened to snatch it up when someone returned it last time I was there. I don't know why I like this one since I'm not normally a fan of skulls! It's also on sale, from $88 to like $40 something. It is 100% wool.
The colors are tan and navy. There are studs on some of the skull eyes at the ends of the scarf:
I actually had to pick up another scarf in order to qualify for the discount, so I got the Aqua elephant print circle scarf. This one is cheaper, but it doesn't feel as nice. I think I'll return it.
It's pretty long, and can wrap around my head 3 times!
I think I might go back to Bloomingdale's while I'm in San Francisco this weekend! There were a lot of other cute bags that I could have bought. But sometimes I exercise self-restraint. I want to look for another one for my grandma though! There's still 2 weeks till Mother's Day. Normally I scramble at the last minute trying to find something. But thanks to this private sale, I am so on top of it this year!