Saturday, September 26, 2009

H&M Hobo Bag

So I went a little overboard with the shopping yesterday. This is what happens when you have 3 hours to kill and you're in a mall. I bought a bunch of things but the highlight was my purse from H&M.

It's a Hobo type bag and I love it! The length is adjustable so I can make it shorter for a more formal look and long to take it easy and casual. The picture on the left are Nine West bags but it's the closest picture I could find online to how mine looks. I've been on the lookout for a larger purse/bag for quite some time now. I like my current purse/bag but it's not big enough for all my goodies. i.e. if I decide to carry a waterbottle w/ me or a book to read on the subway. So I decided it was time to upgrade. I went into store after store trying on purse after purse with no luck. I came really close to purchasing something at Aldo but something about their bulkiness turned me off. I want something big but not something ginormous. I found something that I was semi happy with at Le Chateau and it was on sale for half off @ $50 so I bought it. Then I went into H&M which was my last stop and low and behold there's the purse I needed. And only one left in grey! I don't know why but I get a kick out of purchasing the last item of a size or colour. I laugh to myself that nobody else will have it....from that store anyways.

So I promptly purchased the H&M purse @ $35 and returned the Le Chateau one that I was never really satisfied with and saved myself $10. I am just a little concerned about the material. I don't know how long it'll last but I am willing to give it a chance. I was willing to pay a few hundred dollars for a good quality purse but the high end stores left me disappointed. There was a Marc Jacobs hobo bag I saw online I thought about getting but I really wanted something to try on and see for myself and was why I ended up going with the H&M one.

I am crossing my fingers that this lasts. I've been using my current purse for 2+ years.


Ginger said...

I just bought a new purse too and agonized over the process...

Have you checked out Roots at all yet? They've got a nice set of hobo bags and they're good quality. I didn't get a hobo but I got a different purse there. It's really nice but at $300 I'm still considering taking it back... its so expensive!

Rags2Riches said...

No, I didn't even think to go into Roots! but now I will definitely stop by the next time I am in the mall.

$300 is expensive! But if it's something you're going to use for years then I think it's worth it. Quality over quantity.

Lena! said...

Oooh, I think I know which H&M hobo you're talking about - great find!