Sweater: American Eagle Cashmere(!) Cardi, sz. Med
Tee: J Crew Babydoll Top, sz. XS
Jeans: LOFT Factory Modern Skinny Jeans, sz.2
Shoes: BE & D
Bag: Coach Penelope
So yesterday I mentioned that I was very excited to find a perfect pair of red flats. Well, I must have had red on the brain when I went out shopping at the local outlets that same day, because as soon as I went into the Coach Factory store my eyes lighted on a lovely red bag.
I've wanted a true red bag for a while now. I almost broke down and bought this one,
So how happy was I to find the Coach Penelope for a fraction of the cost?!? Other than the front pocket with the turn lock the bag is almost identical. Identical I tell you! It has two zipper pockets and the larger middle pocket has a snap closure. And I like the turnlock detail. It's a nice touch but a subtle one.
In my college years I was all about having the Coach bags that screamed COACH. You know? The fabric ones that have giant C's printed all over them? Yeah, kind of over that now. I still truly appreciate the quality of Coach bags though. They're very well made and seem to last forever. Seriously-- anybody want a few logo-ed up Coach bags circa 2002? I can't bring myself to get rid of them because they're still in such great condition.
Anyway, did I mention the deal I got on the Penelope bag? Lets just say it was originally more than J Crew's Biennial Satchel and I was still able to get it for under $100. I love Coach Factory! I'm not sure if Coach operates the same way other factory stores do-- making 'factory versions' of previous releases or if they just sell older styles from retail that they had in overstock. I think maybe it's a little of both? Either way, I'm super happy with my new red bag. It goes perfectly with the new red shoes too I mentioned yesterday.