5/5/08

Handbag of the day....Samantha!

Well let's start the week with a Top 3 fave' handbag, named for the inimmitable Samantha Jones from Sex and the City.

Samantha, because if you look at the outside there goes Carrie walking Charlotte's little dog and meeting Miranda crossing the street! Then you open her up and raunchy Samantha 'roars' on the inside :-)

I bought Samantha on my very first visit to meet the future Hubster and found her in a stylish local boutique. She was drastically reduced in the sale and cost me just 7 UK pounds($12)! There were 3 on sale there and many times after I wished I had bought the other 2 to give as gifts to friends, because this little bag always gets admired.

What makes Samantha so unique is she is actually a converted cigar box, or made to look just like one. So she is rigid and square, with the original cigar logo and writing on the back and sides and has a bamboo handle. The front has been padded and then had the design placed onto it and the corners overlaid with the silver effect corners. Finally the 'piece de resistance' is the surprise as you open her only to find the furry animal print lining. She is small and I even have to change wallets to use her, but she is well worth the effort.

If for some reason I had to part with all my handbags, Samantha would be one of the very last ones I would give up! I guard this little bit of handbag perfection ferociously ;-)

8 comments:

AfricaBleu said...

That is QUITE a sassy bag. I love it.

:-Daryl said...

Oh .. I am coveting your collection more and more every time I see another ... I have a lot of bags (and shoes) but none of mine come close to the personality of your's! Well done!

:-Daryl

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

What a plush insides Samantha has...
Isn't it amazing what they did with a ceegar box!☺

willow said...

Tres chic!

Mary said...

Love this bag! I've seen cigar box handbags before. I'm almost tempted to give it a try. Love the lining :~)

Rhea said...

Samantha is great! What a bag with lots of character and a fabulous deal, price-wise! Love it!

Hope the gardening's been going well.

pamokc said...

she's a vixen for sure, love it!

Wendy said...

That is just too adorable! I'm not even a purse person, really, but I'm loving a chance to see your unique collection. This one is definitely a keeper - for the nostalgia, the looks and the PRICE!!