I’m not sure I told you the story about my $5 Gucci handbag.
I found it at a flea market and since I’d been doing a ton of research, I concluded it was real. I’m assuming the seller thought the “G” pattern made it a Guess bag, because it is somewhat similar and more common.
I refer to it as my JoJo’s bag in reference to a short side story about a character from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Storywise, only 3 Gucci bags have a stand. I joke that mine has one as well, since this bag came into my hands in a very strange manner.
Then, I got an email from the Purse Forums. Me, the bag junkie that I am, went to check it out.
GUESS WHAT GUCCI SHOWED.
They’re only showing a brown colorway and there are slight changes but it’s the same exact bag! It’s literally a re-release you guys. I feel like I’m bragging(especially since I’m excited about that $3.33 DVF tank top I bought at Goodwill the other day, too).
I briefly considered selling it. It’s certainly not my most heavily used bag. After consideration, I realized that the only two bags I’m unwilling to part with are probably this one and my dyed Bendel bag. The latter for practicality, and this one for it’s story and lightness.
Now, I’m looking for bag organizers for my tiny handbag.
If you want to buy a bag like this, I compiled a short list of secondhand ones I found on Poshmark. Prices run the gamut and you need to double check authenticity, but it’s a place to get you started.