Finally, The Perfect Satchel

{Gap tee, SheInside trench coat c/o, 7FAM coated jeans, J.Crew Etta pumps, Tory Burch Robinson satchel (the midday option), Brooklyn Designs Infinity necklace c/o}

I was on a major search for the perfect black leather satchel for quite some time (I think I mentioned it a couple of times here on the blog). Everything I had been seeing was too small or not what I wanted to spend. I even took the plunge on the Sole Society Weekender bag thinking I could pull it off has a handbag. It ended up being too big (duh), but I kept it anyway because the bag is absolutely stunning, the perfect structure, and super soft. As a side note, if they made this bag at 13 or so inches wide, it would be a big seller. Get on it, people! I had seen this Tory Burch Robinson satchel in a couple of photos and knew it was the ideal size I was looking for… but of course, they don’t make this size anymore (wah wah). I went on an Ebay search and there she was. I had a tough time with the seller, but in the end I made it mine and could not be happier! For reference, this bag was used, but in great/almost perfect condition. I got it for almost 50% off the retail price.

I got a bunch of questions on Instagram about tips on using Ebay. I wrote a post about it here, but I may have to do another… if you have any questions you want me to answer, please leave them in the comments.

Happy Friday!

16 Comments

  1. Kimberly October 18, 2013

    I am an avid eBay user too and have found some of the best deals there – LOVE this classic look and your new bag is simple gorgeous!!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  2. nancy @ adore to adorn October 18, 2013

    fabulous bag! What a great score. Sorry to hear about the tough seller but it seems you got what you needed/wanted. SO awesome. =D
    xo,
    nancy

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  3. Mallory Thompson October 18, 2013

    The bag looks gorgeous! I relate to your search woes– I wanted a creamy brown leather satchel and searched for at least a year before splurging for the perfect one from Madewell. When you know, you know!

    Xx Mallory
    http://notnormalmallory.wordpress.com

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    • Crystalin October 18, 2013

      I was thinking about the Madewell satchel too… went and tried it on in store and still felt like it was too small for my big bag obsession lol :)

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  4. Kristina October 18, 2013

    That bag is gorgeous!! I love the way you styled it. I actually have the weekender bag too, and it does have a little sister – http://www.solesociety.com/natassia-black.html – I think it said it’s 12 inches wide so a little smaller than what you were thinking.

    Kristina does the Internets

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    • Crystalin October 18, 2013

      I saw the Natassia bag and thought about it, but was too nervous it was going to be too small. I wish it was the identical design as the weekender :)

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  5. Chelsea October 18, 2013

    I still can’t believe you scored this bag on eBay Crystalin. The Tory Burch Robinson collection are the most gorgeous bags and you’re so right about the size. This one is perfect!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  6. Annick October 18, 2013

    Wow, that bag is indeed gorgeous! Love the simple design! I love Ebay and found some of my best pieces on there!

    Bold Subtlety

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  7. Vanessa October 18, 2013

    This bag is lovely! I love this whole look with your trench coat and black pants!

    delightful sunflower

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  8. Ali (A Dash of Details) October 20, 2013

    That trench is perfect! I have been looking for one for so long, but they are always too big! And that bag, what an amazing score!
    xox- Ali

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  9. Audrey October 21, 2013

    I love a great satchel and that one is pretty perfect (as is the rest of your look!) xo

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  10. Andrea October 22, 2013

    I love that trench! For the price I wondered what the quality is like. Also, what size did you get? I’m small through the shoulders, but a little bigger through the hips.

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    • Crystalin October 22, 2013

      This trench has a bit of shine to it which I don’t love. It’s really lightweight, so if your looking for something to keep you warm, this one probably isn’t it. All of SheInside coats run for petite sizes, at least that’s what I think. Most of the time, the arm lengths and shoulders fit me perfectly and I’m petite. I’m normally an xs in everything and I got this in small. Hope that helps :)

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  11. linh January 2, 2014

    Love the bag. How were you able to know it was authentic? I am looking on ebay as well and I cant tell if its real or not. Thanks so much!

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  12. Steph | Pretty Little Things Blog April 9, 2014

    what size is this one? I know you said they discontinued it so I want to look on ebay myself! thanks girl! xo

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