Mar 9, 2011

Handbag Trade In

Last weekend I had a few errands to run, one of which led me to the Dillards.  They were having a 70% off sale, so I thought I'd take a look around and see if I could find a purse I'd like.  
Surprise, surprise!  I did!

I am a lover of Gianni Bini shoes, so I'm not surprised this purse caught my eye.
I liked it but I felt guilty spending the $140. (It's bad when you can spend more than $100 within 5 minutes of entering a mall..)  I put the purse back and went on my merry way.  I figured if I was still thinking about the purse by the time I finished, I'll check it out some more.  
On my way out,  I decided to take a quick peek at the purse and see if I still liked it.  I was modeling it in the mirror when a sales associate came up and started talking about the purse.  It's new, cute, yadda yadda.  I told her I liked it, but didn't know if I wanted to spend the money on it.  That's when she became my best friend for one whole day.  Yep.  Best friend. 

She told me about the Handbag Trade in Event that Dillards hosts twice a year (ours is March & October).  If you donate a used handbag, you get a discount on a new handbag.  And the handbag that I like would save me $40.  This is when I probably had a creepy smile on my face and said..seriously?

So yep, I got my new, lovely Gianni Bini handbag for $100.
You know that dance you do when you stick your arms out and make circles...kinda like your stirring something?  I may or may not have done that dance.

Anyways, since your my friend I wanted to give you a heads up.  
Now, go on and treat yourself to something nice!

ohhh, and there was this plastic "jelly" bag too.  In lots of pretty colors.  But the price tag is ridiculous!



  1. oh my gosh! never heard of this. best thing ever!!

    p.s. cute new bag :)

  2. wow never heard of this - cute bag!

  3. Wow. What a great idea. I have so many bags that I could trade in.

  4. i have a weakness for bags - love that one!

  5. thats a great price...i love when dillards does that...i was looking for a boot deal but that section was crazy.

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  7. this bag is AMAZING! and that story even better....glad for you and your new arm candy!

  8. have to remember to go back and donate a bag. That's where I would totally scrwe up that deal ;) It's cute! Nice find!

  9. AWESOME discount! and GORGEOUS purse! congrats! <3


  10. that's awesome! who knew they had such an event!? love your new bag!

    Lauren @ tickled.


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