Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bargain Bags

F21 Crossbody Bags
Top row: 1, 2, 3
Bottom row: 1, 2


Next month I go on vacation and I plan on doing lots of sightseeing. There's nothing worse than having to lug around a bulky purse as I go on tours and visit new places. That's where the crossbody bag comes in. Check out the five above from Forever 21 all under $23!

Today I bought the bag pictured on the bottom left. It's big enough to fit a water bottle, wallet, phone, and camera, and has a zipper on the inside - a must! I think it'll be perfect. I know it's not the best quality but there's no way I'm buying an expensive bag to take traveling. Plus, I just got all of my tires replaced today so it's not like the cash is flowing right now.

What do you think about cheap bags? Will you sacrifice quality to save a buck?

29 comments:

Christianna said...

Sometimes a cheap bag lasts just as long as a expensive one. I've had bags last me years, and I never pay a lot. Like 20 something at the most. And then the other plus is that your not really too worried about taking super good care of it either! These are all really cute! I like the one you bought!

Liesl said...

LOVE this post! I actually picked out that exact Forever 21 bag to possibly feature in my blog for Friday, but decided it was too much color for the look...thought that bag looked so high end and chic! Love it! :)

Liesl said...

P.S. The turquoise one! :)

Gracie said...

I love these bags. And you are right a cross body bag is great for traveling. I don't mind a cheaper bag for traveling, then you don't care so much if it's get trashed.

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

man! i was just at forever 21 on sunday and i didn't even think to look for a bag! i would have definitely snagged the one you got or the pink one. i guess i'll just have to go back! what a great deal.

Eloquent English said...

Those are super bags! I wear a hip bag when I travel. My husband calls it a glorified fanny pack, I just want think I'm as cool as Fiona on Burn Notice! haha xoxo A-

Mel said...

The bag you bought is cute. Even if it is actually fake. Bah! :P

smk053078 said...

And this my friend, is why I love Forever 21...I am all about cheap bags...they have so many that don't look cheap and hold up like champions! Have so much fun on your trip!!
Because Shanna Said So

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tara said...

Whoa! Those are cheap and cute!

The City Boy said...

good choice! sometimes its good to have a bag you can just throw around and not care

Lin said...

Cheap bags are totally my thing. I've never ever bought a purse that costs more than $25, haha.

I think you made a great choice with the purse you chose. My favorite is the bottom right.

Punctuation Mark said...

they are cute and love those prices!

Claire Kiefer said...

I loooove that top middle turquoise one. I'd have to see how big it was, though . . . I need a relatively big bag to hold everything. It's time for a new purse for me--I am so hard on my bags! Also, your talk of your trip just makes me think of New Orleans and my devastation about Sean Payton's suspension . . . cause I just realized that he is suspended for the year that the Superbowl is going to be in New Orleans! It's all so tragic. :(

Amy Powell said...

I actually mostly use cheap purses & replace them often, so that i don't feel bad treating them as bad as I do! maybe one day I'll grow up :)

Couture Carrie said...

Love the turquoise one!

xoxox,
CC

siddathornton said...

absolutely obsessed with the first two options - but i like all of them & would gladly add any of them to my collection!

hope you have fun traveling!

Alyson said...

Adorable options; love the one you selected! Saw a colorblock tote there that I am seriously considering!

Amber said...

Those are so cute & gotta love F21 for the prices. I need some more crossbodies in my life.. I should hit up these!

bananas. said...

i can be a bag snob at times which is why i don't buy too many bags. i love leather and that ish is pricey! now if i see one that's cheap and what i'm looking for then eh why not. f21 is always a good place for that.

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Very cute bags. The Crossbody style has won me over (again) this past week.
I will definitely buy a cheap bag if it's just a trendy look or in a bold color or if I need a new bag fast.

Josie said...

These are darling and the price is definitely right. Love it!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

in HER shoes said...

i am picky about my bags, there are some places, like H&M that carry cheap bags (price wise) but still has good quality. F21 has some, not all the time. i have a favorite name brand line that i swear by, but sometimes, just for fun, i will buy cheaper bags, but not as a habit.

wfayew said...

yesterday, I got complimented on my entire outfit and was like, "Oh thanks. My bracelet is from Forever21. And so are my earrings. And my shirt. And my jeans. AND my shoes." But I never look at their bags. That's changing now!

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

Love all of those, especially the one you got! I love cross body bags so I can have my hands free!

Christina said...

I always buy cheap purses now, usually at Target. I have nice ones packed away because I know my kids will ruin them. Ok, I can't blame it on them. I ruin them too. Once a candy bar melted inside a coach purse! If a $30 Target bag gets ruined, whatever. I need a cross body for vacation too! Great suggestions!

Miranda said...

i LOVE crossbody's when i shop especially now i have a kid...it is so much easier...i prefer to spend more money on a quality one but since money is tight i have found some great ones at target!

Meggan of Lila Grace said...

These are such great finds!! Thank you for sharing! I may be hitting up my F21 today! xo

Leesh said...

I realy like the middle one on the top row. Is it from Forever 21? I need to get myself some bargain bags!