The Story of the Free Bag

Dear Caitlin,

Today I’m going to tell you how I came to get this bag– for free. I finally accepted that I needed a new black bag because my poor old Longchamp is so sad and peeling apart. Enter a late night run to Kohl’s and a thorough raiding of the handbag section for black bags that could possibly fit a computer. This Dana Buchman tote was just right. It’s faux leather — which I don’t love because I always seem to wreck it — but I’m a fan of the clean lines and unobtrusive branding.

Originally this bag $109, but it was on sale for 50% off… and my stepmother had some Kohl’s Cash that expired while we were away for the holidays. We asked about using anyway. Free shopping! the cashier told us with a smile. Can’t beat the price.

I’m wearing my J.Jill cardigan (totally random, right? ), Alice & Trixie Wendy dress, Forever 21 belt, MIA ankle boots (, and ken + dana ring.



  1. says

    Kohls does have some good sales if you know how to take advantage of them, and the new bag is lovely.

    You look so pretty in purple too!

    Are you going to be in NYC tomorrow?

  2. says

    Thanks for the post! That bag is really great (especially considering you got it for free)! Kohl’s has surprisingly come through for me in the past two years or so. Also, this fushia/purple color is gorgeous!