Do you ever get that little nudge to go somewhere? I get it every now and then to check out particular thrift stores, and I never like to ignore them - there could be something perfect waiting for you! Today I had the urge to go to Lovesick, my favourite vintage clothing store in London. I don't go very often, but today I just had to go.
I'd been meaning to stop in to see if I could find a new purse, and in about 5 seconds I zeroed in on this bad boy.
I love him.
He's a vintage Samsonite camera bag, and he's bad ass. Naturally, his name is Sam.
Sam don't play. He's a big boy. His pockets totally won me over - a narrower one in back, and a big deep main pocket, plus the two narrower ones on the front.
The strap is long, which means I can make it cross-body. I wish it was a bit longer, since I don't have a torso and the bag hits me in kind of a weird place, but you can't be picky with vintage stuff like this.
It is pretty comfortable to wear like this though, and I can always shorten the strap if I want to wear it on one shoulder.
He's so big that I can almost fit my laptop in. And my laptop is kind of a big old dinosaur, so that's pretty impressive. Sam will definitely be helpful for packing for the train ride to Montreal. I think that front pocket is about perfect for an iPad or eReader too if I ever move into that stage of technology.
What do you think? Do you love Sam as much as I do? Or do you think that the vintage camera bag as a purse idea is a little crazy? Kim at Lovesick assured me that it was a fantastic idea. If you haven't been to Lovesick, you definitely need to check it out!