The Bag That Got Away

How obsessed are you with this Rebecca Minkoff laser-cut cheetah print bag? Don’t worry- I’m beyond obsessed. Every single Tuesday for about two months, I scoped out my local Bloomingdale’s, each week admiring the beautiful laser cut-out detailing, strong but lightweight chain detail and sleek leather of this bag. I saved up my gift cards, hoarded my Bloomies card reward points coupons, and prayed for a sale. As soon as I was confident with my savings and had officially decided that this bag was the one, I headed to Bloomingdale’s. Only to find that someone had beat me to the chase.

It’s sold out in every Bloomingdale’s in the NY/NJ area (yes,I’ve been to them all.) It’s so sold out on Bloomingdales.com that they’ve even gone and taken it down! I’ve scoured the online market looking for somewhere else to pick up the bag. (It’s available on Zappos, but I can’t use any of my rewards points there!) Obsessed? I told you. The worst shopping emotion is finally deciding to make the splurge and having some other factor get in your way. Rebecca Minkoff has so many amazing bag options this season (just check out her website for proof!) so choosing this particular one over all others means it was something special. Before I get all sappy over the bag that got away, I’ll let you all in on my bag prowl of the night:

There’s a major sale going on at Bloomingdale’s starting tonight, and I’ll be heading over there later to hopefully scope out a new Rebecca Minkoff love. With the sale, my savings, and my coupons ready, this time there will be no reason to hesitate! And the amazing white cheetah cut out bag? Hopefully it will turn into a fond memory of a fling of the past. (But if some girl is walking around wearing my bag, things might get catty!)

About Kristine Hope Kowalski

Kristine is a writer from New Jersey. When not quoting Tolstoy or catching up on her Twitter feed, she can be found watching iCarly or perusing the clearance racks at Bloomingdales.

6 comments on “The Bag That Got Away

  1. Oh my gosh you are so right, that bag is AMAZING! Here’s hoping you’ll stumble upon it on ebay one day!

  2. Right?! Thank you so much- I’m definitely already looking!

  3. Haha, that is just horrible when you’re ready to go buy that wonderful item… and it’s GONE!! I had the same experience with a wonderful pair of glitter wedge sandals a couple months ago, I still dream about them! That’s how bad I wanted them!
    I hope you find a beautiful new bag! Let us know!


    • Oh no! Isn’t it crazy how you can dream over accessories? Good luck in tracking them down somewhere eventually: you never know when/where they may reappear. (And then you can call them vintage!) Thanks for the good wishes. If I find something fabulous, it’ll be posted here first, of course.

  4. Maybe you’ll be lucky and the bag will appear.

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