The Winter Continues + A Valentine’s leather rucksack Giveaway!

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It’s cold outside!  It really is.  I’m not just saying that as an Italian, but as a Canadian!  We finally got some serious snow (here’s proof!), and all of my longing to go back home to Canada just to build a snowman has now passed (sorry family but I’m only visiting in the summer!).

 

Before I get on to my outfit and the reason I dressed I wanted to skip ahead and share with you all the AMAZING leather rucksack that I am giving away by the artisan store and brand La Vacchetta Grassa!! Do you remember them?  I featured them a while ago as part of my HAND MADE – The Artisan Series.  Founded by Omar Baraldi, this brand is 100% Made in Italy in their historic Bottega, located in the centre of Modena.  You can have a virtual tour of the Bottega and get to know the brand in this post!  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to enter this giveaway, more details below or visit the giveaway page to see all contest details!

 

 

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The Reason I Dressed

 

Every year in Modena on the 31st of January, the city celebrates its patron Saint with the Fiera di San Geminiano.  The streets are packed with vendors of all sorts, and it becomes impossible to walk anywhere especially with a stroller.  I love crowds and hustle and bustle, however, now that I am a mom (which means pushing a stroller), I’ve learned to avoid San Geminiano ….. well I DID buy a balloon for my son!

 

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Instead, I had a fantastic day meeting up with a blogger friend of mine, Margherita from The Crowded Planet (pictured above!).  If you haven’t heard of her travel blog, that she runs together with her husband Nick, I highly recommend you check it out.  They are quickly becoming one of the fastest growing travel blogs, receiving accolades from everyone about their stunning photography, great tips on how to travel on a budget and urban and outdoors adventures.  Margherita never ceases to amaze me, and over our cocktail I found out she studied and used to work in fashion! I would have never guessed because she is just so nice and fashion types have the bad rep of being….well….not so nice!

 

It is still amazing to me that the blogging world has helped to bring me closer to real people who share so many of the my same interests. After our cocktail, we parted ways and my husband, son and I  took the side streets to avoid the crowds as we headed to one of the most undervalued cultural spots of Modena, The Galleria Estense.

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La Galleria Estense – MUSEO LAPIDARIO

 

If you are visiting Modena, I highly recommend you pay a visit to the  Galleria Estense, an incredible collection of art, artifacts, textiles and sculptures.  The ground floor houses an impressive collection of marble reliefs and sculptures from the Roman period, entry is free and the courtyard is stunning.

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This is where I go when I need a little quiet time,and in the summer their cafe opens up onto  the outdoor patio, perfect for an iced coffee in the scorching summer heat!  For 4 euro, you can also visit the museums on the first and second floors that house some incredible collections, my favorite being the antique textiles and lace work!  You can find the visiting info here, and you’ll be surprised to find them open on SUNDAY, which is very rare in Italy.  If you don’t know what to do on a Sunday in Modena or what to see in Modena this is my number 1 suggestion!

 

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What I Wore

My Coat – SELECTED FEMME

I’ve mentioned before that I was searching for a new winter coat, something a little heavier than my tried and tested oversized Stefanel coat that you’ve seen on repeat here, here and here.  Low and behold with the winter sales I found this one half off at one of Modena’s poshest boutiques.  I certainly felt clever getting it at only 110 Euro!  Well….clever until I actually started wearing it.  110 euro is NOT CHEAP and although the design and color are exactly what I had in mind, the quality is not the best!

 

The brand is SELECTED FEMME and the fabric seemed so nice, however, after only wearing it a handful of times it is ALREADY STARTING TO PILE.  *sigh*.  This coat is Made in China, and to be honest I doubt it was ethically made.  Don’t get me wrong I will still wear it out, just don’t be surprised if it ages quickly.

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My Hat – FEDERICA MORETTI

 

My hat is by the Italian designer Federica Moretti, who is actually from my husband’s home town.  She’s the hat and hair designer for some of the World’s top brands, and I totally have a girl crush on her and her designs.  This hat was gifted to my by my husband, and you’ve seen me style it on numerous occasions here, here and here!

You can find her designs online like this  FEDERICA MORETTI straw bobble hat, a beanie with a pom pom made of straw for $50!

 

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My Scarf – THRIFT

 

My scarf was bought for 1 euro at one of Italy’s “clothing flea markets”, I’ve written before about these markets here and how you can find them in whatever town you are visiting (living in).  There are plenty of stands that sell new designer clothes at cut rate prices or gently worn vintage items.  I love the items I’ve found at the market, especially if I’m searching for something that isn’t too trendy!

 

 

My Boots – JEFFREY CAMPBELL

 

Again, one of the best buys EVER!  My chelsea rain boots by JEFFREY CAMPBELL and can be found online HERE!  They have not disappointed, and are surprisingly warm and of course, water proof!

 

Jeffrey campbell chelsea rain boots

 

My leather Rucksack – LA VACCHETTA GRASSA

 

You know those bags that you just obsess over?  Those bags that you can easily style with everything, that make your day easier and your chic factor go up by 100%….that is this bag.  Call it what you will a rucksack, a knapsack, a backpack,  it is brilliant.  Hand made in Italian “cuoio” leather by the brand La Vacchetta Grassa, it is part of their unreleased up and coming collection soon on sale in their store and relaunched website.  If you would like to pre-order one for $190, please feel free to email them directly at info@lavacchettagrassamodena.it – they speak English too!

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Their bottega is a top tourist destination for artisan loving Japanese people that come to Modena seeking the best in food, fashion and culture, and if you’ve never been I recommend you take a peak at my interview with the owner and virtual tour of their restored antique space.  This bag retails for $190 / 170 Euro, and you can win one for yourself!!!

Please feel free to enter the giveaway below, if you follow me on facebook you’ll be able to earn extra entry points by sharing the photo, all details will be posted on my facebook page!  I’m so happy to have La Vacchetta Grassa as a blog sponsor and I truly believe in their creative mission to create affordable, hand made Italian leather goods.
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  • Mai Tran

    The brand is new to me. But it looks like it focuses on details. Price of a handmade product is always high coz to me all handmade ones have a soul in it.

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  • The rucksack is EXACTLY what I’m looking for! Fingers crossed 🙂 So trendy and yet so elegant.
    Thank you for sharing new brands with us & introducing us to Italian artisans. You know my love for artisans and NO..the price is a true reflection of the work involved & quality.

    On a different note – this week I’m cohosting at Mama_andmore & I would be thrilled if you would join us by link up at #allaboutyou linkup party. x

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    • Just went by and had a look at your fab outfit! Love to have you co-hosting #AllAboutYou and I can’t wait till you are hosting #reasonstodress as well!!

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  • ADA

    Love your man-inspired coat. It is stunning. Those short rain boots are awesome too and perfect for rolling the pants. I recently bought a similar hat from Doca. You shall see it on the blog this week. This layered, totally Urban-European look is so put-together and unique and it is 100% you, Angie. =) And as always such gorgeous places and pictures. I envy where you live.

    P.S. Looking forward to your e-mail about co-hosting.

    Happy Valentine’s week, gorgeous mamma! <3 Ada.

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  • That bag is fabulous, Angie! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

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  • pinksuzanne

    I had not heard of this brand before I read your post. I love handmade products such as this rucksack as they only get better with age and you know it is well made as their is such pride in producing their items. I would love to see more giveaways from Italian artisans.

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  • Hayley

    I can’t wait to check out this brand more! I love learning about new brands and small business’s especially foreign ones!

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  • Love the rucksack! I always enjoy your pictures around Italy, hope to visit their again one day soon! Thanks for hosting Angie:)
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  • OOoohhh THANK YOU for telling me about the linkup I’ll head over there now!

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  • I’ll be there on Thursday! And thank you!

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  • Flex Cavana

    J and I have our 10 year anniversary and we are working hard on our savings in hopes of getting to Europe. if so, your blog is going to be a very valuable resource of ideas for us!

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  • Catherine

    Great look and I loooove your chelsea boots

    Catherine
    Joly Look

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    • Thank you Catherine, these boots have been a life saver. I thought I would only wear them in the spring, but they are perfect for muddy winter weather also!

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  • Ashley Bree Perez

    I have always wanted a bag like that!!!! 🙂

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  • Inge Speemanns

    I love your coat, it is stunning! Those boots will always be gorgeous.
    I was stunned when I saw the price of this lovely bag, it is such a steal! I would love to own this. I would definitely love to see more items from this brand, I am inlove.

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    • YES. I agree….I mean , don’t get me wrong $190 is still a lot of money, HOWEVER, hand made, in italy, real leather…. sometimes you can’t even buy plastic at this price. like moschino for example uses fake leather and charges WAY MORE!

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  • Guest

    The rucksack is fabulous! The brand is new to me.

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  • yevheniia

    The rucksack is fabulous! The brand is new to me.

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    • They are very popular in Modena where they have a store, but are still working on their international appeal!

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  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    Ok, I am in total love with those green boots with the mustardy color of your pants that you rolled up. The hat and coat look fantastic together, too!

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    • Thank you Carrie.

      My outfits are never “planned”, I just try to dress with whatever I have that is right for the day, so this means a lot from you!

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  • ginette4

    Wow..I really love this style, so gorgeous, great prize for sure

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  • Irina

    Love Italy and Italian clothes/accessories. The rucksack is stylish! I would love to win.

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  • Jesse Kemp

    this bag is beautiful yes its nice to see quality products from italy

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  • Maryem Elfarsaoui

    I m sooo excited and happy about the prize thank you for this generous giveaway guys !! you rock Love the bag so much hope I will be this lucky to win !! and Yes I will be so glad if it continues like this

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    • What a great comment. Good luck on this giveaway and I will be having one a month for similar Italian made items!

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  • anatpk

    It seems a nice bag. To the q the a is yes.

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  • Marilyn Nawara

    I am not familiar with the brand. Love the look of this bag — looks well made and very cute.

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  • inkchick

    I think this is gorgeous and would love to be the one carrying it. As for whether there should be more giveaways from Italian Artisan brands? YES! A resounding YES!

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  • I need to add the badge and get on this linkup! Thank you for the reminder!

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  • I’ll be there Alice!

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  • Zaz

    Ah Angie, thankyou so much for featuring me! I love your honesty about the coat – it looks like a cosy shape but nothing more frustrating than something being poor quality. Love that rucksack too, I don’t enter a lot of comps, but may have to join in on this one! Have a wonderful week xxx

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    • Big compliment to hear you entered the giveaway. I really believe in this brand so I’m so happy to be able to work with them! And I agree…Selected Femme coat let me down, even if I bought it on sale it was still a lot of money and I expected so much more.

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  • I haven’t heard of the brand before but as I’m here it means that I obviously like it. So I’m gonna vote yes for seeing more of the brand. 🙂

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  • Igor Strelnikov

    I never hear about this brand so I have not an opinion. And I want more giveaways indeed.

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  • Candice Montgomery

    This is a gorgeous bag, I’d love to see more from this brand.

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  • Stacy Carnahan

    I absolutely LOVE the rucksack! I have been searching for one that has style and detail such as this! Beautiful! Personally, it is a little expensive but sure it is worth it.

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  • Paula_Lemos

    The size seems perfect and price is fair considering it’s a handmade product. And I would surely love to see more giveaways from Italian Artisan brands. Thanks for this great giveaway!

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    • Paula you are absolutely right, the price is fair. When you buy directly from the artisans themselves there is no markup! If they had produced this for a big brand this could have easily cost $600 or even $700 !! That’s the beauty of buying from lesser known artisans!! Thank you for your comment and for entering this giveaway!

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  • Baldo Sanfilippo

    liked and shared

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  • Holly Thomas

    I think the rucksack is beautiful and high quality, so the price is rather reasonable.

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  • Raine Dawson

    I think the rucksack is incredible looking, very modern and stylish. I’ve never heard of the brand until now and I’d really like to see more from them.

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  • ΜΑΝΟΛΗΣ

    I love this and iwant it for my wife.Thank you.

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  • Gord

    This brand is quite new to my knowledge. It is hand made and of high quality, I would love to win this. Yes I would like to see more giveaways from them.

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  • Morgana DeLarge

    I love this brand! Thanks for the amazing giveaway! 🙂

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  • Marti Tabora

    I have never heard of La Vacchetta Grassa until now, but I think it’s great. I have always loved handmade items so much more than manufactured items, although I can’t always afford to buy something that’s handmade.

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    • I agree, I can’t always afford it either. I think their prices are fairly reasonable and I wish you the best of luck!

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  • Coline T.

    I never hear about this brand but everythings looks fantastic! I love this bag ♥ Thanks for this lovely giveaway! 🙂

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  • C.K. @ 50 Days of No Grey

    Love the rain booties! You can never have enough rain boots here on the Wet Coast of Canada!

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  • Edmond Leung

    Wow, prize rucksack is fab. &
    splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you
    for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Pick me, pick me!

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  • I love that backpack and I love the artisan series that you are doing!

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  • Diana

    looks great!!

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  • Ohhh so many new fashion ideas (you’d die to know I swear sweats everyday) that love…!!

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    • No YOU’D DIE to know….me too! If I’m not leaving the house I never get changed out of my sweats or comb my hair. Actually that’s why sometimes I force myself to leave the house!

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  • Barbara Adams

    I have immense respect for artisans, it is not an easy life. This brand embodies a merging of old and new in a quality product.

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    • I agree it is NOT an easy life, especially in today’s economy. But I think we have to support them or they’ll all die out, which is just a shame.

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  • Trish

    Bellissimo vero cuoio Italiano! Italian leather and workmanship are far superior than the rest, I’m sure that the price is more than justified considering the quality, gorgeous bag!

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  • Marcos Batac

    Quality is good nice style and color thanks for the giveaway

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  • Lori B

    Such a cute bag and perfect for everyday toting ..I hadn’t heard of this brand but it looks not only cute but well made and sturdy …

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  • bigstew

    I like this stuff. So nice. I’ve never heard of them. These things would make a great gift for someone special.

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  • Bea

    Try again to comment 🙂 I adore your blog as told yet, but this article is stunning! I love how you speak about the Modena’s places 🙂 fingers crossed for the fabulous rucksack of La Vacchetta Grassa, always wanted one! bye!

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    • Bea, thank you so much for making the effort to leave this comment (commenting is frustrating especially if it gets deleted). What nice words and I hope you’ll enjoy this and the other giveaways and artisans I will feature in 2015. Thank you again for following this little blog!

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  • Good luck Jill thank you for entering!

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  • Alicia, Good luck this time around, you are one lucky woman for my giveaways!!

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  • Gina thank you for your nice words…off to visit your blog!

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  • Oh yes you have me beat, I don’t envy you at all, but Boston is one of my fav cities in the US!

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  • Jesse Kemp

    wonderful ste and im in love with the rucksack

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  • Simona Dotsika

    no never heard of the brand,perfect rucksack and love the rainy boots

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  • This brand is new to me as well.I am from Greece which is in Europe,but still i didnt hear about it.I read the post,and i found their job amazing,and the bags that they are making,also,their wallets looks so vintage,which is something i love,and premium leather is something precious and you feel it.I really love handmade bags and jewels and i always buy when i have the chance handmade jewels.i am a handmade artist tho,and appreciate their work.All i have to say to that this brand is amazing!!and of couse thank you for giving us this chance to win this amazing bag.

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  • Neha Kaul

    Such gorgeous genuine leather goods. I’m so glad that you’re shining the spotlight on lesser known but by no means lesser quality brands that so deserve the recognition they would be getting via your blog.

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  • Irina Dubinskaya-Gnatiuk

    Gorgeous rucksack! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!
    I’ve never heard of this brand before, thanks for sharing!

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  • Little Tisou

    Hi 🙂

    The brand is also new for me and this bag is so beautiful!! Thank you so much for this beautiful giveaway!
    FB name : (Tissem Itiss)
    And sorry for my english beacause I’m french ^^
    Thanks again 🙂

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  • Cristina Popescu

    I haven’t heard about this brand. The products are amazing, I love hanemade stuff.
    Great giveaway, thanks!

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  • saratrojaniello

    Here in Italy we are full of artisans that are real artists. Unfortunately at this time, they are struggling to go on. That’s why I appreciate them all even more. La Vacchetta Grassa is an excellent example of high handmade quality 🙂

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  • Isa Val

    wow, lovely chance and lovely bag. 🙂

    isavalcogitoergosum@yahoo.it

    Please contact
    me via email if I win! Thanks so much!

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  • Anne

    Stunning!

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  • Lindsay O

    Gorgeous bag. Stylish yet functional.

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  • isa machado

    What an amazing item! I am in love! 🙂

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  • Tanya Soyer

    this is so wonderful bag! Fingers crossed to win!

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  • Judy Thomas

    I love this bag! It’s gorgeous 🙂

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