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Meet The Instagram-Worthy Bag I Found At The Thrift Shop

Just because I shop purposefully doesn’t mean that I don’t follow fashion trends. So many people think that shopping secondhand is all about finding out-of-date styles that no one wants anymore. I’m here to prove that theory wrong, my friends.

I love to flip through magazines and scroll through Instagram to see what everyone is wearing. It’s where I get a lot of my inspiration for thrifting. The straw bag has been all over the place lately. You know, the bag that is typically a clutch and looks like it was made out of wicker. They go with everything and give off the perfect summer vibes.

When I looked up the price of these bags, I was blown away. They went for anywhere from $39 to $200-ish. Naturally, I made it my mission to find one for way less and make sure it went along with my purposeful shopping habits. I looked at tons of online boutiques, but eventually found the perfect one at my local Goodwill.

Instagram-Worthy Bag

I found this little beauty hanging right beside a fake Coach bag and a tote that looked like the free ones that you get when you spend a million or so dollars at Victoria’s Secret. Believe it or not, I didn’t buy it right away. It had a pink tag that said $5 on it, but I knew that I could do better. So, like the professional thrifter that I am, I waited for pink tag day and got the bag for $2.50.

Instagram-Worthy Bag

If you’ve been following along with my for awhile, you’ll know that I love my pins. Although this one wasn’t thrifted, I thought it amped up the trendiness of the bag even more. It’s from Bando, and I’m obsessed. You might have seen it on my Instagram too. The phrase spreads positivity and was perfect for my pink-themed blog.

Instagram-Worthy Bag

The bag holds quite a lot too. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting for i to be so practical. On top of my wallet, I’ve been carrying around sunglasses, multiple lip colors, and even a light jacket inside. It’s not the most heavy-duty material, but, seeing as I got it for $2.50, I’m not complaining. It’s true that you get what you pay for, but that doesn’t make this any less of a summer staple.

Instagram-Worthy Bag

Another major bonus is that it goes with everything — at least everything in my closet. Whether I’m wearing black, white, or grey [my three go-tos], it’s easy to throw this on and walk out the door. I love fall fashion, so I find that some of my outfits can look a little cold-weather. As soon as  put this bag on, the look is transformed for summer.

Instagram-Worthy Bag

I’m not always ready to hop on the latest trends, but this one was too good to pass up. I don’t want you to think it was easy though. It took multiple trips to multiple thrift stores to find this bag. Keep searching and you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for too!

xx.

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95 Comments

  • thesunshinetiara

    Ooohh This Bag is so insta- appropriate. In love with it.! <3

    July 26, 2017 at 7:49 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Right! I was so happy I found it. I hate paying tons of money for trends that just go out of stye, so this was perfect xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 8:08 am Reply
  • Absolutely Olivia

    Honestly, that bag is cuter than any other straw bag I’ve seen!! I love thrifting but have never thought to look for bags. Also, I love the pin it really adds something special to the bag 🙂

    July 26, 2017 at 8:11 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thank you! You should definitely look for bags. You can find some really nice ones for cheap. Then you can use pins and scarves to make it your own! xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 8:23 am Reply
  • Brittney Ross

    This is so cute! <3 <3

    July 26, 2017 at 8:41 am Reply
  • thatgirlcoffee

    Mom has bags like that, personally I don’t get those bags but hey they’re pretty and functional!

    July 26, 2017 at 8:46 am Reply
  • emmitchellms

    That bag is lovely! And I have to say, some styles doesn’t really out of date nowadays. I find it amusing going to a thrift shop too although it needs some effort.

    July 26, 2017 at 9:00 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      I like that it’s a challenge sometimes! Some things are dated, but that’s why searching is so fun xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 9:14 am Reply
  • tamsinmadison

    I love this!! makes me want to search through charity thrift shops! What a great find!! xx

    July 26, 2017 at 9:03 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thank you! You should definitely go. Let me know if you end up getting anything special! xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 9:14 am Reply
  • Emma

    I can’t believe that you got such a beautiful insta-worthy bag from a thrift store! Time to go hunting. 🙂 xx

    July 26, 2017 at 9:21 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      I almost couldn’t believe it either! Let me know what you end up finding! xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 9:54 am Reply
  • Abigail

    Love the bag, looks like it goes with everything! That’s a great bargain!

    July 26, 2017 at 9:34 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thanks so much! It really does go with so much xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 9:54 am Reply
  • nicoleflintkontrol

    Holy crap! $2.50!! It’s so aesthetically pleasing, I love it!

    July 26, 2017 at 9:38 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Right! I had to pinch myself, because the deal was too good haha xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 9:54 am Reply
  • This is Kat.

    Definitely instagram worthy! Love this, so unique, and looks like it could go with anything!

    July 26, 2017 at 9:42 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      I think the pin makes it even more trendy too. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the post! xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 9:55 am Reply
  • Melissa Martini

    Love this bag! What a great find. I think I’ll go thrifting today, you’ve got me in the mood, ahaha.

    July 26, 2017 at 10:01 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Ah you definitely should! Please let me know if you pick up anything special! xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 10:09 am Reply
  • myexpressionofthoughtsblog

    Hang bag indeed very elegant

    July 26, 2017 at 10:02 am Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Thank you! xx.

    July 26, 2017 at 10:09 am Reply
  • Gillian

    This bag is goals! My goodness I love and for the price you paid for it? It is such a good buy. I have never been to a thrift shop. Any recommendations ?

    July 26, 2017 at 10:25 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      I’m so glad you like it, Gillian! My best advice is to just forget everything you think you know and treat it like any other shop! I’m actually coming out with a thrifting starter guide very soon, so stay tuned! xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 1:34 pm Reply
  • Mia

    It’s always great to shop at unexpected places like Goodwill or consignment shops! I bought my basket tote while in Spain, it was only 12€. Much more affordable than designer bags!

    July 26, 2017 at 10:28 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      I love that! The best things are found in the most unexpected places xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 1:34 pm Reply
  • Endah Kurnia Wirawati

    really nice handbag with excellent picture!

    July 26, 2017 at 11:10 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      You are too sweet! Thank you, Endah xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 1:34 pm Reply
  • Cassandra Passmore

    such a great thrift find! thank you for sharing! xo

    July 26, 2017 at 11:16 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      You’re so welcome! I’m glad that you enjoyed it xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 1:35 pm Reply
  • Invisibly Me

    So cute, I love it! x

    July 26, 2017 at 12:05 pm Reply
  • Audrey Knizek

    Can’t believe you got this for $2.50! Such a great deal for something that’s on trend right now. Love the photos you took of it as well.

    July 26, 2017 at 12:12 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Right! I almost couldn’t believe it haha. Thanks so much, Audrey! xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 1:35 pm Reply
  • Lauren Rabadi

    This is so cute, and I can’t believe the price tag!

    July 26, 2017 at 12:40 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      It was a steal for sure. Thanks for stopping by! xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 1:35 pm Reply
  • Claire - Heart Handmade UK

    omg I love the bag and I love the pin! I love going hoking through my mums boxes of old clothes etc and pinched 2 rather fabulous wicker bags :p then she asked where I got it because it looked familiar…. “aaaaaaaahhhhhh… what’s that now?” that’s my answer for “yes, yes I did steal it from you and thank you kindly” lol. She always laughs

    July 26, 2017 at 12:40 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Haha that’s too funny! I’m sure she loved that you liked one of her items so much! xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 1:36 pm Reply
  • crackingadulthood

    Adorable! Awesome bargain 🙂

    July 26, 2017 at 1:04 pm Reply
  • Chloe

    Hi, what a cute straw bag. I love the pink badge on it.

    July 26, 2017 at 1:22 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thanks so much! The pin in from bando xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 1:37 pm Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Thanks so much! xx.

    July 26, 2017 at 1:34 pm Reply
  • theeverydaybabe

    I love thrifting! Way to eliminate one of the common myths I hear about thrifting!! And way to find a KILLER deal 🙂

    July 26, 2017 at 1:34 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      That’s exactly the point! I’m so glad that you enjoy it! xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 1:37 pm Reply
  • Emily

    That bag is so cute! I love the hidden wonders of Goodwill!

    July 26, 2017 at 1:35 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Same! I’d love to hear all about some items that you’ve found sometime! xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 1:37 pm Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    It goes with everything! I’m so obsessed. Thanks for stopping by! xx.

    July 26, 2017 at 1:36 pm Reply
  • Lauren Becker

    So cute! I really need to try Goodwill more. A friend of mine goes all the time. Love the pin you added.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

    July 26, 2017 at 2:08 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      You really should! You’d be surprised at what you find. Let me know if you end up going! xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 2:19 pm Reply
  • Gluecksgeist

    Omg! This bag is so pretty!! Xx you always find the best things

    July 26, 2017 at 2:11 pm Reply
  • Kim LaCoste

    Very cute and you absolutely cannot beat that price!!

    July 26, 2017 at 2:16 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Definitely not! Thanks for stopping by, Kim xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm Reply
  • graceherjourney

    Love the bag it doens’t look like a $2,50 bag at all!

    July 26, 2017 at 2:31 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Right! I would have paid way more for it anywhere else. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the post xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 2:33 pm Reply
  • shelsrae

    This is adorable! I wish I was as lucky as you are with your amazing finds from the thrift stores! xo

    July 26, 2017 at 2:36 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      You can find them too! It just takes a little bit of digging. I promise! xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 5:37 pm Reply
  • A Beautiful Life; The Journey

    Yes, super cute! Love that you are able to find such great deals… thanks for sharing with all of us!

    July 26, 2017 at 3:43 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      You’re so welcome! You should try thrifting too! xx.

      July 26, 2017 at 5:37 pm Reply
  • glutesandgloss2016

    Super Cute Bag! What a find and great post. xx

    July 26, 2017 at 4:13 pm Reply
  • starringpamela

    Wow!!! The bag looks great!!!

    July 26, 2017 at 9:04 pm Reply
  • Marissa Baum

    I am such a thrifter as well! I love when you can make trends work on a budget. You go girl!!

    July 26, 2017 at 10:10 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Yes! I love finding fellow thrifters! xx.

      July 27, 2017 at 7:59 am Reply
  • Keri Elaine

    Such a perfect on trend find! Honestly I think this bag looks so much better than the circular ones that keep popping up on Instagram.

    https://kerielaine.com
    Keri Elaine

    July 26, 2017 at 11:25 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      I liked it a bit more too! I also liked that it has a handle xx.

      July 27, 2017 at 8:01 am Reply
  • booknerdprincess

    That is an adorable purse!!! I have found some great deals at thrift stores 🙂

    July 26, 2017 at 11:54 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thank you! I’d love to hear all about your thrift finds! xx.

      July 27, 2017 at 8:01 am Reply
  • Dani Kay

    Wow so cute!! I love the little pin too

    July 27, 2017 at 2:19 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thank you! It’s from Bando. They have THE best pins! xx.

      July 27, 2017 at 8:01 am Reply
  • Oceauxnic

    That is such a great find!! Amazing 🙂

    July 27, 2017 at 2:30 am Reply
  • Chia

    the bag looks soooo beautiful! you really hit the nail in the head to savor the summer x

    July 27, 2017 at 3:07 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thanks, Chia! I’m so glad that you like it! xx.

      July 27, 2017 at 8:02 am Reply
  • Kanani B.

    That is NICE! I never find such cute things at our thrift store!

    July 27, 2017 at 6:37 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Just search a little bit harder! It takes some digging, but it’s totally worth it. Don’t give up! xx.

      July 27, 2017 at 8:03 am Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Thanks so much! I wish it were at a normal store so everyone could get one! xx.

    July 27, 2017 at 8:00 am Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Thanks, Amelia! It’s a lot different that any other bag I own, but that’s why I love it! xx.

    July 27, 2017 at 8:03 am Reply
  • Lisa

    Adorable little bag, I can’t believe you found it for that price.

    July 27, 2017 at 1:20 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      It was a major steal! Thanks for stopping by xx.

      July 27, 2017 at 2:39 pm Reply
  • PeculiarPorter

    Love, love, love that bag!

    xo Logan
    https://peculiarporter.com

    July 27, 2017 at 10:16 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thank you! I’m so glad that you like it xx.

      July 28, 2017 at 8:03 am Reply
  • ayrgalaxy

    Great price for a great bag! I’ve missed so many opportunities on getting cheaper high-end bags because I thought to myself “I’ll wait for them to get marked down” but they always get bought 🙁 LOL
    Maybe it depends on the thrift store, lol. But nicely done! You’re definitely the #ThriftQueen

    July 28, 2017 at 1:16 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      You are too sweet! I will wear that title with pride haha. I told myself that if it wasn’t there when I went back, it wasn’t meant to be, so I guess it was! xx.

      July 29, 2017 at 8:05 am Reply
  • Brittany from The Purple Truths

    That is an Instagram worthy bag. Don’t you love thrift stores! They have the best things when you need them.

    July 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      They really do! I love digging for the perfect finds! xx.

      July 29, 2017 at 8:08 am Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Thank you! xx.

    July 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm Reply
  • K.M. Sutton

    This is one trend I haven’t jumped on board but oh me gee that bag is amazing!!!!! I think you have converted me! <3

    August 12, 2017 at 2:15 pm Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      I couldn’t pass this up for the price! I’m so glad that I tried out the trend, because I’m loving it! xx.

      August 13, 2017 at 11:19 pm Reply
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