WWYD with old, beat up Vera Bradley bags?

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  1. Dr.Girlfriend

    Dr.Girlfriend DIS Veteran

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    I have two bags that have been well used. I just purchased a new purse, but really feel odd throwing the bags away...but, I doubt anyone would buy them. Thoughts?
     
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  3. powellrj

    powellrj DIS Veteran

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    give them to goodwill. I have been amazed at the condition some of the ones they sell behind the glass counters. I have seen them very used and for sale at a premium price.
     
  4. mrsklamc

    mrsklamc <font color=blue>I apologize in advance, but what

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    No but oh my gosh is that a Castaway Cay pic??? and can I borrow it????

    (apologies for totally hijacking your thread. I wanted to take that pic and forgot.)

    Maybe you could freecycle them/
     
  5. PrincessSuzanne

    PrincessSuzanne <font color=red>Guess I will be eating crow tonigh

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    Wash them and they will look almost new, then if you still don't want them, drop them in a Goodwill or Salvation Army drop box.

    Suzanne
     
  6. PaulaSue

    PaulaSue <font color=purple>I have a purple car too and lov

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    Are they smaller sizes? My DDs would Love them. They are the in thing but I refuse to buy them for them (they are 10 and 8) and they have been looking for them at yard sales to buy with their $.
     
  7. clh2

    clh2 <font color=green>I am the Pixie Stick NARC at my

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    Do you know any little girls that need a purse for dress up?

    Going OT -I did this with a bunch of purses after my grandma passed away. My DD was almost 4 at the time. A couple of weeks later, I realized one of the purses was really very nice, kind of a white beaded clutch. Needless to say, that purse "disappeared" from DD's collection, and I have used it at every wedding I have been to since I've had it...thanks for the trip down memory lane!
     
  8. tar heel

    tar heel <font color=royalblue>Where will we get our news i

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    I have one in the same condition, and i put it in my "donate" bag. Washing will NOT make it good as new b/c the strap is frayed around the edges. Someone really creative could make a small purse or something out of the good fabric, but I don't feel led to do it.
     
  9. mrstomrice

    mrstomrice Disney Planning Fanactic!

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    I have an older one that isnt' really damaged, it just wasn't my favorite pattern. I use it for a travel bag for my hair products, like my brushes and flat iron since they no longer fit in my makeup bag.
     
  10. Minnie116

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    I have a few old ones as well. Like one poster stated, I use one tote for all of my cosmetics and stuff when I travel, and I use my backpack for school field trips, just the right size for a bottled water or 2 some cash and a bit of first aid stuff.
     
  11. bookgirl

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    When I have a purse that I don't want anymore or is worn out I see if anyone has a little girl that needs a play bag. Also second good will they will take things in pretty rough shape because there's lots of people who will still buy them and fix them up.
     
  12. gigi1313

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    freecycle.org
     
  13. mickeytattoo95

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    Dillards does a purse swap once or twice a year. You'll have to ask when the next one is. If you bring a used purse in during the dates they have the purse swap you'll get $10 off a purse $50 or more, $20 off $100, etc.

    They end up donating all the purses to a shelter. It's pretty neat!:goodvibes
     
  14. PaulaSue

    PaulaSue <font color=purple>I have a purple car too and lov

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    Thanks for the email. Was a nice suprise!:goodvibes
     
  15. Janet Hill

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    My daughter uses mine to pack stuff for ballet class and also as a small pool bag. I see lots of other girls using these bags for these purposes as well. My daugher gets excited everytime I retire a bag.
     

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