My Haul – Hobo International Sample Sale

Saturday I attended the Hobo International Sample sale at their warehouse in Annapolis Junction. Last year I attended and ended up with quite a lot of scores (see my post from last year). This year I planned on being far more frugal – I knew I needed a replacement wallet (yep, still using the same wallet from this post), and was thinking maybe a small crossbody or clutch. That's about it.

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Who is that hiding behind the rack of mini crossbodies?

Then my sister was seen by a Hobo International employee while she was watching over this little fashionista and was given a 50% off coupon. This extended the money I budgeted for the day and I got a couple more goodies…

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My haul from the Hobo International Sample Sale

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hobo international wallet

The “Diane” wallet isn't as popular as Hobo's famous “Lauren” but it is PERFECT for me and my lifestyle. I dug through their bins and only found this one – while I would have preferred a color and smooth leather, I couldn't beat getting an almost $100 wallet for $25, and based upon all the years I have been loving my last “Diane” I knew it was a good use of my money. I love the layout – a place for all my cards, a pocket behind it for bills. The window pocket holds my ID and business cards, and then the change purse portion is divided so I have one part for change and the other for coupons and loyalty cards.

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You can see from my outfit post yesterday that I also got this clutch. I don't know the name of it, it looks most similar to the “Cristel” but not quite. This also was $25 at the sample sale. I love how one side has zippers but the other is smooth – two looks in one clutch!

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This bag (Hobo International “Jude”) I wasn't planning on getting. My sister had it and I thought it was awesome, but she decided she didn't really need it. She's not the type to change her bags with her outfits, and I am. and I have been saying I would like a more casual bag in a bright color. This bag ended up being $60, which is an awesome price compared to the current retail for $248!

hobo international dove

And the final bag I got was the “Dove” in red. I had been admiring this bag on the Hobo International site for a while and was excited to get it for around $25 at the sale. It has the cute chain and leather strap, but the strap neatly tucks into the bag to be a clutch. My sister ended up getting the larger version of this bag (the “Birdie”) which makes an adorable oversized clutch.

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Emerson rocking out at the sample sale

I went with my sister who got the Birdie and a small berry colored patent crossbody; also went with my mom who got an adorable black glazed leather handbag. My sister and I each got a pair of sunglasses which were $9 at the sale. It was a successful trip for all!

Did you attend the Hobo International Sample Sale? What did you get?

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9 Comments

  1. November 23, 2011 / 1:32 pm

    Even with these great sample sale prices, still a bit pricey for a two-year old with sticky fingers and peanut butter in her hair! 🙂

  2. Jo H.
    November 23, 2011 / 6:17 am

    What? No new bag for your sweet daughter?!!

    Love the red one.

  3. November 23, 2011 / 12:35 am

    Gal, I have had my eye on that VERY Jude bag for ages. AGES! And in that color! If you ever get sick of it, just give me a holler. 😉

  4. November 22, 2011 / 9:36 pm

    Great finds! I should have gone as I need a new wallet.

  5. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    November 22, 2011 / 6:54 pm

    I love everything about the “Jude” – wonderful color and such a great shape for casual wear. Great price too  : >

  6. November 22, 2011 / 5:56 pm

    My small wallets would always end up being bigger than a fist, I found the bigger wallets stayed slimmer for me somehow. I do hear you about coupons – I collect and then always forget to use! I actually keep most on my desk at work in a little box because I find I do most of my shopping online during my lunch hour!

  7. November 22, 2011 / 5:28 pm

    That Dove bag is so cute! Hobo International was on Rue La La a few months ago, and I got a bight blue crossbody bag that I use all the time when I go out for dinner.

    I also really like that wallet, but I am trying so hard to carry a smaller wallet. I always buy HUGE wallets, and then I fill them up with receipts and those coupons stores give you when you check out and then I never use them. Ever. 🙂

    GlamCake

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