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.
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…
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.
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!
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!
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.
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?