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Sage & Harper Bags: Review (Giveaway CLOSED)

Hi friends! Thanks for all your entries into the Keurig giveaway! I got lots of ideas of how to try my coffee besides just black! I won’t get around to picking a winner tonight so I’m extending the deadline until end of day Wednesday (September 11) so hurry over to enter if you haven’t! (Same for the Fulton & Roark giveaway. Enter if you haven’t!)

Since yesterday was my birthday (I’m entering the last year of my 20s!), I’m posting my favorite giveaway last to celebrate with y’all. 🙂 And then I swear, I will post all the Oregon pictures and restaurant recommendations!

Now, on to the giveaway…. !

I’m kind of a neutral purse kind of girl. I own two black purses and a cream one. I have one simple teal one but that’s the extent of my bravery with colors. I don’t own any patterned purses and didn’t think I really liked patterned purses. I have since changed my stance on that.

Let me introduce you to Sage & Harper.

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Actually, wait, let me introduce you to the Founder & Designer of all the Sage & Harper goodies.

Ali Fenlon

She shares how Sage & Harper came to be and how she learned to sew (loved the story!) on her About page. I think these words from Ali sum it up best: “Sage and Harper was born to be a collection of fashionable beauty. My two loves…fabric and leather do exist in complimentary style. My attraction to all things modern, urban, vintage, colorful and classic are evident in my designs and products.” Her products mix high-quality colorful fabrics and some pieces have leather in the design too.

I actually went to high school with Ali and she is an absolute gem. One of those genuinely nice people who makes you feel like you’re her best friend as soon as you meet her. She has a bright, infectious happiness about her so I was thrilled when she reached out to me via my blog – we hadn’t been in touch in about 10 years! I was also pretty stoked when she offered me a chance to review one of her beautiful bags!

OK, so now let me introduce you to the goodies of Sage & Harper. I selected this beauty for my review.

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I was blown away by the quality of this bag. Fabric bags always seem kind of cheap to me, but this one definitely doesn’t. The fabric is soft but sturdy and the bag is constructed extremely well; I can tell it will last for years. The bag has ample pockets (3 exterior, 7 interior!) for keeping everything organized and they’re deep enough so things don’t fall out of the pockets. Again, like I mentioned, i’m not typically a pattern lover but I adore this bag. (Not just saying that cuz I like Ali. 🙂 ) It’s fun but not juvenile.

The only issue I had with the bag was that the strap was really long so the bag went down to about my knees. But, to be fair, I am very short (5’1″). So, I just took it to my local seamstress and had her shorten the strap a bit so it hit closer to my hip. Problem solved! It’s still long enough that I can wear it as a cross body bag too.

I brought this bag on my Oregon trip and I will NEVER travel with another purse again. This one is perfect for travel. I fit my wallet, glasses case, headphones, laptop charger, water bottle, iPhone, DSLR camera, extra camera lens and a tupperware of energy bars in it. And I swear the bag is magic too because it didn’t feel heavy at all. Typically my purse digs into my shoulder when I travel because I stuff so much stuff in it. But the wide strap of this purse made it much more comfortable to carry. But I don’t know how it still felt so light. Magic, I tell you. Also, there is a little bit of padding to the purse which is nice for those of us toting cameras.

The Sage & Harper line-up includes a dozen+ other pattern combos and a few iPad covers too.

And Ali is giving away a bag to one of my lucky readers!  To enter, tell me what you always have in your purse. (FYI, I originally asked you to tell me which bag you’d pick if you win but a reader, Chelsea, pointed out the bags don’t have names so it’s kind of hard. Hence the first bit of entries are a bit different. You can still tell me which bag you want though for your entry if you don’t want to share your purse contents. And you can totally copy me if you wanna. We can be bag twinsies. 😉 )

If you want additional entries (no brainer, right?), follow Sage & Harper on Instagram (@sageandharper). [You can follow me on Instagram too (@afoodiestaysfit) – I love instafriends! However, it doesn’t count as an extra entry.] Be sure to leave a separate comment here telling me if you followed her on Instagram.

But! The big but! You might have a chance at an extra giveaway on Facebook. Might want to keep an eye on my page… just saying….)

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  • Clare @ Fitting It All In
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    too cute! i’d def either get the one you got, or the one with a pink chevron flap.

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
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    They’re all so cute! I really like yours and “Larger Bag 34” — the one with the pink strap, blue & white stripes, and the cute pattern!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
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    I am loving the leather wrap 29 bag! Love the simple girly colors and flowers!

  • Shelley
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    I would pick the one you chose, or Larger Bag 28 if it wasn’t sold out! They are all beautiful!

  • tara
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    I like the leather flap 49!

  • VegRunnerRK @ rahk1
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    Fun bags! And, so reasonably priced. I select the one you chose…hope to be bag twins 🙂

  • Dana H
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    Wow, they’re all amazing! I would go with the leather wrap 29 bag!

  • Melissa C
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    Wow! I am loving these bags!! I love them all, but would choose the one you chose 🙂 Happy birthday!!

  • Sarah
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    Hello! I would LOVE, LOVE “leather flap 49”. It’s so bright, though if I had to pick a travel bag, I’d match the one with yours. Most of the big bags are sold out, and they’re all so lovely.

  • shanna
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    Your bag is my favorite. Bag twinsies!

  • Heather || Heather's Dish
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    So cute! I like the Leather Flap (11) one – perfect for a great neutral but cute bag!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
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    I think this one is my favorite:

    http://www.sageandharper.com/product/larger-bag-02

    Same one that you selected! It looks awesome!

  • Alycia
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    Happy belated birthday! Hope it was a great one!

  • Sunny
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    These are great! Love that they can fit a lot of stuff too, that’s a must! I’d select the one you pictured or the leather flap 🙂

  • Kaylee
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    I really like leather flap 28!

  • Caroline
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    I love the leather flap 28 or also the larger bag 02 – so cute!

  • Jackie
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    They are all adorable, but I especially love the one with the pink chevron flap!

  • Emily
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    I really like all of them but leather flap(11) is my favorite for fall!

  • Maggie
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    I love the colors on the bag you chose, so i would probably go with that one…But they are all beautiful!

  • Denise
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    I love the same one you chose!

  • Nicole
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    Really cute bags. I think my favorite is Leather Flag #28 but really I would take all of them!

  • Lisa
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    I like the same one as you! 🙂

  • Debbie
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    34 and 02 are my faves! Love the large style in general!

  • Leslie
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    Love the one you picked!

  • Arlinda
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    I adore this one with the orange polka dots you picked but I also like the pink zig zag print but its sold out 🙁

    http://www.sageandharper.com/product/larger-bag-17

  • Naomi
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    Larger bag 38!

  • Madison @ Pilates Makes You Happy
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    So I love them all – but I REALLY love the polka dots on the larger bag (02)!

  • Chelsea W
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    I love the “larger flap 91” (wow this would be so much easier if they had names!) Purple is my favorite color, so there’s that!

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      good point that it’s kind of hard without purse names! I just updated it so people can tell me what they always have in their purse instead – thanks for the feedback!

  • Sherry
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    I like leather 28 best but would be happy with any of them!

  • Denise M
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    i love Leather Strap 11
    http://www.sageandharper.com/product/leather-flap-11

  • Annie
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    Love the one you picked!

  • Nelly
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    Gotta go with the larger bag 02. Twinsies it is 🙂

  • Monica
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    Oh, oh my. I’d love to be bag twinsies with you! I’ve been saving up for a new diaper bag but this would take the cake!

  • Mary
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    I like the one you choose. Pretty!

  • Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate
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    I love them all, but I would have to go with the chevron flap!

  • Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate
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    I follow Sage and Harper (and you 😉 ) on Instagram!

  • Megan
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    I always carry a compact umbrella which comes in useful but certainly adds a lot of weight to my shoulder bag. I think a cross body bag would be perfect and with cute patterns to boot!

  • [email protected]
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    I always have at least 2 lip balms in my purse.

  • Eva
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    Always in my bag: gum, wallet, phone.

  • Lindsay
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    Love this bag!
    Always in my purse: wallet, phone, camera, camera charger, coupons, lip balm, and an extra pair of earrings, just in case!

  • Jen
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    I’ve always got at least three pens in different colors in my bag because everything I write in my journal has to be in a different color from the previous entry. I know, weird… These purses are very cute! I love the fun patterns and colors!

  • Adrienne
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    Always sunglasses and my debit card! That’s all I need.

  • Meg K
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    always lots of lip gloss. always!

  • kristina
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    I always always ALWAYS have Burts Bees lip balm!

  • Sally
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    Way too much stuff in my bag! Always: sunglasses, gum, planner, phone, lipgloss! Cute bags!!

  • Marla
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    Definately cute bags that look perfect for travel and bumming around. I love the large flap (11) as I’m pretty boring and don’t go for bolder colors! Thanks for the giveaway chance and happy birthday!

  • bridget S.
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    I always have some ChapStick and my phone… simple necessities!

  • Ashley
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    I always have my planner and a small notebook to jot things down!

  • purelytwins
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    love the bag!!!
    always in our purses is floss 😉
    oh and our iPhones!

  • Erin D.
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    I always have some kind of mint or gum in my purse. You just never know 😉

  • Caroline
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    Love this story! I always have extra hair ties in my purse. Nothing is worse than snapping a hair tie and having to wear hair down and look like Tarzan Jane all day. Always be prepared!

  • Jen
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    I always have at least four lip glosses, hand sanitizer and an emergency apple in case I get hungry!

  • Amy
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    a bunch of stevia packets, chapstick, gum, hand sanitizer,and hopefully, my wallet!

  • Kalynn
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    I always have my wallet, chapstick, and sunglasses! The bag you picked is so cute!

  • Mina
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    I always have my iPhone and lip gloss.

    And, OMG, but these bags are awesome! Totally what I need to get me out of my black bag rut 🙂

    Mina

  • Mina
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    I just started following @sageandharper on Instagram

    Mina

  • Jessica B
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    In my purse — wallet, wristlet (yes I carry both in case I don’t want to bring my entire purse in with me), sun glasses, coupon holder, lipstick, extra diaper & wipes (for my daughter, not me :)), boogie wipes and a couple of small toys. This bag seems like its perfect for toting around all my goodies!!

  • Maryz
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    Wallet, sunglasses, chapstick, hair ties and at least one Luna bar!

  • Jessica
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    Wallet, chapstick, tablet and athletic tape.

  • Kate @ KaCo Living
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    I always have my wallet, phone, hairbrush and deodorant.

  • EmilyG.
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    I always keep my wallet, tissues, chapstick and a hair thing! I LOVE the bag you picked, it’s too cute!

  • Meghan P
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    I always have my iPhone, wallet and sunglasses 🙂

  • Anna
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    Sage & Harper is now showing up in my Instagram feed. Wahoo!

  • Lindsay
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    Burts Bees chapstick.

  • Anna
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    Always in my purse: at least four pens, at least three lip glosses/chapsticks, a small notebook (since I’m a to-do list junkie), sunglasses, safety pins (they come in handy so often), and a lighter (I’m not a smoker, but this is also more handy than you’d think).

  • Sarah
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    I ALWAYS have 7 different kinds of lip stuff – chapstick, lip gloss, lip stick, lip stain, you name it! The funny thing is that I always have to dig around for one. You’d think with seven floating around in there that I could just reach in and grab one!

  • Amanda
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    I always have to have my wallet, phone, lipstick/lipgloss/chapstick, a pen, perfume, and gum. But those are just the essentials. Tons of other things get stuck in my purse too! 🙂

  • Amanda
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    I followed Sage and Harper on IG.

  • Amanda
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    I followed you in IG. username is amanda_gibson33

  • Sarah B.
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    Chapstick and a million old receipts I should throw away:)

  • Kim Christenson
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    Oh my. Those bags look amazing! I always have lip gloss in my purse. Also, it’s a travesty if I leave the house without a full water bottle.

  • Kim Christenson
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    I’m following Sage and Harper on IG.

  • Nikki
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    I always have chapstick in my purse!

  • Nikki
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    I followed you on instagram!

  • Haley
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    I always, always, have chapstick in my purse!!

  • Alyson
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    these bags are adorable !!! I only have one purse I use so this would fix that…

    I always, always have a snack in my purse !

  • heather from nc
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    I love the red and turquoise bag! I always have Burt’s Bees and dental floss in my purse.

  • Michelle
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    I always have chap stick in my purse. Can’t be without it!

  • Lauren
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    SO much stuff…two glasses cases, lip balm, massive wallet, phone, hairbrush, floss, that’s just a little bit…geez. I’m high maintenance and I know it.

  • Lauren
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    Following y’all on Instagram now 🙂

  • Dawn
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    LOVE the bag! I always carry my chapstick and sunglasses with me. (my inhaler too, but that’s kind of lame) 🙂

  • Lea
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    I always have lip balm and my wallet.

  • Dawn
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    I’m now following Sage & Harper on IG. 🙂

  • Erin Masihdas
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    I always have chapstick and lip gloss in my purse. In fact, I always have several milling around the bottom. Ha. Can’t leave home without that stuff!

  • Amy
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    Chapstick. Several different kinds. I am lost without my chapstick!

  • EmilyG.
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    Following Sage & Harper on Instagram!

  • Trisha
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    a snack and hand sanitizer…always in my purse!

  • Victoria McClure
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    Love your blog!

    I always have 1. Chapstick 2. Handsanitizer & 3. Powder
    Gotta have the essentials!
    I love any Sage & Harper bag, they’re all awesome 🙂

  • Nancy
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    Burt’s Bees, my wallet, hand sanitizer and a mint!

  • Colleen
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    I always have my wallet, sunglasses, and lip balm. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Julie
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    I always have hand sanitizer in my purse (I’m a bit of a germaphobe!). 😉

  • Sassypants
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    Wallet, lip balm, hairbrush, tissue, and usually a couple of my son’s hot wheels.

  • Purelytwins
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    love the bag! love the colors.

    okay what is in our purses, pretty much the same for both of us — wallet, iphones, hair clips, chapstick. eyeglasses (and case), lots of receipts that tend to just pile up. And finally bought a little hair brush to have it too!

  • Stephanie
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    Wallet, phone, sunglasses, pens, rosebud salve from Sephora, and this cool perfume thing that is the shape/size of a lipstick but actually allows you to fill your favorite perfume into a travel -size spray tube! Oh and I now follow you on insta 🙂

  • Sam
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    I always have gum…gotta have something sweet after eating 🙂 Also my planner to keep me on the right track!

  • Sam
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    I also am now following Sage & Harper on instagram now 🙂

  • Chatelaine
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    OMG those are gorgeous!!!
    I always have my phone, lip gloss (x2 at least), my car keys and sunglasses

  • Jeanna
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    I have my phone, wallet, a lipgloss or chapstick, hand sanitizer, sunglasses case, and a lot of random receipts and coupons. I’m not very organized 😛

  • Amy @ Long Drive Journey
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    One thing I always have in my purse – chapstick. Also, I have to tell you, I hate cucumbers, too.

    So glad I found your blog!

  • Katelin
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    Always have Chapstick and sunglasses. Can’t live without those two!

  • Blakely
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    I absolutely love these bags, they look amazing! I always have chapstick, my wallet and my phone in my purse. I also carry my camera when I can!

  • Laura
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    Love the one you chose! I always needs chapstick in my purse… and purell 😉

  • Blakely
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    I now follow Sage & Harper on Instagram {as well as you}!

  • Heidi
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    ALWAYS carry chapstick, glasses case, extra contacts and wallet. These purses are ADORABLE!

  • Andrea B.
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    I must say I absolutely love that new purse of yours. I’m in the market for a new purse right now and we travel a lot, so something travel friendly would be perfect. One thing that is always in my purse is lots and lots of lip balms. You never know when a gal might need some lip shine!

  • Cari Ann
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    I always trash is my purse (receipts, gum wrappers, etc!! Not really by choice it just piles up until i clean it out once a month, haha.

  • Debbie (Accidently Delish)
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    chapstick and mints! i love my burts bees and you never know when you might need a little mint pop! i am so bad and every time i go out to eat and there is a mint bowl i take a handful. woops 🙂

  • Angi B
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    Have always loved and adored Sage&Harper bags and absolutely love everything about Ali!! I always keep tweezers in my purse because as a busy mom of four, it seems there’s never time to do it at home and the lighting is always perfect in the car at stop lights. 🙂

  • Lisa
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    Cool bags! I always keep my calendar/organizer in my purse. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Meagan
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    Chapstick and my iPhone! Always!

  • Whitney
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    A little strange, but I always carry fingernail clippers.

  • Amanda
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    Bobby pins and gum.

  • Kim M
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    What do I have in my purse? My husband would say “Too much!” as he always comments on how heavy he thinks my purse is. I always carry my e-reader and some reusable shopping bags. Chapstick and a nail file are also important for me to have on hand.

  • betty (the sweaty betty)
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    I ALWAYS have chapstick. I don’t wear gloss or lipstick, but always have to have my chapstick.

  • betty (the sweaty betty)
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    I also followed on IG

  • Lauren @ Sassy Molassy
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    That is a super cute bag! Lately, I’ve been carrying a small wallet clutch that doesn’t fit much, but when I do carry a bag, I definitely have chapstick, lipstick, sunglasses and $.

  • Leslee @ Her Happy Balance
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    I think of my purse as a Mary Poppin’s bag – it has batteries, a sewing kit, snacks, lipgloss and everything you could ever need in it.

  • RLR at Mom's Magic
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    Always in my purse:
    my wallet
    a Financial Peace envelope system (so it’s like having a 2nd wallet – sort of boo…)
    lip balm
    keys
    iPhone

  • L
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    The bags seem awesome! I always have water and nuts for a quick snack.

  • Sara
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    Always, always have my ancient beaded wallet; Chapstick; a pair of socks; larabar; and an extra house key! (Have lost my keys a few too many times)

  • Jennifer
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    As a plain purse kinda gal myself, I love the function and the style of these bags! Great post, thank you. Constant carry-ons for me: hard back daily planner / notepad to record appointments, workout achievements, birthdays; pencils; sunscreen; quarters; and a photo of my husband.

  • Megan
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    Love these bags!! I have been looking for a new bag to contain all of my things but haven’t found anything quite right. I always have the usual suspects-wallet, keys, phone, etc. and now that I have a baby you can usually find a pacifier, snacks, and maybe a diaper if we’re feeling prepared!

  • Laura Allen
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    Very cool bags!! I always have my tide to go stick because I’m clumsy and spill a lot:)

  • Laura Allen
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    And I started following S & H on instragram…

  • Michelle @ Running More Than Errands
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    Love this bag! What I always have: wallet, phone, planner, and Burt’s Bees chap stick. Always. 🙂

  • Michele Cupp
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    I always have bandaids in my purse. A must when you have an active son!

  • Michele Cupp
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    Followed you both on Instagram!

  • Nicole
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    chapstick & hairbrush

  • Allison
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    I always have lip gloss and headphones in my purse. Hopefully I remember to bring my sunglasses as well!

  • Janelle
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    Such cute purses! I always carry my wallet, chapstick, iPhone charger, gum and a pen.

  • Libby
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    I can never leave my house without chapstick, gum and my sunglasses

  • Erin Hack
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    This bag is gorgeous! I am very picky about bags/purses but this just looks perfect! In my purse you can usually find: a wallet, phone, a few lipsticks and chapsticks, a reusable bag for shopping and sunglasses. WIth this beauty I could throw in my iPad without worrying about running out of room. 🙂

  • Leslie
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    Always chapstick, cards, bobby pins, and phone!!

  • Lisa Tuvell Hauguel
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    Cute bag! I will definitely check out her line. Thanks!

    I always have in my purse: small cosmetic bag, wallet, planner/pen, cell phone, brush/comb, hand cream, flash drive, chewing gum, Tylenol, sunglasses, eyeglasses, small flashlight.
    Sometimes: mp3 player and camera.
    Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂

  • Stephanie
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    I always have my phone, wallet, two pairs of sunglasses, extra hairbands and a variety of other things I have forgotten I put in there (I don’t clean my purse often)

  • Stephanie @ Legally Blinde
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    I always have a lot in my every day purse… I keep a smaller pouch filled with things I might need like band aids, a Tide pen, bobby pins, lotion, pain killers, etc. I have to have a pen, notepad, and lip balm with me, too. And one of my favorite things that I keep with me is a small reusable bag that folds into itself – it comes in so handy! Thanks for this giveaway, and happy belated birthday 🙂

  • Lacey
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    I love your new bag!! I have just recently heard of these bags and would so love one! I always carry lotion!! Oh and let’s not forget with having a toddler wet wipes!!

  • Hollie
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    I adore this purse. And I always have a pen and notepad in my purse because I like to write notes over entering them in my phone! 🙂

  • robin
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    Love the bags! I always have snacks and extra clothing for my daughter, water, lipgloss, hand sanitizer, my phone, snacks for me….is that enough??!!

  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
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    I totally want to copy you! I love the bag that you reviewed and I would love to be able to fit my DSLR and laptop in one bag. Awesome giveaway!

  • Jennie
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    I always keep Chapstick and my wallet in my purse.

  • MIchelle
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    I always have my lipgloss, phone, and wallet!

  • MIchelle
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    I followed Sage & Harper on Instagram. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Lizz
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    In addition to the normal wallet, phone and keys, I always have a pen and extra hair ties because they always come in handy.

  • Lizz
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    I also followed Sage and Harper on Instagram!

  • Liz
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    Happy birthday! Those bags are all so pretty! My purse always have a pair of earbuds, so I can listen to the radio at work, and then Pandora while at the gym!

  • Joy
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    I always have socks in my pocketbook and sneakers in my trunk

  • Tabathia B
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    I always have sanitizer, pad, hand wipes, chapstick, tampon, mirror, kleenex, small coupon book, wallet, coupons, kids immunization cards

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Larissa
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    Wow, I could write a book about everything in my purse….let’s see..wallet, phone, about 3 lipsticks, 3 glosses, sunglasses, all kinds of coupons and paperwork, eyedrops…the list goes on and on. Would love a new bag to pack all this in!

  • LAQ
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    My giant black Lulu gym bag doubles as a purse, so here goes (and this isn’t everything): wallet, Kaenon sunglasses, my Lulu makeup case filled w/ Origins make-up, spare batteries and windscreens for mics when I teach group ex classes, iPhone, my iPod + earbuds, Burt’s Bee’s lip balm, ALWAYS Les Mills choreography notes for whatever I’m teaching that week.

  • Lisa
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    I love these purses! I always have water and a sippy cup, pacifiers, toys, snacks, phone and wallet. Basically, I need space to have things the two year old might ask for when we are out to avoid meltdown. I’ve been looking for a cross body bag about this size…perfect for shopping excursions without being a diaper bag.