Of A Kind giveaway!

Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!

Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!

* the giveaway is now closed *


perhaps you can tell that i kind of have a thing for the awesome Of a Kind, this is our fourth giveaway together! i’m always excited to see what amazing new edition they are going to release next (currently eyeballing these earrings). and even more exciting, they have just launched Of a Kind Collections, where you can shop pieces from the full collections of designers they’ve worked with – including Ace & Jig, Dusen Dusen, Eayrslee, and K/LLER COLLECTION.

today you can enter to win this beautiful blue leather Duane Park Messenger bag made especially for Of A Kind by New York based label IIIBeCa by Joy Gryson.

This is one of those bags that is almost too good for words. Made from sturdy blue-gray leather in a classic, flap-front shape, it has the sort of details—white edges, lime lining—that’ll make you wanna carry it always. But if you DO want to switch things up, you can snap out its lining and move the entire contents to another carryall.

you might say that Joy is a bit of a bag expert, as she used to design accessories for Coach, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs before starting her own label. you can read all about what she keeps in her own bag here, and don’t miss her food guide to Tribeca – i wish i’d had this in my back pocket on our recent trip to NYC. to enter:

(1) sign up for the Of a Kind newsletter on the giveaway page
(2) leave a comment telling me one thing you always have in your bag, no matter what. (mine is this)

Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!
Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!
Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!
Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!
Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!
Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!
Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!

if you’ve already subscribed to their newsletter you’re still guaranteed an entry – just be sure to leave a comment! the giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world as Of a Kind offers international shipping. readers outside the US must please note that you may be subject to your country’s customs charges / import duties upon arrival.  the giveaway ends on Monday 18 November, and the winner will be randomly selected in a lucky draw.

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  1. Emily M says

    Gorgeous bag, beautiful website.

    I always have a couple of pens, a note pad and a book, although this week my book is a National Geographic from 1978, I’m reading a piece on mountains and the Inca.

    I regularly obsess over the Of a Kind things you pin. Holding thumbs for some luckiness over my birthday month. xxx

  2. Dima says

    ‘Fisherman’s Friend’ mints. Just because they remind me of each summer I spent by the seaside as a kid, watching fishermen return from the waters with their boats each morning.

  3. Karen Milford says

    These days I always have a spare itty bitty baby vest in my bag. But also, always some good hand cream, my iPod and a pair of sunnies.

  4. says

    Thank you thank you THANK YOU so very much for this giveaway, Diana!
    That bag is such a dream…fingers crossed that I’ll be the lucky winner :)
    I’m super terrible about carrying around purses; years of being a tomboy taught me to stuff as much junk as possible into my pockets and hope that I could make it through the day. Now that I’ve matured a little and (hopefully) become more of a lady, I also make sure I have my cute little wristlet with me. My brother got it as a birthday gift for me years and years ago and I haven’t replaced it yet. Stocked with an endless sea of quarters, my school ID card, my library card, and other little odds and ends, that wristlet goes wherever I go!
    Though, truthfully, there are also times that I forget my wristlet in the most random of places. I suppose the one thing I always have with me in my bag/wallet is lint. That and food receipts haha! :)

  5. says

    Karen Walker sunglasses (with one arm superglued on, after being dropped onto a Moscow Red Square cobbled stone!) they go everywhere with me, perfect for the blinding Australian sun!

  6. Alexandra says

    There’s always retro Ray Ban Clubmasters solar glasses, which I bought on the Internet and which comes from the 50’s ! I like them so much.
    I subscribed for the newsletter !
    Thanks for the giveaway, this bag is lovely !

  7. Jill Harris says

    I absolutely love this bag!! I never leave without my Mango Lip butter, my little note book and a fine liner (I love drawing, you never know when the inpiration may hit!) hehe:)

  8. says

    The two things I can’t live without – words and music.

    – A notebook & pen
    – A book for emergency queues (at the moment Apocalypse Now Now is calling from my bag’s dark depths, begging to be read)
    – An iPod shuffle with my latest finds (currently Moonbabies)

    Coincidentally this bag’s the perfect shape for books …

  9. says

    Lip balm and painkillers are on my list!What can you do with such frequent headaches?I say continue with your life!Come to mama bag, I will take good care of you!

  10. says

    Unfortunately, I always carry naproxen in my bag in case the odd migraine strikes. On a more upbeat note, I do try to keep my small mirrorless camera with me, too, because it takes better pictures than my phone can!

  11. Irene says

    I always, aprt from the obvious, have a box of pins and a measuring tape with me. I amke a lot of dresses for people and there is nothing as irritating as not having the right tools around when you go fit them in the privacy of thir own home.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  12. Jenny C. says

    I always have a Hello Kitty landyard/ pouch that carries my bus pass, some hair ties, and booby pins. One time I forgot it and it was the worst day!

  13. Em Roberts says

    What a sleek and beautifully designed giveaway!

    I must say that I never seem to leave home without my retro-inspired clubmaster sunglasses – a treasure I stumbled across whilst raiding my mother’s closet. Her wardrobe contains a mish-mash of clothing, from the department store garb that seems to attract menopausal-aged women to the remnants of a Malaysian backpacker, circa 1984. So believe me, this was a real find!

  14. ali says

    Gorgeous bag – hope it finds its way to me!

    I always have a pen and a notebook – I can’t think without pen and paper in front of me.

  15. bette says

    glasses, notebook, agenda, pens, wallet, mobile, identity card, driver’s licence, comb, mirror, lipstick … – my handbag is a portable bermuda triangle.

  16. Anna Kaldina says

    I always carry Gatsby Oil Clear sheet, lip cream or lipgloss, iPhone earphones and charger, wallet, passport, tissues, painkillers and some mints. Always)

  17. says

    Love the bag… would match all my wonderful Aesop goodies I carry around with me. Aesop Resurrection Aromatique hand balm& rinse free hand balm + Rosehip Seed lip balm… #makeslifejustthatmuchbetter

  18. Laura says

    I always have to carry my diary with all my millions of little to-do lists, appointments, reminders, brainwaves and birthdays …I am completely lost without it!

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  20. Yasmina says

    That stylish, this bag looks good! I love it! I always carry with me for a Moleskine, pencil and house keys. Thanks, from Barcelona, for this wonderful draw.

  21. Nici says

    Perfect bag! It is new like what do I NOT have in my bag (I constantly joke that I could survive on a desert island for weeks with the contents of my handbag) – essentials tissues, lip ice and a hairbrush

  22. Tash says

    I always have my car keys (very important), a handful of bobby pins, and a bunch of ‘to do’ lists written on random bits of paper…that don’t get noticed, and then end up having a party in my bag with the rest of it’s contents until I decide to clean it out. I sound like a horrible bag owner – but I’m not I swear!

  23. says

    This bag is absolutely gorgeous.

    I always have sunglasses, a flash drive, a scarf (to combat Cape Town weather and how quickly it changes) and my beautiful Charles & Keith wallet, that I’m in love with, and will match this beautiful bag perfectly :)

    Have signed up for the newsletter. Fingers crossed!

  24. Eliza says

    I started a journal recently, so my essential has now become that and a pen. It even came to yoga with me! Otherwise the basics like phone and keys are always with me.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Anaëlle says

    One of my x pairs of sunglasses, maybelline baby lips lip balm, a notebook, a pen and my e-book reader. There’s very little variation in the content of my bag !

  26. Natalie says

    I do a lot of walking to/from work, so I always, always carry a small umbrella in my bag (even in the midst of a Minnesota winter). That, and a ridiculous number of lip balms, because I have a problem.

  27. says

    The one thing I never leave home without is a push-out brush and mirror (you know, the compact device whereby you unfold it and push out the bristles and voila! you have a brush with mirror attached!). I need it to brush my bangs!!

  28. says

    since I have a little girl I have toddler essentials: diapers, changing pad, wipes. I used to always carry a book but it becomes hard to carry. I usually have my DSLR in my bag too.

  29. says

    Hi, thanks for the contest! The thing i always carry in my bag is a small scarf my friend casually gave to me once. It’s super tacky and i wouldn’t ever wear it around my neck but it has always brought me luck, so i make sure it’s always here, nicely folded; i actually take better care of it than my other stuff…

  30. Fay says

    My current bag is my ‘Mary Poppins’ bag – you never know what you’ll find! But somewhere in there will always be hand cream.

  31. Pumla says

    I always have R5 in my purse to tip the parking lot assistants. Those that help us to find parking, parallel park and offload the grocery. What a huge help they are, and to know that most of them left their home countries to try and make a better life for themselves here in South Africa. It’s not a lot, but little does go a long way! Zam-buk too.

  32. says

    I’m never without my Vaseline Rosy lips, Oyster Card and keys! Beautiful bag . LOVE the snap out lining, especially as I seem to accumulate an awful lot more in my bag for different occasions. Such a good idea :)

  33. Ashly says

    I always have wet wipes, because I am very likely to find some kind of pastry (this includes doughnuts) while out and about that I must eat immediately and can’t bear either sticky or licking fingers afterward.

  34. says

    I always carry my digital camera in my bag. I often find inspiration in fashion, architecture and things in my daily life. Having my camera on me at all times means documenting and using it in my work later.

  35. says

    Aaaah my obsession with leather right now is INSANE. Aside from my important things like money and keys, I always have to have either Burt’s bees or carmex Chapstick. Nothing kills me more than chapped lips(ok exaggeration but ya know).
    Xo,
    Courtney

  36. Marietta says

    The bag is more than beautiful! I tend to carry too many things with me, but one I always have is chewing gum/mints. Could be essential sometimes :)

  37. says

    I have this IIIBeCa by Joy Gryson bag and her dopp kit. Joy’s line is perfect for the girl on the go. While traveling my shampoo bottle exploded. It was so easy to remove the nylon bag and rinse. It’s a product that I know will last forever.

    I always carry my phone, keys, and sarsaparilla candy.

  38. Jesi says

    Aside from my wallet, I always* carry a moleskine planner and welda everon lip balm. I usually carry a book as well.
    *”always” is more wishful thinking than concrete fact, as I am a student and switch from backpack to bag every day and something invariably gets lost in the mix… I think the removable drawstring in this gorgeous bag would help with that!

  39. says

    This bag makes my heart stop. It’s the most perfect color & OMG IS THAT A REMOVABLE POUCH? STOP. Anyways, I always have a baby Moleskin in my purse (with a pen, for those times when someone asks you for your phone number, or not…), a hair tie, my keys and key chain with mace (city life), and my dear iphone.

  40. Rebekah says

    I LOVE this bag! Besides the obvious wallet, phone and keys, I always carry 3 different shades of red lipstick – even though I rarely put it on.

  41. says

    must haves: bobbi brown lip balm spf 15 // michael kors navy blue wallet with gold hardware // aviators // good luck charm my great grandma gave me 5 years ago

    << all the essentials.

  42. says

    I have been receiving Of a Kind’s newsletter for around a year and its the best ever! It gives me weekly inspiration to become an independent maker myself. I always have my lemon EOS chapstick and my Coach Carey sunglasses in my bag, no matter what.

  43. Mai says

    I always have poppy king red lipstick, rms living luminzer, and duWop champaign lip gloss. No matter how many times I change purses those always make the switch!

  44. Miriam King says

    I always have Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm with me. My lovely vintage leather handbag recently broke & I have been looking for a replacement – this bag would be perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. Elizabeth says

    I’m an aspiring naturalist/florist/perfume designer so I tend to always have a small flower press to remember and catalog unusual leaves and flowers. One of my favourite discoveries is of a tree called Katsura, the leaves of which smell like the sweetest caramel in the autumn… amazing!

  46. Lena says

    I always carry around some pressed transparent powder, for retouching. Truthfully, I hardly ever use it, but not having it in my bag stresses me out.

  47. Elyse says

    I always carry my ticket stub from my first date with my boyfriend for good luck. I’ve had it for a long time now. Cheesy, but true.

  48. issey says

    The silliest thing that I always seem to have in my purse are a pair of Korean socks with a funny cartoon character on them. For the cause of impromptu bowling or if I go to someone’s house and my toes look ugly that day…

  49. says

    if I leave the house without a chapstick of sorts, I honestly feel like my whole day is thrown off. It’s so silly, but there it is. so my safety blanket. now a treat to find inside my bag is a book – I usually forget, but oh when I’ve got one I feel like I can go anywhere and do anything.

  50. says

    holy cow, love this bag!!! I always carry business cards to connect with others- i love meeting new people and making friends so it’s not just for business but for my life’s purpose. :)

  51. Chris says

    The bag is the perfect accessory for any out fit ! I absolutely LOVE it : ) I always carry around my phone (…would be lost with out it) and mint gum !

  52. Jenifer says

    I ALWAYS carry several fancy chap-sticks.. from Chanel to some organic blend I picked up in Sedona. They would be thrilled to rest in this gorgeous bag.

  53. Ann-Marie P. says

    Love the bag — the perfect size for trekking around the city!
    I always have a lip balm/gloss. Lately it’s been Buxom’s Lip Polish in Dolly.

  54. Cally says

    Lovely! I never leave home without my signature lipstick in my bag – MAC’s Russian Red gives the perrrrrrfect matte red lip.
    And I love Of A Kind! Been subscribed for ages! :)

  55. says

    Tissues – most useful thing you can have around, use them for anything. My fav is a Clicks make with penguins on the packaging. The bag is a lovely colour and can def hold many tissues.

  56. Mollika says

    I’m a TOTAL Mamma’s girl, so I have a little photostrip of the two of us from a photobooth, with me always! It reminds me that she’s always with me in heart and spirit and she gives me the confidence to do anything and everything in this world! She would fit quite nicely in the front pocket, might I add! ;p

  57. Lindsey says

    love the purse! Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey is always in my bag because it means instant pretty and instant pick-me-up!

  58. Sula says

    Three musts; oyster card or I would get nowhere in london. ruby woo by mac – never forgo a great red lip and lastly elizabeth arden’s 8 hour cream my staple – all of equal important

  59. Shoshana says

    Wow! Such a lovely bag!! A new kind of classic! In my handbag I always have my ruby red lipstick, my vanity mirror, wallet, my fabric wrapped Indian notebook just in case, pen and a novel.

  60. says

    I always, always have my trusty little point and shoot camera in my bag, no matter what. It’s actually how I choose my bags, gotta fit the camera, plus necessities, including a notebook for doodles during coffee.

  61. Sam says

    Neon, glittery hair clips from Claire’s. Were an emergency purchase for sweaty bangs in Texas heat. They now live in my change purse just in case :)

  62. Claudia says

    Always in my purse? Drawing utensil case (full of mechanical pencils and ink pens), Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm (Rose), and a red Rollbahn Notebook!

  63. Hoi says

    Lately I’ve been carrying around my knitting projects, so I can be crafty where ever I go instead of being glued to a phone screen.

  64. Sarah S. says

    Highly impractical, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of it… some seasand that found its way in there the last time I was Home.
    I now live in Switzerland, one of the world’s few countries without a coast so I long for the beach. That’s why I love having a tiny bit of South African soil with me wherever I go, even though it gets in everywhere haha!

  65. says

    Awesome bag – I love the removeable lining; what a great idea! I always carry my ereader around with me as reading a good book is the best way to kill time while waiting for things :-)

  66. Kelly S. says

    I always have my fresh sugar lip balm in rose – such great lip balm with a subtle tint! Crossing all toes, fingers, and other body parts…

  67. Liu says

    ashamed to admit it. but it is a fact. The thing that is always in my bag it’s a MESS))) seriously I CAN’T explained WHY. maybe I just have too many things that I needed. and you know that. as it turns out – leave ONE at home and you certainly WILL need it TODAY. so my honest answer – MESS)))

  68. Maria Heidi says

    I always carry my inhaler for obvious reasons and tin of rosebud salve, it’s a miracle worker, chapped lips, dry skin, cuts ans scrapes, I love it.

  69. Jessica Sue says

    I always have multiple chapsticks/lip balms in my purse. Right now, I have regular chapstick, minted rose lip balm and Clinique lipstick.

  70. says

    As I have a newborn, my essentials are currently baby-based but a friend did give me an Aesop geranium body balm recently and this is always in bag for moisturising my hands after washing them millions of times a day. A little bit of luxury for a tired mama.

  71. Gianna says

    This bag is amazing.. i’ve always got my keys, a ten euro bill (so i know i’ll always go back), and Chapstick – for these rough autumn breezes

  72. says

    I always have my camera! I’ve got a micro 4/3 camera with a pancake lens, so I can always have my DSLR with me and it’s not enormous like most cameras :)

  73. Phoebe says

    I may have failed in the lady stakes as I usually don’t carry a bag; I’ve got a terrible habit of putting everything in my pockets, walking around with handfuls of things or worse still palming my phone, keys, wallet off to an unsuspecting friend (bag lady friend). When I do occasion to carry a bag, I am so excited about all the additional things I can carry (wait, we can be PREPARED for things!?). So I guess what always makes it in is the trusty old Aesop hand cream (Resurrection Balm; mandarin rind, rosemary leaf and cedarwood atlas) so my hands smell pretty while I hold my bag like a real girl! For this bag, maybe I would develop a habit :-)

  74. JM says

    Love the bag! Perfect for my tablet.
    Weirdly enough, the one thing I always have in my bag other than my cell phone is a submersible e-Case that fits it perfectly, because it rains where I live so often and I’ve had water damage on cell phones before. The best thing about the case is that you can still use the touchscreen!

  75. Eleanor says

    Lately, I’ve been taking my MAC Matte Lipstick-“Rebel”- everywhere. It gives that bold, understated appeal that matches everything!

  76. Greta says

    I always carry around my keys: I locked myself out of my apartment so many times I now check if I have them all the time before leaving!

  77. Anna says

    I always have a pair of foldable flats in my bag.. so i can look professional at work but comfy whenever I need to chase my daughter around the park or run to grab a coffee at lunch!

  78. Megan says

    Beautiful bag, and I love the green insert bc…I always have exploded lip gloss, a few orbit gum wrappers, and lots of change floating around my purse and this little detail would make it much easier to clean!

  79. Jodie Paul says

    One thing I always have in my bag is a tube of Lucas Paw Paw ointment. Great for when my lips get a little dry and need moisturising from the hot Australian Summer sun.One thing I always have in my bag is a tube of Lucas Paw Paw ointment. Great for when my lips get a little dry and need moisturising from the hot Australian Summer sun.

  80. Jessica says

    Two different lipstick colours. That way I can add that pop of colour when the need arises, according to how I feel at the time!

    And some tissues. Those are always necessary.

  81. says

    maybe it’s not so glamorous like lipstick or perfume, but what I carry with me in my bag at all times is a bottle of Dr. Bach’s flower rescue remedy {http://www.bachflower.com/rescue-remedy-information/} — because it makes me calm on the inside and hopefully this also reflects on the outside. It helps me to feel grounded when I’m out and about in this hectic world !

  82. sanya says

    each of my bag has it´s own little inhabitant. a “taschenbewohner” :)
    they are small little blue persons or animals (such as Jasmin from Aladdin for example or a little whale with a belly made from velvet) mostly from surprise eggs for kids.
    they give me a nostalgic smile each time i find them, cause sometimes they hide and i don´t seee them for days, until they surprisingly appear out of a corner or secret place of my bag….would love to know what kind of things or adventures they experience with all my other stuff in the bag, while i´m not watching :)

  83. Jana says

    What a beautiful bag! I always have a tri-tone colored pencil in my bag for a case I need to make some sketches of things that are on my mind.

  84. says

    I would gladly take that bag off your hands. I clicked on what you always have in your bag and now I have to go and buy it as well.

    I always have my Sephora Super Nourishing Lip Balm in mine. They don’t sell it in SA so I have to stock up when I travel or ask EVERYONE who travels to bring some back for me so I can remain happy and with nourished lips.

    And if I ever go out and realise it is not in my bag, I go into a bit of a panic. I’ve even gone back home before to get it.

    xxx

  85. Alvira Ferreira says

    I always carry my pocket knife in my handbag. It has come in handy for cutting of tags of newly bought clothes I wanted to where immediately to cutting cucumber.

  86. Paulina says

    one thing that I absolutely HAVE TO have in my bag is Select Cover-Up by MAC, in case my eyes start to look tired after hours & hours of writing…

  87. says

    A sketchbook, super-skinny pen, lip balm, and whatever palm-sized rock I am currently drawing from in my studio , tucked into an old tea box with a reproduction of a Chinese landscape printed on it.

  88. Jouv Darling says

    A writing utensil. To be used on a napkin or scrap of paper or even a delicate moleskin notepad…as long as I can write by pen, pencil, or crook.

  89. says

    oh this bag is dreamy! the color is perfection! i always have lolly-pops in my bag now… to soothe my toddler if she falls at the park, or has a melt-down at trader joes…

  90. says

    I always have chap-stick ALWAYS I freak out if for some reason I don’t and have to go buy some. Its the worst to go a whole day without it. I always have my wallet too.

  91. Maria Figueira says

    While living in London I always had a scarf, sun glasses and an umbrella – unpredictable British weather.

    Now in Philly what remains is the Muji umbrella with its own case – never get caught in a torrential downpour without one!

  92. Emily says

    Ahh I was lusting after this! I’m never without a tub of Nuxe Reve de Miel. Heavy though it might be to tote around, it does the job and does it well.

  93. says

    My answer is a little bit strange – I always end up with parts of toys in my bags, usually plastic eyes from stuffed animals, or dice, or little plastic dinosaurs. It used to be because I was a nanny to this little Italian boy, and whenever he would lose something, I’d stick it in my bag to deal with later.

    Now, it’s because I like to make things, and I’d really like to learn to make children’s toys. I especially like Victorian children’s toys, like the very solemn stuffed animals and little doll carriages!

    – Jill

    thoseghosts

  94. Birte says

    What an outstandig bag!
    I always have my phone, a few pencils & an acai berry lipbalm with me. Depending on the weather some sunglasses, gloves or an umbrella.

  95. says

    Oooh, I’ve been eying iiibeca bags for a while now, in my search for the perfect messenger bag. They nail it.
    One thing I never leave the house without?
    My favorite shade of scarlet lipstick
    Ciao
    AH

  96. Micaela says

    What a great giveaway! I’m already signed up to Of A Kind’s email list (and just made my first purchase earlier this month!) — I love what they do, and this bag is gorgeous. There are plenty of things that are always in my bag, but one of the most important is my lovely lucite Kaweco pen. It was a “just because” gift from my boyfriend and it always comes in handy!

  97. Eva says

    I make sure i carry a balpoint with me in my bag, at all times.
    So i can write down all stupid, important, crazy ideas. But mostly so i can draw on everything i can find.

  98. Nelly says

    The always are my silly iphone, earplugs, a dog-eared copy of some magazine, usually the New Yorker, lipgloss, keys, sunglasses, and wallet.

  99. Eliza says

    I always have some Rosebud lip salve and some Tocca hand lotion – I have always coveted one of these bags! And, was already a member of the great Of a Kind newsletter :)

  100. Cara says

    I can’t honestly say this about any one thing…I always seem to leave SOMETHING behind. But my #1 is my wallet. And I don’t quite feel right without something for my lips, whether it’s a balm or color.

  101. says

    I always have a little slot in my wallet where I keep little trinkets I have gathered. Currently I have a lucky penny, a yoga class token, a free burrito coupon from Chipotle and a fortune from a fortune cookie. I love that little pocket because it gives me such good vibes through out the day knowing I have such random things in my wallet.

  102. Maria says

    A beautiful bag in a beautiful site!
    Here’s what I always carry in my bag;

    Oster card
    Wallet
    Keys
    Ipod
    Phone
    Post it notes all over and folded pieces of paper (To do lists, Wishlists etc)
    Cream blush
    Pen

    That’s why I NEED this beautiful bag to carry all these things!!! :)

  103. says

    I always have a pocketknife, sewing kit, waterproof drawing pens, and earplugs–which i make sure to never forget because I’m married to a sound engineer and quite often end up at loud shows…

  104. says

    Lipbalm is an essential then after that as little as possible, like to keep plenty of space as I never know what I might find to put in it whilst out and about on my travels

  105. KALI says

    I keep EVERYTHING in my purse…most consitstently though are my sunglasses, several pens, about 5 shades of lipstick for when I need to amp up my outfit, a bottle of water and my candy craving of the moment

  106. Sammi says

    I always have lip balm (either Burt’s Bees or Say Yes to Carrots) in my bag. Can’t leave the house without somethin’ for my lips. Signed up for Of a Kind newsletter. This bag is absolutely gorgeous!

  107. Zoe says

    I always carry earbuds! If I’m being honest, pretty close to always I have tampons :))
    (Speaking of earbuds, THANKS for your music mixes! I just discovered the wilderness of manitoba through you and bought their album and I’m so happy!!)

  108. Sophia G says

    No. 1 item in my bag will always be my licence. I will never be without my ID, everyone says that I look 17 and it seems like a compliment but I get carded EVERYWHERE.

  109. Maria says

    Red lipstick!! Can double up as a blusher in case of emergency and will always make you feel amazing at the end of a work day if you’re going out!

  110. Mara says

    I LOVE Of a Kind! Sometimes I go on their website just to wistfully look at their stuff, ha. That bag is gorgeous. My essentials are my wallet, phone and some lipbalm. :)

  111. jenny mc says

    a mess. I am the girl that is always stressed out at stations or airports as I can’t find my wallet, ticket or passport … but that’s just who I am. I also have a selection of lipsticks (current count 5)- mostly red but some pink.

  112. Jenna says

    Burt’s Bees lip balm is always in my bag. I’ve been looking for the perfect messenger bag and this is my favorite shade of blue.

    Totally random p.s. Thanks for the intro to First Aid Kit a while back. We just saw them open for Rodriguez at Radio City Music Hall. It was such a good show:)

  113. says

    I signed up for the Of A Kind newsletter quite some time ago. I have yet to purchase anything from them but I really do love looking at their unique and ever changing stock. This bag would be awesome to win!

    Gotta say what I always and forever have in my bag is my iPhone.

  114. Mary says

    UMF! What. A. Bag. I think I need it!
    I never, ever leave the house without a small notebook and a smooth, fancy pen.
    What if someone says something too interesting to forget?

  115. Montserrat says

    I always carry Carmex Cherry Balm and a 80 piece bag of Dentyne Fire Gum! ooooohhh and sunglasses…this 3 things are my basics.

  116. ITSASNE says

    Wallet, phone, keys, small make up bag (with lipstick and mirror)
    Bananas, sweets, water. For the kiddos. It avoids meltdowns :) Mostly.

  117. says

    Bobby Pins // Books // Paper&Pen xxxxx Never leave home without them!

    I have been a huge fan of your blog for several years, your posts about New York were so helpful as I just moved to New York from Portland, OR! Two amazing cities, I feel so lucky to say I have lived in both!

    Thanks for all the amazing posts!

  118. Lucy Thomas says

    Byredo La Tulipe eau de parfum so as to smell like a flower and some snips to cut any pretty flowers that might be growing through a fence some place. And a photo of my nephew, of course.

  119. James says

    My girlfriend always seems to have some sort of fruit in her bag, apples, bananas … Like a walking supermarket. Convenient though.

  120. Caitlin W says

    always got to have some baby lips lip balm on hand! Its the silkiest. And some Bach’s Rescue Remedy, because you never know!

  121. Mary-Ann Pollard says

    I always have my leather fossil purse and a pot of Vaseline Rose in my bag (as well as an assortment of old receipts)

  122. says

    I always have on hand: phone, wallet, keys, lip balm, headphones. If I can fit my ‘other bag': hand sanitizing spray, lotion, notepad, pens, glasses, face wipes.

  123. says

    b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l b-a-g.

    i really need a new bag. i am wearing now my mum´s bag from the 80´s, i adore it, but i want to give it back to her in a nice state.
    what i always where in my bag?, keys, a little “neceser” with eye liner, lip balm, hair pins and red lipstick, and my wallet with a little money and transportation cards!

    all the best

    Candela