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Brooks Brothers top, Jessica Simpson dress, Sweet & Spark necklace, Sam Edelman sandals, Prada sunglasses, Vintage Gucci “handbag” (similar)

I’m spending the early part of this week in San Diego with my family, and couldn’t be more excited to get in some suburban relaxation. Aside from the obvious amazing time with my loved ones, one of my favorite parts about coming home is scouring through my mom’s vintage treasures. This particular visit resulted in an unusual find: a Gucci clear cosmetics bag that I repurposed as a modern clutch.

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A free “gift with purchase” from Gucci cosmetics ~20 years ago, this bag has been tucked away in my mom’s closet, perfectly preserved. After seeing similar bags on every major retailer, I couldn’t be more happy to have a luxury version for completely free! Thanks mom!

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This got me thinking, every “gift with purchase” bag I receive can surely be repurposed in some way, be it in clutch, travel bag, or storage form.

Thanks for reading!