Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Baggy Reflection

I was looking to buy a new bag for work a couple weeks ago so I visited some interesting stores that carry obscure brands with unconventional designs. This was one of the stores I visited -- NYC Velo is a essentially bicycle shop in the East Village that also sells a range of messenger bags including this one in the photo.

Normally, this would be a boring photo but when I downloaded it onto my laptop, I noticed the reflection on the glass window. You can see part of a bicycle wheel on the upper right hand corner. I didn't buy that bag in the window. I bought a Jack Spade messenger bag instead.

Check out this outdoor fashion show of Jack Spade's bags during the recent New York Fashion Week at Bryant Park. It was staged in the middle of the park around regular New Yorkers who were outside enjoying the weather. Everyone there pretty much ignored the commotion -- so typically New York.

So when was the last time you bought a bag?

22 comments:

Oh for the love of food! said...

Hey Ming! It's great to be back and blogging again. This is an interesting pic. How does your Jack Spade messenger bag look like?

Rambling Round said...

Neat photo! Last bag I bought was probably a camera bag.

Annie said...

That is a very interesting photo, oh merciless one.

I most recently gave a bag away.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Great shot! Don't you love it when a potentially boring photo turns out like this!

pom d'api said...

In French i LOVE THIS PICTURE BEACAUSE, j'adore le sens artistique de la photo.

Curly said...

Very unusual Ming.

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Peter F said...

That is one cool shot! My latest bag was a 'gift' I got when I joined a pocket book club. It's sort of a messenger bag and I 'wear it to work' every day.

Peter said...

I watched the "show", a very different and relaxed type of show! I saw some bags I may have been interested in (but not all of them). Do we see the one you chose?

Ex-Shammickite said...

Nice bag... and referring back to the previous post, the perfect size for a kitty kat!
The last bag I bought was an impulse buy and I know I'll never use it, I don't know what came over me that day.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

That's lika an optical illusion...

tigerfish said...

It's been a few months since I went bag hunting. I have a weak spot for bags and shoes....hey, but I'm a girl, right? :P

Dijah said...

It's been a long time since I bought a new bag.I think it was last year when I bought a bag.Well,actually dad bought it for me for my birthday present.But still.;D

teahouse said...

After my identity was stolen by some jerks who took my wallet in 2001, I splurged and bought myself a Coach handbag with a short strap. I've had it since. It's served me well. Those bags last forever!

Lynette said...

OK, so I clicked on the Jack Spade show link and jumped outta my skin when that sound started up--totally unexpected--I'm just now breathing right again! Anyway, the last bag I bought was an on-sale carry-on luggage piece with handles that stay upright. I had to get a new one for the rainy season that will go on my shoulder and tuck into my body to keep the rain out of the zipper, for those times that it rains enough to do such a thing.

As for the Chrome bag, my younger son Leland has left-swing messenger bag--I think that's what you call it for a left-handed person--which he finds just right for him.

The reflection in the bag made for a stupendous serendipitous photo.

• Eliane • said...

I am all for buying a cheap but cute bag or two for the season. You know, that color that pops. I usually have a good eye to pick something a little original that does not cost much but looks nice.
When the season is finished, I give them to the Goodwill store. So I can buy a new one... :)

Per Stromsjo said...

I don't buy bags, it seems. I keep going to conferences now and then and more often than not a bag is included in the registration fee. Some have been pure junk but others surprisingly good.

Emily Lin said...

Nice shot and great interpretations. The last time I bought a bag was like.. years ago? Most of my bags were given by my friends for my birthday presents. :P

yich said...

I like this picture. It's very artistic. You have a keen eye for capturing unique shots.
My latest bag is a diaper bag. Bwahahaha! Not bought though. The hospital gave us one.

Keropok Man said...

the last time i bought a bag, hmm last year?

citygirl15 said...

lovin' another one of your photos!

Anne-Catherine said...

last Thursday, a Manhattan Portage one :-)

i love the picture, in fact, you cannot even see the bag properly, so the initial purpose is gone

TCho said...

Well i bought this gigantic tennis racquet bag a couple wks ago. It's supposed to hold 6 racquets. I think i could probably hold 12 in there and go on a 4 day camping trip with this bag.