Thursday, August 18, 2016

Gabs Bag

On our trip to Germany, Andy bought me a handbag as an early birthday present. It’s a Gabs bag. 

Gabs Bag 3

Gabs is an Italian company, founded in 2000. One fun element of Gabs bags is that they can often be transformed into different shapes. The same bag can morph from a boxy bag to a bucket-style bag to flat tote.

Gabs Bag 4

My sister has a large collection of Gabs bags in all different shapes and colors, and I like her colorful and unique bags. I decided to get a green one - I love the color and the ways it can be transformed. It was on sale - reduced twice - and therefore a great deal. Plus, I think the shade of green can work year round.  

Gabs Bag 6

The bags have fun (and useful) elements, such a tiny notebook and a shopping bag that’s attached to the interior of the bag.

Gabs Bag 5

Gabs’ trademark is the pretty turquoise button.

Gabs Bag 7

Here are a few photos of when I carried the Gabs bag in Germany.



Gabs Bag 1
Here we are visiting the little (but beautiful) town of Gelnhausen

Gabs Bag 2
And here we are in Aschaffenburg, another small(ish) town along the Main river with a castle, beautiful gardens, numerous interesting churches, a museum that is a replica of an Roman villa (Pompejanum), and more.

I always love looking back at photos from our trip… Here are more Gabs bags I wouldn't mind owning:

Questions: Have you heard of Gabs bags? If so, do you own one? What are you looking for in a handbag? I never used to be a “bag lady” until fairly recently. At this point in my life I see a bag as an investment piece that I intend to carry for many years, but I don’t want to spend too much money on a bag as I live a pretty active and casual life. But I’m more and more aware of the fact that a bag can add some quite a bit of interest to an outfit.

Click here to check out the fabulous bloggers I’m linking up with.

Be well,
Andrea

[Disclosure: Links to Gabs bags in this post are affiliate links, and www.andreaswellnessnotes.com may benefit from actions taken on the links.]



32 comments:

  1. No, I've never heard of a Gabs bag before, but they sure look fun!

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    1. They are not widely available in the US, but they are so much fun!

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  2. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. die Tasche gefällt mir

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    1. Thanks! I'm really enjoying it! :-)

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  4. That is such a fun bag! I like the colourful green and it's great you can wear it in different ways too! :)


    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thanks, Mica! Playing with it and changing it into different shapes is indeed fun!

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  5. How clever is that ? I love that you can change the style of the bag.I hope your trip to Gem any was good x
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    1. Thanks! And, yes, we had a nice trip!

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  6. Amazing post! Have a great weekend. :)

    STYLEFORMANKIND.COM
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    1. Thanks! Have a wonderful weekend, too!

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  7. I have never heard of this brand, but what a truly great idea! I'm always interested in items that are versatile---it just seems like you're getting a better deal that way (maybe not rationale, but hey!!)
    And I agree---I bet green will end up being a perfect color for many outings!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Jodie! It's fun to play with the bag. I mainly carry it in the first style, but it's convenient to be able to make it bigger, into a medium-sized tote!

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  8. I remember seeing these bags when I was in Italy last summer. Looks like you picked a great color and it seems very versatile. Also love the travel pics! Small German towns are the best!

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    1. Thanks, Beth! And, yes, I think small German towns are the best! :-)

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  9. Such a fun color and NO, I have never heard of Gab bags before! How neat that they transform into different shapes!!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks, Carrie! Yes, they are a lot of fun! I'm sure you could have found them in Italy! :-)

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  10. I love your Gabs Bag, such a pretty color and how awesome that it can change shape. Such a great accessory to couple with your outfits.

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  11. I've never heard of Gabs bags before, but I'm loving yours! Not only is the color beautiful, but I love that it can transform shapes. I need to check these out!
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Rachael! Yes, I think they are very cool.

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  12. What a beautiful bag! The color, the print, very beautiful! I also love looking back at Holiday pictures. I always print the nicest onesand make a collage to hang in the Hall!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! I'll have to be better about printing out photos! I take so many but print out so very, very few...

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  13. That is the coolest "transformer" bag I have ever seen! I really like that mustard yellow one you linked. I have never heard of Gabs bags before, but I will definitely be checking them out.

    Thanks for linking up On the Edge of the Week! I hope to see you again next week. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks, Shelbee! The mustard one is cool. I also really like the orange one - I don't have an orange bag, and I think it would instantly brighten up an outfit!

      Have a wonderful weekend, too!

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  14. I am thinking this bag would look pretty with your two-sided scarf. It is lovely. I've never heard of Gabs bags but I kind of live under a rock. The fact that they have little accessories inside, like the notebook, is cool. Kind of reminds me of my Miche bags that have a shell and a basic bag that you put the shells over.

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    1. Yes! I actually bought the bag with the two-sided scarf in mind! I had borrowed my mom's green purse and realized that I didn't have a green bag, so when I saw this one (and it was majorly reduced), I knew it was the bag for me!

      I had to google Miche bags - they sound very cool!

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  15. Andrea, what a gorgeous bag! I absolutely love the color and I love that you can transform it into different shapes. I've never heard of Gabs bags before and I'm definitely going to check them out. I agree a great bag can totally accent your outfit and I love the way it looks with your outfit on your trip. What a great gift! Another thing, I love the name for the Bag as the same letters are used in Gabs and Bags, just mixed up! Pretty cool.

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    1. Thanks, Nikki!

      Wow! I hadn't noticed the Gabs/Bags letter play! Very observant of you!

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