Friday, July 18, 2008

My New Haiku Messenger Bag

Bamboo Green Ultimate Mesenger Bag by HaikuWhen Andrew asked me what I wanted for my birthday this year I said "a bag for my laptop."

Going to Blogher and toting my computer around would require a good bag and I was rather specific about wanting something big enough for my Macbook plus extras so I wouldn't need my purse on the plane. I also wanted a messenger bag style instead of a brief case style and I didn't want something that looked like it came from the Bat Cave.

When I opened his present last week I was very pleased, once again Andrew proved he has excellent taste because I swear I couldn't have picked out a better bag.

It's made by Haiku, makers of "poetically functional accessories," the name is "Wildflowers" Ultimate Messenger Bag and it comes in three colors (the bamboo green pictured above being my favorite--love the contrasting greens and stitching). It's got seven pockets including a padded one for my laptop, a clip for keys and rubber feet on the bottom for durability. The site says it's faux leather but it looked real to me in a lovely and feminine patterned suede.

And as a bonus? You can order it with a changing mat as an extra feature--for those toting more than just laptops. Fun huh?

Now the secret here is that the website lists these beauties at $99 but Andrew got mine at REI for $69 (sorry, I'm not supposed to know that but when you're the Accounts Receivable and the Accounts Payable department it's hard to hide things like that from me) so shop around if you like this.

You know how crazy I get for bags . . .

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21 comments:

Jacki said...

Same thing at our house....I always know how much Peter paid for something because I pay off the credit card the end of each month! :-)

Jacki said...

PS - The bag is GORGEOUS!

ames said...

I totally have a thing for bags too ;) and that is one mighty fine-lookin' messenger bag! I compliment Andrew on his impeccable taste.

Daisy said...

Great bag! I had a hard time finding one for my laptop because I have one of the new 15.5" models. I found a unique bag when we were on vacation; made from sails! Reclaimed sails from a shipwreck. I love it.

Janet said...

That's gorgeous. Yes, I see all the bills too. They get paid that way.

Shannon said...

Nice bag!

Alice Wills Gold said...

Love a good bag, espeicially for traveling.

Blessed said...

I love this bag - I need one! And I need one with a changing pad... :)

jubilee said...

Love this bag. Wonder if I can convince The Calm One to buy me one? Then I'd have a case for him to buy me a laptop too. Now, not only do I have mac envy, but I have bag envy too! Ah well

SarahHub said...

I love this bag! Your husband has great taste!

ewe are here said...

Now THAT is a great computer /everything bag!

Great gift!¬

AlaneM said...

Very cute - go Andrew!

AlaneM said...

Very cute - go Andrew!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Michelle, I love that bag - tell Andrew he's awesome.

Julia said...

Now the secret here is that the website lists these beauties at $99 but Andrew got mine at REI for $69 (sorry, I'm not supposed to know that but when you're the Accounts Receivable and the Accounts Payable department it's hard to hide things like that from me) so shop around if you like this.

chelle said...

Ooo that is too cute!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Wow, you're here? I keep forgetting blogher is now, because I'm not going. I'm sure you're swamped with functions, etc., but if you'd like to have lunch/dinner/whatever, let me know!

Very cute bag, btw.

jan in nagasaki said...

i love to hear good things about REI and also to hear that such a cool looking back doesn't cost an arm and a leg!!!!!

Jennifer said...

I love it when husbands do the gift giving thing perfectly :)

craftymom said...

Great bag!
Hope you're having fun at BlogHer!

Name: Erin Riley said...

Oh! I was admiring your bag at BlogHer, so it's fun to see some purchase details - I was too shy to ask!