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Esprit Bag

Filed under: Personal History — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

When I was in high school, every girl who was even close to cool had an Esprit Bag. I found mine in the pile of purses when we moved last July. After a good washing and ironing, it almost looks presentable.

Esprit Bag by LauraMoncur from Flickr

This bag cost me $25 of hard earned K-Mart money and I bought it at Nordstroms. I think that might be the only thing I’ve ever bought at Nordstroms.

Esprit Bag by LauraMoncur from Flickr

I felt so cool when I carried around this bag, but it really wasn’t a good bag for me. I always do better with purses that zip because then nothing falls out when I’m clumsy. Even though it wasn’t the best for me, I still proudly carried my books in that bag. I always made sure that the Esprit logo on the useless pocket was facing out so that everyone could see that it was an ESPRIT bag, not just some stupid canvas bag.

Now, I have tons of canvas bags that I use at the grocery store, but the Esprit bag is kept hidden safely away from them. It’s still special to me, even after all these years.



  1. I had an Esprit bag! Then I felt so stupid about being so label-centric that I turned it inside out and used it like that all through high school. It also made the pocket more useful, because then things weren’t falling out of it. Oh, and my flute fit along the bottom perfectly.

    I think I still have it somewhere. It’s probably still my flute bag.

    Comment by Marleigh — 2/4/2010 @ 8:36 am

  2. I LOVED my Esprit bag!!!! I have been tryin to find one for my daughter with no luck.

    Comment by Belinda — 9/15/2010 @ 5:05 am

  3. Oh wow! This takes me back. I had the greatest purse from Esprit. My mom bought it for me in 1989, and it cost 50.00. Looking back I cannot believe she spent that much on me for a purse! But, I loved it!

    Comment by Kimberly — 2/25/2012 @ 9:01 pm

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