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I just bought a new bag. My purse strap broke on Sunday, just as I walked into the bus station next to the ConneXions hotel. As I've been thinking about getting a new one anyway *and* this is the second time that strap has broken, it's clearly time.

My needs are simple. I need a shoulder type bag with a long enough strap to reach across my body to the opposite hip - lower if possible. I need a bag big enough to hold a book or more, and maybe my lunch and a water bottle. I need compartments and front pockets to keep things organized and keep my phone and keys and MetroCard available. (And to hold my wallet and pda and sunglasses, and a couple of other things that just live in my purse - this probably will include my notary stamp.) But I don't want it huge - I'm currently using an old Land's End Campus bag that's just too huge for my needs.

So, I went to http://www.timbuk2.com and created my own bag. I chose the medium sized one, with olive green on either side and black in the middle and a couple of extras and it looks really neat. I'll get it in eleven or so days.

I'm girly enough that getting a new purse excites me, but this is no girly bag. :)

Build a bag

That is *so* cool. I never heard of them.

I'm playing with the site now. FWIW, you may want to look at Ameribag, which Xiphias uses. Not as customizable, but good size and organization.

Re: Build a bag

Isn't it? I had a lot of fun deciding the colors I wanted.

The Ameribag is nice looking, but I'm scared of any bag I can't keep an eye on - not since I had my wallet stolen over a year ago.

Re: Build a bag

So it's customizable to have an eye socket on the bag? ;-)

Re: Build a bag


that is beyond cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I may have to peruse their site a little more and perhaps spend the extra $$ to get a bag from them.

Thanks for the link!

I looked at their site. How much is this going to set me back?

I may have to order one. Carrying my stuff around in old plastic bags is just Not Good.

That is a cool site! I was putting together a bag and if I go for it, it'll cost me $150.00. But it looks like a good one. Think about it.

Oh, MamaDeb, another good site is ebags.com. I've gotten a couple of nice bags from them. They have varing price points.