A few weeks ago I discovered designer Rebecca Minkoff (@RebeccaMinkoff on Twitter) had created a handbag line called Minkette exclusively for the Home Shopping Network (HSN). The line includes four bags which are the Enchantment Leather Hobo, the Tenderness Croc-Clutch, the Valentine Studded Leather Hobo, and the Rapture Croco Embossed Leather Tote.
When I looked at all of the bags, I immediately fell in love with the Enchantment Leather Hobo. It looked simple and not at all flashy. The retail price of Enchantment was $350.00 but it was on clearance for $125.00. Even though the price was already lowered I held onto a small morsel of hope that HSN would drop the price again.
I monitored the bag everyday to check if the price had changed. My wish came true because last week the price went down to $62.47! I couldn't resist the price so I took the plunge and ordered the Enchantment in the Fuchsia color.
It arrived on Thursday and when I opened the box I was satisfied with what I saw. The Enchantment was bigger than I expected because in the pictures it looked small. I'm happy that it's a great size and that it can hold a lot.
What made this purchase even better for me is in November 2009, I had won a $20.00 gift card from Home Shopping Network's Great Gift Giveaway. I went ahead and used the gift card which brought my order total to $55.09!
Here's a quick rundown of my savings:
Full Price of Enchantment: $350.00
1st Clearance Price: $250.00
2nd Clearance Price: $125.00
3rd Clearance Price: $62.47
$62.47 (3rd Clearance Price) + $7.22 (Shipping & Handling) = $69.69
$69.69 - $20.00 (Gift Card) = $49.69
$49.69 + $5.40 (Tax) = $55.09 (Grand Total)
My total savings from this purchase is nearly $300.00!
If you remember from my previous post (My Prize from the Rebecca Minkoff Daily Giveaway) I had recently received a Rebecca Minkoff Benjamins wallet from a giveaway I won in November 2009. I thought the Enchantment would go nicely with the Benjamins wallet since they're from the same designer.
Here's my Benjamins wallet chillin' with its new friend Enchantment:
Here's how the bag looks on me. I just adore the color so much.
If you're interested in purchasing the Enchantment, it's currently sold out but the 3 other bags, the Tenderness Croc-Clutch, the Valentine Studded Leather Hobo, and the Rapture Croco Embossed Leather Tote, are still available on clearance at http://www.hsn.com. Just type in "Rebecca Minkoff" in the search box when you go to the HSN website.