Where did u get that – saddle bag on 5th avenue

Photography: Karen Blanchard
I semi sprinted over to this girl last week to ask where did she get her stunning bag.  She told me it’s from Morocco (how did I know that was coming) but said that she has seen them “all over in New York now.”  If anyone knows where exactly please do tell.
I loved how she wore it messenger style over tightly rolled dark jeans, a shrunken striped shirt and simple Vans.  Her indigo jeans and shirt are from Hollister where she works.

Similars to her look:

Topshop shirt
James Perse tank (cut low enough at the front to not show)
J Brand skinnies in ink
Vans classics (I like these checkerboards)
Bag wise go crazy on this eBay bag link.  Or try similar vintage styles here, here or here.


  1. Анна says:

    stunning!love this bag!

  2. S says:

    Yup,recognized it as being from Morocco immediately. I went there two years ago and many bags have similar finish and stamping, tanneries are everywhere. I have one in yellow and one in hot pink 🙂

  3. Dylana Suarez says:

    Amazing satchel bag!



  4. SAMANTHA says:

    She looks great.. they have those purses allll over Spain and Morocco but I’m sure they’re somewhere in NY too, I’ll find out 🙂


  5. Amanda says:

    There are heaps on our local equivalent of ebay – trademe.co.nz so i suspect there will be plenty on ebay too 🙂 or just try trademe!

  6. My Favorite Pieces says:

    love the dark denim and the bag combo,cute outfit.will try that look!!!

  7. Monika says:

    I love that look. I need to copy that…aheem get inspired by it I mean.

  8. vain319 says:

    Mexico makes them too,tooled leather bags.. 🙂

  9. Lily says:

    Really cute ! Love the color.


  10. Mrs. C says:

    Don’t you hate it when it’s from another country!!! Ugh!!!! Love the bag though and will have to keep my eyes out for one!

    Recipes Fashion Marriage

  11. dani says:

    This is just 1 of the many things I envy about NYC, since I live in CA – street traffic! What a great look!

    <3 The Daily Dani

  12. Girl living in Oslo says:

    Greetings from Norway:)
    Great photo/summer style…
    I read more then I comment by the way…

    Have a great week:)

  13. Amanda says:

    OMg I want that bag!

  14. lamia says:

    It’s amazing how foreigners love our craft and we Moroccans never wear this kind of bags. but seeing this beautiful young woman wearing it made me wanna buy one ! 😉
    Kisses from Morocco

  15. Ishara says:

    Great site. She looks great.. Stunning! Love the bag and love her look, those jeans are amazing! Think I might do a trip to Hollister! Thanks for sharing. I also excited to purchase it right now thank you so much.
    twelfth street by cynthia vincent

  16. Sarah Landisman says:

    I’m crazy about saddle bags these days!! This one is amazing! 🙂

  17. FASHION CHALET says:

    ALWAYS happens to me too. see something I like “oh it’s old” , “oh it’s foreign” bah! 🙁

    Great post! (P.S.) loving your posts of your weekends/days with all the pictures of what you did. Very cool!


  18. Julie Khuu says:

    Love where you’re going with this Karen…that bag is pretty gorgeous and I can definitely see the citified coming up with tons of knock offs after this post…Great eye!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  19. Samia says:

    the bag is from my country “morrocco”,i have the same 😀

  20. DISTRIKMODE says:

    Love the way she rocks this casual look. Nonchalantly cool.


    ▲ Farrah @ DISTRIKMODE

  21. Anonymous says:

    Karen, I’ve seen similar bags at South Street Seaport. Check the vendors outside. Hope this helps. Alex.

  22. Mzo Ntuli says:

    Rocking Bag!!!! So awesome.

  23. lauren steinger says:

    karen!! there are amazing satchels to be found on ebay! i have started a collection of them now! also, WGACA on w. broadway has amazing versions of this bag. lastly… check out spelldesigns.com- they sell this brand BUFFALO GIRL from australia that is so amazing you will die. fringe, fringe, fringe. need i say more?

  24. Nadette says:

    I love the color of that bag! You should go to Morocco Karen, you would LITERALLY be in heaven, there’s leather EVERYTHING! I came back with a jacket in the color of her purse, and I [lan on returning next year with a wad of cash and an empty carry on bag. Love her look, nothing like indigo skinnies and a brown purse to put a smile on my face 🙂

  25. Nicole Richie Anon. says:

    I saw that Zara TRF had a similar one. Or they do on the UK website anyways so i’m guessing they probably do in US stores too.


  26. Banana says:

    You can also find them all over Spain for about 40 euro, especially in Madrid’s Sunday-market, el Rastro. They smell horeshit the first weeks or so, so you need to air them out =)

  27. yardidadican says:


    sorry for the caps, i just couldn’t beleive i saw her. Sweet girl indeed!

  28. yardidadican says:

    P.S. she’s in her work uniform.

  29. wastedtalent says:

    I’m not sure if you’ve found your bag but there is a site called wheretoget.it that might help you out.

    just post your photos and users will post similar bags and where to get them….

    hope this helps