Today we’re excited to launch a new recurring series here on PurseBlog! PursePeople is all about finding everyday real life bag lovers and getting an intimate look at their bag and what they keep inside. Whether it be a sentimental item, a bag that acts as a security blanket or a tiny good-luck charm tucked in the depths of your Dior, we want to know! In today’s very first installment of PursePeople we’re catching up with Norah Salazar who hails from New Jersey, and it was her insane vintage Gucci bag that caught our eye! Be sure to keep up with Norah and her makeup adventures on instagram and read on to discover more about this PursePerson.

Name: Norah Salazar
Occupation: Makeup Artist
Resides in: South Orange NJ
Bag: Vintage Gucci 1970’s Red Bag

The Bag

This beautiful Gucci bag came from a very small vintage store near me in West Orange, NJ. I wasn’t exactly “looking for it”, I came across it while furniture shopping. I had an immediate draw to it because it’s a red color (like my vintage Coach wallet), the leather, it was in such pristine condition and just had a special sparkle to it, classic old Gucci.

A Prized Possession

The color red is very special to me as it is one of the colors of the Peru flag. (I am from Peru). We are kind of superstitious in Peru, at least in my family some of us are. In the inner pocket of my wallet I carry a tiny amulet charm with tiny seeds made out of Huayruro. Huayruro seeds are found in pods in the tall trees of the Peruvian rainforest. The red and black seeds are said to bring good fortune and abundance, while warding off negative energy. This comes with me everywhere I go, inside this red wallet and in my red Gucci bag. Pretty certain that this bag is Gucci 1970’s at least based on my research. The bag itself has plenty of room for my red lipstick, my wallet and phone.

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lalarey
lalarey
1 year ago

What a lovely article! I like this idea, My favorite pieces you guys do are the closet confessionals and the purseonals, I always enjoy reading about the relationships people have with their bags, and what makes them feel special and why.

Melissa
Melissa
1 year ago

Omg I’m in millburn!

Carolina
Carolina
1 year ago

So excited for this series! CC’s are my favorite. Also happy to see another fellow Peruvian purse lover!

Deanna
1 year ago

I love this!!! More of these, please!

Annie
Annie
1 year ago

I loved this because she’s relatable; a “normal” woman carrying a bag she loves. She’s not a “celebrity” touting a bag recommended by her “stylist” or because she will profit from it. As Oliver Twist said (going back into the archives) “Please, sir I want some more”. ?

Megs Mahoney Dusil
1 year ago
Reply to  Annie

We’re hoping to feature different people a few times a month and keep it going from there!

Melissa
Melissa
1 year ago

Also how do I submit my own? 🙂

Elna
Elna
1 year ago

Great series! More business people please, and from all over the world!

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