A Plea for Help

Look, I know I have a problem with internet surfing in that I do way, way, way too much of it. I follow random link to random link all over the information superhighway, and usually end up on some one-lane dirt road to nowhere because I took an off ramp after seeing an interesting billboard...

Very often I bookmark those lost little dead ends. Sometimes I link to them. Sometimes they go to the mental graveyard that such detritus deserves.

And then, once in a while, I find something truly wonderful. And that is why I need your help, dear readers. Because I found a truly wonderful site and didn't bookmark it. Although I have a shoe addiction, when it comes to purses, I tend to schlep the same one ratty leather bag around until even I realize that it is a disgrace. And the site I stumbled over was a purse designer.

More acurately, it was a pair of purse designers. I think they were English. I think that they both had names that started with an H and that their company and thus their site was both of their names. They had reasonably priced goods that were stylish and trendy. There was a hobo bag in particular that made my shriveled little heart go pitterpat. I think it was in a metallic burgundy leather.

Now, I can write a search string like nobody, and I found a 1983 article on AIDS from Rolling Stone and a source for a copy and the author's name and another article citing the first one, all within five minutes of my boss requesting it thus: "Sometime in the early 80s there was a story about AIDS in Rolling Stone. It may have been a cover story. I think they used the phrase gay plague."

Yet, no matter how I search, no matter what string I put together, I cannot find this website again. I have searched for photos of metallic leather hobo purses. I have ransacked the lists of British designers. I have gone through Google like Sherman through Georgia. Nada. Nothing. Zilch. Goose eggs.

I'm asking for help* here. Please?

* I erase my histories and caches with obsessive regularity, so don't suggest that. Plus, I stumbled across this a month ago or more. I've checked all the links on Manolo's Shoe Blog, and the purse blogs. I'm just stumped.
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(9) Comments
#1. Posted by SteveA. in Boca on December 10, 2005

Tried a YAHOO search:  check out Ebay with the category designer inspired hobo purse.  It might give you some leads…good luck!

#2. Posted by Miz Shoes on December 11, 2005

Did that, Steve. And any number of other combinations in Google, e-bay, etc. The only thing I haven’t tried is Ask Jeeves, and I may be reduced to that.

#3. Posted by Miss Bliss on December 12, 2005

Sorry, I’m no help to you with this one.  Good luck.

#4. Posted by oceanguy on December 12, 2005
#5. Posted by Miz Shoes on December 12, 2005

Yes. That’s it. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. I owe you a hot dish of kippers, don’t I?

#6. Posted by oceanguy on December 13, 2005

It was just a bit of trivia floating in my memory that I’m happy to put to good use.

Yes… Krispy Kippers, i grilled some not long after your post about them…  I need to do it more often.

#7. Posted by Reecie on December 13, 2005

I am so happy you found your nadbag site! Isn’t the internet WONDERFUL?

PS: Do you have XM radio?

#8. Posted by Reecie on December 13, 2005


HAND bag. HAND bag. Sweet Jesus.

#9. Posted by Kathleen on December 17, 2005

Glad you found it! Also check out: http://www.notwithoutmyhandbag.com

Very cool stuff!
Love, K

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