Harveys Limited Editions 2010

I’m a huge fan of Harveys Seatbeltbags.  Especially since they are a local company from Orange County.  I always get compliments on my bags, especially when I travel out of the area.  I have been known to shove everything but the kitchen sink into my bag.  I may have even used my bag as a camera bag too.  Every year Harveys comes out with Limited Edition bags to add to their already awesome collection.  I saw on Harveys’ blog that they were releasing their newest “Limited Editions” on Saturday, the 20th.

I debated off and on about going to the event.  I had to work late the night before, and if I didn’t go, I could sleep in.  Well, our front door was being painted on Saturday morning. Guess who rang our doorbell at 8am, right on the dot? Yes, the painter.  So since I was up, I started checking Facebook.  I saw that the Harveys’ Facebook page stated “that people were already lining up”.  So I took a minute, and then promptly jaunted to the shower.  I think Angry Husband was shocked to see me up that early, as Angry Kid was still asleep. I said something to Angry Husband like, “I’m going to Harvey’s, limited edition purse, people standing in line, going to get a Monster, and will call you in a bit”, and when on my way.

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It was a beautiful day, and I was greeted by other Harveys’ fans at their store in Santa Ana.  I got there about an hour before they opened and the line was already wrapping around the building.  The gracious employees were walking around modeling the new awesome bags.  I knew instantly that I wanted, well needed, one of their new bags.  This would be my second “Limited Edition” as Monique bought me the Wahoo’s Bag in 2008.  Their are only 250 of the bags in each type.  They were passing out numbers to the people in line.  I chose my number and my bag. Yes, I got my golden ticket.

The Golden Ticket to my bag

While in line, I was able to chat with the other “fans”. I will call them “fans” because wow, I thought I had a purse collection. These people put me to shame. I have five Harveys’ purses, and some other accessories.  There were people whom had twenty five plus bags.  I am quite the collector of purses and shoes, but I think I would have to use an entire room to display/store a collection like this.  I seriously love the people from Harveys. They are awesome.  They’ve even heard of my blog, maybe because I comment on their blog a lot.  I love everything about this company and I’m a huge supporter of local businesses.

The People of Harvey's

I was taking their picture from afar, as I didn’t want to lose my place in line.  I think I saw at least thirty different types of purses while I was in line.  I saw many that I gasped about.  I have complete regrets about not purchasing some of the bags.  But I will not have any regrets this year, because I was getting my special bag.  When I got my chance to go inside the store, I did not immediately head to the cash register.  I chose to look around instead.  It had been a few months since I’d been there.  I can’t go into their store without buying something. So I try and gain some self control over myself by not going in.  Shocking really, if you know me well enough.  I loved the time and effort that they put in for this event.  They served coffee and candy, to go with their themed bags.  Since I’m not a coffee drinker, I headed towards the candy buffet.

Candy Buffet @ Harvey's

After gathering some candy, and talking to the owner of Harveys, Dana Harvey, I headed back downstairs to make my special purchase. While I was downstairs, I took some photographs of the new bags.  My pictures of the bags aren’t the best, because I was having flash issues.

The Sugar Plum or "Candy" BagThe “Sugar Plum”

The "Coffee" Bag 2010 LTD EditionThe “Venti Upside-Down, Soy Caramel Macchiato with Sugar-free Vanilla Syrup and a extra shot of espresso w/whip” or as I would like to call it, “The Coffee Purse”

Well, if you can tell from my Golden Ticket, I got “The Coffee Purse”.  I will call it “The Coffee Purse” as I’m way too ADD to remember the entire name.  I could also call it, “The awesome limited edition purse with the really long coffee name”. What do you think?  I was pretty excited as I made my purchase.  I even took it out in my front yard for a photo shoot when I got home.  I tried to get the best lighting for my photos, and it was way too dark in my house.

My Coffee Bag

I’m in love, all over again…

and I don’t even drink coffee.

P.S. My photos might not reflect the true colors of the purses. Like I said, flash issues. And I have a thing for “color washes”. Leave me alone. I’m not a pro photographer by any means.

24 comments
Vickie
Vickie

I love Harvey Purses and the way they hold up and clean up. The wallets are the best!

Brenda
Brenda

I'm new and I think I'm in trouble. One bag down and I'm glad I don't live anywhere near Orange County. I will be sure to visit Harvey's next time I'm in town to see Mickey. The coffee bag is beautiful. Your blog is great. And the photography came across fine. Thanks Julie I'll keep reading.

Kate
Kate

I've read one post of yours...about Harvey's! I have their webiste saved on my comp & I shop Harvey's Seat Belt Bags all the time! I will forever love your blog just for writing about them! I can't wait to read more of your posts!

Kelly
Kelly

I found your blog because of the Harvey's blog... I wish I could have made it to the event! It looks like it was so much fun... At least my friend and I were able to make it there afterward before they were all sold out!

Dana Harvey
Dana Harvey

Hi Julie, It was so awesome to finally meet you. We all love your blog here at HARVEYS. I would love to do a purse giveaway to your blog readers. Thanks so much for coming out and for all your support. Dana.

Becca - Our Crazy Boys
Becca - Our Crazy Boys

Oooohh! I love it!! I have a boring brown one... I think I might need a new one very soon!

Jessica
Jessica

Gorgeous bag! I wish I lived close enough to go to a real Harvey's store, I'm a fan too 6 bags and some! Enjoy your LTD bag.

Danielle
Danielle

LOVE your post....I too am a HUGE Harveys fan and a fellow blogger. I read a lot of other blogs (mostly whale/ocean related as I'm a naturalist/photographer/researcher on a whale watching boat and I LOVE when I read a blog that has emotion and feeling. Reading your post...it just feels like you are talking and that's the way a blog should be :) Thanks for the post and the pictures. Cheers, Danielle

Christopher
Christopher

Hey! That's me in that Harveys group photo! Well, thank you for coming to our event and I hope your bag brings many years of sturdy use and friendly compliments! <3 C

Tess
Tess

That is really cool!

Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom
Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom

I LOVE Harvey's! I have a Harvey's clutch in chocolate and it is perfect for short trips on the go, theme parks with the kids, or a night on the town! SO happy for you! That is an awesome bag!

Lee
Lee

OMG I love seat belt purses. That first one is my favorite. Jealous. Lee

Carabee
Carabee

Okay, I admit I hadn't heard of Harvey's and when you first said seatbelt bag, I swear to god I thought they were bags to hold seatbelts. (smacking head) But upon closer inspection, I discovered that one of my friends just this weekend was showing me her new seatbelt bag! Maybe Harvey's? Totally cute! And now I kinda want one. I like the black and white checkerboard. My husband would pitch a conniption if I come home with one more bag though. It'll have to wait a few months. Love the coffee bag!

Natalie
Natalie

LOVE it! It's funky with a bit of traditional. I can remember a time when I swore I would never carry a big bag. In fact, I didn't carry a purse at all. I could shove everything I needed into my backpack. Then I grew up & slowly turned into my mother-with even bigger bags. Size really does matter, doesn' it? I have purses my hubby refers to as luggage. And I love them.

liz
liz

I LOVE IT!!! It is awesome and I feel like I did notice your hangbag when I saw you in OC - you were carrying a Harvey's weren't you? The picture of it on the lawn looks a little Easter-basket-ish, in a great way. NICE bag!!!

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Welcome to my blog, Kate!!!! Yes, I have an obsession with Harveys and their bags. I love forever Angry Julie Monday readers. They are the bestest!

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Aww thanks for coming to visit. It was totally a last minute decision to go. I had no clue what the purses even looked like. I had a great time and it was awesome meeting everyone from Harvey's. I'm glad that you got a bag before they sold out.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I had such a great time on Saturday. I love my new purse so much. I'm afraid to get it dirty. I will be contacting you about a giveaway. Thanks for linking to my site! Harvey's Seatbeltbags rock!

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

YAY!!!!! I love my bag. It's one of many...I'm such an addict.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Stay tuned Michelle...it looks like I will be doing a giveaway!