Thursday, November 22, 2012

Buy Now or Crossbody Handbag Sponsor Spotlight Review

I got the above Nine West Reno Signs Version 2 Crossbody thru a company called Buy Now or Isn't it gorgeous? It comes in r different color schemes but I liked the black on black the best. I started using a crossbody for the first time this year when we went on vacation and I had gotten a really cute little white one and even though it doesn't hold everything, I decided I liked it enough that I would love to have one for the winter to just grab when I don't need much just a few items.

So, when Buy Now or approached me about doing a review/giveaway for them, I jumped at the chance to get this bag and haven't regretted it at all. Sure, they don't hold as much as a normal size pocketbook but that is the whole idea! If I just put my drivers license, a few essentials and a few credit cards and lipstick in there, for quick trips to the store, not marathons or anything, it is perfect!

Years ago I used to do the same thing when we were traveling alot and I didn't want a big pocketbook to weigh me down, I got a really small one and then carried only what I needed. I always got the one with extra long straps so it went over my head and shoulder to ensure a safety net for purse snatchers. I never ran into any problems, thank goodness!

Here are the details of my handbag:

Adjustable (44" to 47") shoulder strap with belt buckle (Drop: 22" to 24")
Polished metal hardware
Two horizontal front pockets
Zipper top closure
Interior zipper pocket
9"W x 7.25"H x 1"D

This is another handbag from the same company but it made by Chinese Laundry. It's a pretty hobo style bag and I just wanted to give you an idea of other styles that they carry besides the one that I eventually got.

Buy Now or actually sells alot more than just handbags. They have scarves, jewelry, watches, home furnishings, luggage, travel items. area rugs and last but not least, you can purchase gift certificates from them so that your loved one or friend can use the GC to shop to her heart's content!

I don't even really remember the ones I had to choose from anymore but I think I picked the right one for me. The black Nine West Crossboy is a perfect fit for me. I may not use it 100% of the time, but that was not the purpose. It is my go to bag when I need to be light and free of a handbag that will drag me down. I hope as the years go by that I will be able to let go of carrying around those huge monsters that as a young woman I thought I needed so that I could store everything in there, just in case I need it someday kinda thing!

I do know that if you want to go and see a great selection of products and a wide range of name brands, then Buy Now or might just be the place for you. Think of it as a a go to destination for all of your needs without having to go to specialty stores for everything that you might need or want.
They also carry jewelry either in fine or fashion and I peeked at the Fine Jewelry and decided I needed to stay in the Fashion Jewelry side so that is where these awesome bangles came from! So, see, they do have other items besides handbags, just like I said. These bangles are only $14.00 on Buy Now or, so that isn't a bad price at all. I would hate to think what it would cost if it was the Fine Jewelry.  I would be in serious trouble, I'd say!
They will offer Free Shipping for Black Friday Shoppers using Code FSALL which is in effect 11/22 to 11/23, so if you hurry, you can get in on the free shipping by the end of tomorrow night!
I found this is the About Us section:
Two local residents, Kathy Leffler, of Town and Country and Alison Christian, of St. Peters, have launched a new online store called The site offers fashion, fine and silver jewelry, watches, handbags, scarves, and luggage and travel accessories at 40 to 80 percent off retail price. has a wide selection of women’s tote bags, clutches and shoulder bags created by top designers, such as B. Makowsky, Michael Kors, Cole Haan, Chinese Laundry and Marc Jacobs, available for a fraction of their original price. Diamond stud earrings, fashion necklaces, fine rings, sterling silver and watches are just a few of the discounted items found in the fine jewelry and fashion jewelry categories. has a variety of cashmere and fashion scarves ranging from $7 to $14. For the business woman or adventurer, offers travel pieces and accessories – everything from rolling laptop briefs to garment bags. offers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Each item for sale is clearly labeled with a ‘compare’ price and a ‘buy now’ price so shoppers know the exact discount they are receiving.
Connect with Buy Now or several ways:

Mailing Address:
2328 Centerline Industrial Drive
Maryland Heights, MO 63146
Toll-Free: 866-797-6690
If Calling in Missouri: 314-567-4434

The great folks at Buy Now or will be giving the winner of my Holiday Turkey Hunt Blog Hop Event the same Nine West Crossbody that I just reviewed! The Event starts on November 23rd and ends on December 7th. Good Luck Everyone! Open in the U.S. only.

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Kathryn Merkel said...

My family teases me because I refuse to carry a purse bigger than needed to hold my checkbook. I've never seen the need to haul the kitchen sink along when I went to the store, so I love the size of this purse.

Kim said...

I love these bags! Thanks for opening my eyes to a new purse company! A girl can never have too many bags :)

Laura said...

Now or Never has some great deals. I like the nine west because it isn't huge. I'm not really one to carry around a big purse.

flairshare said...

I have never heard of Buy Now or but I will definitely check it out next. I tend to carry a huge bag with way too much stuff in it. I like this Crossbody style and also think it would make a great Christmas gift. Thx.'

Gina Brickell said...

I love the crossbody purses.. I use these when I go on vacation as well and go out places.. I brought mine to Disney and it was super convenient.. Didn't have to worry about lugging your handbag around as it is attached to you and you don't even notice it!


My choice of purse is always determined by the outfit I'm wearing or the place I'm going. Just running out for a quick trip to the store? small bag big enough for keys, wallet and phone....heading out for a full day of shopping or running around? bigger bag to allow for the "extras"

Elle S. said...

For a long spell I made my own handbags. Recently though I realized how it can be nice to have something not so homemade looking. I think I'll check these out!