Sunday, August 18, 2019

Kipling Bag

I got this Kipling bag a few weeks ago at the swap meet.  I paid $2 for it.


There are zippers on the side to expand the bag if needed.

It looks in good shape except for one thing. The main zipper that opens and closes the bag is broken.  One side is not attached to the pull.

I've watched a few YouTube videos, and it looks like I have several options.

One involves cutting a small slit across the loose track so that I can maneuver the track back into the pull. Another option involves prying open the pull itself so that the track can slide back in and then pinching the pull tight again. A third option is to yank some of the teeth off so that there is an open space to maneuver the pull onto the track. 

Not sure what I'm gonna do yet. I'll let you know what happens. 


Annie said...

That's an awesome find! I love those bags! Love the RED!!!

K and S said...

hope you’ll be able to fix it whichever way you try

Anonymous said...

j: I thought the gorilla was something you put on but that is part of their signature. I never heard of a Kipling bag before, I learned something new -N

jalna said...

Annie, I like the red too!

Kat, thanks!

N, I have a small Kipling pouch with three compartments that I use to keep my money organized when I go to Japan. It helps me from getting too confused. I probably got it at the swap meet too.

Leslie's pics said...

wow still got the gorilla attached too!

jalna said...

Les, I noticed that right away when I saw the bag.