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Sex: Female
Type of clothing: Clutch Pocketbooks Made Of Rubber
When it was popular: 1983-84
Description: Clutch-style pocketbooks made out of rubber, with bumps or grooves molded into the outside.
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dana - August 06, 2007 - Report this comment
The gear bag was a HUGE part of the 80s. You know this is the only site I have ever seen reference to it. I loved my Gear bag. I would love to get one and can't find it anywhere. Anyone seen it?
kim - October 03, 2008 - Report this comment
just saw one on ebay but it wasnt like the ones i use to have in the 80's i would love to get a few too. When i was in school we would have our books in hand and put the gear bag on top and that was the style, let me know if you find one
Margaret - February 04, 2009 - Report this comment
In the third grade on Long Island,a few girls had them. My mother bought me a fake gear bag in Tri County Flea Market, I put my Strawberry Shortcake dolls in it!
Karin - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I actually still have an old GEAR bag. Just lent it to a friend for an 80's party.
Veronica - April 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone know where I can get these bags? or who manufactured them? It would be a great help. Thanks
Heather - May 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a pink one and a grey one.I wish I had them now for my netbook as a case! Where have all the GEAR Bags gone?
me - November 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a pink gear bag.how much do u think I could sell it for?
Lynne - November 24, 2009 - Report this comment
In response to the previous post: What would you take?
jamie - December 28, 2009 - Report this comment
i WANT the pink one....how much??????
cb - January 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm bringing gear bags back!
Lisa - January 12, 2010 - Report this comment
WOW! I have been looking for a GEAR bag for years..and I too was from Long Island, had a fake one..but mine was bought at the Commack Flea Market!! LOL! I cannot find a picture or anything...and also remember Jordache bags? Also, I am trying to find pic's of the Best Friend iron on tees from the 80's!
Shannon - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I am willing to pay A LOT for an authentic GEAR, particularly the pink with the little bumps, but I'm flexible & open to ANY. If anyone has one to sell, PLEASE email me at: (links not allowed, please add the @ symbol): seahorse342 gmail (dot) com. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!
Jen - May 12, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG - this is the only place I found anything about GEAR. I had the rubber one, pink with bumps....
Michelle - August 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I had white, black, red and 2 sizes in pink. They were the best ever!
jenn - October 24, 2010 - Report this comment
omg I had a pink one with bumps too, I want it back:(
Maria - March 18, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG-I remember them! Got it at the Tri-County Flea Market. I think it was just a Long Island thing
jackie - June 29, 2011 - Report this comment
does anyone have one of the GEAR bags???
S - August 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a red one with the bubbles and i think a grey one with the lines. I cant find one anywhere!!
Naomi - August 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm on a mission to find a GEAR bag. I bought mine on Long Island at Lonny's in Merrick. It was blue with the bumps. I would love to replace it with one and now that I live in California have been asking around everywhere and noone has heard of it. Definitely an east coast thing. I also search the net and no luck. Would really be an awesome thing to have one again. Ahh the memories!
Toni - October 12, 2011 - Report this comment
If anyone has a gaer bag they want to sell I am very interested...itsmylife119@comcast.net
Noelle - November 12, 2011 - Report this comment
If anyone has or knows anyone who has and would like to sell their gear bag i am willing to pay a lot of money for one please email me (use @ symbol after my name)noelle blanknyc (dot) com
Shelbel73 - December 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Too funny! I am from Long Island also and got mine at the Busy Bee Flea Market on Sunrise Highway in Massapequa....no one else has heard of the? Would love it back!
Anna - December 26, 2011 - Report this comment
Hi everybody! I sent emails to the ladies that left their addresses here, but if anyone else is interested I have a gray and brown GEAR bag with the bubble design. Excellent condition! Email me if interested and I can send pictures! Happy Holidays! abarie (at) gmail (dot) com
jenn - January 03, 2012 - Report this comment
I bought mine at the commack flea market. I've heard this was only a Long Island thing. None of my city or out of state friends know what it is!!
rara - January 14, 2012 - Report this comment
oh my god..green acres mall..a yellow, like BRIGHT yellow one with the bumps. My cousin and I want ours back!!
Jodi - February 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I had one that I got at busy bee also. I tried to find it at my parents house once. No luck there. Wish someone would post pics!
carolyn dorfman - February 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I cant believe after several years I finally found a site with the name of the pink gear bag I had, GEAR...looking for it too.... at Anna would like to see a picutre if oyu see this
J.Ro - February 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I too am from LI and had a pink Gear bag (heart-shaped bumps). Can anyone remember: did they have a black tag on the outside that said 'Gear?' I just bought a vintage one (without the tag) and am thinking it's a 'fake.' Anyone have a pic of an original to post?
Michelle - February 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Can someone please post a picture of an original gear bag?
DiscoDawn - February 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I have an original black GEAR bag. I think I got mine at Farmers Market or Tri-County. I grew up in the 80's in Levittown & I'm 48 now. I was just thinking about this bag & came upon this site.
DiscoDawn - February 27, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG! I have 2 GEAR bags! Both black, one is 11X81/2 the other is 11X17. Both original with tag. I didn't even realize!
Dena - March 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone have any left to sell??? I hope they're not all gone!!! If you have one please email me at dlm388@nyu.edu Thank you!!!
josie - March 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Would love any color but black...please contact me regarding selling price..thanks..Josie from queens
josie - March 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Josie from queens sugaramc@aol.com
Jan Griffiths - March 31, 2012 - Report this comment
Still have a couple of the larger ones in black. I keep my little Bible in one of them. Still a great bag!!
Danielle - April 01, 2012 - Report this comment
Please, if you not sold the large black bag, i am extremely interested.thanks. daniellepapsidero@hotmail.com
Jenn - April 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a royal blue bag with heart shape bumps...not sure I want to sell yet...any interest in that style?
Mish - April 15, 2012 - Report this comment
ok How many of you ould buy a brand new one today? Just curious
Discodawng - April 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I posted pictures! Those are the 2 GEAR bags I own.
robyn - May 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Anyone figure out where these can be purchased outside of independent sellers? And if not, what price points are you looking at to sell yours?
SDPW - July 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I had 2, both purchased at Roosevelt Raceway flea. The black bubble was most popular in my school (Roslyn)...I had grey and blue. I remember saving up $8.00 to buy each one. I wish I had held on to them.
Christine - July 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I can't find one anywhere... Anybody have one to sell in grey or black? Willing to pay!!! I have been searching forever... Email me at ncen4@aol.com
Rosa - August 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I am interested in purchasing 2 gear bags. Please contact me if you have one to sell...rosamanz@aol.com
Jennifer - August 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I just saw a 75+ woman carrying one in red, which made me google it. I am also from LI and got mine at Tri County. I had a grey one and i wish i still had it.
Brenna - October 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I too am from L.I searching for a gear bag! I had a fake red one and a real pink one with heart bumps! I would love to have one again. If you have one to sell please contact me bzacker@gmail.com
Marie - October 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I was always jealous of my cousins that had them when I visited them in LI back in about 84 or so. I ended up with an imitation. :-) But I loved it because no one in Florida knew the difference! if you have one to sell, let me know. Emjay221@gmail.com
Marisol - October 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I am convinced that Gear bags were only popular on Long Island and that's it. I remember every girl in my 3rd grade class had one. Meanwhile, I've mentioned Gear bags to people who are not from LI and no one has ANY idea what I'm talking about! I don't remember where mine was from, but it was pink and it had the same texture as the one in the pic.
Cheryl - October 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm from Northern NJ & I had a pink Gear Bag! I wish I had saved it, would love to have 1 again!!! I haven't seen 1 for sale anywhere online...
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tammy - November 01, 2012 - Report this comment
if anyone has a "gear" bag for sale email me at tfriskibear@aol.com,,,,, thanks!
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Tammy - December 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Grew up in Baldwin , had a pink one with hearts, was this just a Long Island mall thing. I had mine for years, and every now and then search the internet, would love one.
Joanie - February 01, 2013 - Report this comment
Grew up in Colts Neck, and 4th grade was all Gear bags. I think I had a blue one with ribs. I wish I knew what happened to mine...
Maria - March 17, 2013 - Report this comment
It wasn't just a LI thing. It was a big trend in Queens too. I used to buy them at the Aqeduct flea market. Had so many of them in different colors & textures.Wish I knew what happened f o them. ):
ann - March 19, 2013 - Report this comment
this is so funny! i totally remember my gear bags..tricounty flea market..ugh..that place has gone to hell..i always wait to see it on totally 80's on vh1 but they never mention them..guess it was a ny thing
Tara - April 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember these bags! I had one in Black and got rid of it a while back! Now all this 80's stuff is comming back & I can't find these darn bags anywhere!! If anyone knows of anyone or anyplace that has them please let me know!! Thanx in advance
C.C. - May 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes, I totally loved those bags and wanted one. Is anyone willing to sell theirs. Let me no. ct.cary4921@gmail.com Thanks
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marni - July 30, 2013 - Report this comment
been searching for a gear bag for a while...if anyone knows where i can purchase or has one i can purchase, can you pls let me know ??? any color... thanks !!!!
Lisa - August 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I wish I'd kept mine - I had a red one with vertical grooves from the Commack Flea Market. I loved it! If anyone knows where to get one, I'd be so interested!!
Faith - September 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I am totally interested in purchasing one if anyone has theirs they want to sell. Plwase email me at Funkeedesign@aol I had at least 3 or 4 and I cant believe I didnt save any!!!!!
Lisa - September 30, 2013 - Report this comment
Please email me if you have a GEAR bag to sell. Very interested...samzacor@aol.com
Mary - March 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Hoping there is someone out there still with a GEAR bag to sell to me! Please let me know. mlgbluet@yahoo.com
carolyn - May 08, 2014 - Report this comment
would like to find a vintage gear bag black, pink or white, please contact me, carolyndorfman@hotmail.com
roquette sale - May 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Garagesaleroquette at gmail dot com I will also have pics up on facebook by the weekend. A lady has a lot of vintage antique retro up 40 years old and were having a home tag/garage sale. Contact email above and ill give more info
Mimi - October 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a few, but it would take a nice amount to get me to part with them! 1 large in red, with bumps, like the pic of the black one. 1 large in blueish/turquoise/(dark aquamarine?) with ridges. 1 smaller clutch style in soft baby pink w/ ridges. All labels & zippers intact & working order. If you want to make a good offer, email: yourcatcares AT gmail.com
Mimi - October 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm now getting emails about my GEAR bags! I set a price for a potential buyer. Due to the rarity, I will not sell any of them for less than $100.00 per bag. If you're still interested, send the email & I'll send pics.
kara - October 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I am selling a beautiful teal GEAR bag under username *trinket*dvd on eBay.
Kristine - October 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Do you still have any gear bags left Kara?

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