£800 to spend on a bag what would you go for

(242 Posts)
buttercrumble Fri 22-Feb-13 11:12:13

Been lusting after a bayswater for ages. But something holding me back, which other bags are classics which wont date....

Totallymum Fri 22-Feb-13 14:08:50

The OP didn't ask if she was morally right to want a bag for £800, or to be judged so harshly for spending her money on something that she may have saved up for many years for. Some comments on here are unkind.

Ignore it OP, spend your money however you want. I hope you find something you love!

Nicecuppachar Fri 22-Feb-13 14:09:01

To be fair, the truly wealthy and classy people I know wouldn't be seen dead with a " statement" handbag costing hundreds.
The only women I know who hanker after these silly bags are those on very ordinary wages living very ordinary lives who have watched far too much SATC and who think an overpriced bag will give them status they can't get through their mediocre jobs and homes.

cessie322 Fri 22-Feb-13 14:14:50

I saw the Anya Hindmarch bag JumpHerWho linked to yesterday. It is a fabulous bag and if I had the money I wouldn't hesitate!

QueefLatina Fri 22-Feb-13 14:16:01

People are often shocked by others spending habits aren't they?

When I see threads on here asking people to recommend a computer tablet for their 3 year old I find myself shouting 'They are 3 years old! Get them some plastic dinosaurs and some Thomas the Tank Engine trains or something!' Save your money ffs so you can spend it on mulberry bags and cigarettes grin

JenaiMorris Fri 22-Feb-13 14:16:39

I'm not convinced by a lot of status bags. There are artisans making beautiful bags for less and I'd rather have one of those (and I don't mean ones fashioned from organic goat udders).

Having said that, I do like those Balenciaga bags grin

It's a silly amount of money but it's silly to start criticising - I'm quite sure the OP is fully aware that eight hundred quid isn't exactly peanuts.

Internationaltraveller Fri 22-Feb-13 14:21:03

No, I can't afford the bags I have suggested but I am not begrudging people for being richer than me smile and yes, the people I know who have a lot of money do have expensive bags.

Southeastdweller Fri 22-Feb-13 14:25:47

Same here international. And I don't begrudge them one bit - they know they're buying quality products that look great and will hold their value for years. Their money, their choice, their business.

The amount of judging that goes on here is depressing.

Spoonful Fri 22-Feb-13 14:32:59

I'm another one who would buy a bag for, hmm, £200- and spend the rest on a nice long weekend. Maybe Bruges. I haven't ever been there.

JenaiMorris Fri 22-Feb-13 14:34:44

Bloody hell yes Latina, re tablets for children.

WTAF do they need them for?

At least your bag will last for years and you'll get some joy out of it. An iPad on the hands of a pre-schooler is going to be broken within months.

Branleuse Fri 22-Feb-13 14:36:32

its partly the fact that its not even a case of seeing an amazing bag that have then found out the extortionate price of. Its youve got £800 to waste so are just trying to find any old thing to waste it on according to the brand. Whats "a bayswater" ? Surely thats just a brand, Not even a specific bag you have fallen in love with.

The last bag i bought was a bolla, good quality leather, from a lovely independant shop with great service and was about £60 and has lasted me years and still looks as good as new.

Checking out bolla bags they have one similar to one of the £900 ones shown, but for less than 10% of the price.

bollabags.com/products/buckingham-collection-3/
leatherbagsuk.com/product_info.php/products_id/380

ThenWeTakeBerlin Fri 22-Feb-13 14:37:49

I can't believe the posters criticising the OP!

Buying an 800 quid bag doesn't change the desperate situation that millions of people live in.

Reminds me of my mum saying, "think of the starving children in Africa!" when I wouldn't eat my dinner confused

This is the Style & Beauty board, what do you expect people to talk about?

Branleuse Fri 22-Feb-13 14:39:09

i expected them to talk about what they actually liked. Not which company can i give my money to for any old tat that im not even sure i like yet

Branleuse Fri 22-Feb-13 14:39:32

but then again I dont see style as being about how much youve spent and who made the item

Branleuse Fri 22-Feb-13 14:39:55

but i do like your leonard cohen reference username <3

Nicecuppachar Fri 22-Feb-13 14:47:28

Got it in one there Branleuse . it's all about a brand that they can show off to other mediocre dissatisfieds over their cava on a Friday evening wink

QueefLatina Fri 22-Feb-13 14:47:31

A little over budget but hey ho!

store.prada.com/en/GB/woman/handbags/top-handles/BL826M_013_F0572

I wouldn't have the money to spend on a posh bag but have no problem with those that do.

I'd definately rather have a nice handbag that get a toddler a tablet. Kids can have expensive stuff when they can afford to pay for it themselves <selfish mummy>

Doshusallie Fri 22-Feb-13 14:48:44

Mulberry all the way baby. Was in Madrid this week with mine and got comments everywhere I went. grin

EldonAve Fri 22-Feb-13 14:51:50

I like the Chloe Marcie saddlebags

HorizonFocus Fri 22-Feb-13 15:00:38

'Bench lot' is from a thread a month or so ago where a poster had been left some money in a Will specifically to buy a bag or something frivolous and loads of posters came on to tell her it was a profligate waste and she should spend it on a memorial bench.

ApplyYourself Fri 22-Feb-13 15:02:18

The OP didn't say ' come and debate with me whether I'd be morally wrong to spend £800 on a bag? ' did she?

I recommend Mulberry. I have two and they are lovely bags which last and last. I'm not a handbag person so don't have dozens of them, hence why I like the couple that I have to be really decent ones.

If that's alright with the carrier bag brigade hmm

Branleuse Fri 22-Feb-13 15:03:39

So? This is the internet. Are you new to it?

GreenEggsAndNaiceHam Fri 22-Feb-13 15:04:13

I have three jas mb bags and can't rate them highly enough. Mine were all bought for pounds in sample sales before anyone starts on me . They are classic and not status bags, so haven't dated. I think he has a website now, though liberty used to sell them too. I have a small bowling bag, an over the body cracked leather bag that is quite large and a small soft satchel cross body bag.

I also like Monsieur hulot bags as they are made in Britain and again don't seem to date. Sorry I can't do links on this phone.

JenaiMorris Fri 22-Feb-13 15:05:06

Good grief Horizon, really?

There really are some mealy-mouthed, parsimonious fuckheads about.

I thought it meant they were advocating the sports holdalls you get in Argos grin

JenaiMorris Fri 22-Feb-13 15:13:22

I'm looking for a smartish leather bag that can take an A4 folder, but I don't really fancy a briefcase. I did a swift Google GreenEggs - there are a couple of those Jas MB bags that I'd rather like and might fit the bill.

(Sorry for the thread derailment, OP)

MadameOvary Fri 22-Feb-13 15:14:46

Bayswaters are gorgeous but they are too common now (I know, I know). I got mine second hand on eBay but sold it when I realised it was too heavy for me. I love the LV Neverful bags but I dislike logo bags so wont be getting one. The bag I use all the time is a Miu Miu shopper. It's fab and looks chic.

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