I think we Shouldn't be judging it as 'too expensive for high street'. The gulf between high street and designer has narrowed enormously. The quality of Hobbs, Jaegar etc is up there with M by MJ, M Kors etc. I think the fact that it is understated without loads of branding is v attractive.
I disagree - personal taste obviously means someone might prefer the more understated design but the leather quality of M by MJ bags can't be beaten by high st. IMO it's better than many more expensive designer brands. I like many Jaeger / Hobbs designs, Jigsaw also worth a look, but they are overpriced for the quality IMO. Obviously branding doesn't = quality though as we can all agree I'm sure <eyes fab Primark skinnies>
Meh, I've got a couple of Marc by Marc Jacobs bags. They're good, but not amazing. I personally can't see an enormous difference in quality. I think top end high street bags are great, and I speak as someone who buys designer pretty much exclusively. The quality of designer bags seems to be deteriorating in line with the increase in pricing. Coach and Kate Spade seem to be two of the only brands to have retained their quality without astronomical pricing.
I agree! Try it. I really covet it, having pored over it in-store more than once.
Don't think all Hobbs bags have a wow factor for the price - generally prefer Russell and Bromley - but this in navyticks all the boxes for a smaller bag for me. Just personally find the expenditure hard to justify at moment so am waiting in hope of offers.
Hello to amber and marsha. Although I have never owned a designer or even high end high street bag, I think amber is right that designer bags are v over priced now. I wouldn't mind paying for great quality leather and a beautiful shape/ design but don't want to pay double the price for an obvious brand and lots of bling.
That is one reason why I like the Hobbs bag; it is pretty and fairly understated. It is also v practical, three compartments, I think.
Marsha- much as I love your taste, I really couldn't do that hairy bag! The Gucci is too obviously branded for me. I would feel self conscious and foolish holding it but, again, that's just me.
I know on the hairy one. I must admit I first saw it on my iphone and didn't realise it was hairy all over. Loved it when I thought it was just a fringe round the edges. Then thought hmm maybe it won't be so bad. So am on the fence really. Think it's my bad eyesight, I would probably miss the individual strips.
On designer, I like the plainer ones most and am very happy with the Celine trio as not too blingy. And not as much as the ones that are £1k+, which is very high. Although still quite a lot it is true.