What's your favourite ever handbag that you've EVER had?

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IRuthBolirsUhbniuzsDH Thu 24-Sep-15 12:13:29

Mine is the Fossil Grant one I had a few years ago. It was so pretty and soft and useful. Just the right size. The best thing was it was corduroy, and leather, and had little flowers on it.

I actually stalked another mum because she had one and I couldn't see the brand name on it and it was so lovely. Eventually managed to google it and bought one in a different colour.

Then it was a bit embarrassing because she wore hers every day and I felt like I had done something awful by buying the same one. I tried to leave it in the car a lot! blush

We weren't close at the time but since then we kind of got on really well and I stopped using my bag eventually as it fell apart, as did she, and I never admitted I'd copied her though I think she probably guessed.

Anyway. That's my all time favourite and I just managed to find another on ebay in a fit of nostalgia for about £15 smile (My old one was dark red but still!)

What's your best ever bag that you remember with fondness and have never managed to better?

Itsalldramarama Thu 24-Sep-15 12:19:26

A ri2k aspen tall tote in gorgeous cream leather .. My daughter 'borrowed ' it .. When I asked for it back she had scuffed all the bottom so I let her keep it ! Tried and failed to replace it sad ... Never lending her anything again !

IRuthBolirsUhbniuzsDH Thu 24-Sep-15 12:33:13

Oh wow, I will google! Poor you and I have to say I'm glad I have boys, reading that grin

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 24-Sep-15 12:41:29

I have had some beauties the favourite is a French 17 year old chestnut brown leather bag by Texier which still looks good.

I am lusting after a Monaco bag from Bottega Veneta but it's waaay over budget.

IRuthBolirsUhbniuzsDH Thu 24-Sep-15 12:52:33

I think we need pictures smile

Found the ri2k, v nice!

IRuthBolirsUhbniuzsDH Thu 24-Sep-15 12:54:26

LOVE the Texier

The Monaco is beautiful too but yes ££££££££

PrimalLass Thu 24-Sep-15 13:02:10

A Quinny Tabitha in tan.

IRuthBolirsUhbniuzsDH Thu 24-Sep-15 13:42:06

That's actually really lovely.

I am beginning to wish I hadn't started this thread. I am coveting all your bags!

PrimalLass Thu 24-Sep-15 13:43:01

It was great. I kept a couple of nappies and a thing of wipes in the bottom bit.

Eliza22 Thu 24-Sep-15 16:35:35

Natural leather (think Bridge) bucket bag, from Florence. Bought 20 years ago and I still get asked where it's from! My hairdresser asked me last week if I ever want to get rid of it, can she buy it?

I love it.

Annarose2014 Thu 24-Sep-15 16:49:29

A "Focco" aka a Fake Rocco I got on Ebay from China. Rocco is a bag by Alexander Wang that I'd have to win the lottery to buy.

The fake is great! Nobody actually thinks its the real deal cos I live in a very un-designer environment but thats not at all why I got it. I liked the studs on the bottom, the cross body strap and the cavernous inside for all my crap. grin

Its still going strong after 5 years actually and I use it constantly!

Annarose2014 Thu 24-Sep-15 16:55:22

This is it! (Well the real one but mines the same)

Annarose2014 Thu 24-Sep-15 16:58:00

I really want that tan bag above. I'm a sucker for bottom compartments. Also am carrying around wipes and nappies constantly these days.

maybemyrtle Thu 24-Sep-15 17:01:32

A green suede one from Urban Outfitters - not as fancy as the others posted here but god I loved it to death. It eventually died after nearly 10 years of loyal service.

BlueEyedWonder Thu 24-Sep-15 17:04:16

I went to Corfu with my mum when I was 16 and she bought me a lovely light tan leather satchel style bag.
I LOVED that bag. Used it daily. It saw me through my A'levels and Uni. I even used it when I first started work.
After 20 years of service, I had to retire it. I've never found another one bag to replace it.

ProjectPerfect Thu 24-Sep-15 17:36:03

Jimmy choo manda - it was my first grownup day bag and I loved it. wont throw it out but it's absolutely trashed

LoadsaBlusher Thu 24-Sep-15 18:05:04

My favourite and most coveted bag was back in my teen years whilst at school - the Shellys bag! grin

It held schoolwork during the week then bottles of cider at the weekend !

Nowadays I just use River Island handbags , usually a new one from there each year, I've never been into expensive handbags .

LoadsaBlusher Thu 24-Sep-15 18:12:51

On a more serious note ...
If money truly was no object I like the classic Chanel Chain strap bags but I have googled these before and my eyes nearly popped out at the prices !

My favourite " grown up " handbag was a Miss Selfridge Denim Glittery Baguette bag that I took clubbing with me 1999.

FrustratedFrugal Thu 24-Sep-15 18:39:37

I love my current favorite bag, Chloe's Mini Marcie - it's compact, durable, distinctive and I wear it nearly every day. But my favorite bag of all time is
probably a burgundy patchwork leather tote that I bought in Hong Kong in 2007. It was my favorite work bag for years. Unfortunately a milk bottle leaked and greasestained it. I still have it, love the deepening patina (the stain blends in), might start using it again.

LoadsaBlusher Thu 24-Sep-15 18:48:58

That bag is gorgeous frustrated

Justgetknitting Thu 24-Sep-15 18:49:22

I have a Chloe too - and I just love it! Was terribly expensive but I have carted it around with me everyday for about ten years! It nearly came to an end when a bar tender spilt red wine on it last weekend... But Thank god for protector spray and soda water smile

ProjectPerfect Thu 24-Sep-15 18:56:18

loadsa the shelleys bag grin

I'd forgotten about them but my god I coveted one and when I eventually got one I truly felt I'd arrived

Eminybob Thu 24-Sep-15 19:00:27

My current bag.
It's a black leather snakeskin bowling bag by Ted Baker.

I've had it about 3 years and it still looks like new even though I used it every day up until DS was born. I've just started using it again since I've gone back to work and no longer have to carry around a changing bag every bloody day. (Although I do love my changing bag too)

HairsprayQueen Thu 24-Sep-15 19:06:30

My favouritest for sentimental reasons is a little red shoulder bag from whatever the Osprey diffusion line in Debenhams was called about 12 years ago, it was only about £40 but when I saw it I was on Jobseeker's Allowance and I saved so hard to get it, I still keep it just for how great it felt when I got it!

KissMyFatArse Thu 24-Sep-15 19:13:14

Can't find better pic, but this is my fave at the mo. The colour limits how often it's used as doesn't really match jeans and trainers get up but I use it for work. Love it. Think it's a marmite bag, either love or hate confused

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