Everyday handbag that goes with everything, budget £100

(24 Posts)
Paddingtonthebear Thu 28-Jan-16 13:07:06

Any recommendations? I've got a birthday coming up and am wondering whether to ask for a new bag. Have been looking at the sale stuff on Peony & Moore, Yoshi etc. I like those. I don't like Radley or anything too formal or blingy. Something that is a bit timeless, soft leather and casual-ish rather than very stiff and office-like. Nothing too fashiony would be good as I'm not really into bags and tend to use one for everything and don't want to have to replace it too soon! I think a tote or cross shoulder bag would suit my needs. Any websites to try outside of the usual department stores, TK Maxx etc?

MadamCroquette Thu 28-Jan-16 13:30:14

I have one that meets this description from White Stuff. It is a few years old so they won't have the same one, but worth a look.

Paddingtonthebear Thu 28-Jan-16 13:53:25

Actually I'm wondering if a Longchamp Le Pliage would be a good buy

www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/longchamp-le-pliage-large-tote-bag_289-2001484-1899089300/?previewAttribute=Fusil&cm_mmc=PLA-_-Google-_-Womens-_-LONGCHAMP&ci_src=18615224&ci_sku=31973908&$$&_$ja=tsid:35948%7Ccid:198860854%7Cagid:10883755414%7Ctid:pla-74845883614%7Ccrid:40389336814%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:7938626811265346804%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:1o1&gclid=CLPg4eLTzMoCFUI8Gwod8-wNTg

TornNotTorn Thu 28-Jan-16 13:55:18

i have a gorgeous leather one from Joules that would fit the bill. Might still be available, let me have a quick google.

TornNotTorn Thu 28-Jan-16 13:57:28

Gah, doesn't seem it is, it's called 'lycett' and I use it every single day, love it. Big enough to fit various tat in, not too formal but still looks smart and classic

TornNotTorn Thu 28-Jan-16 14:00:34

I have the pliage in two different sizes and colours, and it's undoubtedly useful, but actually I don't love it. I tend to keep them folded in another bag on a day out to put the children's various crap in that I inevitably end up carrying. Ridiculously light weight though, and pack up incredibly small.

MadamCroquette Thu 28-Jan-16 14:02:48

I've found my White Stuff one, the "Collette" here just to give you an idea of their bags.

member Thu 28-Jan-16 14:10:28

I keep looking at Gusti Leather but can't decide!

www.gusti-leather.co.uk/bags/handbags/studio-leather-shoulder-handbag-2m43-26-23.html

member Thu 28-Jan-16 14:13:36

This is simillarish to the White Stuff one linked up thread

www.gusti-leather.co.uk/bags/handbags/studio-rachel-leather-shoulder-handbag-2m17-26-22.html

Paddingtonthebear Thu 28-Jan-16 15:06:48

I like the Joules brand except foe their branding on the side. Not keen on the white stuff and gusti bags.

Any experience of Dune bags??

Paddingtonthebear Thu 28-Jan-16 15:09:38

*i like the joules bag but not the branding on the side

TornNotTorn Thu 28-Jan-16 15:55:43

I wasn't at keen in the label either, but I think it'd be very easy to snip off, I've been contemplating doing it to mine as it seems to have been stitched in as a bit of an afterthought.

cressetmama Thu 28-Jan-16 16:20:20

I was coming on here to suggest Enny, then thought I hadn't seen one for sale in ages, and just discovered they closed down 13 years ago. Apparently they occasionally appear on Ebay. They are the most beautiful bags, very simple, exquisitely made from top quality leather and very rarely counterfeited, and as such are the perfect all purpose everyday bag. Very sorry to hear the company couldn't compete with the tidal wave of tat coming from Asia, or the lust for bling. I shall look after the two I own even more carefully now.

MagicalRealist Thu 28-Jan-16 19:47:55

How about this one from boden?
m.boden.co.uk/en-GB/womens-accessories/bags-wallets/am248/womens-fearne-slouchy-bag.html

MissAlabamaWhitman Thu 28-Jan-16 21:27:04

Russell and Bromley?

Plenty on eBay for 30-80 quid and probably retail for double that.

BensonBunny Thu 28-Jan-16 23:58:01

I love my Le Pliage. Light and easy to carry, you can fit loads in if you need to as well. They wear well - my DD has been using one as a school bag for 3 years now and you have to look very closely to spot any signs of wear.

IloveChoo Fri 29-Jan-16 12:13:57

Paddington which Peony & Moore one do you like? I love Le Pliage as well, although have recently seen them on 12yr olds as school wear and its now put me off! grin

Paddingtonthebear Fri 29-Jan-16 16:17:54

Choo. From the P&M site I like these:

www.peonyandmoore.com/shop/handbags/cross-body/the-cassie-leather-shoulder-handbag/

www.peonyandmoore.com/shop/handbags/cross-body/the-georgia-7/

Paddingtonthebear Fri 29-Jan-16 16:19:01

It's a family member that will be buying so Peony and Moore is out of budget sadly! I have settled on the Le Pliage as a good all rounder for my life and not £££!

Rattitude Fri 29-Jan-16 16:32:06

Possibly a bit late now if you have made up your mind on Le Pliage but Tuscany Leather has quite a good selection of leather handbags. The bag and leather quality is very good.

Paddingtonthebear Sun 31-Jan-16 14:35:43

Having a change of heart!

Think I really want a leather bag now. Got given cash as present anyway so can increase my budget and add some money to it.

Still not sure what to get. Are the heavily discounted bags on TK Maxx a real bargain, or not?

cressetmama Sun 31-Jan-16 15:22:23

Some are very good value.

Fallstar Sun 31-Jan-16 15:27:46

I love my Fossil tote bag. Soft leather and is lasting well. Mine is a different colour and slightly smaller than these ones (didn't get it in the UK) but they do lovely bags.

Paddingtonthebear Sun 31-Jan-16 19:12:17

Hmm Fossil. Never looked at their bags before, for some reason I thought they would do canvas style frumpy bags.

I do like some of their Emerson satchel range

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