M&S or Radley bag?

(21 Posts)
MamWithNoName Mon 13-Jun-16 16:13:17

I need a new bag that I can use for work and have found the perfect style. M&S have one but then I saw a reduced Radley bag for not much more. I'm not in a profession where I have to look super-smart - I just want to look competent and have a decent bag that fits everything. I've never had an expensive label bag before and I would like your opinion as to whether a Radley bag will make me look like I'm trying too hard or flashing cash. Thanks.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Mon 13-Jun-16 16:15:05

Buy the one you like best.

smile

BikeRunSki Mon 13-Jun-16 16:17:30

Imo a Radley bag will look a whole lot nicer if you take the dog tag off.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 13-Jun-16 16:19:47

I don't think Radley bags have the dog tags any more so you won't offend delicate mumsnetters who are easily offendedwink

MamWithNoName Mon 13-Jun-16 16:20:21

It's sort of an incognito Radley bag and I haven't found a dog but it does say "Radley" in the front. It's a nice bag - I just don't want to be showy.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 13-Jun-16 16:20:33

I have a couple of Radley bags and I've had them for years, they wear really well.

MamWithNoName Mon 13-Jun-16 16:23:04

Practical and beautiful - I think Radley is the one.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 13-Jun-16 16:24:17

If you like it, but itsmile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 13-Jun-16 16:24:53

That would be choice too , because you know it'll last.

KP86 Mon 13-Jun-16 16:26:38

I had a Radley purse which lasted more than three years before it started looking a bit ratty. And I didn't look after it particularly well. When I bought a new one I also got a Radley.

It's a good brand, even though it gets slated a bit on here. My purse has a warranty in case it wears badly as well.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 13-Jun-16 16:28:25

They get slated on MN but in RL must of my friends have one or want onewink

MamWithNoName Mon 13-Jun-16 16:30:18

DameDiazapam - why do they get slated on MN?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 13-Jun-16 16:37:35

Lots of posters claim they're 'naff.'confused

notagiraffe Mon 13-Jun-16 16:39:12

Bradley bags are gorgeous. Really plain, classic designs except for the dog and they last forever. Fantastic value for what they are. I love them and don't give a stuff what MN thinks.

notagiraffe Mon 13-Jun-16 18:06:45

Radley not Bradley auto correct madness.

PrimalLass Mon 13-Jun-16 18:37:37

I have a black Radley bag for work. It is fab, and there's not a single 'naff' thing about it IMO. This one:

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Radley-Pippin-Black-Leather-Large-Tote-Shoulder-Work-Laptop-Tablet-Bag-RRP-249-/131845568472

Topazandpearl Mon 13-Jun-16 21:45:28

The metal clasp on my three year old Radley bag broke after nearly daily use. I brought it back to the shop to see if it could be repaired. The shop manager said "I'm terribly sorry, all we can do is offer you a replacement bag" shock grin great customer service!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 13-Jun-16 22:10:44

www.radley.co.uk/grosvenor-medium-flap-over-shoulder/?utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=googlebase&utm_campaign=googlebase&_$ja=tsid:44544|cid:190449744|agid:14824581264|tid:pla-179546379624|crid:89543030904|nw:g|rnd:18216815270265143200|dvc:m|adp:1o1&gclid=Cj0KEQjws_m6BRCv37WbtNmJs-IBEiQAWKKt0KaQCH24KXuv0Rk5lJj2r6UvRla9teLiW3qkmm0O48AaAvgp8P8HAQ

This is one of mine, I love it!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 13-Jun-16 22:11:22

I have it in tan.

NatalieRushman Mon 13-Jun-16 22:58:39

I've just realised my mother removes dogs of her Radley bags! Starting to wonder if she's a secret mumsnetter...

OlennasWimple Tue 14-Jun-16 11:34:16

Radley isn't flashing the cash: that would be a Fendi or similar wink

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