Please tell me about brands I may have overlooked for leather bags

(52 Posts)
Blackcurrantvodka Sat 17-Sep-16 11:05:41

For the past few years I have been searching for the perfect tan leather cross body bag. Not too hard or structured, nice soft leather, no obvious branding, not too many details/too much hardware but not too plain either...I'm not asking much am I?!! I tend to be drawn towards Madewell (although not at the moment, all too structured), Fossil, J. Crew, Anthropologie, M&S men's dept and Kooba but nothing is floating my boat right now, so tell me, lovely stylish Mumsnetters, what brands have I overlooked? Budget not particularly important but I'd rather spend £150 than £600!

MumboNumber5 Sat 17-Sep-16 11:15:39

Jaeger (outlet too) has great quality bags.

KanyesVest Sat 17-Sep-16 11:16:31

Have you looked at Furla? Nor sure what they have at the moment, but I've a delicious hobo. I also have a lovely Dickinson and Jones everyday cross body that is lovely leather. I got it in house of Fraser.

airedailleurs Sat 17-Sep-16 11:18:53

White Stuff? Look on Yoox.com too...

chanie44 Sat 17-Sep-16 11:19:20

Grandala

Whatthefoxgoingon Sat 17-Sep-16 11:44:59

Mimi berry
Coccinelle
Toast
Lamb 1887

flirtygirl Sat 17-Sep-16 11:52:19

Jigsaw, karen millen and russell and bromley.

sentia Sat 17-Sep-16 11:54:23

I have one from The Leather Store on notonthehighstreet that I like.

Oly5 Sat 17-Sep-16 11:55:30

I'll take your budget and get me a Fossil bag from their new range! Love them

dun1urkin Sat 17-Sep-16 11:55:40

The Bridge

nuttelladreams Sat 17-Sep-16 11:57:47

Michael Kors. Beautiful and durable. Any day of the week

Rumtopf Sat 17-Sep-16 12:09:08

I've got a lovely leather Paul Costelloe bag, have you looked there?

Blackcurrantvodka Sat 17-Sep-16 12:27:22

Ooh lots of places I hadn't thought of, thanks all! I'm off to spend naptime googling...

gonegrey56 Sat 17-Sep-16 12:30:21

Look at www.tusting.co.uk
Beautiful bags, excellent quality but understated

oliviafrombolivia Sat 17-Sep-16 12:35:39

campomaggi

Motherwithflaws Sat 17-Sep-16 12:37:07

I was looking at & other stories bags last night, some lovely ones.

Motherwithflaws Sat 17-Sep-16 12:37:51

Also Cos and jigsaw.

ThisIsNotARealAvo Sat 17-Sep-16 12:39:52

I got a lovely cross body bag from coach in their sale. £250 ish normally but it was half price. They had loads in their sale this summer so hopefully in January they will do the same!

LizzieMacQueen Sat 17-Sep-16 12:40:12

Coach (who have excellent customer services), or Mulberry.

LizzieMacQueen Sat 17-Sep-16 12:40:55

oh sorry , mis read I though you meaant budget was 150 - 600.

Scratch Coach and mulberry then.

Mcmcmcmc Sat 17-Sep-16 12:45:24

& other stories has great leather bags.

botemp Sat 17-Sep-16 12:50:37

Etsy has a surprising number of affordable high qualit handmade leather bags but your do have to weed through the selection a bit and it might take a few weeks to get to you as it's usually made to order.

TheForeignOffice Sat 17-Sep-16 12:52:10

Are you familiar with Meli Melo?

www.melimelo.com/collections/cross-body-bags

The brand was originally popularized by Olivia Palermo (Thela) but they do different styles now and some really beautiful cross body bags.

aniceearlynight Sat 17-Sep-16 12:53:13

Mimi Berry, as mentioned upthread. If you're anywhere near Bicester Village the Furla and Cochinelle stores there often have lovely stuff at a reduced price. I love my Celine Trio and think it's the perfect cross body. It's £££ though so look at Aurora London, who do a 'tribute' hmm that can be monogrammed. Finally, JCrew, Boden and LK Bennett all do cross body bags very similar to the currently v fashionable Gucci Disco. Happy hunting!

mysteryfairy Sat 17-Sep-16 12:56:23

Whistles is fab for bags at around the £200-£300 price point

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