Anyone bought a handbag from this <cough> definitely reputable<cough&gt; brand?

(56 Posts)
tethersend Mon 18-Feb-13 16:59:57


Cheap, certainly... But nasty? Probably. I might be prepared to chance it, but wondered if anyone else was a sucker customer?

valiumredhead Mon 18-Feb-13 17:01:23

Oooooooo I LOVE that! It's such a nice size!

valiumredhead Mon 18-Feb-13 17:02:36

Actually you have been on S and B too long if you really think £70 for a bag is cheap wink

valiumredhead Mon 18-Feb-13 17:04:08

The reviews for the other bags by the same make are good.

madammecholet Mon 18-Feb-13 17:06:16

Chloe Marcie copy by the looks of it.. Saw a chloe irl recently after hankering after it for ages and was disappointed as it was SOOOOOO heavy ;(

Bag looks great, just check the weight!

tethersend Mon 18-Feb-13 17:18:35

That's it, mme- I have coveted a marcie for so long I've lost sight of reality grin good to know it's the weight of a small child.

I thought seventy quid for a large leather bag wasn't bad... Is it true? Have I been here too long? grin

valiumredhead Mon 18-Feb-13 17:22:12

For a leather bag it's reasonable but not cheap grin

I am so tempted damn you OP!

tethersend Mon 18-Feb-13 19:25:16

Bugger it. I'm going to order it. Will report back when and if it arrives.

noviceoftheday Mon 18-Feb-13 19:43:49

Hi tethers, yes I agree the Marcie is bloody heavy. I hadn't noticed it before but carried it around all day Friday for the first time and it was knackering.

tethersend Mon 18-Feb-13 20:17:18

Do you have one, novice?

Tell me it's shite. I keep thinking about selling a child to get one.

Marking place for op to report the bag is shit and I definitely shouldn't get one. wink

noviceoftheday Mon 18-Feb-13 20:51:31

Hhmm. Aargh......, okay, it's a beautiful bag, BUT it is heavy. I have this one I saw a girl on the train today with a good copy, almost asked where it was from.

Is this THE tan leather bag you were looking for a while ago tethers?

It's lovely smile

MrsAlexanderSkarsgard Mon 18-Feb-13 21:12:59

Oooh I really like that and it's a good size too . . .

Arisbottle Mon 18-Feb-13 21:16:31

I like it, let me know.

I am after a bag that his big enough to carry an iPad .

noviceoftheday Mon 18-Feb-13 21:18:14

I think you should get it Tethers. <enabler>grin if its too heavy you can always send it back!

KristinaM Mon 18-Feb-13 21:44:24

If this is indeed THE BAG that you have been lusting aftre for ages.....please get it and put us all out of our misery wink

Paribus Mon 18-Feb-13 22:34:27

The handle is different from Marcie though ;)

Get the real one, pointless otherwise.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Mon 18-Feb-13 22:40:53

Bloody hell wish i hadn't clicked on that link

I like that bag.. but i want this one now

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Mon 18-Feb-13 22:41:28
tethersend Mon 18-Feb-13 22:50:38

Right, have ordered it. Will report back as to whether it's indeed THE bag, or a steaming pile of (heavy) shit.

Toughasoldboots, sub us a grand and I'll happily get the real one wink

What kind of strap do you reckon it will come with? It shows it with two different ones in the pictures...

Just don't eat for a couple of months, no big deal.

tethersend Mon 18-Feb-13 23:13:35

Then I wouldn't be able to lift it grin

Moodykat Tue 19-Feb-13 12:49:50

Ooh, watching with interest to see what it is like!

<makes offerings to various deities for it to be THE bag>

tethersend Tue 19-Feb-13 21:28:44

God, can you imagine if it is THE bag?

I'm not sure what I'd do. The endless search would be over. Life would cease to hold any purpose or meaning.

I mean sure, there's the kids and everything, but they won't be able to fill the huge, yawning void in my life that finding THE bag would create.

I'm...I'm... Not sure what to hope for... So cold... So cold...


You can still hold onto the dream tethers - if you find THE bag for this year there's always THE dress or THE shoes

Yes, just move on to the next one. I've found 'the bag' many, many times, to the point where that argument carries absolutely no weight with DH at all now.

New season, new dream.

babybarrister Tue 19-Feb-13 22:21:10

Looking v good grin I saw a Marcie in rl yesterday in pale green - it was really luuuurverly wink

valiumredhead Wed 20-Feb-13 11:44:25

<taps fingers impatiently> have you not got PRIME next day delivery OP?! wink

Ohhelpohnoitsa Wed 20-Feb-13 12:19:11

cheapest way is to fly to China. Factories there makr nearly all the deaignet bags now and others can very easily get hold of the authrntic materials and virtually copy (though so nor be blatantly illegal they size them slightly differently). I had a cooy of a Mulberry Daria and Alexa in absolutely authentic leather, lining, zip and badge. No serial numbers and about half a cm wider and half a cm shorter. Took one in to Shepton Mallet factory shop and honestly could not tell a difference. Mine were £100, real one more luke £4-500

MonaLotte Wed 20-Feb-13 12:34:54

Don't you have to factor in the cost of the flight to china as well though?

tethersend Wed 20-Feb-13 14:22:32

Ok, it has arrived... And I'm very happy!

It is most definitely a copy-silver hardware and painted rather than dyed leather, but the exact dark tan colour in the pic. It is light, the leather is good if a little thin, but it is lined and sturdy. The size is perfect- can easily fit an A4 folder and other work bits inside, there's mobile phone pockets, the strap is just the right length and very comfy (it also comes with a detachable shoulder strap shown in the pic of the model wearing it), and everything is securely attached.

Overall, I'd say it was high street quality and definitely worth the money. If I'd paid more I'd still be pleased. I have a couple of Jaeger bags and I'd say it was on a par with them for quality.

I think... I have found my bag smile

tethersend Wed 20-Feb-13 14:23:47

I tell a lie, the leather is in fact dyed through.

Arisbottle Wed 20-Feb-13 15:01:29

I am not sure if it may be a bit big for me. Although at a4 I could fit in my notebook.

50pcoff Wed 20-Feb-13 15:08:52

Damn you and your bag hunting!

Couple of questions ... Does the short handle easily fit over a coat? Is the handle long enough to only use one arm to put it onto your shoulder (does that make sense)? Is there a pocket on the outside for tube tickets? Is there one shoulder strap or two? Can you get your hand into the bag whilst its on your shoulder?

Ok that was more than a couple of questions,

<falls over>

tethersend Wed 20-Feb-13 15:29:28

This is my work bag, so size is perfect for me, Arisbottle. It has taken me a while to find one big enough grin

50p- you wear your bag like me!

I shall be throwing the detachable strap away- it's really only to make it into a cross-body bag. The (one) handle fits over one shoulder with room to spare even with a coat on and you can put it on one handed. It has a front flap pocket which you can access with the hand of the arm/shoulder carrying the bag (hope that makes sense)

tethersend Wed 20-Feb-13 15:31:20

Don't worry MissB, I'll be back on here next week with another endless quest for something trivial grin

valiumredhead Wed 20-Feb-13 16:12:39

Oooooooooooooo how exciting grin

It's like when I found the mascara - there was a void in my life!!

noviceoftheday Wed 20-Feb-13 18:17:48

Fantastic news Tethers!! V happy for you grin

tethersend Wed 20-Feb-13 19:15:48

Thank you, thank you <weeps> I couldn't have done it without you <weeps>

Are you sure it's not too heavy? My shoulder is knackered, but it looks so lovely...

tethersend Wed 20-Feb-13 19:48:04

No, honest, it's really light.

My only criticism of it is the exposed zip at the top looks a bit cheap. But it's practical, so I can live with it.

thenightsky Wed 20-Feb-13 20:26:35

God, but its lovely


KristinaM Wed 20-Feb-13 23:52:49

Congratulations tethers < wipes tear from eye >

Ill always remember where I was when I read your post wink

ClaraDeLaNoche Thu 21-Feb-13 14:56:03

Any sign Tethers? Got my eye on this. Please report including sniff test.

HappyAsEyeAm Thu 21-Feb-13 15:05:11

Oooooh. I really, really like it! And such a bargain. I am sorely tempted. haven't bought a bag in at least two weeks (last purchase was a Radley Bartley large hobo in blue) ...

ClaraDeLaNoche Thu 21-Feb-13 19:21:42

Doh. You have already reported your news. My bosses always used to say I lack attention to detail. blush

How's the bag going tethers? Very tempted to order one today whilst lying in bed ill.... Do you think its strong enough to carry around all the usual mummy/toddler crap?

tethersend Sun 24-Feb-13 11:25:32

Bag is going great smile

Yes, it's currently lugging around enough baby and 4yo crap to see us through a long train journey this afternoon.

tethersend Mon 25-Feb-13 16:43:17

Oh, but in the interests of accuracy, the leather is actually painted and not dyed.

BOF Mon 25-Feb-13 16:57:26

Will that affect how well it lasts?

tethersend Mon 25-Feb-13 22:46:43

I would have thought so, BOF. Time will tell... Am still happy with it though; it's the perfect size for me and all my crap.

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