Still looking for a charcoal grey bag..

(39 Posts)
SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 18:20:21

It needs to be leather, one strap and have silver or same colour hardware. Preferably hobo style. Help me ladies of S&B, Google has failed.

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 18:20:46

Sorry, 'women' blush

ShyGirlie Fri 07-Feb-14 18:24:43

still searching too. has to look "rich". all the ones i see look so cheap, even though often v v expensive.

lilaloves Fri 07-Feb-14 18:27:47

longchamp do a nice charcoal grey leather pliage which has a long strap,quite a few pics on google

lilaloves Fri 07-Feb-14 18:30:04

its the pliage cuir style

burnishedsilver Fri 07-Feb-14 18:35:06

I love this one .... Charcoal

I saw it in House of Fraser and it was beautifully soft. I would have bought it if it had been in the sale but I couldn't justify full price as I really don't need anther bag.

WhereIsMyHat Fri 07-Feb-14 18:36:03

How about this reed krakoff one

burnishedsilver Fri 07-Feb-14 18:38:39
StyleOverSubstance Fri 07-Feb-14 19:14:36

Marking my place as I am looking for exactly the same thing but with little success.

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 19:26:03

The Longchamp Pliage Cuir is very nice but I don't want the small handles (tey slip off my shoulder and annoy me!) and it doesn't seem to come in grey.

For some reason none of the links are working for me. I think this is something to do with the settings on my PC though! Must discuss with DH who may have been fiddling...

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 19:28:17

I like the shape of the Mint Velvet one but I'm not keen on the suede and it looks quite shiny not fussy at all

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 19:42:22

The Reed Krakoff one is pretty much perfect (apart from the bronze hardware) but a tadge over budget! I'd go up to about £400/500.

pluCaChange Fri 07-Feb-14 20:08:47

Have you tried etsy? I once had a bag made up by someone in Thailand, choosing the hardware colour, stitch colour (self-coloured or contrast), leather colour, etc. If you search by shape, you could get someone to do the same shape in the correct leather colour?

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 20:11:35

That's a good idea, I'm shall browse now. Thanks.

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 20:19:56

StyleOverSubstance Just found these:



I love the Amelia one you linked to.

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 20:26:52

Me too. I've just emailed them asking if they could make it with a brighter lining (HoC Winter here!)

TheJumped Fri 07-Feb-14 20:33:51

That Amelia one is gorgeous! Love the idea of a custom bag, keep us updated Sorrel smile

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 20:35:22

I will do. Well under budget too which is rather nice.

burnishedsilver Fri 07-Feb-14 20:49:42

The mint velvet one is much nicer in RL than the photo. I wasn't even sure initially if it was the same bag. Worth a look.

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 20:52:33

burnishedsilver I'll have a look in my local HoF next week. TBH though, I live in place with crap shops and I bet they won't have it.

burnishedsilver Fri 07-Feb-14 21:11:27

Clark's have a grey leather bag called triple maker which looks nice on the website. I haven't seen it in RL so it could be like elephant skin, but the reviews are good.

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 21:15:43

It's got two straps I'm afraid so no good. Looks nice on the web site though.

SorrelForbes Sun 09-Feb-14 09:01:14

I got a lovely reply from the seller on Etsy but unfortunately that lining is two seasons old so no longer available. I've ordered the Amelia that's shown on the site so will keep you posted as to quality etc. when it arrives.

AwkwardSquad Sun 09-Feb-14 09:12:05

Bit late now, but what about Joseph? There are these one but not hobo style: Joseph bags plus I saw a grey duffle shape with one strap in the Telegraph online.

StyleOverSubstance Sun 09-Feb-14 10:06:44

Oooh, that Amelia bag is gorgeous, keep us updated on it Sorrel. I have a similar design in brown I bought a couple of years ago and love it.

Would never have thought of looking on Etsy, but a really good idea as it means you can get exactly what you want if someone is making it to order, or get something a little different than what is available on the high street...... and am thinking a little ahead here in terms of items of jewellery etc too.

SorrelForbes Wed 12-Feb-14 13:55:45


My new Amelia bag arrived this afternoon and it is a thing of beauty! I absolutely love it. It's the perfect colour and size and best of all comes with two different handles (one very short for carrying it under the armpit) and another adjustable one which is long enough (if needed) to go across the body. If I had one tiny issue, I would like a couple of compartments inside as there's just one small zip pocket.

I thought not having a zipped top might be a problem but the two poppers keep it fastened very nicely. The leather is nice and soft too.

What a bargain at £125!

LittleG69 Wed 12-Feb-14 15:22:07

Hello Sorrel would you be able to post a couple of photos please as I am very tempted thanks

SorrelForbes Wed 12-Feb-14 16:47:23

Here you are (they're not great!)

LittleG69 Wed 12-Feb-14 16:57:01

Ooh that is nice. Thanks for posting the pictures

Ooh, lovely. Is it heavy?

stillfrazzled Thu 13-Feb-14 07:29:46

Sorrel, you've already cost me a fortune in bras and now I need an Edward de Lacy bag. You are the harbinger of doom for my bank account!

SorrelForbes Thu 13-Feb-14 10:05:48

AgentProvocateur No not heavy at all but not so light that you don't know it's there IYSWIM?

stillfrazzled Oops blush

StyleOverSubstance Fri 14-Feb-14 19:23:23

envy that bag really is a thing of beauty Sorrell, bet you are really pleased with it...... am very tempted to buy same.

Did the seller offer you a choice of linings or choose themselves to match the outside colour of the bag?

SorrelForbes Fri 14-Feb-14 20:14:11

I'm not sure actually as I just bought the one that was on the site, as it. I suspect though, that you could email them to ask what lining material they have available?

SorrelForbes Fri 14-Feb-14 20:14:47

I used it today and two ladies in HoF commented on it grin

StyleOverSubstance Sun 16-Feb-14 12:24:07

Bet you were really pleased at comments, nice to have something that is exactly what you want and unique, so you wont see every other person with same bag and yet is much admired by others.

KosherBacon Tue 18-Feb-14 08:45:53

How are you getting on with your new bag? I'm listing after it!

SorrelForbes Tue 18-Feb-14 10:29:47

StyleOverSubstance Absolutely!

KosherBacon I've used it every day so I think it's fair to say it's a hit! I love the short strap, the bag just sits really nicely under my armpit and is light and not too big. I can definitely see me ordering another bag in the future.

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