Advanced search

To think I am not 'too old' to have fossil bags?

(103 Posts)
seeminglyso Wed 04-Feb-15 20:03:35

I have just sold a mulberry handbag on ebay and I told the buyer I wouldn't have used it as I am really into fossil bags at the moment. She replied and said she was ''too old'' for those. I am confused.... are they for young people? I am I too old for them too?

Mrsstarlord Wed 04-Feb-15 20:10:53

Had to google this as I thought you were referring to little bags that you take when you go looking for fossils.

I would say that they look very grown up. I'm 41 and I think I'm just entering a stage of my life when I'd consider having a bag like this.

NormHonal Wed 04-Feb-15 20:12:38

I would have said that, if anything, you are too young.

seeminglyso Wed 04-Feb-15 20:18:42

Phew... so do you think my ebayer thinks its due to price that they are ''younger''? I felt like it was an insult as in - oh they are for kids I am into Mulberry's now - to me a Mulberry is a waste of money.

Mrsstarlord Wed 04-Feb-15 20:23:48

I have no idea but I did hear a story once about a woman who's boyfriend bought her a Mulberry bag every time she let him...ahem... take her up the wrongun do something a little different in the bedroom.

I now can't even hear the expression Mulberry bag without thinking about that! shock

Mrsstarlord Wed 04-Feb-15 20:24:58

Just googled, I prefer Fossil ones, Mulberry are definitely more old fashioned (and have dodgy connotations!)

TheIronGnome Wed 04-Feb-15 20:25:55

Ah, I would love a fossil bag AND a mulberry bag... I'm late 20s. I don't think you're too old for either of them!!

Only1scoop Wed 04-Feb-15 20:27:34

I was in the fossil outlet store the other day and totally stunned how lovely some of those bags are....

I bought a leather cross body....

I'm 42 wink

NoArmaniNoPunani Wed 04-Feb-15 20:28:29

I've sold myself short then. I could have had an entire Mulberry shop by now

Only1scoop Wed 04-Feb-15 20:29:41

I also bought an understated M Korrs I know that's pushing it....

Mrsstarlord Wed 04-Feb-15 20:31:48



Therewere5inthebed Wed 04-Feb-15 20:33:04

grin that made me giggle.

seeminglyso Wed 04-Feb-15 20:36:07

Ohh selling yourself sexually for a smile I really like fossil bags, I think they are classy, understated. I think Mulberry are not even nice and way way over priced for what they are. I can only justify a fossil and I think they are expensive.

BumWad Wed 04-Feb-15 20:37:05

I bloody love Fossil bags.

No you are not too old!

GotToBeInItToWinIt Wed 04-Feb-15 20:40:00

My DH likes Fossil stuff and his taste hasn't changed since he was a 17 year old skateboarder (still wears his jeans round his arse!) so if I hadn't seen Fossil bags I would maybe think it was a 'young' brand. Their bags are lovely though and pretty grown up id say! Id let DH do unusual sexual things to me for one wink

MrsTawdry Wed 04-Feb-15 20:40:29

I am such a heathen. I can't SEE the beauty in ANY popular bags! WHY? What is it about them? To me they're all ugly brown leather squares!

Explain it to me someone?

Smoorikins Wed 04-Feb-15 20:41:04

How do you know the age of the person that bought the bag? Did she collect it in person?

DoJo Wed 04-Feb-15 20:41:20

Somewhere in my head is a hilarious joke about being old and fossils, but I am too full of cold to winkle it out. If you could all just assume that I managed it a give a little chuckle, my lurgy and I would much appreciate it. Thank you very much.

HoneyIsBeePoo Wed 04-Feb-15 20:43:44

MrsT me too! To me those Fossil ones look no different to the one I got from New Look for £18. Spending a fortune on a bag is weird.

seeminglyso Wed 04-Feb-15 20:45:15

DoJo - I bet it was all kinds of funny, I hadn't even thought of the fossil connection smile

Smoorkins I have no idea how old she is but to say she is ''too old'' for a fossil bag suggest there is an age limit on them.

MrsTawdry Wed 04-Feb-15 20:45:43

Honey me too! I can't see the difference between those and the cheapo ones sold at the market. I can probably FEEL the difference but either way they just don't look pretty to me. Or attractive. Boring brown leather.

What's attractive about them...someone come and tell me please so I don't feel so deficit!

Only1scoop Wed 04-Feb-15 20:46:34

I was shocked at how grown up their bags are....I always think of them making tacky watches etc

NutcrackerFairy Wed 04-Feb-15 20:50:32

I had never really considered buying a Fossil bag... For some reason I had associated them with being a young woman's brand. Not sure why, I don't think I actually know anyone who owns a Fossil...

So I thought I would have a look at their website... and they are bloody gorgeous!

Really where have these beauties been hiding all my life???

I think I love you the most

NutcrackerFairy Wed 04-Feb-15 20:51:21

I am 41 by the way smile

Momagain1 Wed 04-Feb-15 20:51:55

I will join you in the not understanding of the handbags. Not just the current crop, but the whole concept of bags worth more money than I ever would carry in one.

But then again, most jobs I have had. i was dressed in jeans, or a uniform, and it was better to keep my keys and wallet in my pocket than risk leaving them in employee locker rooms where security was a joke. My purse is very utilitarian, and if I have a enough jacket or trouser pockets, I don't carry one. Hands free is the way to live.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: