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

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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 35..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 one....now I know that's pushing it....

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

NoArmaniNoPunani

Lol!

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

NoArmani
grin that made me giggle.

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

Ohh selling yourself sexually for a Mulberry...lol 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

MrsT
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.

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