To ask for the maximum you would spend on a bag?

(127 Posts)
AgeingArtemis Sat 07-Nov-15 18:44:02

Can be handbag, backpack, laptop bag etc, but one for daily use as opposed to a huge hiking rucksack or luggage.

Asking as I think I've found "the one" but the price is how much!?! shock

73dexter Sat 07-Nov-15 18:45:01

£300 for 'the one'.

WheresMyBurrito Sat 07-Nov-15 18:46:03

£50. But then I don't care about bags.

If you do and you can afford it then spend what you like!

StellaAlpina Sat 07-Nov-15 18:47:58

£100odd for a nice leather one I would use every day for years.
I'm looking at that priceish nappy bags atm, I know its silly expensive for a baby bag but if thats going to be the bag I lug around for nyears x nchildren I think I might as well get a nice one.

RaspberryOverload Sat 07-Nov-15 18:51:07

The most I've ever spent on a bag was £30.

I've had some nice ones, but I go for ones I like (and do the job) not ones that are £££ like some people I know in RL.

Barbie1 Sat 07-Nov-15 18:52:11

£2700 for my Chanel 2.55
£800 for my mulberry weekend bag
£1200 for my Chloe every day bag..

And a few others wink

Bags are my thing.

However I couldn't find the 'one' in a black tote...until I was wondering around China town in Kuala Lumpur...so now my 'go to' bag is a £20 fake grin

Strokethefurrywall Sat 07-Nov-15 18:53:12

Hmmm. Probably about $1000 - but it has to be really really beautiful and I would probably wince slightly handing over my card.
Would spend that on shoes though... Bizarre.

SummerNights1986 Sat 07-Nov-15 18:53:40

£30 ish. Same for shoes. I'm not 'into' either.

TheSecondOfHerName Sat 07-Nov-15 18:55:15

The most I have spent on a bag is £15, but I guess I would spend up to £25 for an amazing bag that suited my purposes.

Strokethefurrywall Sat 07-Nov-15 18:55:19

Haha Barbie1 my diaper bag was $500 and DH almost fainted grin

Shoes are my thing...

BugritAndTidyup Sat 07-Nov-15 18:55:32

I'd like to spend about £200 i reckon, for a good quality last for years leather bag. I'm not sure I ever will spend that much though as I'm not sure I could ever justify it. Certainly no more than £300.

LemonySmithit Sat 07-Nov-15 18:58:07

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SpendSpendSpend Sat 07-Nov-15 18:58:45

I ve just recently spent £800 on a Mulberry bag. Dh kept going on and on about the cost of it when he saw me with it.

He soon shut up when i pointed out he spent £1200 on a bike he had been on 5 fucking times!!!

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Sat 07-Nov-15 19:00:23

£20 max.

I only use a bag for work, I usually just chuck my purse and phone in my coat pocket and go.

I'm a NHS cleaner so don't need a fancy bag for meeting clients.

Maudofallhopefulness Sat 07-Nov-15 19:10:06

£200 max, but can't afford that now. In the old days before kids I spent that without guilt.

dementedma Sat 07-Nov-15 19:14:58

About £30 but I don't get the bag thing.

Outfoxed Sat 07-Nov-15 19:15:03

A couple of hundred if it was something I loved which would go with everything and last forever and ticked every box.Luckily I don't have expensive tastes so the bags I love (usually Dune) are significantly under that mark.

Justbatteringon Sat 07-Nov-15 19:16:59

£40 but I don't really care about bags as long as it does what I need, have had it for about 4/5 years now.

AnthonyBlanche Sat 07-Nov-15 19:20:36

I think the most I've ever spent was about £1500, but have bought plenty of bags in the £100 to £250 range.

OP if you like the bag and can afford it without having to give up other things just buy it!

Oysterbabe Sat 07-Nov-15 19:21:18

£50. To me bags are just for carrying stuff in.

swooosh Sat 07-Nov-15 19:23:58

I have spent £1450. That was years ago when I was on a full time wage with no other expenses. I got it tax free and if I was to sell it now it would be at current value which is around £3500. Nowadays maybe £100 max.

HackerFucker22 Sat 07-Nov-15 19:26:27

My friend spent 1k on a bag when we went away (years ago. Pre dc) and I baulked at spending £100 on a purse which I still use now 6 years later

Incidentally friend doesn't even know where said bag is now.

These days I'd spend maybe £100 for the one but I've never seen anything I prefer to the second hand bag I bought on ebay for £20.

Palomb Sat 07-Nov-15 19:27:58

£200 for either shoes or bags. I get my monies worth though and only have bag on the go at any one time and use it until it falls to pieces.

I tend to like fossil bags but I know they are looked down on on here. I wouldn't know a proper posh bag if you hit me round the head with one.

PurpleHairAndPearls Sat 07-Nov-15 19:28:25

If I had the money I would happily spend a couple of grand. A lot of bags keep their value so are a good investment but I wouldn't buy solely for value retention.

To me, I don't see the issue if your finances allow. We all spend money on different things eg cars, bags, jewellery, books, shoes, make up, DVDS, horses - if you can afford it buy whatever the hell you like and don't feel guilty!

PastaLaFeasta Sat 07-Nov-15 19:29:09

£1k maybe but I'd have to really want it. I spent almost that before and have three other bags in the £200-300 range. Nappy bag was a bit cheaper £130. I'm quite tempted by a classic Chanel bag for a very special occasion once I'm back to work, but not sure it's worth it for me, I don't get away from the kids enough.

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