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janeite Tue 26-Aug-08 18:28:01

Arghhh - the dds go back next week and I haven't got dd2 (starting secondary) a new schoolbag (her old primary school one has gone off to the charity shop, deemd "too babyish").

Where can I get her a decent bag please? What kind of bags are girls using nowadays?


MaureenMLove Tue 26-Aug-08 18:30:12

I've just bought dd a 'Just Do It' ruck sack for her school bag. It seems to be the in thing at her school. Bit expensive for my liking, £15, but I know it will be used every single day and probably weekends too.

janeite Tue 26-Aug-08 19:31:52

Thank you. Is that a Nike one? Don't mean to sound ungrateful but she's not really into sports-type stuff and pulled horrible faces at the (what I thought was a) very sensible looking Head rucksack in WH Smiths today.

Any more suggestions for a v fussy 11 year old?!

IllegallyBrunette Tue 26-Aug-08 19:33:09

It's Jane Norman bags here.

LambethLil Tue 26-Aug-08 19:42:06

Cath Kidston in rock and roll Dulwich. I sent DS1 in with a bland sports bag and then we bought her proper one the first weekend when she'd seen what everyone else had.

janeite Tue 26-Aug-08 19:43:48

Agh - now I feel REALLY fussy as there is no way she would want one of those! She is a bit tomboyish, a bit baby emo. Says she wants a satchel type rather than a backpack - but the only satchel type I found was in Gap and seemed a bit "young" if that makes sense.

charliecat Tue 26-Aug-08 19:46:26

argos have a few nice bags belive it or not. see online

janeite Tue 26-Aug-08 19:47:24

Waiting is a good idea.

Big sister and friends have this sort of thing but dd2 is a little (whispers) scatty and would inevitably lose things if they weren't all zipped in securely.

janeite Tue 26-Aug-08 19:49:13

Love the idea of all the girls with Cath Kidston bags! I love CK - sadly the dds don't.

MaureenMLove Tue 26-Aug-08 19:55:30

Have you tried the supermarkets? They usually do a range for going back to school. DD had a bag from Asda a couple of years ago. It was a pink satchel type one.

myalias Tue 26-Aug-08 19:58:26

Jane Norman and Kipling

janeite Tue 26-Aug-08 19:59:09

Cheers everybody. I hadn't thought of supermarkets - or Argos. She has found a couple on the Argos site that she likes so we'll have a pootle up there tomorrow and see what's in stock.

Thanks again.

janeite Tue 26-Aug-08 19:59:51

She would love a Kipling bag - but I don't think my wallet would!

myalias Tue 26-Aug-08 20:02:30

ebay smile

myalias Tue 26-Aug-08 20:02:39

ebay smile

janeite Tue 26-Aug-08 20:04:52

Can you believe I am still an ebay virgin? I like to touch stuff before I buy! Yes, even little furry gorillas!

PuppyMonkey Tue 26-Aug-08 20:05:02

My dd is in the emo direction too hmm and she was q.satisfied with a cheapo Tesco satchel.

You can get ergonomically designed ones that are good for their backs when carrying round 50,000 books. They start at about £59.99 shock

myalias Tue 26-Aug-08 20:05:30


janeite Tue 26-Aug-08 20:07:46

Flippin' eck! She can suffer with a bad back and a £15 from Argos bag then!

ajandjjmum Tue 26-Aug-08 20:10:09

We call dd the 'bag lady' - she always trails off to school with a collection of bags for books, sports kit etc. I have bought her the odd bag, but on the whole she uses Jane Normal, Abercrombie or any other 'cool' bags that are lying around the house.

janeite Tue 26-Aug-08 20:12:26

Jane Normal - love it!

ajandjjmum Wed 27-Aug-08 10:11:51

Not come across her then yet janeite grin !!

janeite Wed 27-Aug-08 16:57:48

Well, sadly there wasn't a Jane Normal in our little local shopping place but she was happy with a bag from Argos - and Mario Kart! Thanks everyone.

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